All year round there are birthdays and festivals, celebrations and national days, theme days and religious celebrations, breaks and holidays and a thousand other opportunities to give gifts to the writers in your life. But what on earth do you give them? It's with deep thanks to the Alliance of Independent Authors members today that we bring you a post full of ideas for gifts for the writers in your life.
When you hear the words "artificial intelligence" it usually evokes one of two responses, either excitement and curiosity at the prospect of new technologies, bringing more books and products to the world, or fear because the only experience of you have of AI are movies like I, Robot, the Matrix and the Terminator. But the Alliance of Independent Authors is here to show you the plethora of opportunities AI brings authors and how to work with AI ethically. This article is brought to you by Orna Ross. With thanks to Joanna Penn, Laurence O'Bryan of BooksGoSocial, Amit Gupta of Sudowrite, JD Lasica of Authors AI.
It's that time of the year again. The Alliance of Independent Authors is running it's twice yearly Self-Publishing Advice conference. Yes, you got it, it's the Fall 2020 Self-Publishing Advice Conference. Find out who's taking over the reigns as conference manager, the theme of the conference this year and how to attend for FREE!
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