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Writing: Should You Do NaNoWriMo?

As November approaches, so does NaNoWriMo – short for National Novel Writing Month. As aspiring novelists everywhere – and many established ones – consider whether the potential reward is worth the effort, best-selling indie author Glynis Smy explains why she thinks it is, drawing on her own results: not just a novel, but long-term publishing […]

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Frankfurt (and Film Rights) here we come…

In a few short days, some of the Alliance of Independent Authors Team will be making their various ways to Frankfurt Book Fair, ALLi’s first time there. We’ll be taking part in events, meeting up with other author-publishers, scoping out new opportunities for our members and introducing lots of new potential partners to our Self-Publishing […]

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Watchdog: Ingram Spark vs CreateSpace for Self-publishing Print Books

ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo provides an invaluable detailed analysis of the two biggest print service providers for indie authors, Ingram (via its two different subsets, Lightning Source – for publishers of many books – and Ingram Spark – for individual self-publishers) and Amazon’s CreateSpace. I have done a few posts on printing for the self-published […]

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Writing: 4 Top Tips for Editing & Proofreading

When one of our author members asked on the ALLi Facebook forum for a straw poll of who pays both editors and proofreaders to perfect their manuscript, a lively discussion followed, sharing best practice and top tips useful to indie authors everywhere. Here’s a summary to help you make YOUR self-published book the best it can […]

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Alliance of Independent Authors Members’ Showcase. Bulletin #86

Every Wednesday 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. AUTHORS Ravinder Randhawa I’d like to submit my YA novel Beauty and the Beast. ‘Problems? Confusions? Contradictions? I got […]

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Will you be joining our ACX party?

It’s final call for our exclusive audiobook event. This is a great opportunity for anyone London way to meet key members of the ALLi, the Amazon Audible/ACX team and even partake in a free drink or two – all whilst discovering how you can utilise audiobooks and create great audiobooks without breaking the bank. Indie […]

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