Why you need to make sure your writing is the best it can be before you invest in marketing it – tough love on the importance of writing craft from ALLi Author Advice Center Manager Debbie Young, herself the author of a series of cozy mysteries
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An experienced publishing consultant and service provider in Australia, Dixie Carlton, considers the changing nature of publishing services for indie authors and predicts the rise of a new coaching-based service that puts the author firmly in control
Why you need to get your facts right, even if writing fiction – or you’ll risk throwing your readers right out of your story. Crime writer Rebecca Bradley explains why and how to do it.
Would you like to write eight books in less than a year? Read Arietta Richmond’s post to find out how she does it without compromising on quality.
Indie author Topher Burke explains why he unpublished his back catalog later in his career, and why he’s glad he did. Maybe you should too?
Don’t miss out on the valuable contribution that free beta readers can make to your books – read Richard Bradburn’s insightful post in to who they are and how they can help you.
An entertaining list of classic blunders spotted by editors at line-editing stage, with reasons why indie authors should engage trusted editors, plus a list of links to three other invaluable posts about types of editing and how to use them to make your book the best it can be
Sometimes, when indie authors are sharing their experiences about producing and marketing their self-published books, and comparing notes about sales figures, it can be all too easy to lose sight of the most important part of the process that surely is the most defining characteristic of any decent writer: a love of writing. That’s why […]
From Australia, Tahlia Newland, author, editor and founder of Awesome Indies Books, shines her spotlight on what she considers to be the biggest bugbear in self-publishing: quality. Self-publishing well isn’t easy, and selling your book is a major challenge, but there’s plenty of assistance around to help you solve both of these problems, at least […]
What kind of feedback should you seek prior to publishing your manuscript? Kelly Hart, Australian founder of Better Scribe and author of Better Critiquing for Better Writing Skills, explains the difference between two popular processes: getting a critique and having your manuscript professionally assessed. The main difference that writers know of between critiquing and professional […]