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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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Publishing: How To Get Self-published Books Featured on Apple iBooks

British children’s author Karen Inglis provides a useful summary of how self-published authors can get their books featured in the increasingly significant iBooks store for users of Apple iOS devices. While we all know that Kindle sales dominate overall ebooks sales volumes, many indie authors are taking the long-term view and choosing to list their […]

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