Publishing services that serve specific communities are increasingly popular, but exploitative and predatory operators follow close behind.
How do you explain the dark reality of vanity presses to an author who desperately wants to believe the sales pitch? Show them the proof.
There's a service for any element of the publishing process — including some you've probably never heard of. We're here to help you make sense of it all.
Civility is more than good manners; it is the foundation of every good business relationship.
Most publishers — even the bad ones — will at least respond to client requests and complaints. But what happens when that company simply ignores you?
Effective outsourcing is a skill in itself, and it can be daunting. Jyotsna Ramachamdran offers expert advice on how to outsource your requirements in a way that will ensure the best end result for your self-publishing project.
Dog Ear Publishing's failure to pay royalties and refusal to respond to inquiries warrants our most severe level of caution, the Watchdog Advisory.
Celebrating the launch of the 2019 ALLi Self-publishing Services Directory, with a link to view, download and print it for your own reference, to help you choose the best services to make your self-published books the best they can be.
It's true that authors have more information at their fingertips than ever before. Why, then, do authors keep falling for scams and schemes from the same exploitative companies?
This extract from ALLi's Guidebook on Choosing the Best Self-publishing Services is a powerful reminder of the many benefits the modern form of self-publishing offers indie authors in the digital age
Popular advice states that in any publishing relationship, money should flow toward the author. But what does that mean, exactly?
Want to be sure you won't get ripped off by a service provider you're thinking of using as part of your indie author business? Read this handy checklist of 10 key questions to ask to help you steer clear of the sharks.