One of Debbie's books on a shelf in Foyles

Opinion: Why Indie Authors Need Bookshops

To celebrate the UK’s Independent Booksellers’ Week that launched this weekend, ALLi Author Advice blog editor Debbie Young explains why she thinks bricks-and-mortar bookshops are of value to all indie authors, whether or not they stock your books, even if you don’t even publish print books. Whether I call myself an indie author, an author-publisher, […]

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National & International Campaigns in Independent Bookstores

All around the world, independent booksellers of the bricks-and-mortar variety are working hard to retain their place on the high street/main street/shopping mall. Part of their strategy is to join forces for nationwide campaigns to draw attention to what they can offer that online retailers can’t. Three Important National Campaigns This week (20-27 June 2015), […]

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This Week’s Self-publishing News – Pre-Orders Now Everywhere & Size of Indie Author Market

Valerie Shanley reports on what’s making the news for ALLi members and friends Your Book Is So Next Year iBooks and Smashwords both had pre-order news this week: they can now allow indie authors the ability to upload pre-orders – in iBooks’s case up to a year before a book’s release date – without needing […]

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