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Future Events

December
14
Midday GMT
Facebook
LIVE: Should Authors Create Their Own Publishing Imprint?

LIVE: Should Authors Create Their Own Publishing Imprint?

Our #AskALLi Member Q&A is hosted by Michael La Ronn and ALLi Director, Orna Ross. Our questions this month include: - Should authors create their own publishing imprint? - What is ALLi's stance on licensing and collecting societies? - What is ALLi's recommended pricing strategy for Ingram Spark books for full-length fiction paperbacks? - I uploaded an ebook to Ingram Spark but am not happy how it turned out. Can I unpublish it, publish the ebook through KDP Select and still distribute the paperback through Ingram? - What are some "easy wins" I can make in promoting my book since I don't have a lot of time to promote? Tune in for the answers to these and much more!
Date
December 14, 2020
Time / Duration
Midday GMT
Location / Address
Facebook
December
07
7PM GMT
Facebook
LIVE: Lessons Learned from Author Setbacks, Failures, and Mistakes

LIVE: Lessons Learned from Author Setbacks, Failures, and Mistakes

To close this year when so many people suffered so many setbacks through COVID-19 and its consequences, our #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon with Orna Ross and Joanna Penn examines the role of setbacks and also mistakes and failures in an author business. They look back on the lessons learned from their own mistakes and failures in 2020, and across their years of self-publishing. This session will highlight some of the most common mistakes made by indie authors, so you can avoid them, and propose a way of dealing with negative experience so it can be put to best use in your author business. The #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon is sponsored by IngramSpark: "Go Publish Yourself!"
Date
December 7, 2020
Time / Duration
7PM GMT
Location / Address
Facebook
January
04
7PM GMT
Facebook Live
LIVE: How to Plan a Creative and Productive Year for your Author Business

LIVE: How to Plan a Creative and Productive Year for your Author Business

Kicking off our 2021 #AskALLi Self-Publishing Salons, as always, is our Advanced Salon with ALLi Director Orna Ross and New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Joanna Penn. Planning ahead is an important step for your author business, enabling you to make decisions about what you want to focus on as well as make time to achieve your writing and financial goals. In this month's salon, Orna outlines her quarterly creative business planning process and how she applies it to her own novels, poetry books and ALLi publications, while Joanna talks about her high-level project approach and more granular time-blocking. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to create an actionable plan, so tune in to get started! The #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon is sponsored by IngramSpark: "Go Publish Yourself!"
Date
January 4, 2021
Time / Duration
7PM GMT
Location / Address
Facebook Live

Past Events

  • LIVE: How Authors Can Make an Income from 1000 True Fans

    07/09/2020 | 7PM BST | Facebook Live
    In 2008 Kevin Kelly wrote about the value of a creator having 1,000 true fans. The idea is that you don’t need to be an influencer with a million followers to make a living from your work. For you to make $100,000 a year, all you need are 1,000 true fans each spending $100 a year on your products or services. But does the concept hold true for authors? Are books enough or do you have to add on premium products? How do indie authors create true fans… and keep them? To find out, join Orna Ross and Joanna Penn on Monday 7th Sept at 7pm BST for our first #AskALLi Salon after the summer break. The #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon is sponsored by IngramSpark: "Go Publish Yourself!"
  • Ask ALLi Member Q&A: Self-Publishing Questions Answered by Orna Ross and Paul Teague

    April 11, 2017 | 8pm to 9pm GMT | Live on You Tube
    Ask ALLi is a monthly YouTube Live event where members of Alliance of Independent Authors Members (ALLi) get their self-publishing questions answered by ALLi Director, Orna Ross and Paul Teague.
  • LIVE: AskALLi Member Q&A

    April 13, 2019 | 1PM GMT | Facebook Live
    In this month’s Member Q&A, ALLi Director Orna Ross and US Ambassador Michael La Ronn answer member questions on Facebook Live at 1pm BST (8am EST, 5.30pm IST, 10pm AEST). Questions this month include: - Is it worth displaying my book at Book Expo? - Which is better for book promotion, Bookbub or Goodreads? - Which of the assisted self-publishing companies are best for marketing? And more. There is still time to submit your questions here: https://www.allianceindependentauthors.org/submit-question-to-monthly-qa/ and you can also have your questions answered live during the session (bring along your membership number).
  • Indie Author Fringe: London Book Fair

    April 15, 2016 | All day | London
  • LIVE: Productive Self-Publishing in Challenging Times

    April 15, 2020 | 7PM GMT | Facebook
    In the last few weeks, much has changed as the coronavirus COVID19 sweeps the world, impacting lives and the economy. In this special episode, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn will discuss how indie authors can stay mentally well and keep creating, as well as how to prepare for potentially difficult times ahead. The live session runs at 8am on Thursday morning if you're in Wellington, New Zealand; 11am on Wednesday if you're in Vancouver, Canada, and all times in between. I'm in London so it will be 7pm Wednesday for me. (Find your time on the world clock: Timeanddate.com/worldclock/) Advanced Self-Publishing Salon is brought to you by Specialist Sponsor IngramSpark.
  • LIVE: Go Creative! Workshop April

    April 16, 2019 | 7PM GMT | Facebook Live
    The Sequence of Creative Success Step Four: Productivity (Part Two): Producing Assets that Perform Productivity is not just about quantity, in creative fields, it’s far more about quality. In this session, we will explore the value of digital assets and other assets that a creative entrepreneur relies on: technology assets, brand assets, marketing assets, process assets, and IP assets. 7pm BST, 2pm EST, 11.30pm IST, 4am (17th Apr) AEST
  • LIVE: ALLi Writing Life Salon

    April 16, 2019 | 6PM GMT | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: Building Productive & Profitable Author Assets. As writers, we think about the work we need to do to create our books but perhaps not enough about the writing we do to build other assets that are very important to our author business.
  • LIVE: How To Manage Your Mailing List To Build An Engaged Readership

    April 20, 2020 | 7.30PM BST | Facebook Live
    Do you want to build an engaged reader group? This week’s AskALLi session with Sacha Black and Adam Croft will discuss how to manage your mailing list to build an engaged readership. In this salon you'll learn: - How to grow your mailing list. - How to engage your list once you’ve grown it. - How to capture your readers immediately by making the most out of your autoresponder sequence. If you want to harness fans and build a thriving reader group through effective use of your mailing list, this salon's for you. The AskALLi Fiction/Non-Fiction Self-Publishing Salon is brought to you by Specialist Sponsor Izzard Ink Publishing, where self-publishing is no longer publishing by yourself.
  • 3rd Annual Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival

    April 22, 2017 | Fox Inn, Hawkesbury Upton
    Orna Ross is opening Debbie Young's Hawkesbury Upton Festival . More here:
  • ALLi's Advanced Self-Publishing Salon

    April 24, 2018 | 4PM GMT | Webinar
    ONLINE EVENT: If you’re an indie author or creative entrepreneur with a published book, who is seeking more readers and engaged in building your brand and author platform, you’ll want to listen into this monthly chat between Joanna Penn, of TheCreativePenn.com and I. A must-do each month for any interested in publishing trends and opportunities.
  • Self-Publishing Salon with Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

    April 25, 2017 | 8pm to 9pm | Online Via YouTube
    In this monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.
  • CREATING MONEY, CREATING MEANING Integrating Life, Art, and Business

    April 25, 2019 | Westport Lighthouse State Park, Washington State, US
    LIVE EVENT. A three-day intensive for artists and writers, hosted by me and supported by NYT bestselling author & ghostwriter Joni Rodgers, at Westport Lighthouse State Park, Washington State.
  • Ask ALLi Self-Publishing Q&A

    April 26, 2016 | Starts @8pm GMT | Google Hangout Live
    Alliance of Independent Authors Members Q&A: Ask ALLi is our regular monthly meet up where ALLi Members can get their self-publishing questions answered.
  • LIVE: AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Advice Salon

    April 29, 2019 | 7PM GMT | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: How to Scale your Author Income Without Burnout Joanna Penn (thecreativepenn.com) and Orna Ross, Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors explain how to scale your author business without compromising your creativity or giving up on your life. Topics covered include what you really want; diversity of products; multiple streams of income and how to build positive routines, tools and teams.
  • LIVE: AskALLi Beginners' Salon

    April 4, 2019 | 7PM | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: Choosing the best editors for your self-published books and business. Money spent on editing is not just a necessary investment in your book but also in your writing and publishing future. Every writer needs an editor, but getting the most from your investment can be challenging, especially when you’re starting out. ALLi Director Orna Ross and Advisor Tim Lewis explain how to decide which type of edit you need, how to choose the best editors for your books and how to work with them to get the best creative and business return on your investment.
  • LIVE: One Book, Many Revenue Streams: How to Maximize Your Book's Copyright

