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Writing: Profile of a Free Mentoring Service for Women Writers

Following on from Rebecca Swift’s post earlier this year about professional mentoring services for self-published authors, writer and editor Janette Currie explains how she has helped pay it forward to new writers by volunteering to help with a free writers’ mentoring service: The WoMentoring Project. The WoMentoring Project was launched in April 2014 by Kerry […]

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Why indies authors need to take note of this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair

We’re a couple of weeks away from the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF), and it’s promising to be a huge step forward for indie authors. ALLi staff, advisors and members will be joining the hundreds of thousands cramming the cavernous halls of Frankfurt’s exhibition centre this October. Whether you’re attending or not, this year’s FBF […]

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Name And Gain: Role Models Opening Up To Indie Authors

You’ve heard of “Name and Shame”? This post is all about “Name and Gain”! We believe the entire publishing industry gains when author-publishers are accepted as an intrinsic part of the literary and publishing world. That means good author-published books are sold in bookstores, eligible for competitions and prizes, stocked in libraries and accepted for […]

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Publishing: Update on The Ethics of Reviewing Other Authors’ Books

Two years on from “sockpuppetgate” – when certain authors were discovered to be posting negative reviews of books they deemed to be in competition with their own – there is still confusion and dissent about the ethics and etiquette of authors reviewing other authors’ books. This post shares self-published authors’ current views on the issue […]

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