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Bookstore Success for Australian Indie Author

Novelist Darcy Conroy, whose debut self-published novel gained over a million reads on Wattpad, shares her success story of getting the book stocked by the Australian bookstore chain Dymocks. An inspiring case study that sends the clear message that a professional and well-planned approach can work wonders! As anyone who self-publishes knows, it’s difficult to […]

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This Week’s Self-publishing News

Valerie Shanley sharpens her pencils and discovers who’s making news this week among our ALLi partners and friends. Is Your Indie Book Worth Reading? C’mon, of course it is, so get your literary skates on and link up to ReadFree.ly for the chance to be included in their 50 Self-published Books Worth Reading, closing date 30th […]

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New Writing Project Celebrates Bookshops – Call for Entries

What writer doesn’t love bookshops, or hasn’t been influenced or inspired by visiting bricks-and-mortar bookstores from an early age? Independent Booksellers’ Week in the UK seems a good time to announce that as part of ALLi’s #Authors4Bookstores campaign, we’re planning two new writing projects that will celebrate bricks-and-mortar booksellers, and we’re inviting ALLi members to […]

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Opinion: Why Indie Authors Need Bookshops

To celebrate the UK’s Independent Booksellers’ Week that launched this weekend, ALLi Author Advice blog editor Debbie Young explains why she thinks bricks-and-mortar bookshops are of value to all indie authors, whether or not they stock your books, even if you don’t even publish print books. Whether I call myself an indie author, an author-publisher, […]

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National & International Campaigns in Independent Bookstores

All around the world, independent booksellers of the bricks-and-mortar variety are working hard to retain their place on the high street/main street/shopping mall. Part of their strategy is to join forces for nationwide campaigns to draw attention to what they can offer that online retailers can’t. Three Important National Campaigns This week (20-27 June 2015), […]

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