    April 9, 2020 | 12PM GMT | Facebook
    Member Q&A with Michael La Ronn in the co-presenter seat with me, Orna Ross, ALLi Director. Our questions this month include: - What rights do I have for a short story and what are all the different things I can do with it? - How long should the chapters in my book be? - A hybrid publisher wants to charge me 2000 GBP to publish my novel. Is that legit? - Which is better for paperback publishing? KDP Print, B&N, or IngramSpark? - What can I do to ensure my book doesn't get flagged by KDP for quality or copyright reasons? - Are there different rights/permissions/publication legalities for ebooks vs. paperbacks? The live session runs at 1am on Friday morning if you're in Wellington, New Zealand; 4am on Thursday if you're in Vancouver, Canada, and all times in between. I'm in London so it will be midday Thursday for me. (Find your time on the world clock: Timeanddate.com/worldclock/)
  • LIVE: Self-Publishing Fiction and Non Fiction Salon

    August 12, 2019 | 7pm BST | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: Branding Books, Branding Author Name(s). In the first of our new shows comparing the perspectives of fiction and non-fiction, Orna Ross, Adam Croft and Boni Wagner-Stafford discuss when you should brand the author versus when the branding should focus on the book, or the book series. What are the factors to take into account? And what about pen names? Should you have one... or maybe even more than one? What are the implications? Tune in for this session on branding best practice.​
  • LIVE: AskALLi Members Q&A and Self-Publishing News

    August 17, 2019 | 1pm BST | Facebook Live
    Answers to members’ current self-publishing queries, co-hosted with Partner Liaison and US Ambassador, Michael La Ronn. All are welcome to listen and learn but only ALLi Members can submit questions. Questions this month include: - Help! Someone is pirating my book. - My publisher went out of business and took my book with them. What do I do? - How do I get an editor to read my fantasy book? - I’m writing a children’s book and looking for an illustrator. What are the most important questions I should be asking the illustrator? - Should I create a coloring book as a companion to my children’s book?
  • LIVE: AskALLi Self-Publishing Poetry Salon

    August 19, 2019 | 7pm BST | Facebook Live
    Orna Ross and Dalma Szentpály discuss a different theme each month with a focus on developing prosperity for poets through community building and self-publishing. All levels.
  • Ask ALLi Self-Publishing Q&A

    August 2, 2016 | 8:00pm | Google Hangout Live
    Alliance of Independent Authors Members Q&A: Ask ALLi is our regular monthly meet up where ALLi Members can get their self-publishing questions answered.
  • Apply The Creative Process To Your Business Process

    August 21, 2018 | 7pm | Online Facebook Event
  • AskALLI Advanced Self-Publishing Salon w/ Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

    August 22, 2017 | 8pm GMT | Live on YouTube
    In this Advanced monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.
  • Ask ALLi Self-Publishing Q&A

    August 30, 2016 | 8:00pm | Google Hangout Live
    Alliance of Independent Authors Members Q&A: Ask ALLi is our regular monthly meet up where ALLi Members can get their self-publishing questions answered.
  • LIVE: AskALLi Advanced Self-publishing Salon

    August 5, 2019 | 7pm BST | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: Artificial intelligence and the Indie Author Artificial intelligence sounds like a very futuristic term but you have already experienced it in your author business, from the Amazon algorithm to Google translate. In this Advanced Salon, ALLi Director Orna Ross and Advisor Joanna Penn of thecreativepenn.com look at some of the AI tools that are already available to us, as indie authors. And those that are likely to prove most useful to us in the years ahead.
  • Go Creative! Morning Flow Practice: Inspiration Meditation and F-R-E-E-Writing

    August 8, 2018 | Live online 7.30am, London time, each Monday through Thursday. Catch Any Replay Anytime. | The Creativist Club Facebook Group
    This week, Monday to Wednesday: We do two practices: Inspiration Meditation and F-r-e-e-writing. You’ll need a pen and paper and a place where you won’t be interrupted for about half an hour.
  • LIVE: #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon

    December 2, 2019 | 7pm GMT | Facebook Live
    In the last episode of the season, Orna and Joanna look back at the biggest self-publishing stories of the year. What tools and technology that appeared in 2019 are likely to be most useful to Indie authors going forward? Which people and products are on the move? What might you have missed? Join us to catch up on the most important stories for indie authors this year. The Advanced Self-Publishing salon is brought to you by Specialist Sponsor Ingram Spark.​​
  • LIVE: Building A Sustainable Business With Multiple Streams Of Income

    February 10, 2020 | 7pm GMT | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: Multiple streams of income. If you’ve hung around ALLi long enough, you’ll know multiple streams of income are a core principle we follow. But what does it really mean? What do those streams look like? And how can you create those streams around both your fiction and nonfiction books? Join Sacha Black and Adam Croft as they discuss building a sustainable business with multiple streams of income around your books, no matter the genre you write. Brought to you by Izzard Ink Publishing: where Self-Publishing is no longer publishing by yourself. TUNE IN: 7pm GMT, 11am PST, 2pm EST, 11.30pm IST, 4am (next day) AEST
  • Orna Ross comes to the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association

    February 11, 2017 | 11am - 12:15pm | Next Key Conference Center
    During the morning session, Orna will give us an overview of how authors can now make a living from writing and build a successful indie author business.
  • An Afternoon with Orna Ross: Building a Successful Indie Author Business

    February 11, 2017 | 1-3pm | The Key Room 1385 Hamilton Pkwy Novato, CA
    During the afternoon session, we will explore the issues raised during the morning, going in more depth and using various exercises to get to the heart of your personal relationship with money, how it connects to your books, and how to take advantage of changes in the publishing industry to find your own, unique pathway to pleasure and profit.
  • LIVE: ISBN's & Other Self-Publishing Questions Answered

    February 11, 2020 | Midday GMT | Facebook Live
    Member Q&A with Michael La Ronn and Orna Ross, ALLi Director. Our questions this month include: - Is 99Designs worth it for designing your book cover? - Amazon price matches print books, but do any of the other big retailers do price matching? - Will ingramspark promotion for AllI members continue in 2020? - Do I need a different ISBN for each format of my book? - Where can I find ALLi's Watchdog list of service providers? How do I vet a service provider that may not be listed in the directory? - Is it worth entering my book for the London Book Fair Showcase in 2020? - Does ALLi offer discounts for various worldwide conferences? TUNE IN: 05:00 PST (Vancouver), 13:00 BST (London), 09:00 EST (NYC), 17:30 IST (Dehli), 22.00 AEST (Sydney).
  • Online Poetry Open Mic & Advice Clinic - February

    February 12, 2019 | 8PM GMT | Facebook Live
    Reach a wider audience with your poetry and learn more about making a living as a poet in the digital age. This monthly event is very friendly and inviting, completely open and inclusive, featuring poets at every stage of development. Each Open Mic will feature one poet, who will be interviewed by me about their poetry, their influences and background. They will also have the opportunity to ask questions and receive advice about how to make a living and a life in poetry
  • AskALLi Writing & Creativity Workshop

    February 12, 2019 | 6pm GMT | Facebook Live
    Topic: How To Craft and Share Your Creative Work So Fans Want More. Creative Coach Dan Blank and I talk about how to effectively share your work in a way that inspires others to connect and, ultimately, buy.
  • Ask ALLi Member Q&A: Your Self-Publishing Questions answered by Orna Ross and Joel Friedlander

    February 14, 2017 | 8pm to 9pm | Live on You Tube
    Ask ALLi Member Q&A: Your Self-Publishing Questions answered by Orna Ross and Joel Friedlander
  • LIVE: How To Work With A Poetry Editor

    February 17, 2020 | 7pm GMT | Facebook Live
    #AskALLi Self-Publishing Poetry Salon. The editing process is as essential for poets as for all writers. - So what kind of editor do you need as a poet? - Does the usual trio of developmental editing, copyediting and proofing apply or is it different? - How do you find a good poetry editor? - How can one help you? - Can a group of skilled poets take an editor’s place? This week’s AskALLi session with Orna Ross and Dalma Szentpály will show you how to work with a poetry editor and how to find the editing process that’s right for you. TUNE IN: 7pm GMT, 11am PST, 2pm EST, 11.30pm IST, 4am (next day) AEST.
  • Go Creative! Workshop, February: Boost Your Creative Productivity The Creative Way

    February 19, 2019 | 7PM GMT | Facebook Live
    Sequence of Creative Success: Step 4: Produce. Whatever we are making, regular intentional production is the lifeblood of our enterprise. There are many productivity tools and approaches. This workshop explains the “Go Creative! In Business” method, which I devised from my own experience and observation of other creators and change agents. The workshop is based on the Go Creative! Quarterly Planner, which accounts for passion as well as profits and centers on those activities that are priority for building influence and impact online. A guide to creative production—the creative way.
  • F-R-E-E-WRITING: Your Key to Banishing Blocks and Writing What You Were Born To Write

    February 20, 2017 | 9-12 & 2-5 Full Day Class | At San Francisco Writers Conference at the Mark Hopkins Hotel
    Writing is magic. F-r-e-e-writing is magic unleashed! F-r-e-e-writing—raw, fast, exact and easy–will enable you to write better and faster than you ever thought possible, and bring you greater health, wealth and happiness. F-r-e-e-writing reconnects you with your words and your life.
  • LIVE: How to Promote Fiction and Nonfiction with Content Marketing

