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With two trade-published books to her name, one fiction, one non-fiction, Emily Benet chose to switch to the path of the indie author and self-publish her third book, a novel, The Hen Party. Her encouraging case study may inspire other authors to do the same, and reaffirm the conviction of those already following that course. […]
Non-fiction indie author Ann Richardson shares her case study of getting her rights back to two trade-published books
Today’s Opinion post, Charlie Raymond explains why it’s nigh-impossible to find an agent for non-fiction – and why he’s glad he still gave it a try, before successfully self-publishing his memoir, “Hired, Fired, Fled”.
Enjoy your independence, but make sure your decisions are well informed, cautions ALLi Author Advice Center editor Debbie Young. As the self-publishing sector continues to evolve, it’s heartening to see more indie authors self-publishing their books to ever higher standards. When indies have questions, they’re more likely to consult more experienced self-publishing authors and respected advisors […]
As an indie author, it’s your prerogative to do things your way, including choosing the cover design for your self-published book. While trade-published authors often dislike the covers picked by their publishers, that doesn’t mean their publishers have got it wrong. Though it may seem that all book covers in a particular genre start to […]
Non-fiction author Arun Kohli’s testimony about how joining ALLi helped him refine his offer to a trade publishing firm demonstrates the blurring of the line between traditional and self-publishing – and that being an indie author is about attitude, rather than how you are published. On 7th November last year, without expecting much, I attended […]
Worried that your book didn’t make enough sales on its launch? Fear not! John Doppler is here to reassure you that in the world of self-publishing and indie authors, your launch should be regarded as just the start of your journey, and that the best is yet to come… In the brick and mortar world, […]
It’s easy for indie authors to assume that trade publishing issues don’t affect them, given that they’ve made the decision to ply their trade outside the traditional sector. English author Jane Steen, who is based in the USA, explains why she believes all authors, no matter how they are published, should join forces to lobby […]
English thriller writer Alison Morton describes her collaboration with a trade-published author, steampunk novelist Liesel Schwarz, to build the audiences for both of their books via joint in-store events. Liesel Schwarz and I had fun at Rossiter Books two weeks ago, and so did the audience of readers and fans. Well, they nodded their heads, […]