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Reaching Readers: The Rise of the Indies at Crimefest 2014

Self-published thriller writer Tim (TJ) Cooke reports on the Crimefest 2014, offering top tips on reaching and engaging readers from leading indie crime writers and encouraging observations on how a leading festival is embracing the indie author movement. This year’s Crimefest, held in Bristol, England, saw the first ever Indie panel, under the auspices of […]

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Publishing: Price-Matching On Amazon

For authors who use ‘price pulsing’ (i.e. vary the price to stimulate sales) or discount their self-published books  across multiple online retailers, ALLi recommends caution after several members recently reported receiving letters from Amazon’s legal department when their books were priced lower on other sites. When publishing on multiple platforms, some authors have in the […]

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Writing: Write What You Know

Established non-fiction author Carol Cooper is currently deploying her medical background in her second novel, a sequel to the raunchy romance One Night at the Jacaranda. Here she exhorts fellow authors, whether indie or trade published, to keep it real by writing what they know. “I hope you’ve done your research.” Those six words strike […]

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Alliance of Independent Authors Members’ Showcase. Bulletin #69

Every Wednesday ALLi will tell the world about our members’ latest book launches, news, awards, freebies, workshops and updates on the writing life and take a look at the projects and businesses of our partner members. ALLi News Conferences We’ve just finished exhibiting, speaking and networking at Book Expo America’s Author Hub and UPublishU conference […]

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Opinion: How I Learned to Love the Ebook

“I initially refused to publish ebooks because I thought they were so damned ugly, and I resented my lack of control over what a reader saw,” says prolific US author Michael N Marcus, who has been writing books since 1977 and self-publishing them since 2008. Here he confesses how and why he eventually learned to stop worrying […]

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