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Your Monday Motivator: Conscious Creation

So, it’s 10 January. How are those new year resolutions coming along? If you’ve been around here for a while, you know I’m not a big fan of resolutions. Or replying will-based discipline to creating what you want to create in your life. If you’re like most people you’ll be find those resolutions are already fraying at the edges. According to market researchers Opinion Research Corp., 92% of us go about our daily lives failing to create what we most want. Whether our desire is physical (as, in their study, 38% of the desires); emotional (31%), financial (34%) or, interestingly…

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Creative Publishing: Self-publishing

Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Jan 3 2017

This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway talks about resolutions. Dan also talks about ‘that article’ in The Huffington Post, Amazon smashing its Christmas revenue, traditional bookstores decrease in sales,  All Romance Ebooks, and the arrival of a new piece of reading technology available for iPad’s and iPhone’s. And, as ever, he rounds up with the latest self publishing news for indie authors everywhere.

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Would You Like To Help Launch A Bestseller?

I’m writing a film script based on my book Her Secret Rose, my historical novel drama about the love triangle between the Irish poet WB Yeats, his muse the revolutionary feminist Maud Gonne, and her daughter, Iseult. (Yes, you read that right, and yes, it is a true story, though told as page-turning fiction. Believe me, you couldn’t make it up). The book won recently the inaugural Carousel-Aware prize (best novel) and I’m almost ready to ask my agent to send the pitch out to film companies. If I can also make it a bestseller on Amazon, it stands a…

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Self-Publishing Authors At Amazon Academy

I spent Wednesday at Amazon’s very cool Fashion Studio in Hoxton, speaking about the author journey and the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), for the UK’s first Amazon Academy. Enterprise Nation, partnering with Amazon and the Guardian Small Business Network, delivered a day of insights into how small business owners can use digital technology to increase online sales and exports. More than 200 creative entrepreneurs gathered in London on 23 November for the event, including lots of aspiring and emerging indie authors, and a number of ALLi members. Three bestselling authors — Mark Dawson, Talli Roland and Joseph Alexander — were speaking…

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What Winning the Carousel-Aware Prize For Independent Fiction Means To Me

On October 25th, which also happens to be the night the Man-Booker prize winner was announced this year, I won my own first prize as a novelist. It’s not likely that you’ll have heard of that award, for three reasons. It’s an Irish prize, this is its first year in existence, and it’s a prize for independent author-publishing. So minority, all the way. But the award ceremony was packed, delivered to the room full of fervent book-lovers you see above. And I couldn’t have been happier about it, had it been the Man-Booker itself. And when, next day, I received a beautiful…

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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Oct 28 2016

This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway is talking about the return of the The Folio Prize. Dan also talks about Barnes and Noble’s severed ties, the eagerly anticipated Digital Book World’s first ever indie day, and something topical for Halloween. And, as ever, he rounds up with the latest self publishing news for indie authors everywhere.

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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: October 14 2016

This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway is talking about how the times are indeed a-changing with the thrilling announcement of Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize-winning achievement. Dan also asks whether the latest author earnings report means the brakes are on for indies, notes the latest self publishing services added to ALLi’s ratings page, and rounds up the latest self publishing news for indie authors everywhere.

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Episode 5 of The Go Creative! Show

The Go Creative! Show has now reached episode five and this week I’m introducing publishing and arts commentator, Porter Anderson, who will be our most regular contributor to the creative publishing segment of the show, on the topic of “publishing for authors”. Porter is a journalist who, since spotting the potential for digital disruption in publishing, has had a fantastically varied career, as commentator, consultant, publishing conference and event curator and a marvellous column, Music For Writers at Thought Catalog. You can find out more about the show, read the transcript and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or YouTube on the…

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ALLi Members Self Publishing Q&A June 2016

Each month Joanna Penn and I host a self-publishing Q&A live on Google Hangout, which is also available afterwards as a YouTube video and iTunes podcast. This month people want to know … How to go about the logistics of selling in different markets Splitting stories into self-contained series Paid-for advertising How to find bloggers for self-marketing purposes If you’re an ALLi member, there’s still time to submit a question: Click here to submit your questions Click this link to join the Ask ALLi Google+ Hangout Event and watch it live Date: 28th June 2016 Global Dates and Times: Time: 12noon PST…

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ALLi Members Self Publishing Q&A May 2016

Each month Joanna Penn and I host a self-publishing Q&A live on Google Hangout, which is also available afterwards as a YouTube video and iTunes podcast. This month people want to know … How to set up a new book on Amazon Marketing advice for latest book Best practice for formatting a book If you’re an ALLi member, there’s still time to submit a question: Click here to submit your questions Click this link to join the Ask ALLi Google+ Hangout Event and watch it live Date: 31st May 2016 Global Dates and Times: Time: 12noon PST (Vancouver) / 3pm…

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