    February 24, 2020 | 7pm GMT | Facebook
    Are you using content marketing to promote your fiction and nonfiction books? If not, why not? In this week’s #AskALLi session, ALLi director Orna Ross and blog and conference manager Sacha Black talk about how content marketing is a necessary skill all authors must develop. They drill down into how content marketing differs for fiction and nonfiction. And they introduce the new “#AskALLi Ultimate Guide” blog series and the #AskALLi Ultimate Guide to Content Marketing for Fiction You'll learn: - What content marketing is - How to use it effectively for both your fiction an nonfiction books - What ""content themes"" are and how to use them to create your content marketing strategy and plans If you want to use content marketing to increase your book sales and grow your impact and influence, this salon's for you. Our Fiction & Non-Fiction Salon is brought to you by Izzard Ink Publishing: where Self-Publishing is no longer publishing by yourself.
  • AskALLi Advanced Salon - February

    February 25, 2019 | 7PM GMT | Facebook Live
    The need for book reviews, the desirability of bestseller badges, the value in superfast author business models can put a strain on ethics. Sometimes authors make mistakes inadvertently, sometimes we are stretching the rules on purpose. In this AskALLi Advanced SelfPublishing Salon, Joanna and I will look at recent controversies in the community around plagiarism, ghostwriting, reviews and bestseller listings and ask: how far would you go to ensure your book is successful?
  • Advanced Self-Publishing Salon

    February 27, 2018 | 4PM GMT | Webinar
    ONLINE EVENT: If you’re an indie author or creative entrepreneur with a published book, who is seeking more readers and engaged in building your brand and author platform, you’ll want to listen into this monthly chat between Joanna Penn, of TheCreativePenn.com and I. A must-do each month for any interested in publishing trends and opportunities.
  • LIVE: #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon

    February 3, 2020 | 7pm GMT | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: How to Sustain a Creative Business for a Lifetime. In this session Joanna and I go back to the source to talk about creativity: what it is, how to sustain and nurture it and the challenges of overcoming resistance, beating block and sustaining a creative life over the long term. Sharing our own creative practices, and what we’ve learned over decades of writing and publishing, we explore creative approaches not just to writing but to publishing and author business too. - Filling the creative well - how we both do it - Trust in emergence - Finding time to write and create vs business stuff - How not to burn out - Rest and Play - Making Business Creative - Forms of Creative Resistance - Varying Pace The Advanced Self-Publishing salon is brought to you by Specialist Sponsor Ingram Spark. Tune in LIVE: 7pm GMT, 11am PST, 2pm EST, 11.30pm IST, 4am (next day) AEST
  • AskALLi Beginners' Self-Publishing Salon

    February 5, 2019 | 7PM GMT | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: How To Self-Edit A Book. Tim Lewis and I will discuss the challenges and delights of self-editing for author-publishers. Every author needs to self-edit before submission but when you’re self publishing, there are particular things you need to think about. Tune in to a wide-ranging discussion on this essential topic, including tips and tools and the value of beta readers. This event will be held on Facebook Live from 7pm for 30 mins, then over to Twitter Chat for another 30 mins - https://twitter.com/IndieAuthorALLI
  • Go Creative! Workshop: Mapping The Year and the Coming Quarter

    February 6, 2018 | Webinar
    ONLINE EVENT: Now that you understand the power of creative intention, I introduce my method for mapping a creatively successful and productive year. You will learn not just how to map your creative projects, but also the publication schedule that will take them out to the world and the business activities that will sustain them.
  • ALLi Member Q&A

    February 9, 2019 | 1PM GMT | Facebook Live
    Michael La Ronn and I answer ALLi members questions about writing, publishing, and selling great books and how to run a profitable author business
  • Dublin Writers' Conference Panel: Publishing – An Evolving Business

    Friday June 23, 2017 | 4:00PM – 5:45 PM | The Academy Plaza Hotel, Findlater Place, Dublin 1
    Panel: Publishing – An Evolving Business featuring Orna Ross
  • Go Creative! Workshop: The Sequence of Creative Success Step Three: Pitch

    January 1, 2019 | 7PM GMT | Facebook Live
    Can you describe what you do in one sentence that enthuses you and inspires others? At the end of this workshop, you will be able tell people what you do in a way that inspires them to take the action you want.
  • LIVE: AskALLi Self-Publishing Fiction & Non-Fiction Salon

    January 13, 2020 | 7pm GMT | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: Audiobooks - How do you sell audiobooks across all platforms? As audiobook sales continue to grow, so too do the platforms for sales and marketing. But how do you actually sell an audiobook? And how do you know what marketing opportunities are boom and what are bust? Join Sacha Black and Adam Croft as they discuss the different platforms for audiobook sales and the ever growing marketing opportunities for both your fiction and nonfiction audiobooks. Brought to you by Izzard Ink Publishing: where Self-Publishing is no longer publishing by yourself. Tune in 7pm GMT, 11am PST, 2pm EST, 11.30pm IST, 4am (next day) AEST
  • LIVE: #AskALLi Members Q&A and Self-Publishing News

    January 18, 2020 | 1PM GMT | Facebook Live
    Member Q&A with Michael La Ronn in the co-presenter seat with me, Orna Ross, ALLi Director. Our questions this month include: - Do I need a different copyright page for each country my book is published in? - Where can I find information on starting my author business? - How aggressive should I be in pursuing speaking events? - Should I put the ALLi logo on my book cover? - How can I get more exposure for my books and increase book sales? - When is the best time to hire an illustrator? - How do I avoid paying sales tax when selling my books at events? TUNE IN: 05:00 PST (Vancouver), 13:00 BST (London), 09:00 EST (NYC), 17:30 IST (Dehli), 22.00 AEST (Sydney).
  • DBW INDIE AUTHOR: THE FIRST CONFERENCE FOR THE NEW PROFESSIONAL AUTHOR

    January 19, 2017 | 9:10am - 9:45am | New York Hilton Midtown
    THE FREEDOM TO PUBLISH: THE SOPHISTICATED WAYS OF TODAY’S INDIES
  • Online Poetry Open Mic & Advice Clinic - January

    January 22, 2019 | 8PM GMT | Facebook Live
    Reach a wider audience with your poetry and learn more about making a living as a poet in the digital age. This monthly event is very friendly and inviting, completely open and inclusive, featuring poets at every stage of development. Each Open Mic will feature one poet, who will be interviewed by me about their poetry, their influences and background. They will also have the opportunity to ask questions and receive advice about how to make a living and a life in poetry.
  • LIVE: #AskALLi Self-Publishing Poetry Salon

    January 27, 2020 | 7PM GMT | Facebook Live
    In advance of Valentine’s Day, Orna and Dalma turn their attention to love poetry and its popularity among indie poets and poetry readers. Who buys books of love-poetry these days? And what do indie poets need to do to reach them? Tune in 7pm GMT, 11am PST, 2pm EST, 11.30pm IST, 4am (next day) AEST
  • AskALLi Advanced Salon - January

    January 28, 2019 | 7PM GMT | Facebook Live
    In this month’s advanced salon, Joanna and I will explore the findings of the US Authors’ Guild Survey on author income https://www.authorsguild.org/industry-advocacy/six-takeaways-from-the-authors-guild-2018-authors-income-survey/ and issues arising, including the problems with most author income surveys. What are the takeaways for indie authors who want to make a decent income from their writing and publishing?
  • Advanced Self-Publishing Salon

    January 30, 2018 | 4PM GMT | Webinar
    ONLINE EVENT: If you’re an indie author or creative entrepreneur with a published book, who is seeking more readers and engaged in building your brand and author platform, you’ll want to listen into this monthly chat between Joanna Penn, of TheCreativePenn.com and I. A must-do each month for any interested in publishing trends and opportunities.
  • LIVE: #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon

    January 6, 2020 | 7PM GMT | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: What's in store for Indie Authors in 2020 and beyond. Things are moving fast for indie authors, with new advances in voice, AI, and other technologies. Orna and Joanna make their predictions about what indie authors might expect, and definitely need to look out for, in the year to come-- and also in the next decade! The Advanced Self-Publishing salon is brought to you by Specialist Sponsor Ingram Spark.​​ TUNE IN, 7pm GMT, 11am PST, 2pm EST, 11.30pm IST, 4am (next day) AEST
  • LIVE: The Best Time Management Tips for Authors

    July 16, 2020 | 12PM BST | Facebook
    Our #AskALLi Member Q&A is hosted by Michael La Ronn and ALLi Director, Orna Ross. Our questions this month include: - What are the best time management tips for indie authors? - What are resources to help publish a children's book? - Will KDP ever distribute books to libraries? - What's the best way to market a translation? - How do I find the right literary agent?
  • Go Creative! Online Workshop: How A Successful Creativepreneur Works, Rests & Plays

    July 17, 2018 | 6PM-7PM GMT | Facebook Live
    FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT: Go Creative! Online Workshop with a different theme each month. My theme for July is How A Successful Creativepreneur Works, Rests & Plays - Understanding how creative business works - Implementing In The Right Order: Pitching, Profiling, Producing (Asset Ecosystem), Publishing Yourself, Publishing Through Others, Partnering, Pacing. - Assessing Your Creative Assets
  • AskALLI Advanced Self-Publishing Salon w/ Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

