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ALLi Insights How to find your first 10000 Readers with Nick Stephenson and Orna Ross

March Event: ALLi Insights How to find your first 10,000 Readers

Please mark your calendars and join us for our Live Events broadcast on Google+. After each event the video and audio will be available on our YouTube Channel or our SoundCloud Stream respectively. ALLi Insights March 17th 2015: How to find your first 10,000 Readers After writing your book, the second most important element for any author is how to find and connect […]

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Opinion: Why I Don’t DIY Self-publish

As a counterpoint to US indie novelist Kathryn Guare’s thoughtful post before Christmas explaining why she moved from assisted publishing to DIY, English thriller writer Alison Morton explains why she’s sticking with the full-service option, even though she has the technical know-how to do it all herself if she wanted to. Self-publishing and being an […]

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Triskele’s Indie Author Fair Teams Up For IndieReCon Fringe Fest

We’re delighted to partner with the wonderful Triskele collective to bring their Indie Author Fair to Foyles, as part of the London Book Fair’s Indie Author Fringe Fest. The Indie Author Fair — which on this occasion will be like a live ALLi members’ Showcase — will be part of the third and final day of IndieRecon, Friday 17th […]

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Publishing: How Self-publishing Saved My Life

British indie author Paul Tomkins, a Professional Member of ALLi, describes how self-publishing route the toll on his health in challenging circumstances, allowing him to sidestep the frustrations of the traditional publishing route. Going it alone ten years ago started a chain of events that got me off Incapacity Benefit, and, even though my chronic illness […]

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Writing: How to Share Your Manuscripts with Your Partner

Following a lively conversation on our members-only Facebook page about whether and how to share your writing with your partner before publication, Canadian novelist Francis Guenette, who has a degree in Counselling Psychology, shares her own experience, from which she’s learned the best way to harness her husband’s feedback. To Share or not to Share? […]

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Opinion: “She Needs a Website of Her Own” – on Women, Writing and Self-Publishing

Echoing Virginia Woolf’s seminal feminist essay, A Room of One’s (first published 1929), indie author and scholar Mohana Rajakumar considers the lot of the female author in the 21st century and invites contributions to her study of women writers. Do you remember what it was like when you were first starting to write? Did you have […]

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