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Opinion: Author Co-operation Is Transforming Publishing

“Where there is no gift there is no art,” says Lewis Hyde, in The Gift: How The Creative Spirit Transforms The World.  As we count down to IndieReCon, a three-day online conference to which a number of outstanding authors, publishing professionals, and author services have contributed so generously, I’ve been thinking about something Hyde said, when being interviewed about his […]

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How They Do It: Preview of Success Tips from IndieRecon Speakers

  If you’re seeking success in self-publishing, book marketing and being an author-entrepreneur, tune in to IndieRecon next week, for a great online conference available wherever you are in the world. There will be some fantastic speakers including a panel of indie all-stars doing a live Q&A on Friday 17 April. Joanna Penn provides a sneak […]

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Alliance of Independent Authors Members’ Showcase #112

Every Saturday ALLi will tell the world about our members’ latest book launches, news, awards, freebies, workshops and updates on the writing life and take a look at the projects and businesses of our partner members. E-BOOKS, PRINT RELEASES and PRE-ORDERS Connie Brentford The Write Life: Beat Writer’s Block, Increase Productivity and Maximize Your Word […]

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Indie Authors: Start Spreading the London Book Fair/IndieReCon News!

‘April is the cruellest month’ said T.S. Eliot. Not if you’re an indie author, we say. Because April is IndieReCon and London Book Fair Time. IndieReCon is now five days away, kicking off next Wednesday April 15th at 7:30 (EDT) and culminating in our first ever live-streamed event in association with London Book Fair: The Alliance of Independent Authors […]

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Opinion: You Can’t Beat Live Meetings

Still buzzing from attending Kingston University’s excellent conference at the end of March, organised by Dr Alison Baverstock, ALLi’s Author Advice blog editor Debbie Young enthuses about the advantages of real-life meetings to keep you informed and motivated in your self-publishing journey. With so much happening online, it’s all too easy to forget the marketing value […]

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Alliance of Independent Authors Members’ Showcase #111

Every Saturday ALLi will tell the world about our members’ latest book launches, news, awards, freebies, workshops and updates on the writing life and take a look at the projects and businesses of our partner members. E-BOOK and PRINT RELEASES Infinitony Hawkins Mother of All Anyone who likes an allegorical tale of human self-destructiveness with […]

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Latest self publishing news from ALLi

If it’s indie author news, ALLi has it. Welcome to our new fortnightly look at what’s happening in the global self-publishing community, including platforms and services, competitions and funding, industry movers and shakers – and the odd snatch of (reliable) gossip.   Kindle Scout produces first ten digital titles Since launching its crowdsourcing program Kindle […]

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How to Use Createspace and Ingram Spark Together

In a useful follow-up to Jim Giammatteo’s invaluable Watchdog piece recommending that indie authors use both CreateSpace and Lightning Source simultaneously for effective distribution of print books, US novelist Karen Myers kindly volunteered to provide a personal case study of how this system works for her. The following observations reflect my personal understanding of the […]

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