Latest News and Resources from ALLi - Week 32 2020

In this week’s highlights: establishing your author platform; Howard Lovy interviews Michael La Ronn, who many of you know as the co-host of the AskALLi Members’ Q&A podcast….and, as ever, Dan Holloway has all the latest self-publishing news from the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) blog roundup 2020 Week 28.

Don’t forget our great summer sale being run by our Partner Members  For some of the offers, you need to be an ALLi member but some of the discounts are open to all — but hurry, some run out this week. eg. until July 13th only, you can enjoy a 20% Discount off the famous ‘Dragon Speech Recognition Software
You can find full details of the sale here. It is arranged across the seven processes of publishing — with editing first, then design, production, distribution, marketing and promotion services — so do scroll down through all the offers.
Till next time,
Happy writing and publishing!

Self-Publishing Advice Roundup:

  • In this month’s #AskALLi Self-Publishing Fiction & Nonfiction Podcast, Sacha and I explore the importance of establishing your author platform and we explain how to establish an effective platform in today’s digital publishing environment.
  • This week’s Inspirational Indie Authors podcast sees Howard Lovy interviewing  Michael La Ronn, who many of you know as the co-host of the AskALLi Members’ Q&A podcast. You also may know him as a video blogger, and writer of fantastic fiction. He lives and thrives at the border between genres, and as a black author who was raised in a biracial family, he chooses to try to bring people together in these polarized times.
  • In a two-part series starting today and finishing next Monday, the Alliance of Independent Authors #AskALLi team explores piracy and plagiarism and the impact they’re having on indie authors as well as what you can do about them. This is, Is Copyright Broken? Part 1 – The Indie Author’s Guide to Managing Piracy.
  • On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) we asked questions about Creativity vs Profitability. It was an open chat with no guest.
  • And finally, in Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up this week, he’s looking at KDP price boundaries change in UK; growth in subscription; Ingram upgrades; children’s literature: driving print and audio, and quarantine erotica.

Lots to learn and ponder, as ever.

ALLi logoEach Thursday 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).