Four main reasons why authors hold back from marketing their books – which describes you? And how do you snap out of it? Belinda Griffin shares a 3-point action plan.
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Drawing his top tips from decades of experience as an author, ghostwriter and traveller, John Lynch is a brilliant role model for indie authors everywhere.
In the run-up to self-publishing her second book, Irish indie author Lorna Sixsmith, who self-published her first book on 29th November 2013, reflects on some mistakes she made first time around – so she won’t make them again! #1. Timing Choosing the optimum time to publish your book is important particularly if you are targeting […]
A self-published writer’s worst nightmare: Losing all her work due to a technology glitch or computer theft. A self-published writer’s second-worst nightmare: Losing all her latest work because she can’t remember which version is current. American indie author Betsy Talbot shares her top tips for keeping drafts of self-published manuscripts organised and secure. Writing is a […]
Fresh from the official launch this week of her crowdfunded novel Girl Cop in Trouble, British indie author and serving police officer Sandy Osborne shares 15 top tips for running an effective campaign via Pubslush, Kickstarter, or any other crowdfunding organisation of your choice. Unless you’re seeking funding for your debut novel, existing readers for your […]
English historical novelist Piers Alexander shares the secrets of the success of his award-winning self-published novel, The Bitter Trade, which, thanks to his hard work and focus on his goals, is now stocked in airport shops and is about to go into over 500 stores of a major brick-and-mortar UK bookstore. What’s the secret of […]
Alison Jack shares her top writing tips will boost the confidence of any author at the start of the self-publishing process – and plenty who have progressed beyond novice status or who are trade-published.
Welcome to Throwback Thursday at ALLi, where we turn back the clock to highlight some of the great posts on this Blog. Most are still totally relevant, others a bit dated, but that is part of the fun. We have so much great content to share that we don’t want to overwhelm you, so we […]
Canadian Talli Roland, now based in London, has sold a quarter of a million self-published women’s fiction novels, but many of her readers do not realise her indie status, because she operates so professionally, offering a great role model for self-published authors everywhere. We’re very pleased to welcome Talli to the blog today to share […]
US indie author Michael La Ronn shares his enthusiasm for a new craze that’s helped him reach more readers for his self-published books: walking podcasts. With as little as 20 minutes required to create and upload your own, it has to be worth a shot! One of the biggest trends right now among indie authors […]