    July 25, 2017 | 8pm GMT | Live on YouTube
    In this Advanced monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.
  • ALLi's Advanced Self-Publishing Salon

    July 30, 2018 | 5PM GMT | Facebook Live
    FACEBOOK LIVE: If you’re an indie author or creative entrepreneur with a published book, who is seeking more readers and engaged in building your brand and author platform, you’ll want to listen into this monthly chat between Joanna Penn, of TheCreativePenn.com and I. A must-do each month for any interested in publishing trends and opportunities.
  • LIVE: Advanced use of Social Media for Authors

    July 6, 2020 | 7PM BST | Facebook
    Want to learn how to effectively reach your readers through social media? Social media is one of the most effective ways for authors to reach readers and amplify their message at the same time. In this advanced salon, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn cover how to use social media well. You'll learn: - The difference between broadcasting and engagement and how both are necessary. - What not to do. How multi-genre authors are stratifying their social. - And how to generate great content, in video, audio and text that enables you to sell books without getting caught in time-sucking distractions. If you want to discover how to use social media well, this salon's for you. #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon is sponsored by IngramSpark: "Go Publish Yourself!"
  • LIVE: Reassessing your Author Business and Rebooting your Author Brand

    June 1, 2020 | 7PM BST | Facebook Live
    As the world begins to tentatively unlock from social cocooning and quarantine, indie authors and others are reassessing what’s most important to them as writers and publishers. Both Orna and Joanna have used this as a time for reflection and reassessment, and they share what they’ve been doing to reshape their author brands. You are invited to reflect and reassess too in the light of their insights. And to take away some practical advice on how to make the most of any author business today. #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon is sponsored by IngramSpark: "Go Publish Yourself!"
  • Self-Publishing Poetry

    June 11, 2019 | 8PM BST | Facebook Live
    - Are you a poet who would like to reach a wider audience for your work? - A writer who used to write poetry or who thinks poetry books don't sell? - A poetry reader who likes hearing poets read or perform? Then this event is for you. Next Tuesday 11th June at 8pm BST (3pm EST, 12.30am Wed 15th IST, 5am Wed 15th AEST), the “SELF-PUBLISHING POETRY CLINIC PLUS ONLINE OPEN MIC” features Hannah Gordon, Director of Spoken Word London. It's a warm and welcoming space for poets of all kinds, at every stage of development, and for everyone who loves the spoken and written word. Poetry has never been more popular and all of the self-publishing platforms report that poetry books are selling far more than ever before. If you’d like to know more about the indie poet book revolution, just turn up here, Tuesday next, 8pm London Time - https://facebook.com/OrnaRossAuthor/videos/530950517436821/ If you’d like to take part, you must register to Read or Perform. Write me (info@ornaross.com), telling me a little about yourself and your poetry, and Sarah will put you on the list if we have space. - We have space for up to seven poets in addition to the featured poet, on a first-come, first-served basis (My Patreon patrons get first choice). - You must also ensure your sound is good enough to be included in our podcast (we’ll send details of what you need). Follow my Patreon Page for Updates: https://www.patreon.com/OrnaRoss (it’s free to follow) Then turn up on the night here - https://facebook.com/OrnaRossAuthor/videos/530950517436821/
  • LIVE: Paperback Best Practices: What are the Industry Standards?

    June 11, 2020 | 12PM BST | Facebook Live
    Our #AskALLi Member Q&A is hosted by Michael La Ronn and ALLi Director, Orna Ross. Our questions this month include: - What are ALLi's best practices for producing a book in print? - What are my options if I'm not satisfied with the current print on-demand options for my book? - Should I pursue paid reviews? - Should I join organizations like Romance Writers Association? - What are the best time management tips for indie authors? - What are resources to help publish a children's book?
  • LIVE: Current Trends in Poetry Book Distribution and Sales

    June 15, 2020 | 7PM BST | Facebook Live
    What has lockdown meant for poets? In this month's #AskALLi Poetry Salon, Orna and Dalma report on general books distribution and sales trends over the past months and the move of many poetry slams and other events online. You'll learn: - How have poets adapted? - What’s new on the scene? - And what does it mean for your poetry writing and publishing? Tune in for more valuable advice on poetry self-publishing.
  • ALLi's Advanced Self-Publishing Salon

    June 22, 2018 | 4PM GMT | Webinar
    ONLINE EVENT: If you’re an indie author or creative entrepreneur with a published book, who is seeking more readers and engaged in building your brand and author platform, you’ll want to listen into this monthly chat between Joanna Penn, of TheCreativePenn.com and I. A must-do each month for any interested in publishing trends and opportunities.
  • LIVE: Building A Solid Author Platform

    June 22, 2020 | 7.30PM BST | Facebook
    Do you want to reach more readers? In this month’s Fiction & Nonfiction Self-Publishing Salon, Sacha Black and Orna Ross explore the importance of author platform. You'll learn: - How to identify your platform - How platform gives you reach - How to grow your platform organically, as part of your work If you want to reach more readers and expand your influence and impact, this salon's for you. #AskALLi Self-Publishing Fiction and Non-fiction Salon is sponsored by Izzard Ink: "Where self-publishing is not publishing by yourself."
  • Free To Read, Free To Write

    June 25, 2018 | 7.30PM - 9.30PM GMT | The Sala Room, The Crown Hotel, Cricklewood Broadway, NW2 3ED
    World renowned author Zadie Smith, who has said that she owes her "whole life to books and libraries", returns to NW2 in support of Friends of Cricklewood Library with a reading from her essay "The North West London Blues", a discussion about reading and writing in a digital age with me, a Literary Auction, an Audience Q&A and a book signing. PLUS: Literary Lottery: Send us your first chapter and win feedback on your book. TICKETING: - Standard: £15. - Ticket Plus Signed Book: £25 - Literary Lottery Ticket for Any Writer, Anywhere: £15 - Literary Lottery Ticket for Eventgoers: £30
  • AskALLI Advanced Self-Publishing Salon w/ Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

    June 27, 2017 | 8pm GMT | Online on YouTube
    In this Advanced monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.
  • Ask ALLi Self-Publishing Q&A

    June 28, 2016 | 8:00pm | Google Hangout Live
    Alliance of Independent Authors Members Q&A: Ask ALLi is our regular monthly meet up where ALLi Members can get their self-publishing questions answered.
  • #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon

    June 28, 2019 | 7PM | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: Mid Year Author Business Review It’s Week 23 Q2, 2019, half way through the year. How is your author business doing so far? In this month’s #AskALLi’s Advanced Salon, ALLi Director Orna Ross and Enterprise Advisor Joanna Penn (thecreativepenn.com) discuss how to review what’s working and what’s not. How do we marry the year’s goals and our life roles? How change is part of the process. How to adapt to changing conditions and challenges without getting derailed or distracted.
  • #AskALLi Self-Publishing Fiction & Nonfiction - June

    June 4, 2019 | 7PM BST | Facebook Live
    Orna Ross and Dan Blank survey seven ways to boost your productivity so you can write and sell more books. Expect lots of research based advice about how best to Prepare body and mind, setting daily priorities, Block out time and shut out distractions. Plus: ways to map and log your progress and give yourself rewards.
  • Go Creative! Online Workshop: Creative Business Assets: What They Are & Why They're Key To Success

    June 5, 2018 | 6PM-7PM GMT | Facebook Live
    FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT: Go Creative! Online Workshop with a different theme each month. My theme for June is Creative Business Assets: What They Are & Why They're Key To Success. Without an understanding of assets, success as a creativepreneur is a lottery. Assets are the fulcrum on which our influence, impact and income turn. If you don’t know what an asset it and how to acquire or develop them, tune in.
  • #AskALLi Member Q&A - June

    June 8, 2019 | 1pM BST | Facebook Live
    In this month’s Member Q&A, ALLi US Ambassador Michael La Ronn and I answer member questions on Facebook Live at 1pm BST (8am EST, 5.30pm IST, 10pm AEST). Questions this month include: - What are the best and ethical methods to do a giveaway without using Goodreads or Amazon giveaways? - If I've self-published my business advice book but want to submit it to a publisher, do I still need to write a book proposal? - What is the best way to brand a nonfiction self-help series? And more... There is still time to submit your questions here: https://www.allianceindependentauthors.org/submit-question-to-monthly-qa/ and you can also have your questions answered live during the session (bring along your membership number).
  • AskALLi Creative Writing Salon

    March 11, 2019 | 6pm GMT | Facebook Live
    Would your writing benefit from a collaboration? For a writer, collaborations can come in many forms: co-writers, coaches, mentors, ghostwriters, editors and accountability partners. But is collaboration for you? And how do you choose the best writing partner? Tune in to hear analysis and advice from creative coach Dan Blank and me.
  • London Book Fair

    March 12, 2019 | Olympia, London
    The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels.
  • London Book Fair

    March 13, 2019 | Olympia, London
    The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels.
  • LIVE: Surefire Book Launch Tips and How to Supercharge Your Sales

