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Writing: How to Handle a Bad Critique

Being part of a critique group can help indie authors improve the quality of their books prior to publication, at no cost to the author – except perhaps in pride and confidence. And you have much to gain from the process. But it requires courage and focus not to take any negative comments personally. From […]

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Opinion: Spotting The Elephant in the Self-Publishing Room

ALLi’s blog editor Debbie Young, who co-authored the organisation’s latest handbook, “Opening Up To Indie Authors”, speaks out about what sometimes seems taboo in the self-publishing community – the fact that there are so many poor quality self-published books. Now and again, when in conversation with members of the book trade, I’m conscious of a […]

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