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Creative Publishing: Self-publishing News

Self-Publishing News and Advice: 2019 Week 6: Book Cover Design

This week, among other things, Debbie Young shares ALLi authors’ eight pet hates about book cover design.   Other Self-Publishing Advice In Why I Moved from Word to Scrivener, Indie author Alison Clifford shares her experience and explains why she’s a convert to Scrivener. ALLi’s 3 Guiding Principles for Selling Rights contains helpful advice if you’re interested in selling your book rights to explore opportunities for other formats, such as translation, TV and film. In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn ask, What do Author Income Surveys Mean for Indies? Topics discussed include:…

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Self-Publishing News and Advice: 2019 Week 4: How to Distribute Self-Published Books

This week, among other things, ALLi Advice Centre Watchdog John Doppler explores, What’s the Best Way to Distribute Self-published Books – Direct or via an Aggregator? Other Self-Publishing Advice Award-winning historical novelist Margaret Skea shares her surprising top tip for self-editing in How to Improve Your Manuscript by Editing Backwards. In Best Marketing Strategies for a Long-Tail Book Promotion, non-fiction writer/editor turned historical novelist, Amy Maroney asked veteran indie authors for advice on successful book promotions that bring a more lasting effect and shares a summary of her findings. In this month’s AskALLi Members’ Q&A, Michael La Ronn and Dan Blank ask, What is Your…

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Self-Publishing News and Advice: 2019 Week 3: Losing Money on KDP

This week, among other things, ALLi Advice Centre Watchdog John Doppler asks, Are You Losing Money on KDP Delivery Fees? Other Self-Publishing Advice US novelist Errin Stevens describes how her own indie status redeemed her from damage at the hands of a traditional publisher, and why being self-published brings her greater joy in her writing in Why Being Indie Brings Me More Joy in My Writing In Why Indie Authors Need Literary Executors & How to Appoint One, indie author, Maggie Lynch, shares her personal experience of choosing a literary executor. In this week’s monthly beginners’ self-publishing salon, Tim Lewis and Orna Ross discuss Indie…

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Self-Publishing News and Advice: 2019 Week 2: Do Indie Authors Retire?

This week, among other things, ALLi Advice Centre Manager Debbie Young poses the question, Do Indie Authors Retire? Other Self-Publishing Advice In How to Find the Best Editing Service for your Self-published Books you’ll find a quick guide on how to find and work effectively with the editor that’s right for you. Indie author and micro-publisher Karen Myers shares her recommendations to help you with Estate Planning for Your Indie Author Business. This month’s Greatest Hits of 2018: Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors features some of the best discussions of the year between Orna Ross and Joanna Penn. Topics discussed…

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Self-Publishing News and Advice: 2018 Week 50: Make 2019 Your Best Year

This week, among other things, ALLi Advice Centre Manager Debbie Young discusses how to Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet as an Indie Author. Other Self-Publishing Advice Finnish novelist Helena Halme shares her top tips for suitable spaces away from home, to help you write better, faster, and more consistently in 5 Places to Write When You’re Fed Up with Working at Home. In Distribution: The Bricks-and-Mortar Bookseller’s Objectives read an extract from the ALLi guidebook, How to Get Your Self-published Book into Bookstores by Debbie Young, to help you view the bookstore through the eyes of the bookseller. We discuss the marketing value and…

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Self-Publishing News and Advice: 2018 Week 49: Government Must Support Indie Authors

This week, among other things, Orna Ross calls for governments to Support Indie Author Earnings Through Encouraging Financial Independence. Other Self-Publishing Advice Professional editor and ALLi Partner Member Richard Bradburn drills down into How To Write Better Dialogue – and how not to! Indie author Russell Phillips explains how to reach more readers by producing large-print editions of your books in Book Production: How to Self-publish Large-Print Books. If you missed it last week, in this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss how to position yourself for success in 2019. ALLi’s Self-publishing…

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Self-Publishing News and Advice: 2018 Week 48: 15 Ways to Get More Book Reviews

This week, among other things, Debbie Young shares 15 Practical Ways to Get More Book Reviews. Other Self-Publishing Advice Indie author John Lynch, self-confessed pantser, shares his enthusiasm for the planning tool Plottr to help him turn out better books more quickly in Writing: The Planning Tool for Pantsers: Plottr ALLi author member Clare Flynn reports on her recent visit to Gardners in Production & Distribution: A Visit to Gardners – UK & International Book Wholesaler In this week’s Opinion: Why Indie Authors Need to Broaden Their Business, Authorpreneur Karen Myers explains why indie authors need to keep learning and expanding their indie author business activity. This week we held…

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Self-Publishing News and Advice: 2018 Week 47: Promote Your Author Name

This week, among other things, ALLi Author Member Martin Brown shares A Heartwarming Way to Promote Your Author Name: Sponsor a School Desk in Uganda Other Self-Publishing Advice Debut novelist Jan Petrie likens the emotions involved in writing and self-publishing a book to childbirth: like parenting, launching a book is just the beginning! in The Emotional Pressures of Writing & Self-publishing a Book Debbie Young shares the official ALLi line on self-publishing paperbacks in Why Indie Authors Should Use KDP Print & IngramSpark Together to Self-publish Paperback Books This week on AskALLi’s Members Q&A November 2018, questions answered include: Where can I learn…

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Self-Publishing News and Advice: 2018 Week 46: Better Business Bureau Promoting Bad Business?

This week, among other things, John Doppler considers if the Better Business Bureau is Promoting Bad Business Other Self-Publishing Advice British novelist Kate Frost describes how her novel series grew organically from what was originally intended to be a standalone novel in Writing A Series – And How to Grow A Series from a Standalone Book ALLi’s Author Advice Center Manager, Debbie Young, explores how to Make the Most of Your Great Book Reviews AskALLi’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon in November covered topics including: Self-Publishing 3.0 Making the most of what you have The rise of audio Publishing wide; do not rely on…

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Self-Publishing News and Advice: Choosing the Right Pricing Strategy

This week, among other things, our AskALLi Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon in November delved into what exactly is the right pricing strategy for an ebook? $9.99? $2.99? $0.99? Free? Other Self-Publishing Advice Austrian indie author A K Amherst shares her insights on how to attract the attention of English-speaking Germans in How to Position Your English Book in the German Market ALLi’s Book Production piece comes from historical fiction writer, J L Gilliland, who explains why adding a map to a book will add value, interest and enjoyment, and shares her experience of doing so in How to Work with Map Artists On discovering that someone had created and…

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