    March 13, 2020 | Midday GMT | Facebook
    Member Q&A with Michael La Ronn in the co-presenter seat with me, Orna Ross, ALLi Director. Our questions this month include: - Where can I find ALLi's Watchdog list of service providers? - How do I vet a service provider that may not be listed in the directory? - Is it worth entering my book for the London Book Fair Showcase in 2020? - Does ALLi offer discounts for various worldwide conferences? - If I translate my book into a foreign language, who owns the copyright? - What numbers matter the most to rights buyers when authors sell subsidiary rights? The live session runs at 1am on Friday morning if you're in Wellington, New Zealand; 4am on Thursday if you're in Vancouver, Canada, and all times in between. I'm in London so it will be midday Thursday for me. (Find your time on the world clock: Timeanddate.com/worldclock/)
  • Go Creative! Workshop: Mapping This Week and Today

    March 14, 2018 | Webinar
    ONLINE EVENT: Now that you have a plan in place for the year and the coming quarter, I introduce my method for mapping a creatively successful and productive day and week. You will map your projects, the publication schedule that will take them out to the world, and the business activities that will sustain them. Includes a free Creative Mapping Download.
  • London Book Fair

    March 14, 2019 | Olympia, London
    The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels.
  • Live Poetry Reading at London Book Fair

    March 14, 2019 | 10AM GMT | Poet's Corner, London Book Fair
    I will be launching my new collection, Keepers, with a reading at London Book Fair 2019, followed by a live Q&A about poetry self-publishing in the digital age and the emerging phenomenon of the “poetpreneur”.
  • #SelfPubCon 2020

    March 14, 2020 | Online
    LIVE: Self-Publishing Advice Conference, ALLi's Online Author Conference. 24 sessions over 24 hours with top indie authors, advisors and book marketing experts.
  • Self-Publishing Advice Conference

    March 16, 2019 | 24 Hours | Online
    The Self-Publishing Advice Conference (#SelfPubCon2019) is FREE and ONLINE for 24 hours, in conjunction with the London Book Fair in the Spring and Digital Book World in the Fall. We bring up-to-date and relevant information to help indie authors more successful in writing, publishing, selling their books and in building their author businesses. This year, the theme is Self-Publishing business models.
  • LIVE: Content Marketing for Poetry

    March 16, 2020 | 7pm GMT | Facebook
    Content marketing is a popular and effective form of marketing but many authors think it works only for nonfiction. In this month’s Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast Orna Ross shares her content marketing strategy and she and Dalma analyse outstanding content marketing by some other indie poets. Plus: Orna and Dalma read work submitted by self-publishing poets to Indie Poetry Please! (submit work here: https://www.ornaross.com/indie-poetry-please-podcast/)
  • Ask ALLi Member Q&A: Your Self-Publishing Questions answered by Orna Ross and Mark Dawson

    March 18, 2017 | 5:00pm GMT | At Indie Author Fringe
    Ask ALLi is a monthly YouTube Live event where members of Alliance of Independent Authors Members (ALLi) get their self-publishing questions answered by ALLi Director, Orna Ross and special guest, Mark Dawson.
  • London Book Fair Indie Author Fringe

    March 18, 2017 | 10am GMT | Online on the Self Publishing Advice Centre
    Our March Indie Author Fringe Event will focus on Writing and Making a Book.
  • AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon

    March 18, 2019 | 7pm GMT | Facebook Live
    Highlights from London Book Fair. Joanna and I talk about lessons learned and takeaways for indie authors from The London Book Fair and ALLi's online Self-publishing Advice Conference, including the most up-to-date advice on making and selling books and running a successful indie author business.
  • LIVE: Taking Your Non-Fiction Books to the Next Level

    March 2, 2020 | 7pm GMT | Facebook
    Taking Your Non-Fiction Books to the Next Level In this session Orna and Joanna focus on advanced non-fiction considerations for authors. Both believe that almost all writers, including poets and novelists, benefit from including non-fiction in their publishing mix. In this revealing podcast, these two leading indie authors share behind-the-books stories about their own creative successes and challenges in writing and publishing non-fiction. This podcast is for you if you want to learn more about how digital tools are changing nonfiction publishing for authors -- and where you and your books fit in - Why everyone should have non-fiction - Structuring & wrangling the material - How many books do you create to meet the need - one big one or lots of them? - Standing out in the market -> personal story & voice vs/ business publishing & AI - The craft of nonfiction -- literary nonfiction - Multiple products - books, workbooks, audio, courses, live events The Advanced Self-Publishing salon is brought to you by Specialist Sponsor Ingram Spark. The live session runs at 8am on Tuesday morning if you're in Wellington, New Zealand; 11am on Monday if you're in Vancouver, Canada, and all times in between. I'm in London so it will be 7pm Monday for me. (Find your time on the world clock: Timeanddate.com/worldclock/)
  • LIVE: How To Successfully Launch a Book

    March 23, 2020 | 7.30pm GMT | Facebook
    Do you want to perfect your book launches? Do you wonder if book launches are even relevant in 2020? This week’s AskALLi session with Sacha Black and Adam Croft will discuss the conflicting and often confusing subject of launching your book and giving it the greatest chance of success. You'll learn: - How changes in publishing have affected the relevance of big launches - Which approach to book launches different authors should take - How to set your new book up for ongoing, long-term success The AskALLi Fiction/Non-Fiction Self-Publishing Salon is brought to you by Specialist Sponsor Izzard Ink Publishing, where self-publishing is no longer publishing by yourself.
  • Advanced Self-Publishing Salon

    March 27, 2018 | 4PM GMT | Webinar
    ONLINE EVENT: If you’re an indie author or creative entrepreneur with a published book, who is seeking more readers and engaged in building your brand and author platform, you’ll want to listen into this monthly chat between Joanna Penn, of TheCreativePenn.com and I. A must-do each month for any interested in publishing trends and opportunities.
  • AskALLi Beginners' Self-Publishing Salon

    March 5, 2019 | 7PM GMT | Facebook Live
    This month's Beginner's Salon will look at the topic of using beta readers in your self-editing process. A beta reader is a trusted book lover whose opinion helps you to do a final self-edit on your book before sending it to the editor. But how do you choose the right beta readers? And how do you ensure you’ll get constructive advice on your manuscript and not just a review or opinion?
  • Self-Publishing Salon with Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

    March 7, 2017 | 8pm to 9pm | Live on You Tube
    In this monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.
  • AskALLi Member Q&A

    March 9, 2019 | 1PM GMT | Facebook Live
    US ALLi ambassador Michael La Ronn and I answer ALLi members questions about self-publishing. This month’s questions include: should authors get liability insurance, how to make a PDF, whether you can display your ALLi badge on your books, and which self-publishing companies are reputable and provide effective service - especially in marketing and promotion? Join us to ask your own questions live.
  • Go Creative! Online Workshop: Business Block & Ask Orna Anything Q&A.

    May 1, 2018 | Facebook Live
    FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT: Go Creative! Online Workshop with a different theme each month. My theme for May is 'Business Block & Ask Orna Anything Q&A'. More details coming soon.
  • BEA Indie Author Fringe Online Conference

    May 14, 2016 | All day | Online on ALLi Author Advice Centre Blog
  • LIVE: AskALLi Member Q&A

    May 14, 2019 | 12PM BST | Facebook Live
    In this month’s Member Q&A, ALLi Director Orna Ross and US Ambassador Michael La Ronn answer member questions on Facebook Live at 12pm BST (7am EST, 4.30pm IST, 9pm AEST). Questions this month include: - What is the best way to copyright a book with multiple authors? - Is it better to send my readers to Book 1 in my series or my series page on Amazon? - What is the difference between an ASIN and an ISBN? A 10-digit ISBN vs a 13-digit ISBN? - How do I go about finding an English translator for my book? And more. There is still time to submit your questions here: https://www.allianceindependentauthors.org/submit-question-to-monthly-qa/ and you can also have your questions answered live during the session (bring along your membership number).
  • Self-Publishing Poetry Advice Clinic Plus Open Mic

    May 14, 2019 | 8PM BST | Facebook Live
    Our Open Mic is back, and in response to your feedback, with an emphasis on advice on self-publishing poetry. Next Tuesday 14th May at 8pm BST (3pm EST, 12.30am Wed 15th IST, 5am Wed 15th AEST), I’ll be running this monthly online event "Self Publishing Poetry Advice Clinic Plus Open Mic” on Facebook Live. Are you a poet who would like to reach a wider audience for your work? Do you want to learn how to publish and sell your poetry books? Then this event is for you — and the readers who will love to hear your work. It's a warm and welcoming space for poets of all kinds, at every stage of development, and for everyone who loves the spoken and written word. Featured Guest: Our featured guest this month will be Helen Eastman, Director of Live Canon, and we'll be talking about the wisdom of publishing pamphlets as well as full books—something I always do myself. To Attend and Enjoy Advice and great Poetry: Just turn up on my Facebook page, Tuesday next, 8pm London Time. To Register to Read or Perform: Write me (info@ornaross.com) and Sarah will put you on the list. First come, first served. We’ll send you a tech spec to ensure your sound is good enough to be included in our podcast. Follow my Patreon Page for Updates: https://www.patreon.com/OrnaRoss. Then turn up on the night!
  • LIVE: Should I Self-Publish or Traditionally Publish My Book?

