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Alliance of Independent Authors Blog Roundup 2020 Week 18
Creative Publishing: Self-publishing News

Creative Self-Publishing: Latest News and Advice | 2019 Week 19

This week’s highlights: In our monthly advanced Salon, Joanna Penn and I discuss how to scale your author income without burnout; Debbie Young explains why indie authors need to drive readers into bookstores and, as ever, Dan Holloway has all the latest self-publishing news from around the indie author houses. Self-Publishing Advice Is your manuscript in need of substantive editing, developmental editing, copy-editing, or line editing? When is it ready for a proofread? Do you know what any of that means? If you’re at all confused by editing, ALLi partner member Richard Bradburn of editorial.ie is here to help, demystifying the terms in his inimitable way…

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Creative Self-Publishing: Latest News and Advice | 2019 Week 18

This week’s highlights: Boni Wagner-Stafford and I discuss the foundational importance of copyright for indie authors; Debbie Young asks is writing for local magazines worth it?, and Dan Holloway has all the latest self-publishing news. Self-Publishing Advice In Writing for Local Magazines – Is It Worthwhile? Debbie Young explains how writing for local magazines helped raise her profile with her local BBC Radio station, where she’s now a panellist on a monthly Book Club slot and poses the question, could writing for local magazines help boost your book marketing campaign? Ricardo Fayet of ALLi Partner Reedsy offers some creative and clever means of tracking conversion and…

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Creative Self-Publishing: Latest News and Advice | 2019 Week 17

This week’s highlights: John Doppler discusses how KDP Piracy Victims May Be Eligible for Compensation; we have an indie author who began his career aged 79, now on his seventh novel, aged 86, and as ever, Dan Holloway has the latest self-publishing news roundup. Please read on. Self-Publishing Advice Is it ever too late to begin your self-publishing career? In Inspirational Indie Authors: Tony Whelpton, Debut Novelist at 79, Writing Seventh Novel at 86, Tony Whelpton tells the story of his prolific self-publishing career. Yes, Tony got started on his successful career as an indie author when he was 79. Got a…

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Creative Self-Publishing: Latest News and Advice | 2019 Week 16

Welcome to the creative self-publishing roundup: 2019 Week 16. This week, among other things, ALLi’s Author Advice Center Manager, Debbie Young ponders multi-tasking for authors and asks How many books should an author be writing at any one time? (see below).   Self-Publishing Advice Indie author Amanda Davey reports on the opening of new indie bookstore Book Potato Case Study of Book Potato, A New Bookshop Supporting Indie Authors. ALLi members descended in droves for the launch. Tim Lewis is moving from his job as co-host of ALLi’s Beginning Self-publishing Podcasts to launch ALLi’s new weekly Twitter chat (#IndieAuthorChat every Tuesday at 8pm BST,…

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Creative Self-Publishing: Latest News and Advice | 2019 Week 15

Welcome to the creative self-publishing roundup: 2019 Week 15. This week, among other things, ALLi’s Author Advice Center Manager, Debbie Young shares 3 Practical Top Tips to Help Turn Your Book Idea into Reality. Debbie and I have worked closely together for six years. Now she’s stepping away from her role as ALLi’s Self-publishing Advice Center Manager to focus on her writing and publishing. It’s mixed feelings for me: so glad for her, so sad for ALLi… and me! (see below). Copyright is a contentious issue for all publishers, including self-publishing authors. ALLi is intensifying its campaigning on this important topic from authors…

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Creative Self-Publishing: Latest News and Advice | 2019 Week 11

This week, among other things, ALLi’s Author Advice Center Manager, Debbie Young shares wisdom on How to Deal with Negative Reviews. Self-Publishing Advice Indie author and author services provider Russell Phillips offers advice on How to Set Up Local Book Links for your Ebooks. In A New Concept in Book Discoverability: Reedsy Discovery Book Review Service, Ricardo Fayet introduces the new Reedsy Discoverability and invites feedback. In this month’s AskALLi Beginners Self-Publishing Salon, Tim Lewis and I discuss: Using Beta Readers in Your Self-Editing Process Topics discussed include: What does a beta reader do? How do you choose the right beta readers? How do…

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Creative Self-Publishing: Latest News and Advice | 2019 Week 10

This week, among other things, ALLi is excited to reveal a whole host of reasons for indie authors to embrace London Book Fair, with this preview of events of special interest to self-publishing authors. Self-Publishing Advice Open University Creative Writing tutor and author Louise Tondeur offer top tips to help you manage and expand your writing time in How to Find More Time to Write. In An Easier Way to Upload Book Metadata to Distribution Platforms, Jo Van Every shares her top tips for completing metadata on distribution platforms – and kindly shares her metadata template. Bestselling crime writer JJ Marsh, based in…

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Creative Self-Publishing: Latest News and Advice | 2019 Week 9

This week, among other things, ALLi Advice Centre Manager Debbie Young interviews Hannah Lynn, Winner of the 2018 Kindle Storyteller Award. Are you attending the 2019 London Book Fair – the most indie friendly of all the book fairs? If you’re going to be anywhere near London on March 12, 13, & 14, 2019, do join us, at Stand 1F46 in Writer’s Block near the AUTHOR HQ at the Olympia London Exhibition & Showcase, Kensington. ALLi launched at the London Book Fair seven years ago and it has always been the international book fair that is most supportive of independent authors. There is…

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Self-Publishing News and Advice: 2019 Week 8: eBook Discovery Sites

This week, among other things, ALLi Watchdog John Doppler discusses eBook discovery sites and asks, ‘Are Online Catalogs Worth the Money?’ Our February AskALLi Member’s Q&A Podcast is now available here. Questions from our members that Michael La Ronn and I answered this month included: How can I vet a contract? What raises alarm bells? Is there any advantage in going 50/50 with a publisher? How do I sell publishing rights? How do I negotiate? What steps do I take to publish in KDP? How can ALLi help me market my book? Can I publish a biography when the family…

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Creative Self-Publishing: Latest News and Advice: Self-Publishing Services Directory

This week, we’re delighted to bring you the 2019 edition of ALLi’s Self-Publishing Services Directory, our showcase of ALLi Partner Members’ approved author services. Our Watchdog Desk, headed by John Doppler, vets all services to ensure they comply with ALLi standards of ethics and excellence (see our Code of Standards for Authors and Partners here). The Directory also features relevant articles from ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Center, offering authors advice on how to assemble the perfect team of professionals to create great books and author businesses.   Other Self-Publishing Advice Jim Giammatteo, indie author of over 70 books, puts spellcheckers and…

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