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How to Reach Readers with the Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion

Thriller writer Alison Morton shares her positive experience of applying a quality control award for self-published books and explains how it helps her gain credibility and recognition of her alternate history novels. Last month,  Sarah Dale announced to fellow ALLi members on our private members’ Facebook forum: “Hope you don’t mind me saying…but I’ve just […]

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Publishing: Can Indie Authors Dispense with The Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook?

Here’s an interesting debate to start the weekend! Should indie authors dispense with the weighty publishing industry directories that have long been a must-have for any author’s bookshelf, like Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook (UK) or The Writer’s Handbook (US)? In this post, Scottish indie author Ian Sutherland describes how becoming a self-published author made him […]

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Writing: 50 Book Awards Open to Self-publishers

While some competitions refuse to allow entries from self-publishers, British novelist James Minter, with generosity typical of the indie scene, shares a list of awards whichwelcome indie authors – along with compelling reasons for entering. Please note: the inclusion of an award in this list does not mean the scheme is endorsed by ALLi – authors are […]

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Watchdog: Is Kirkus Selling Dreams – or Do They Deliver?

ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo continues his examination of the Kirkus book reviews service. A lot of companies have jumped on the bandwagon and decided to ride the wave of independent publishing. And why not? It’s an easy way to make money. Indie authors, for the most part, are naive, and to make matters worse, they […]

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