    May 14, 2020 | 12PM BST | Facebook Live
    Our #AskALLi Member Q&A is hosted by Michael La Ronn and ALLi Director, Orna Ross. Our questions this month include: - Should I Self-Publish or Traditionally Publish My Book? - I am now published. Do I need to change my membership? - I want to write a biographical story that exposes racism I experienced, but I don't want to be sued for libel. How do I avoid that? - How do I preserve reviews if I publish a second edition of my book? - What website service does ALLi recommend to create my ecommerce website? - Where can I find the Ingram Spark promo code for ALLi Members?
  • LIVE: How To Feature Your Poetry - The Traditional Way and the New Way

    May 18, 2020 | 7PM BST | Facebook Live
    Are you maximising all opportunities for attracting attention to your poetry? In this special #AskALLi Poetry Salon about how to feature your poetry and poetry books, Orna and Dalma compare the traditional way, and the new way, of attracting attention to your poetry. Traditional way... - submit to literary magazines - competitions - eventual establishment of reputation and publication of a collection New way... - feature on podcasts and social media with other poets - sharing your audience and growing your readers - publishing your own chapbooks and books While exploring the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches, this salon will focus on opportunities in the vibrant new world of social media and self-publishing, and feature some examples.
  • 8th Annual Nonfiction Writers Conference

    May 2, 2018 | Online
    ONLINE EVENT: The Nonfiction Writers Conference has been carefully crafted to include top speakers with topics intended to shorten your learning curve and give you valuable skills for writing, publishing and promoting your books. Featuring 15 speakers over three days, all sessions are conducted via teleseminar, which means attendees from around the globe participate via phone or Skype.
  • LIVE: ALLi Self-Publishing Life Salon

    May 21, 2019 | 6PM BST | Facebook Live
    In their monthly salon about living the self-publisher’s life, ALLi director Orna Ross and creative coach Dan Blank discuss the importance of finding your rhythm and balance across the days and weeks. Orna proposes a three-part planning system that takes account of processing, promotion as well as production. And Dan explains why he doesn't believe in balance, but obsession, and discusses firm schedules and accountability.
  • LIVE: Selling Books from Your Author Website

    May 25, 2020 | 7.30PM BST | Facebook Live
    Uncertain if you should be selling books through your author website? In this month's #AskALLi Fiction and Non-Fiction Salon, Orna and Sacha outline the advantages and downsides of selling books directly to readers, from your own author website. They discuss: - the best tools - consider global taxation issues and other challenges - why building your own transactional website and email list is key to true independence as an indie author. And more! Tune in for more valuable advice on building a successful, sustainable author business. #AskALLi Self-Publishing Fiction and Non-fiction Salon is sponsored by Izzard Ink: "Where self-publishing is not publishing by yourself."
  • LIVE: AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Advice Salon

    May 27, 2019 | 7PM | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: What copyright means for the independent author Think copyright is boring? Think again. Copyright controversies have seen people take to the streets in recent months, sign petitions, boycott certain companies, and even black out Wikipedia. As big content, big tech and big legal fight court battles, Joanna and Orna talk about what it all means for the independent author, and ALLi’s new Copyright Bill of Rights. Plus: should authors try to stop piracy?
  • ALLi's Advanced Self-Publishing Salon

    May 29, 2018 | 4PM GMT | Webinar
    ONLINE EVENT: If you’re an indie author or creative entrepreneur with a published book, who is seeking more readers and engaged in building your brand and author platform, you’ll want to listen into this monthly chat between Joanna Penn, of TheCreativePenn.com and I. A must-do each month for any interested in publishing trends and opportunities.
  • AskALLI Advanced Self-Publishing Salon w/ Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

    May 30, 2017 | 8:00pm - 9:00pm GMT | Live on YouTube
    In this monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.
  • Ask ALLi Self-Publishing Q&A

    May 31, 2016 | 8:00pm | Google Hangout
    Alliance of Independent Authors Members Q&A: Ask ALLi is our regular monthly meet up where ALLi Members can get their self-publishing questions answered.
  • LIVE: The Most Useful Tools, Software and Services for Indie Authors

    May 4, 2020 | 7PM BST | Facebook Live
    From writing tools to formatting to planning, sales tracking, accounting and more. In this month's #AskALLi Advanced Salon, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn will talk about the tools they use that are the most advantageous for indie authors. You'll discover: - More about the Alliance of Independent Authors services watchdog desk - Latest software - Artificial intelligence tools And more... This salon is for you if you want to learn more about how digital tools are changing publishing for authors - and where you and your books fit in. #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon is sponsored by IngramSpark: ""Go Publish Yourself!"
  • How to Make a Living (and a Life) from Writing

    May 6, 2017 | 9:00am to 5:00pm | Room D06, Regent's Park University Inner Circle London NW1 4NS United Kingdom
    Tickets Available via EventBrite for this "How to Make a Living (and a Life) from Writing" event with Orna Ross and Joanna Penn
  • LIVE: AskALLi Beginners' Salon

    May 7, 2019 | 9AM BST | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: Copyright Matters for Indie Authors. In this months Beginners’ Salon, ALLi Director Orna Ross interviews guest expert Rebecca Giblin on the important topic of copyright. Associate Professor Giblin is an ARC Future Fellow and CREATe Fellow at the Faculty of Law, Monash University, Melbourne and runs the website is www.authorsinterest.org. As ALLi completes its Copyright Bill of Rights and surveys its members, Rebecca and Orna explain why understanding copyright is so important for indie authors, right from the start. And how to ensure that you are always going to be in a position to maximise your publishing rights while still fulfilling your duty to your readers.
  • LIVE: #AskALLi Self-Publishing Fiction & Non-Fiction

    November 11, 2019 | 7pm GMT | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: Book Marketing: Who is Your Reader and Why Should You Care? All the foundations of book marketing begin with knowing your audience. And that is your reader! How do you identify who your reader is? How deep do you need to dig? What difference does knowing exactly who your target reader is affect your overall book marketing approach? Join Boni Wagner-Stafford and Adam Croft as they discuss the differences and similarities of identifying readers of nonfiction versus fiction to help you build a strong base upon which to build all your book marketing activities. Brought to you by Izzard Ink Publishing: where Self-Publishing is no longer publishing by yourself. TUNE IN LIVE: 7pm GMT, 11am PST, 2pm EST, 11.30pm IST, 4am (next day) AEST
  • LIVE: #AskALLi Members Q&A and Self-Publishing News

    November 16, 2019 | 7pm GMT | Facebook Live
    To celebrate National Novel Writing Month, (NaNoWriMo), we will be focusing on writing questions. - What’s the best app to write my novel? - How do I conquer writer’s block? - Help! I’m stuck in the murky middle of my novel! - Where do I find beta readers? - What are the best tips for editing my novel? All are welcome to listen and learn but only ALLi Members can submit questions. Also, ALLi News Editor Dan Holloway updates us on the latest news from the indie author-publishing world. TUNE IN: 1PM GMT, 5am PST, 8am EST, 5.30pm IST, 10pm AEST
  • LIVE: Getting Help With Your Author Business

    November 16, 2020 | 7.30PM GMT | Facebook
    In this #AskALLi Fiction & Non-Fiction Salon, Orna Ross and Sacha Black talk about the value of getting help with your author business when you’re feeling overworked, overwhelmed or stuck. Where do you find good help? Do novelists need the same kinds of assistance as non-fiction authors? This session will help you to decide when to hire help and how to ensure it improves your situation. The #AskALLi Self-Publishing Fiction and Non-fiction Salon is sponsored by Izzard Ink: "Where self-publishing is not publishing by yourself."
  • International Writers Game

    November 17, 2018 | Odeon Point Village, North Dock Dublin 1, Ireland
    Over two days of focused Masterclasses, you will hear from and meet with International bestselling Authors, World Class Film Makers, Award Winning Game Narrative Designers, groundbreaking Comic Creators. At this exclusive two day event, writers can learn not only how to excel in each of these writing fields but how to bridge the gap between them. This April we focus on "Story" and "Crting Yours".
  • How to Make a Living (and a Life) from Writing

    November 19, 2016 | 9:00am | Room D06, Regent's Park University - Inner Circle, London, NW1 4NS, United Kingdom
    Do you want to leave your job and make a living with your writing? Would you like to transition into a full-time income from your creativity? Join Orna Ross and Joanna Penn to find out how.
  • LIVE: How to Fill the Creative Well and Ensure a Constant Flow of Ideas for your Books and your Business

    November 2, 2020 | 7PM GMT | Facebook
    In this month's #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss the topic of creative flow. From the necessity for creative rest and play, to the value of deep research and immersion, to using social media as a stimulator for ideas and words. Along the way, they answer some pressing questions for authors: - What are the best tools and techniques, to stimulate and capture ideas? - How do you select the right ideas? - What do you do when the ideas stop flowing? Tune in for all this and much much more. The #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon is sponsored by IngramSpark: "Go Publish Yourself!"
  • Go Creative! Workshop November 2018: The Sequence of Creative Success Step Two: Preparation

    November 21, 2018 | 7PM GMT | Facebook Live
    In this month's workshop we'll explore the things you need to have in place in order to be creatively effective, and optimize your productivity and profit: Time and Space, Family and Friends, Tools and Techniques, Pace and Process. How to prepare for a lifetime in creative business and also for your next creative session.
  • ALCS How Can Writers Monetise their Content in the Digital Age?

