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Opinion: Why Indie Authors Must Meet Professional Production Standards – Including Cream Paper for Fiction!

As self-published authors, we may be thankful for the creative freedom allowed by our independent status – but should we also use that freedom to depart from conventional publishing production standards? Historical novelist Helen Hollick thinks not. A debate about the choice of paper colour triggered this heartfelt plea for conformity. A couple of days ago […]

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Opinion: How Ereaders Help Your Books Reach Unreachable Readers

The high-profile Hachette debate, the sockpuppet saga and many other issues have often caused authors and readers to damn all things Amazonian, including the Kindle. Ereaders as a whole are often criticised as the enemy of books, reading, libraries, culture, civilisation… The more positive take on ereaders is less often told: that those with certain medical […]

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Top Tips on Crowdfunding for Authors

Authorpreneur Ben Galley kicks off his role as ALLi’s new Crowdfunding Advisor with an introduction to the concept of crowdfunding for self-published authors and shares some helpful tips for crowdfunding success. What is Crowdfunding? As the name suggests, crowdfunding is the raising of funds via a individuals and small contributions: a crowd – a community […]

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ALLi’s Self-publishing Watchdog: Bookbaby

As part of our regular monthly self-publishing Watchdog series, our official ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo turns the spotlight on Bookbaby and investigates what this well-known service provider’s recent changes mean to indie authors wishing to use its distribution services. We covered a lot of aggregators in the “Choosing a Self-Publishing Service” book, released earlier this year, […]

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