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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Cover of The Fifth Voice by Paul Connolly

Opinion: The Real Rewards of Publishing a Book

When author-publishers spend so much time and energy discussing what he terms “the three Rs of self-publishing – reviews, rankings and royalties”, indie author Paul Connolly redirects the spotlight to fall upon the rewards that really count.  2014 was a memorable year for me, with the publication of my first novel, The Fifth Voice, bringing […]

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Sandy with the SilverWood team

Reaching Readers: 15 Top Tips on Crowdfunding

Fresh from the official launch this week of her crowdfunded novel Girl Cop in Trouble, British indie author and serving police officer Sandy Osborne shares 15 top tips for running an effective campaign via Pubslush, Kickstarter, or any other crowdfunding organisation of your choice. Unless you’re seeking funding for your debut novel, existing readers for your […]

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ALLi News: IndieReCon and ALLi go global for 2015

This weeks news from ALLi centres around our newest partnership with the hugely successful IndieReCon online conference, which will run from 15th to the 17th April and culminate in a live readers fair in conjunction with London Book Fair’s Book and Screen Week – and our 3rd birthday too! When people find out that ALLi is […]

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Nerys reading outside bookshop

How to Connect With Bookshops – Advice from a Former Bookseller

Our Berlin correspondent Nerys Hudson shares some insights into publishing gained from the other side of the bookshop counter at the city’s excellent Dialogue Books, one of many aspects of her career to provide an excellent foundation for her current role as ALLi’s Communications and Networks Manager. Some of us involved in the process of a […]

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What Makes a Writer – Nature or Nurture?

In this pensive post sharing insights into his own journey to become a self-published author of creative non-fiction, Paul Murphy heralds the start of a year that will bring greater opportunities for indie authors everywhere. I am writing this as the sun goes down on the end of a year. A time to reflect, consider […]

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