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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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Ebook Library Services For Authors: An Alliance of Independent Authors Report

Andrew Lowe, UK indie author and new Watchdog and Partner Member Manager at ALLi, offers an in-depth review of which library services are best for authors. Discoverability is one of the key challenges facing independent authors. How do you get your book in front of readers and make an impression that could potentially lead to sales […]

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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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