It's been a tradition since founding the Alliance of Independent Authors in 2012 for ALLi's Director, Orna Ross to do a prediction post at this beginning of the year. Here's last year's post which was also a prediction for the decade to come, and is still relevant). But the events of 2020 have made such posts seem like hubris. Which is why today, Orna brings you her thoughts on what self-publishing in 2021 will look like.
Writing a book is quite an endeavor, but once you've got it edited, and you're ready to put it into the world, how do you actually do that? Authors today have a huge range of options and opportunities across ebook, print books, and audiobooks. This is the Alliance of Independent Authors ultimate guide to book distribution.
Like any industry, the publishing and self-publishing industries employ their own jargon. And the technologies of digital publishing have introduced a vast array of terms, expressions, and idioms into the English language over the past two decades. This week, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team bring you an excerpt from their Self-Publishing Glossary which is intended to assist authors who are self-publishing a book by providing an accurate and accessible set of definitions for the terms most often used in our sector.
When you start out in any business, there's a period of time where you make do. You find quick fixes, do things cheaply and patch jobs the best you can because everything is frantic and chaotic and there's a million things that need doing. But eventually the patch jobs fray, the quick fixes don't match your branding and the cheap solutions create more problems than benefits. This week, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team dives deep into business integration, and how to deepen, polish and strengthen your author business foundations.
For this week’s edition of the Alliance of Independent Authors International Insights hosted by Mark Williams of The New Publishing Standard, we’re moving on to indie friendly aggregators.
The Self-Publishing Advice Conference is almost upon us. SelfPubCon is associated with Frankfurt Book Fair this year—which is now online. Our conference kicks off in just over a week's time. While we’re preparing the presentations and session content, the AskALLi team thought we’d share the speaker line up so you can plan your conference attendance. Wherever you are in the world, click here to sign up and secure your space now.
It's that time of the year again. The Alliance of Independent Authors is running it's twice yearly Self-Publishing Advice conference. Yes, you got it, it's the Fall 2020 Self-Publishing Advice Conference. Find out who's taking over the reigns as conference manager, the theme of the conference this year and how to attend for FREE!
The term “authenticity” is banded around a lot when it comes to marketing. But what does it mean and how do you “do it”? Well, that’s what the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team aims to answer today. With deep thanks for the contributions from members and partners. In particular, Connor Whiteley, A.G. Billig and partner member Karen Ferreira.
The following is an excerpt from ALLi’s new guidebook, 150 Self-Publishing Questions Answered: ALLi’s Writing, Publishing, and Book Marketing Tips for Authors and Poets, written by ALLi’s Outreach Manager M.L. Ronn (Michael La Ronn). In this section, Michael tackles how to distribute and manage your e-Bbook at retailers like Amazon and Google Play, how to make your book free, and more. Read this post to get a taste of the book, or listen to the audiobook excerpt narrated by Michael.
It's mind boggling that just 15 years ago, there were no iPhones, no Kindles and barely an inkling of the impending self-publishing revolution. In a few short years, indie authors have irrevocably changed the industry: now accounting for 24-34% of all ebook sales in the largest English-language markets, depending on which source you read (and none of them tell the full story). Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors #AskALLi team look at the facts and figures about self-publishing and the impact of indie authors on the wider publishing industry.
We're living in a digital age, which means no matter how you're published, you need some kind of platform to connect with readers. Author platforms are made more important by international crises like Covid-19. Today’s post outlines how you can create a platform. This is the ultimate guide to author platforms.
Indie authors are generous in sharing information and paying knowledge forward which has given us real competitive advantages. The Alliance of Independent Authors is built on such author collaboration. Others are entering formal collaboration partnerships in writing and publishing. Here is your Ultimate Guide to Author Collaboration in Writing and Publishing