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Quality Control for Self-Published Writing

Many book appraisal and review services  assure readers of the quality of self-published books – and indie authors of their own worth. Californian novelist Catherine Wilson so enjoyed having her own books reviewed by Awesome Indies that she went on to volunteered as one of their team of reviewers. Here she explains why. Self-Publishing in […]

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Welcome to ALLi’s Self-Publishing Directory!

We’re delighted to announce the first public viewing of ALLi’s new Self-Publishing Service Directory. Available online for any author to access, we hope it serves as a useful resource when it comes to your next book project. The Self-Publishing Directory showcases ALLi Partner Members, who are vetted by our Watchdog and comply with our Code […]

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ALLi Member Book Promotion Opportunity: The Bookseller has asked ALLi to help gather titles for possible submission to The Bookseller’s Indie Preview Programme — a fantastic opportunity for self-publishing authors in the UK and Ireland. If you would like your book to be considered, it needs to be published directly on the NOOK platform. ALLi Members: do you have a recent title, published direct on […]

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How to Reach New Readers with Anthologies

Anthologies, which bundles work by many authors into a single volume, can provide a great showcase from which indie authors may reach new readers and share their existing fans with fellow writers. Alaskan author Deb Vanasse describes how she created a mixed genre sampler with her state as the unifying theme. Author David Marusek and I […]

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10 Top Tips on How to Write the Best Book Blurb

Writing the blurb for your self-published book is one of the privileges of being an indie author. However, this task typically comes just when you’re at your least able: exhausted from completing your final draft and too close to the manuscript to be objective. Coming to their rescue here is ALLi Partner Member Ben Cameron […]

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Frankfurt for Indies: An Abundance of Abundance

We’re back and pretty much unpacked from Frankfurt, a maze of exhibitors and a haze of publishing professionals and business cards. For the traditional publishing world, the fair is perhaps the most traditional of all. Compared to London and even BEA, Frankfurt is old world publishing: a mecca for big deals and bigger expense accounts. […]

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Opinion: I Believe in Self-publishing Karma

ALLi’s advice blog editor Debbie Young pays tribute to the mutually supportive nature of the self-publishing sector. In the decade that I spent working for various public relations consultancies, I was privileged to gain insights into many different industries and services across the public and private sector. It came as a blessed relief to go […]

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