Celebrating the launch of the 2019 ALLi Self-publishing Services Directory, with a link to view, download and print it for your own reference, to help you choose the best services to make your self-published books the best they can be.
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Meet Korede Abayomi, founder of IndieWriterSupport and ParaDon Books — and a fugitive from the law.
Popular advice states that in any publishing relationship, money should flow toward the author. But what does that mean, exactly?
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.
A heartwarming story of how publishing service provider Thomson-Shore rescued one author from an exploitative deal by the kind of unscrupulous provider that ALLi campaigns against
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.
In recent months, many authors have received email solicitations from Motivational Press inviting them to submit a manuscript for publication. Does the company live up to its own hype? Our Watchdog reporter John Doppler has been investigating and shares his findings here. Background Founded in 2007, Motivational Press is an assisted publisher targeting authors of business, […]
It’s all change here at ALLi at the moment. We’re sorry to announce that Karen Lotter, who has been with ALLi from the start, and who is familiar to so many of you for her great work on Members Showcase, is moving on. Karen, who is based in South Africa, is going to work with the […]
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 […]
ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo shares exciting news about some great new features to be offered by ebook distributors that will benefit all indie authors who used them to sell their self-published books. . Publishing Is Changing, And Ebook Distribution Is Changing With It It wasn’t long ago that self-published authors faced a never-ending list of […]