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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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Why Indie Authors Should Support the Call for Fairer Publishing Contracts

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 […]

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Book Promotion: Joint Events with Non-Indie Authors

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, […]

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