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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ALLi’s newest campaign is to encourage indie authors and bricks-and-mortar booksellers to work together to mutual benefit. Full details will be rolled out over the coming months. As an overture to the campaign, here is a transcript of the speech that Debbie Young used to launch the campaign, live at IndieReCon in iconic London independent […]
INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: This session is packed with do’s and don’ts to help you make the best use of the potential of paper books to reach more readers and sell more books.
Think it’s not possible to get your self-published book into a bookstore? Think again – and take inspiration from this fab case study of a fellow indie author’s success.
Each month Orna Ross and Joanna Penn join forces to bring you The Advanced Self-Publishing Salon, a live online broadcast where they discuss what’s going on in the publishing industry, and provide an update on the latest tools and techniques that are helping them achieve their writing and publishing goals.
An inspiring and fun extract from the new must-read guidebook for indie authors, “How to Get Your Self-published Book into Bookstores” by Debbie Young
The first in this autumn’s Sunday Success Stories on the ALLi blog shares the exciting tale of P..J.Boox, the world’s first indie-only bookstore, set up and run by indie author Patti Brossard Jefferson
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]