Alliance of Independent Authors Blog Roundup 2019 Week 47

This week’s highlights: Debbie Young explains why book marketing doesn’t trump writing craft; Howard Lovy interviews inspirational indie author Leila Summers on why everyone should write a memoir and, as ever, Dan Holloway has all the latest self-publishing news from the Alliance of Independent Authors blog roundup 2019 Week 28

But before all that, a note to the writers among you.

ALLi is looking to commission blogs for August. The theme for the month is ‘Selling for the Seasons.’

Please consider sending us a pitch and a proposed outline for a blog you’d like to contribute.

Here are some ideas for the kinds of content we’re looking for, though if you have other ideas, please do drop us a line.

  • How to sell in different seasons – NOT just Christmas, but seasons from across the world. For example, Chinese New Year, Yom Kippur, Ramadan, Eid, Hanukkah, Solstice, Halloween, etc.
  • How to sell at literature festivals
  • How to prepare for festivals
  • Different marketing tricks for the seasons
  • How to keep marketing costs low during peak selling seasons

We are also always interested in guest posts on writing craft and posts that help solve niche problems anywhere along the seven processes of self-publishing (editorial, design, production, distribution, marketing, promotion, and managing publishing rights and content formats).

Please drop an email to Sacha with your pitch and your blog outline, related to the topics above or anything else that lights your fire. And here is a link to our guest blog posting guidelines.

Now, onto the roundup:

Self-Publishing Advice Roundup:

Lots to learn and ponder, as ever.

Each Wednesday I bring you this round up from the self-publishing advice blog, run by the Alliance of Independent Authors, the non-profit association for self-publishing authors. We offer many benefits to indie authors.