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Book Promotion: Joint Events with Non-Indie Authors

English thriller writer Alison Morton describes her collaboration with a trade-published author, steampunk novelist Liesel Schwarz, to build the audiences for both of their books via joint in-store events. Liesel Schwarz and I had fun at Rossiter Books two weeks ago, and so did the audience of readers and fans. Well, they nodded their heads, […]

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This Week’s Self-publishing News

Valerie Shanley brings you the latest indie author news from ALLi’s partners and friends Internet Pirates Beware – Copyright Law Is Catching Up…In the first action of its kind brought by UK publishers, the High Court has granted the Publishers Association’s (PA) application for a blocking order against several UK Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The Society of […]

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Your Self-Publishing Questions Answered. Ask ALLi Logo Q&A with Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

Ask ALLi May Q&A with Joanna Penn & Orna Ross Video & Podcast

Ask ALLi May – Your Self-Publishing Questions answered by Joanna Penn and Orna Ross Each month Joanna and Orna answer Member’s self-publishing questions, and today’s discussion was a lively affair packed with invaluable insights, endless recommendations and feisty opinions. Joanna and Orna kicked off the session reviewing their own projects. (A reminder that they practice what they […]

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Writing: Front and Back Matter for your Self-Published Book

Book promotion expert Ben Cameron always says “writing the blurb is the hardest 100 words you’ll ever write”, and many authors are also stumped when it comes to writing the front and back matter – another task that usually falls just when you’re feeling least like writing another word, after completing your book’s final edit. […]

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Opinion: Now Is The Worst Time To Be An Author?

“Authors’ incomes Are ‘At Breaking Point’!” [The BBC] “Publishing Is Broken, We’re Drowning In Indie Books!” [Forbes] And the most recent contribution: “There has never been a worse time to be an author”. [The Bookseller] This latest is from an opinion column by the anonymous London literary agent  “Agent Orange”. As it happens, I read this piece the […]

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Book Marketing: How to Sign a Book

So, you’ve self-published a book, organised a launch event and done everything on your list to prepare for the big day: sent invitations, delivered the books to the venue, assembled any props that you need, bought refreshments, planned your talk. At last you’ll be getting to do what so many aspiring authors dream of from the […]

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Alliance of Independent Authors Members’ Showcase #118

Every Saturday ALLi will tell the world about our members’ latest book launches, news, awards, freebies, workshops and updates on the writing life and take a look at the projects and businesses of our partner members. E-BOOK and PRINT RELEASES Joan Fallon Santiago Tales General readership; ebook and print Santiago Tales is a novel inspired […]

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