Cover of A Monument to Hawkesbury volume 3

Self-publishing for Community Projects

Self-publishing isn’t only about profit and sales – it can also provide fulfilling opportunities to help good causes such as charities and local community relations. English indie author Debbie Young shares her experience of three projects of this kind. While my main incentive for becoming an author publisher has always been to find an audience for […]

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Book Marketing & Promotion: Dressing Up for Authors – Historical Reenactments

Bestselling indie writer Piers Alexander, author of the award-winning historical novel The Bitter Trade, takes to a whole new level the idea of putting yourself in the shoes of your fictitious characters. Your Characters’ Revenge We put our characters through it, don’t we? Bereave them, create obstacles for them, blow them up, confuse them with love triangles, […]

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ALLi News: ALLi’s Advisor Network and a discount from Author Marketing Live

In this week’s ALLi news spot, we outline another of our plans for 2015: bringing our author and partner members closer to our advisor network, made up of the best self-publishing experts the industry has to offer. ALLi advisors include some of the best, and most progressive experts, in the publishing business, from Jane Friedman […]

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Head shot of New Zealand author Dawn Grant

Special Publishing Opportunities in Small Countries

Indie author Dawn Grant calls for traditional publishers and indie authors in her home country of New Zealand to work together to enjoy the special opportunities that arise from operating within a relatively small country. Her rallying cry will resonate with author-publishers in other small countries around the world. Why can’t indie writer and traditional publishers […]

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Cover of Worlds within Worlds by Tahlia Newland

Writing: How to Deal with Bad Reviews

Australian author Tahlia Newland, who also founded and runs the Awesome Indies book appraisal programme, shares the psychology of dealing with any negative reviews that may befall your self-published books, to help indie authors everywhere deal constructively with criticism, and to learn and grow from it, rather than losing confidence or motivation. Truth is essential, […]

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