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How Indie Authors Should Approach Change in the Publishing industry

Samantha Warren, US author of speculative fiction, highlights one of the many benefits of being a self-published author: the ease with which we may accommodate changes in the publishing industry. Publishing is tough, no matter which way you go. But if you want to succeed in this crazy world of writing, you need to have maneuverability. One […]

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ALLi August Events: How-To for Authors

Does your Author Twitter account need help? Are you wondering what member’s self-publishing questions Orna and Joanna are answering this month? Have you met our new ALLi Watchdog? Our August events from the Alliance of Independent Authors will motivate and inspire your self-publishing journey. Whether you’re just starting out as an indie author or have already released a long-awaited sequel […]

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Book Marketing: How to Use Your Blog to Reach Readers for Your Books

As if blogging isn’t tricky enough, Turkish author Atulya Bingham faces the additional challenge of running a blog without a proper internet connection. Yet smart strategic thinking has enabled her to use her blog effectively to promote her fiction and non-fiction books. “It’s not often I like a blog well enough to purchase a book […]

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This Week’s Self-publishing News

There’s great new advice for indie writers just about everywhere this week – and it’s all free – as Valerie Shanley discovers on her news round-up from ALLi partners and friends. Fresh Ideas for your first eBook… ALLi Book Distribution Advisor Mark Coker presented his four 90-minute workshops at the Pacific Northwest Writers conference in Seattle last week, […]

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Book Promotion: How to Market Self-Published Books in India

Indian novelist Laxmi Hariharan, who now lives and writes in London, England, explains how she secured shelf-space for her self-published books in mainstream Indian bookshops, providing a fascinating contrast between ways for indie authors to do business in different countries. I am of Indian origin and have lived in North London for over fourteen years now. […]

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Indie Authors, Is Your Editor A Robot? This Week’s Self-publishing News from Alliance of Independent Authors

Indie contracts, audios, catalogues and … what’s that you say?  A robot editor?  It’s all happening in this week’s self-publishing news from our ALLi partners and friends, reports Valerie Shanley Listen Up, Indies …  The volume of self-published audio books has just gone way up. The Frankfurt Book Fair’s strategic partner IPR License, a company […]

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