Alliance of Independent Authors Blog Roundup 2020 Week 18

In this week’s highlights:  Dalma Szentpály and I discuss poetry content marketing; Howard Lovy interviews Sacha Black, an expert in how to create a proper villain…and, as ever, Dan Holloway has all the latest self-publishing news from the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) blog roundup 2020 Week 14.

Self-Publishing Advice Roundup:

  • In this week’s #AskALLi Self-Publishing Poetry, Dalma Szentpály and I discuss poetry content marketing. I share my strategy and Dalma and I analyze outstanding content marketing by some other indie poets.
  • This week’s Inspirational Indie Authors podcast sees Howard Lovy interviewing Sacha Black, who many of you may already know as the cohost of our AskALLi Fiction and Nonfiction podcast and producer of our online self-publishing conferences. What you may not know is that Sacha got her start as a child actress for the BBC and is an expert in how to create a proper villain. There’s more to her story, and nobody can tell it like Sacha, herself.
  • Arguably, when you publish a new book, gaining reviews is a key book-marketing activity; possibly the most important of all marketing tasks. But it’s hard, and the rules about what you can and can’t do constantly change. ALLi’s latest Ultimate Guide to Getting Book Reviews focusses on how to get your book’s first 50 reviews
  • And finally, in Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up this week, he’s looking at; 2020 Selfies winners; authors’ anger at Open Library; responses to Covid 19: helping bookstores and the UN wants you!; and how much have you been disrupted?

Lots to learn and ponder, as ever.

ALLi logoEach Wednesday I bring you this round up from the self-publishing advice blog, run by the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), the non-profit association for self-publishing authors.

ALLi offers many benefits to indie authors, helping our members to publish great books and advocating for indie authors in the literary and publishing sectors.

Orna Ross
Author: Orna Ross

Orna Ross is an award-winning novelist and poet, advocate for self-publishing and, as Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, "one of the 100 most influential people in publishing" (The Bookseller).