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Opinion: Why PR Firms Should Embrace Self-publishing

South African author Philippa Rees explains why she feels her faith in a professional PR firm was misplaced – and why such organisations cannot succeed unless they recognise and embrace the special nature of self-publishing. Many indie publishers faced with the daunting prospect of marketing wonder whether, having mastered the publication process, this might be […]

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Karen Inglis

Publishing: How To Get Self-published Books Featured on Apple iBooks

British children’s author Karen Inglis provides a useful summary of how self-published authors can get their books featured in the increasingly significant iBooks store for users of Apple iOS devices. While we all know that Kindle sales dominate overall ebooks sales volumes, many indie authors are taking the long-term view and choosing to list their […]

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Like to Write a Guest Post On This Blog?

One of the many reasons that more and more self-published authors (and many others) are following ALLi’s blog of self-publishing advice is the quality and variety of its guest posts, all written by members of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) from personal experience.  We welcome offers of guest posts on topics that tie in […]

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The historical novelist Helen Hollick

Publishing: New Award for Indie Authors from HNS

The distinguished historical novelist Helen Hollick who is both self-published and trade-published, announces a new award especially for indie authors of historical novels from the Historical Novel Society. This excellent innovation chimes with ALLi’s #publishingopenup campaign. I am delighted to announce the Historical Novel Society Annual Indie Award. As Managing Editor for HNS Indie Reviews […]

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Writing: How to Self-Edit Your Novel

Professional editor Jessica Bell, an Australian author and poet living in Athens, Greece, shares her top tips for polishing your fiction writing. Her advice will help you make your book the best it can be, prior to publication. This post complements Derek Murphy’s recent article about employing editors. Ugh. It’s time to edit your novel. What […]

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