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Opinion: The Importance of Informed Independence

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 […]

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Book Marketing: Choosing the Cover for your Self-Published Book – Follow the Crowd or Dare to be Different?

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 […]

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How I Got a Trade Publishing Contract – with a Little Help from my ALLi Friends

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 […]

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