Backlist is a term thrown about by both self-publishing authors and traditional publishers. While your new books—your front list—are often the highest earning for short periods of time. But it's usually your backlist that brings in the consistent cash over time. How do you make the most of those books? What should you be doing to capitalize on them and what tactics work the best? That's the question the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is answering today. This is boost your backlist: how to make the most of every title.
If there's one thing we can always be assured of, it's that marketing tactics and methods will be in a constant state of flux. Fads come and go, social media platforms come and go, advertising runs in cycles. Which is why the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is running a series of "What Sells Books in 2022" posts to bring you the most up to date tactics and tools for your writing business. This is What Sells Books in 2022: Kobo Writing Life.
On Saturday we ran the Self-Publishing Advice Conference Spring 2020 -- 24 sessions over 24 hours on the theme of boosting your author income. Sacha Black asks: have you registered and tuned in yet? If not, now is the time. The self-publishing advice conference is free for another 24 hours.
We're continuing with our review of 2019 this month and today brings a look back at the best marketing related posts of 2019. Sacha Black, ALLi Blog and Conference manager rounds up some of her favorite posts from the year.
Paid ads and hard marketing isn't for everyone. But in a pay to play market, what else is there? Maryann Jacobsen, ALLi author member, looks to content marketing to sell more nonfiction books. While nonfiction book marketing strategies may come and go but there is one strategy that still works: writing killer blog posts.
Wondering how to get more mileage from your Twitter account? Consider hosting a Twitter chat - not as hard as it sounds, once you read social media expert Tim Lewis's simple guide. Join ALLi's new weekly Twitter chat too - every Tuesday 8pm BST - #IndieAuthorChat.
Call for speakers! Planning for the Fall 2019 Self-Publishing Advice Conference, a.k.a. #SelfPubCon, is well underway. Our call for speakers and presenters is live and we're ready for your submission. But be quick, just two weeks left before the #selfpubcon submission window closes.If you missed our recent post, we announced the launch of the Fall 2019 Self-Publishing Advice Conference #SelfPubCon. This year the theme is Sell More Books. Behind the scenes we’ve been preparing the conference and now you have a chance to be a part of it too. We're looking for conference speakers. Read on to find out more.
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