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ALLi Insights: Legal Essentials for Authors with Helen Sedwick Video & Podcast

In this month’s How-to for Authors, Orna chatted with Helen Sedwick to discuss self-publishing legal essentials. Helen uses simple terms and easy to follow language to empower authors and set them up for success. Mention “legal” and many authors run for the hills. But, if you’re an Indie Authors who self-publishes you need to know your […]

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Indie Authors: Go Set a Watchman’s Publishing History Matters To You: An Editor’s Opinion

The publishing history of Harper Lee’s novel raises important questions about author care, creative control and the power dynamics of trade publishing, says NYT bestselling author and editor, Joni Rodgers.  In spring 1957, Harper Lee’s literary agent shopped Go Set a Watchman around New York and eventually placed it at Lippincott. Editor Tay Hohoff didn’t love the novel […]

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This Week’s Self-publishing News

The bookworld may be buzzing about Harper Lee, but busy indies are making the news this week too. Valerie Shanley reports on what’s happening among our ALLi partners and friends. Amazon Letter To Be Dispatched …  Authors are being asked to rally behind a letter to the US Justice Department, requesting it “to examine Amazon’s […]

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Why Indie Authors Should Support the Call for Fairer Publishing Contracts

It’s easy for indie authors to assume that trade publishing issues don’t affect them, given that they’ve made the decision to ply their trade outside the traditional sector. English author Jane Steen, who is based in the USA, explains why she believes all authors, no matter how they are published, should join forces to lobby […]

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