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Opinion: Why We Need to Talk About Ethics in Self-publishing

Historical novelist Jane Steen turns the spotlight on ethical issues  – an aspect of self-publishing that she deems to be as important as quality in gaining wider acceptance of self-published books. I’m enthusiastic about the Open Up To Indies campaign, looking forward to the day when it’s commonplace to see indie authors everywhere—bookstores, libraries and […]

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Successful Indie Authors Share Their Secrets. How I Do It by Talli Roland

Canadian Talli Roland, now based in London, has sold a quarter of a million self-published women’s fiction novels, but many of her readers do not realise her indie status, because she operates so professionally, offering a great role model for self-published authors everywhere. We’re very pleased to welcome Talli to the blog today to share […]

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Publishing: Is the Quality of Print Books Diminishing?

Paperback books were developed as an affordable alternative to hardbacks, democratising book ownership. These days ebooks usually offer a cheaper alternative to print. But are production standards of trade paperbacks falling as publishers aim to optimise their profit margins? On ALLi’s closed Facebook group, visible to members only, there was a lively discussion of the […]

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Want to be involved in the ALLi Self-Publishing Directory?

We’re in the middle of big changes and projects this August, some of which have been mentioned before. Alongside our website, another major  project we are working on is the ALLi Self-Publishing Directory: a guide to ALLi approved self-publishing services. Introducing the ALLi Self-Publishing Service Directory Published twice-yearly, the directory will showcase the best self-publishing […]

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