Are you using content marketing to promote your fiction and nonfiction books? If not, why not? In this week’s #AskALLi session, ALLi director Orna Ross (stepping in for Adam Croft) and blog and conference manager Sacha Black talk about how content marketing is a necessary skill all authors must develop regardless of whether they're writing fiction or nonfiction books.
The Alliance of Independent Authors Self-Publishing Advice Conference is coming! With less than two weeks to go until the London Book Fair, our first Self-Publishing Advice Conference of 2020 is just about ready. While we’re preparing the presentations, I thought I’d share the schedule, speaker information and everything you need to know about the self-publishing advice conference so you can plan your attendance. But first...
Publishing books is most indie author's bread and butter, but how many of us still enter writing competitions? Dea Parkin, ALLi partner member, Editor-in-chief at Fiction Feedback and Secretary of the Crime Writers’ Association, gives us an insight into her experience administrating and reading for major writing competitions and advises how best to go about preparing your entry.
The beginning of the year is a perfect time to set goals and plan actions, especially if you're an author. While most businesses write a business plan, it's not always a consideration writers make. Tetania Bak, from ALLi partner member MiblArt is here to explain how to create one and as well as the goals in it.
Writing goals are always talked about especially at this time of year. But more important than the goal is the system and writing habit you put in place in order to continue achieving those goals session after session, book after book. ALLi Author Claire Fishback uses the YouCan TouCan method. Today, she shares how it can help you build a daily writing habit too.
One of the fascinating parts of being a creative is that we all have different processes. Outlining and planning novels are no different. But when the conventional outline seems outdated, what's the best choice for planning and writing your novel? Sorina Storia, on behalf of partner member Mindomo, thinks the best alternative is to create a mind map. Sorina and Mindomo will show you the essential steps of how to mind map a novel and plan a great approach that works for you.
We're continuing with our review of 2019 this month and today brings a look back at the best writing related posts of 2019. Sacha Black, ALLi Blog and Conference manager rounds up some of her favorite posts from the year.
As the year draws to a close, in ALLi we've been busy looking at the year's highlights. Today, we're celebrating some of our favorite books published in 2019 for writers. We've purposefully not included any of the books mentioned in yesterday's best audiobooks of the year post so we celebrate a range of book. So if you'd like a comprehensive list of the best writing books of 2019 have a look at both post.
Anyone who sets out to publish a book needs to understand the seven processes of publishing. If you're scratching your head or you've never heard of them, don't worry. ALLi Director, Orna Ross is here to explain each of the process and why they should matter to you.
Call for speakers! Planning for the Spring 2020 Self-Publishing Advice Conference, a.k.a. #SelfPubCon, is well underway. We're calling for you to speak at the spring 2020 #selfpubcon. We're ready for your submission, but be quick, just two weeks left before the #selfpubcon submission window closes on the 30th November.
NaNoWriMo aka National Novel Writing Month is a now twenty-year tradition. Every November, writers take up the challenge of penning 50,000 words in a single month. A monstrous task to some, a weekly habit to others. Either way, writing more is something we all strive for. ALLi author member Rachel McCollin is here to show us how to use data to be a more productive writer.
Choosing the right nonfiction writing approach for your project—self-contained or emergent—can increase efficiency and relieve pressure. Here’s how.