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Why I Love Bookshops (#Authors4Bookstores)

When launching ALLi’s new #Authors4Bookstores campaign during IndieReCon, English historical novelist Piers Alexander captivated the audience with his nostalgic explanation about why he was so determined to launch his debut novel in print and sell it via bricks-and-mortar bookshops. Here’s an extract from his launch speech. I grew up in Luxembourg, and the best bit […]

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This Week’s Self-publishing News

It’s all about accentuating the positive in self-publishing-related news this week, as one successful indie author writes on the ongoing democratisation effect of digital technology. The rise of mobile reading also opens up a revolutionary road of opportunities for indies, while independent bookstores are doing very well, thank you (despite stories of their demise last […]

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How to Create an Advance Information (AI) Sheet for a Self-published Book

It’s standard practice in the publishing trade to produce what’s usually referred to as an Advance Information sheet in the run-up to a new book’s launch. In this post, we’ll explain what AI sheets are, how they’re used, and why they’re also a valuable book marketing tool for self-published books. We’ll also help you produce […]

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Opinion: Is it Time to Drop the S Word?

Debbie Young, Commissioning Editor of the ALLi Author Advice Centre blog and advocate of ALLi’s #Authors4Bookstores campaign, asks whether it’s now time to drop the #selfpublishing tag, following her recent experience in a local bookstore. Earlier this month, I decided to try to get my Christmas-themed book stocked by bookstores away from my home patch. […]

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