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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 […]
ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo continues his examination of the Kirkus book reviews service. A lot of companies have jumped on the bandwagon and decided to ride the wave of independent publishing. And why not? It’s an easy way to make money. Indie authors, for the most part, are naive, and to make matters worse, they […]
ALLi is delighted to announce that Giacomo Giammatteo will now head up its Watchdog desk, which on behalf of our membership and for self-published authors everywhere keeps a close check on all services affecting indie authors. Below Jim introduces himself and defines the Watchdog function, as he sees it, before hitting the ground running with his first […]
ALLi Winter Event Programme: A reminder to check out ALLi’s member events programme for this winter. It’s a busy few months event wise, with all at ALLi delighted to offer you plenty of hangouts this winter. We begin with a pre-festive treat from Jane Friedman on Tuesday 3rd December, as she launches her new magazine […]