Even the best companies will have a dissatisfied customer from time to time, but when ALLi’s Watchdog Desk sees a disproportionate number of complaints about the same issues, that indicates a persistent problem.
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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.
Most indie authors will at some point commission third-party services to help them make their books the best they can be. Few self-publishers possess all the skills to produce a book to professional standards, from first draft to final publication. But effective outsourcing is a skill in itself, and it can be daunting if you’ve […]
A handy summary of ALLi Watchdog John Doppler’s best practice advice for self-publishers everywhere, to help you get the most out of self-publishing services and to avoid the traps and scams.
Our Watchdog John Doppler explains ALLi’s Code of Standards by which it assesses service providers and partner members. Familiarity with the code will also help you draw your own conclusions about companies, to supplement ALLi’s invaluable guidebook on the topic.
Continuing the conversation begun in ALLi’s Ethical Author campaign towards the end of 2014, ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammaetteo draws attention to the importance of indie authors behaving ethically towards service providers. Ethical Behavior Is Not An Option I’ve seen a lot of talk—complaining actually—about the ethics of traditional publishers, vanity presses, and even […]