    November 22, 2018 | 1.30PM | Royal Society in London
  • Amazon Academy

    November 23, 2016 | 9:30am to 4:00pm | Amazon Fashion Photography Studio in Hoxton, London
    Enterprise Nation has partnered with Amazon and The Guardian Small Business Network. If you are looking to grow your business by improving your knowledge of the internet and digital technology to increase online sales and exports this is the event for you! Enterprise Nation has partnered with Amazon and The Guardian Small Business Network to deliver a one-day event with advice from a host of experts on how to succeed in the digital economy, as well as practical workshops on how Amazon can help your business grow.
  • How To Create Anything: From Concept To Completion. A Day Seminar & Workshop

    November 25, 2017 | 10:00am GMT | Regent's Park University Herringham Hall Inner Circle Regents Park London NW1 4NS United Kingdom
    "How To Create Anything" is a day seminar and practical workshop focussed on you: your innate creative potential and how to apply it to what you most want to create in your life.
  • LIVE: #AskALLi Self-Publishing Poetry Salon

    November 25, 2019 | 7PM GMT | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: Poetry Book Marketing Part 2: Developing Your Action Plan Building on the basic marketing plan established last time, Orna and Dalma move on to choosing some specific actions that feel right for you. Emphasising a spirit of experiment and exploration, they suggest a number of options available to poets, from book promotion websites to social media. And show how poets are reaching readers in a variety of niches, without eating too much into writing time. Tune in 7pm GMT, 11am PST, 2pm EST, 11.30pm IST, 4am (next day) AEST
  • AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon with Joanna Penn #22

    November 26, 2018 | 7PM GMT | Facebook Live
    FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT for published indie authors and creative entrepreneurs seeking more readers and to build a brand and author platform. This month's topic: Topic: Position Yourself For Success in 2019 Join Joanna and me for the latest thoughts on content marketing and business building in fiction and poetry, as well as nonfiction, with a focus this month on positioning yourself for success next year. Catch up on the latest self-publishing news for author entrepreneurs, including search on voice devices and the importance of a good pitch. And, as always, actionable advice how to attain true commercial and creative independence as an author.
  • AskALLI Advanced Self-Publishing Salon w/ Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

    November 28, 2017 | 8:00pm - 9:00pm GMT | Online
    In this Advanced monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.
  • Ask ALLi Self-Publishing Q&A

    November 29, 2016 | 8:00pm GMT | Online on Google Hangouts
    Your Self-Publishing Questions answered by Orna Ross & Joanna Penn. Each month, Orna Ross answers Member’s self-publishing questions. Our monthly Member Q&A is part of our “Ask ALLi” Campaign: in which ALLi (Alliance of Independent Authors) commits to answering any question about self-publishing.
  • LIVE: Launching A First Poetry Book: Lessons from a New Self-Published Poet

    November 30, 2020 | 9PM GMT | Facebook
    Joining Orna Ross in this month's #AskALLi Self-Publishing Poetry Salon is indie poet Lauren Lott who will outline the steps she took to launch her first poetry collection, ‘The Remains of Burning, words for when what you thought would never happen, happens’, the wins she enjoyed and the challenges she observed along the way. - What went well - What will she do differently next time - What lessons can other indie poets take from her experience Lauren lives in Lake Macquarie, on the East Coast of Australia and is currently working on her second collection to be released in 2021. Tune in for more self-publishing poetry advice.
  • LIVE: #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon

    November 4, 2019 | 7pm GMT | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: Is Germany the next Self-Publishing Opportunity? Lessons from Frankfurt BookFair and the ALLi Translations Rights Program. As Amazon opens its ads dashboard in the UK and Germany, and a number of the authors on the ALLi Indie Author Translation Rights project turn their attention there, Orna and Joanna consider the options for Indie authors around the world who’d like to reach the 29.1 million ebook readers in Germany, in English or in translation. Joanna will report back from Frankfurt Book Fair and Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith’s Business Masterclass in Vegas and Orna will have news from ALLi's indie author rights translation program. Should you consider self-publishing in Germany? Brought to you by Specialist Sponsor IngramSpark. TIME ZONES: 7pm GMT, 11am PST, 2pm EST, 11.30pm IST, 4am (next day) AEST
  • AskALLI Advanced Self-Publishing Salon w/ Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

    November 7, 2017 | 8:00pm - 9:00pm GMT | Online
    In this Advanced monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.
  • LIVE: How do I Manage my Privacy as an Author?

    November 9, 2020 | Midday GMT | Facebook
    Our #AskALLi Member Q&A is hosted by Michael La Ronn and ALLi Director, Orna Ross. Our questions this month include: - "What kind of contracts should I consider for crowdfunding my book? - Where can I find free images to use on my book cover? - What is the best way to advertise my book on Barnes & Noble? - What is ALLi's stance on licensing and collecting societies?" Tune in for the answers to these and much more!
  • Freewriting Review

    October 10, 2018 | 7PM GMT | Facebook Live
    In this online workshop, I'll outline a methodology for reviewing free-writing, to intensify the process.
  • LIVE: Should I Re-work & Republish my Book After Making a Mistake?

    October 12, 2020 | Midday BST | Facebook
    ALLi's #AskALLi Member Q&A is hosted by Michael La Ronn and me, Director of ALLi. Our questions this month include: - Which self-publishing service is best for literary fiction? - What's the best way to sell print books direct from my website? - What's the best way to offer a prize drawing for one of my books? - How much does a good editor cost? Tune in for the answers to these and much more!
  • Tips Tricks and Tools for Self-publishing Authors

    October 13, 2017 | 4:30pm | Frankfurt Book Fair, International Hall 3
    Details to follow
  • How Self-publishing Authors Can Create More, Create Faster and Create Better

    October 13, 2017 | 3:30pm | Frankfurt Book Fair, International Hall 3
    Orna Ross shares the core principles of a creative mindset and her favorite creative tools. The aim of this session is to show you how to cultivate the create state, understand your own creative psychology and empower you to write and publish more, faster and better.
  • Frankfurt Book Fair Indie Author Fringe

    October 14, 2017 | 10am for 24 hours | Online
    Indie Author Fringe is a three-times a year, online conference for self-publishing authors, brought to you by the Alliance of Independent Authors. The focus of our October event is RUNNING AN AUTHOR BUSINESS.
  • LIVE: #AskALLi Self-Publishing Fiction & Non-Fiction

    October 14, 2019 | 7pm BST | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: The benefits of publishing in multiple formats and platforms Going wide and being selectively exclusive is definitely the safest way to a sustainable and scalable author business. But is it the same for fiction and nonfiction? And what is the best approach at different points of an author business? Orna Ross and Adam Croft enjoy a wide-ranging discussion on the benefits of publishing in multiple formats and platforms—and the different kinds of business models employed by fiction and non-fiction writers.
  • Go Creative! Workshop October - The Sequence of Creative Business Success: Stage One. Passion, Mission and “Mashion”

    October 16, 2018 | 7PM GMT | Facebook Live
    A successful creative business is born when what you love to do meets enough customers who love that you do it too AND (crucially) who are willing to pay you for your output. In this online workshop you will learn how the mashup your passion and mission (“mashion”) gives you your focal point: the place where your business meets its micro-niche, finds its tribe and optimises pleasure and profit for all involved. You will also be taught how to profitably shape your products and services and how to ensure you build profit into every business decision you make.
  • LIVE: #AskALLi Members Q&A and Self-Publishing News

    October 19, 2019 | 1PM BST | Facebook Live
    Answers to members’ current self-publishing queries, co-hosted with Partner Liaison and US Ambassador, Michael La Ronn. All are welcome to listen and learn but only ALLi Members can submit questions. Also, ALLi News Editor Dan Holloway updates us on the latest news from the indie author-publishing world. Questions this month include: - I published my book with a publisher, the publisher did a bad job, and now I got my rights back. I want to self-publish, but "used" copies of the original publication are still available. How do I market my book around the early edition? - Has ALLi ever heard of certain publishers that might be suspected of being shady? - If I make a change to my book, do I need to register a copyright for it again? - How can I find a children's book illustrator? - Where can I find information on starting my author business?
  • LIVE: Advice from SelfPubCon and Amazon UK’s Storyteller Award

    October 19, 2020 | 9PM BST | Facebook
    In this #AskALLi Fiction & Non-Fiction Salon, Orna Ross and Sacha Black talk about lessons learned about current trends in self-publishing fiction and non-fiction, from taking part in two key indie author events that are just over: - Self-Publishing Advice Conference (SelfPubCon), and - Amazon UK’s Storyteller Award Orna and Sacha discuss the experience of judging the award and overseeing the conference and invite your questions about the top takeaways for authors. The #AskALLi Self-Publishing Fiction and Non-fiction Salon is sponsored by Izzard Ink: ""Where self-publishing is not publishing by yourself."
  • Digital Book World

