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Watchdog: Is Kirkus Selling Dreams – or Do They Deliver?

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 […]

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Watchdog: Review of Lulu

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 […]

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ALLi News – ALLi’s Winter Events and Newsletter

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 […]

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How to Choose the Best Self-Publishing Service

A profile of ALLi’s Choosing A Self-Publishing Service Guide by its co-author, Ben Galley, one of ALLi’s Watchdog team. As Victoria Strauss says – there are sharks out there in the publishing waters. What sort of shark? What possible danger could you, the author-publisher, face in this industry? I’m talking about a certain breed of […]

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Indie Authors ALLi Watchdog Warning: Archway Publishing

  The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is concerned about the email approach being made by Archway Publishing to a number of our advisors and colleagues. Archway is a new joint venture between publisher Simon & Schuster and Author Solutions (AS) an umbrella company operating self-publishing package brands such as AuthorHouse, Xlibris, and iUniverse. Several […]

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