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What Are The Best Low-Cost Marketing Tactics For Authors? And Other Questions Answered At AskALLi Members’ Q&A

What are the Best Low-Cost Marketing Tactics for Authors? And Other Questions Answered at AskALLi Members’ Q&A

askalli-podcast-squaresWelcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where the most pressing self-publishing questions from ALLi members are analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A: Michael La Ronn and Dan Blank.

Questions this month include

  • What is the best way to format bibliography/works cited at the end of a book so that it looks good in ebook and paperback?
  • What is the best way to build a team of publishing professionals around an indie author?
  • Does ALLi recommend PublishDrive? (Yes!)
  • Is it possible to distribute a 4″ x 6″ book on CreateSpace?
  • How does an indie author go about getting permission to use a song lyric from a famous artist?
  • If you publish books wide, what is the best way to build a readership on smaller platforms that don’t offer advertising services?
  • What is the easiest way to build an author website?

Do you have a different question? Find more author advice, tips and tools at our Self-publishing Author Advice Center, with a huge archive of nearly 2,000 blog posts, and a handy search box to find key info on the topic you need.

And, if you haven’t already, we invite you to join our organization and become a self-publishing ally. You can do that at

Now, go write and publish!

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About the Hosts

Michael La Ronn is the author of over 30 books of science fiction & fantasy and authors self-help books. His books include the Galaxy Mavericks series and Modern Necromancy series.

Dan Blank is the founder of WeGrowMedia, where he helps writers and artists share their stories and grow their audience. He is the author of the book Be the Gateway: A Practical Guide to Sharing Your Creative Work and Engaging an Audience.

Howard Lovy

Howard Lovy is an editor and writer with more than 30 years of experience in journalism, from newspapers to magazines specializing in business, science, and technology. He has spent the past few years guiding coverage of independent publishing, amplifying voices of the marginalized. Howard is also a book doctor who enjoys working with authors to get their work ready for publication.

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