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Ask ALLi August Q&A with Joanna Penn & Orna Ross Video & Podcast

Ask ALLi August – Your Self-Publishing Questions answered by Joanna Penn and Orna Ross Each month Joanna and Orna answer Member’s self-publishing questions. Before they kick off the Q&A segment, both hosts let us in on what’s been consuming their time recently. Orna published her “Secret Rose” special edition book that was part of the #Yeats2015 festivities. It was […]

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An Inspiring Case Study of Targeted Marketing for Self-Published Books

British indie author Yvonne Payne, who divides her time between Crete and the UK, explains how identifying and focusing on her debut novel’s specific target markets helped her make its launch a great success. During a recent ALLi meeting in Bristol, I shared my delight with the launch of my novel Kritsotopoula, Girl of Kritsa in the village on […]

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This Week’s Self-publishing News

As August draws to a close, Valerie Shanley discovers from ALLi partners and friends there’s been plenty of activity in indie publishing this month… Amazon set to be Jewel in India ebook Crown… Flipkart, India’s largest online retailer with over 12m book titles, has announced it is getting out of the ebooks market. Restructuring from the bottom […]

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Production: How to Use Short-run Printers as an Alternative to POD

Award-winning British novelist Jane Davis shares her journey through the print process from POD (print on demand) to traditional book production. Desirable, covetable, collectable I fell in love with the physical book at an early age and so creating a set of desirable, covetable and collectable novels has been one of my goals. It has […]

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Writing: How to Keep Your Manuscripts Organised

A self-published writer’s worst nightmare: Losing all her work due to a technology glitch or computer theft. A self-published writer’s second-worst nightmare: Losing all her latest work because she can’t remember which version is current. American indie author Betsy Talbot shares her top tips for keeping drafts of self-published manuscripts organised and secure. Writing is a […]

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Gone Reading!

Hi folks We’re taking a blog break. We’ll be back on Tuesday 25th with Ask ALLi, our Member Self-Publishing Q&A. And in September, we’re back in full swing with a new Author Advice Centre, a rolling ALLi Members’ Showcase, a section for our 2016 Indie Author Fringe Festivals and, as always, the latest news and views, tips […]

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This Week’s Self-publishing News

Mega stats are making the news this week, from raising a billion users to earning a six-figure indie income. Valerie Shanley adds it all up from our ALLi partners and friends. Sun shines as new ALLi China Ambassador … China is the place to go for the mega stats, e.g. over 60 millions eBooks were […]

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