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Reaching Readers at Literary Festivals: Case Study of the Nottingham Festival of Words

Occupational psychologist and indie author Sarah Dale reflects on how much she gained from being part of her local literary festival – the Nottingham Festival of Words- and not only in terms of reaching readers. Tomorrow I am meeting a potential new client for my psychology business who has contacted me after she read my […]

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Holiday Season Showcase

Ten days to Christmas and you don’t know what to give your loved ones, friends or co-workers? Let The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) help you with this decision. We have a Holiday Season Showcase jam-packed with books from our members which we are convinced will go on to become some of the best reads […]

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Event Report: Self-Publishing in the Digital Age Conference

In our occasional series of reports of events for authors, British designer, author and editor Henry Hyde shares his experience of “Self-Publishing in the Digital Age”, a high profile one-day event held in London last month, organised by Bloomsbury Publishing, publisher of the Writers & Artists series of books and the related website. The succession […]

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Watchdog: Ebook Distribution Takes a Leap Forward

ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo shares exciting news about some great new features to be offered by ebook distributors that will benefit all indie authors who used them to sell their self-published books. . Publishing Is Changing, And Ebook Distribution Is Changing With It It wasn’t long ago that self-published authors faced a never-ending list of […]

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Writing: Show and Listen

Drawing on her own experience of self-publishing, British indie novelist Katharine d’Souza explains how to respond positively to constructive criticism to make your writing the best it can be without denting your confidence. I’m an avid reader so I attend a lot of book events: launches, author talks, literary festivals and the like. I’m also […]

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