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Creative Publishing: Indie Author Fringe

Posts In This category Are About The Indie Author Fringe Online Conferences, Fringe to London Book Fair, Book Expo America and Frankfurt Book Fair

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Creative Publishing: Indie Author Fringe

Go Creative! Monday Motivator: Week 3, October 2017: Passion, Preparation, Pace

I’m in recovery mode from Frankfurt Book Fair and Indie Author Fringe, so Monday Motivator is a little late this week. If you missed out on the Fringe, you can catch the action still at www.indieauthorfringe.com. There’s still (just about) time to enter some of the giveaways and plenty of time to absorb the great information. Here’s my session from the Fringe that talks about Creating More, Better and Faster. It’s in two parts, the first live at Frankfurt speaking to a mixed audience, the second a quieter session from my hotel room, looking at the topic of creative productivity for…

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Creative Publishing: Indie Author Fringe

It’s Indie Author Fringe Day, Frankfurt Book Fair 2017

Today is Indie Author Fringe Day, Frankfurt Book Fair 2017. Twenty-four hours of self-publishing education, all online, all free. The virtual doors are now open. Tell your author friends to come on over. We have lots of prizes, giveaways and discount deals, as well as great information and a fabulous roster of speakers, including Joanna Penn, Adam Croft, Mark Dawson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith. Our theme for this fringe event is: How To Run A Successful Indie Author Business and we’re bringing you live action from Frankfurt Book Fair’s International Self-Publishing program, organized by Porter Anderson (left). Plus the sort…

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Indie Author Fringe Online Conference Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the culmination of months of hard work with Jay Artale and David Penny on Indie Author Fringe. This is a free, online conference for authors, bringing together the best information available today about book marketing and promotion in a digital world. At ALLi, we offer this conference three times a year, focussing on different aspects of the books business, and fringe to the major book fairs: London, Frankfurt and Book Expo (BEA). We were stunned to learn earlier this year that Book Expo, the largest book event in the US, had axed its self-publishing wing and that there…

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One of the 100 Most Influential People in Publishing? Me?

So… sat me down with a soya latte around 11, as is my wont, and the browsing material this morning was The Bookseller’s “100 Most Influential People in Publishing”. I was enjoying the read when I suddenly found myself nearly spitting out my coffee. For there, on the page of Rs, (alphabetical order) was…  me? Sharing space with the likes of Charlie Redmayne, CEO of Harper Collins; Amanda Ridout, Head of Zeus, and a certain Ms Rowling. Huh? It was for the work done by The Alliance of Independent Authors, of course. I’m still stunned, but also of course, so chuffed….

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The Three Sides to Every Tool

Margaret Atwood: “Every tool has three sides. The sharp side (the upside). The blunt side (the down side). And the stupid side. The side you didn’t anticipate, whose consequences you did not intend. The side that sees you

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Five Things I Want To Do

I’ve been writing a lot about creative intentions and thinking about my own for 2012. Now that the new year is settling in, I’d like to share some of what I’ll be up to over the coming 12 months. 1. PUBLISHING. It’s no news that I’m a convert to indie publishing, and have taken my rights back from Penguin so I can publish my own work as ebook titles and print-on-demand (POD). Just before Christmas, I

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Five Tips to Go From Blog to Book.

Think your blog can be the next bestseller? Here are some tips for aspiring writers from editor Iris Blisi:
1. Consider your category. The web is a goldmine for humor writers in particular. “If you’re funny and your voice is unique, people will come to it,” says Patrick Mulligan, editor and blog scout.
2. Pay heed to tradition even in a digital environment. The best way to catch the attention of an agent or editor? “A good,

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Note to Beginner Writers

If you want to be a writer, not just a hack, you’ve got to make writing top of your heap. It has to be, or become, more important to you than two of the following: money, family or friends. It definitely has to be more important than TV. You’ve got to do the work. Lay down sentences and paragraphs, like an athlete lays down miles. Put words through your fingers, like a musician drums scales. Go on your metaphorical knees to the mystery of inspiration, like a priest before an altar.

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