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Writing: How Do You Judge Self-Publishing Success?

Not long after the release of his debut YA novel, British author Stuart Harper made an exciting discovery that made him reconsider his definitions of what spells self-publishing success. His experience, shared on ALLi’s private Facebook forum this morning, instantly struck a chord with other indie author members around the world, who have also given […]

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ALLi News: A Message from Orna

When I left my publisher for the creative freedom of going it alone, I was delighted to find a community of likeminded people, who weren’t afraid to take control of their own work and show the rest of the world that there are many pathways to excellence in writing and publishing. ALLi was started in […]

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How I Do It – by Randy Ingermanson

Every Sunday, we profile a highly successful self-published or hybrid author to inspire other writers around the world. Today we’re delighted to have Randy Ingermanson, award winning novelist and inventor of the hugely popular “snowflake method” of writing, which was highlighted on this blog a couple of weeks ago by ALLi author Richard Denning. Q) […]

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How to Reach Readers with Boxed Sets

Diane Capri, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of twelve #1 thriller/mystery/suspense books, explains how offering boxed sets can help you reach eager readers and open up opportunities to sell more self-published books beyond those boxed. Readaholics love e-books. We can buy e-books any time, anywhere, and carry thousands of e-books along everywhere […]

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Make the Most of Your Membership of ALLi #1: Private Facebook Discussion Group

The first in a new monthly series of tips on how to make the most of your membership of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), the non-profit organisation bringing together professional self-published and indie authors all over the world. Whether you’re already an ALLi member or haven’t yet signed up, we hope this new strand, […]

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Writing: Why You Need An Editor

British novelist Helen Hollick, whose work is both self-published and trade-published, advises indie authors on how to choose and use an editor to improve their writing craft and the quality of their books. To professionally edit – or not to professionally edit? That is the question. Actually, it isn’t a question, it is an essential. No […]

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