ALLi Insights How to find your first 10000 Readers with Nick Stephenson and Orna Ross

ALLi Insights: How to find your first 10,000 Readers Video & Podcast

This month’s ALLi Insights featured Orna Ross and Nick Stephenson discussing how to find your first 10,000 Readers. Nick Stephenson was born and raised in Cambridgeshire, England and is a fiction author and novelist, writing in the mysteries and thrillers genre. His style is a mixture of mystery, action and humour, and he’s best known for […]

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Opinion: Parity in Publishing is Not Just A Pipe-Dream

In an interesting counterpoint to Mohana Rajakamur’s post a fortnight ago about equal opportunities in publishing, “She Needs a Website of Her Own”, Florence Wilkinson, who led FicShelf’s research featured in The Guardian recently, shares her encouraging views on the special opportunities that lie within self-publishing for women writers everywhere. At FicShelf, we’re all about […]

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Book Marketing: How to Use Pretty Links

 A D Starrling and Karen Myers describe how they’ve used what A D describes as “one of the best marketing tools I’ve discovered” – Pretty Link, a plugin available for self-hosted sites. (Apologies to those who stick with hosted sites – perhaps this post may make you decide to make the leap to self-hosted?) […]

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Alliance of Independent Authors Members’ Showcase #108

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. PRE-ORDERS Andy Rivers Special Crime Fiction Readers; ebook (Kindle) Kindle edition of Special now available for pre-order before official […]

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Opinion: Literary Festivals Should Focus on Readers

ALLi’s Advice Centre Editor Debbie Young steps on her soapbox to respond to bestselling novelist Joanna Trollope’s call for literary festivals to be focus less on celebrities. Yesterday, in an interview with The Independent newspaper given from the Emirate Airline Literature Festival in Dubai, trade-published novelist Joanna Trollope called for literary festival organisers to stop […]

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How I Do It: Becky Chambers on Being Shortlisted for the Kitschies Prize

In a refreshing change from the usual format of our “How I Do It” feature, ALLi author and indie advocate Dan Holloway interviews Becky Chambers, whose self-published novel The Long Way to a s Small, Angry Planet made the Kitschies‘ shortlist for the Best Debut Novel. Since they were launched in 2009, the Kitschies have become not just […]

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