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Successful Indie Authors Share Their Secrets. How I Do It by Terry Tyler

Over the last few years, British novelist Terry Tyler has built an effective and much-admired brand for her self-published novels, underpinned by a lively and approachable presence on Twitter and an active role writing for a national arts blog. Always supportive of other indie authors, here she shares her top tips for self-publishing success. What […]

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Reaching Readers: The Rise of the Indies at Crimefest 2014

Self-published thriller writer Tim (TJ) Cooke reports on the Crimefest 2014, offering top tips on reaching and engaging readers from leading indie crime writers and encouraging observations on how a leading festival is embracing the indie author movement. This year’s Crimefest, held in Bristol, England, saw the first ever Indie panel, under the auspices of […]

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Publishing: Price-Matching On Amazon

For authors who use ‘price pulsing’ (i.e. vary the price to stimulate sales) or discount their self-published books  across multiple online retailers, ALLi recommends caution after several members recently reported receiving letters from Amazon’s legal department when their books were priced lower on other sites. When publishing on multiple platforms, some authors have in the […]

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Writing: Write What You Know

Established non-fiction author Carol Cooper is currently deploying her medical background in her second novel, a sequel to the raunchy romance One Night at the Jacaranda. Here she exhorts fellow authors, whether indie or trade published, to keep it real by writing what they know. “I hope you’ve done your research.” Those six words strike […]

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Opinion: How I Learned to Love the Ebook

“I initially refused to publish ebooks because I thought they were so damned ugly, and I resented my lack of control over what a reader saw,” says prolific US author Michael N Marcus, who has been writing books since 1977 and self-publishing them since 2008. Here he confesses how and why he eventually learned to stop worrying […]

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Orna & Lara in The Author Hub BEA 2014

Indie Authors at BEA 2014

This is a long post because it marks a major milestone for indie authors: gaining a foothold at Book Expo America (BEA), the largest annual book trade fair in the US. The Show ran for three days last week, from Thursday to Saturday, with many ancillary conferences around it: IDPF Digital Book, Book Bloggers Conference […]

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