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Writing: Case Study of a Writer’s Motivation

What compels you to write and to self-publish what you’ve written? In our occasional series examining what motivates ALLi author members to write, British novelist Jackie Griffiths shares her journey to self-publishing, in a story that will chime with many writers who fulfil their lifelong ambitions via self-publishing. “Being a member of ALLi has enabled […]

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February Events: VAT Moss & Your Self-Publishing Questions Answered

On February 11th, we hope you will be able to join us for the Live Events broadcasts on Google+. Though If you can’t, they’ll both be available on our YouTube Channel or our SoundCloud Stream, so you to catch up at your leisure. ALLi Insights Feb 2015: VAT MOSS for Indie Authors This month’s topic is one you won’t want to miss. The seminar […]

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Opinion: The Most Valuable Lesson for an Author

British indie author John Lynch generously shares the best writing advice he ever received, learned at the outset of his self-publishing journey: the importance of learning how to write succinctly. 33 years ago I received the best writing lesson I’ve ever been given – and it didn’t cost me a penny. In fact, I made […]

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Book Promotion: How to Extend A Self-published Book’s Marketing Reach Online

  Irish indie author Laurence O’Bryan shares his innovative ideas for extending the marketing reach of his next self-published book online. One aspect of the changing environment for writers, which has been little discussed, is the idea of extending our stories online with the help of social media, blogs and web sites. Social media and the […]

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Ask ALLi Q&A with Joanna Penn & Orna Ross Video and Podcast

Ask ALLi January – Your Self-Publishing Questions answered by Joanna Penn and Orna Ross Each month Joanna and Orna answer Member’s self-publishing questions. This month the floodgates opened (after our short hiatus) and we discussed to the following questions: Have you any suggestions about how to gain higher profile in iBook? Is there a need for a new […]

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Self-publishing for Community Projects

Self-publishing isn’t only about profit and sales – it can also provide fulfilling opportunities to help good causes such as charities and local community relations. English indie author Debbie Young shares her experience of three projects of this kind. While my main incentive for becoming an author publisher has always been to find an audience for […]

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