What are some book launch tips and how do I supercharge my sales? Our #AskALLi Member Q&A is hosted by Michael La Ronn and ALLi Director, Orna Ross, and this month they'll be answering this question and more.
Authors who fall prey to a vanity press are frequently victimized by scammers or other vanity presses. It's easy to accuse those authors of being gullible or not doing their research, but there's more to the story.
It's unfortunate that in every industry there are people who will gladly take advantage of you. That's why the Alliance of Independent Authors is proud to run a watchdog desk that runs a number of services including: highlighting trusted service providers through their vetting service and monthly watchdog posts on the not so trustworthy. Today, we have a round up of all of the articles you need to avoid being ripped off as an indie author.
Most publishers — even the bad ones — will at least respond to client requests and complaints. But what happens when that company simply ignores you?
When stories surface about authors defrauded by unscrupulous vanity presses, sometimes for tens of thousands of dollars, the reaction is sometimes unsympathetic. In today's encore post, John Doppler explains the five reasons authors fall for vanity presses.
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.
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…