    October 2, 2018 | Nashville, Tennesse
    Thought leadership, best practices, and the gathering of community across the wide world of publishing. Orna's Presentation Topic: Writing and Publishing For a Living: Creative Business For Indie Authors. ALLi has deeply discounted tickets for members and friends and a few scholarships to give away, that cover conference fee and accommodation.
  • FBF Indie Author Fringe Online Conference

    October 22, 2016 | All day | Online on ALLi Author Advice Centre Blog
  • LIVE: How to Work with a Poetry Editor: What Poets Need to Know

    October 26, 2020 | 7PM BST | Facebook
    Joining Orna Ross in this month's #AskALLi Self-Publishing Poetry Salon is Jon Davis, Bookfox's Poetry Editor and author of five chapbooks and six full-length poetry collections. Jon received the Lavan Prize from the Academy of American Poets, a GE Younger Writers Award, the Off the Grid Poetry Prize, and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. He also served as the City of Santa Fe’s fourth Poet Laureate from 2013-2015. Together, Orna and Jon discuss editing a poem, a chapbook and a full collection. They will also explore the different kinds of poetry editing: - developmental - line editing - proofreading Livestream viewers are invited to submit a first draft of a poem and Jon will do some editorial analysis of how it might be improved.
  • LIVE: #AskALLi Self-Publishing Poetry Salon

    October 28, 2019 | 7PM BST | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: How To Market Self-Published Poetry Books. Many poets spend a lot of time submitting to literary journals and competitions but the new way to reach poetry readers is through digital social media and book publishing. In this session poet and ALLi Director Orna Ross, and Business Developer at book distributor PublishDrive, Dalma Szentpály, discuss some of the many ways to make and market poetry books today.
  • AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon with Orna Ross & Joanna Penn #21

    October 29, 2018 | 7PM GMT | Facebook Live
    The Advanced Self-Publishing Salon is a FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT and part of the Alliance of Independent Authors Advice podcasts. It's aimed at published indie authors and creative entrepreneurs seeking to build a brand, readership and platform, and run a successful author business.
  • Digital Book World

    October 3, 2018 | Nashville, Tennesse
    Thought leadership, best practices, and the gathering of community across the wide world of publishing. Orna's Presentation Topic: Writing and Publishing For a Living: Creative Business For Indie Authors. ALLi has deeply discounted tickets for members and friends and a few scholarships to give away, that cover conference fee and accommodation.
  • Digital Book World

    October 4, 2018 | Nashville, Tennesse
    Thought leadership, best practices, and the gathering of community across the wide world of publishing. Orna's Presentation Topic: Writing and Publishing For a Living: Creative Business For Indie Authors. ALLi has deeply discounted tickets for members and friends and a few scholarships to give away, that cover conference fee and accommodation.
  • LIVE: 10 Premium Products That Authors Can Create and Sell to True Fans

    October 5, 2020 | 7PM BST | Facebook
    A premium product or service is a high-value item that an author sells alongside their books to expand influence and income. A well-selected premium product can more than double the profit in your author business. But what premium products work for authors? Drawing on ALLi’s ten possible business plans for authors, Joanna Penn and I suggest premium products across fiction, nonfiction and poetry from the obvious to the unusual. The #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon is sponsored by IngramSpark: ""Go Publish Yourself!"
  • Fall 2018 Self-Publishing Advice Conference

    October 6, 2018 | Online
    SPACon is a 24-hour event that is ONLINE online and will run in conjunction with the end of the Digital Book World Conference. You can register for the FREE online event that will run for 24 hours on October 6th.
  • LIVE: #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Life Salon

    October 7, 2019 | 7PM BST | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: How To License Your Publishing Rights. Advice from the Brand Licensing Show London Orna and Joanna bring back advice and information on publishing right deal-making, negotiation and collaboration, on everything from stationery to video, TV to merchandise. Discover new trends and ideas and learn how to build partnerships & secure brand rights. https://www.brandlicensing.eu/brand-licensing-publishers The Advanced Self-Publishing Salon is brought to you by Specialist Sponsor IngramSpark.
  • Dublin Writers' Conference Panel: Writing Craft – The Creative Elements

    Saturday, 24th June 2017 | 14:00 – 17:00 | The Academy Plaza Hotel, Findlater Place, Dublin 1
    Writing Craft – The Creative Elements Panel featuring Orna Ross
  • Self-Publishing Advice Conference Fall 2019

    September 14, 2019 | 24 Hours | Online
    Twice a year the Alliance of Independent Authors runs The Self-Publishing Advice Conference (#SelfPubCon), a free online self-publishing conference for indie authors, run in tandem with a major international publishing conference. SelfPubCon brings 24 sessions of the latest self-publishing news and interviews, webinars and presentations over 24-hours, live to indie authors everywhere. Pitch sessions, round tables and social media engagement add to the excitement on the day. The next conference–Fall 2019 #SelfPubCon–will run on September 14th, in partnership with Digital Book World.
  • LIVE: Getting the Most from Advertising on Amazon

    September 14, 2020 | 8PM BST | Facebook
    Our usual AskALLi Members Q&A is taking a break for this month and being replaced by an Amazon special salon. From understanding the customer journey to the benefits of Sponsored Products, this ALLi event is for authors who are getting started with Amazon Advertising and want to learn how to set themselves up for success. Joining me will be Amazon’s UK Manager for Kindle Direct Publishing, Darren Hardy, and his colleague Suzanne O’Kelley, Senior Manager, Advertiser Experience.
  • LIVE: #AskALLi Self-Publishing Fiction & Non-Fiction Salon

    September 16, 2019 | 7pm BST | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: Book blurbs, book hooks! Orna Ross, Adam Croft, and Boni Wagner-Stafford discuss the similarities, differences, and key elements in your book blurbs. What must every indie author include in their blurb? What should they never include? What are the differences between fiction versus nonfiction book blurbs? Tune in for this session on book blurb best practices.
  • Orna Ross Reading from/Talking about “Her Secret Rose” at Triskele Lit Fest 2016

    September 17, 2016 | 1:00pm | Lift in Islington
    Orna Ross Reading from/Talking about “Her Secret Rose” at Triskele Lit Fest 2016
  • Go Creative! Workshop September 2018, The Sequence of Creative Business Success: Overview

    September 18, 2018 | 7PM GMT | Facebook Live
    Last month we looked at how to apply the creative process to creative enterprise. This month we outline the sequence of creative success for anyone running a passion-powered business.
  • LIVE: #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon

    September 2, 2019 | 7pm BST | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: How To use Audio To Market and Sell Books. From audiobooks to readings to podcasts, audio has never been a hotter topic in publishing but how do you use audio to market and sell books? In search of the answers, Joanna is off to the Podcast Movement Conference in Orlando and Orna is preparing an advance summary of the audio sessions at Digital Book World. The session will also focus on how you monetise audio. Brought to you by Specialist Sponsor IngramSpark.
  • AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon with Joanna Penn: #20

    September 21, 2018 | 7PM GMT | Facebook Live
    FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT for published indie authors and creative entrepreneurs seeking more readers and to build a brand and author platform. The theme for this month is “How To Launch A Book”
  • LIVE: #AskALLi Members Q&A and Self-Publishing News

    September 21, 2019 | 1pm BST | Facebook Live
    This is where ALLi Director Orna Ross and Partner Liaison and US Ambassador, Michael La Ronn answer members' current self-publishing questions. Questions this month include: - I'm struggling with formatting my paperback. What should I do? - Help! My publishing is withholding my royalties. Can I file a class action lawsuit? - What is hybrid publishing and should I consider it? - I've been approached by a foreign literary agency about translating my book. What should I do? - Should I create a coloring book companion to my children's book?
  • LIVE: Using ACCESS Marketing to Get Your Book Infront of the Right Readers

    September 21, 2020 | 7.30PM BST | Facebook
    In this #AskALLi Self-Publishing Fiction & Non-Fiction Salon, Sacha Black will be interviewing me about the concept of ACCESS Marketing from my new book, Creative Self-Publishing. ACCESS stands for Attract, Captivate, Connect, Engage, Subscribe, Satisfy, Sell and ACCESS marketing is a carefully crafted sequence of communications--which you also use to get words for your work-in-progress--that gives you direct access to the right readers for your books. The #AskALLi Self-Publishing Fiction and Non-fiction Salon is sponsored by Izzard Ink: ""Where self-publishing is not publishing by yourself."
  • AskALLI Advanced Self-Publishing Salon w/ Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

    September 26, 2017 | 8:00pm - 9:00pm GMT | Online
    In this monthly Self-Publishing Salon, Orna and Joanna are partnering to discuss their writing and publishing projects, and bring you all the latest tools and trends for indie authors.
  • Ask ALLi Self-Publishing Q&A

    September 27, 2016 | 8:00pm | Google Hangout Live
    Alliance of Independent Authors Members Q&A: Ask ALLi is our regular monthly meet up where ALLi Members can get their self-publishing questions answered.
  • SELF-PUBLISHING & WOMEN’S FICTION: More Than Romance

    September 27, 2017 | Matera, Italy
    More details to follow
  • The Women’s Fiction Festival

    September 27, 2018 | Matara, Italy
    LIVE EVENT: The Women’s Fiction Festival in Matera, Italy, is a writer’s conference with a difference. It is for all those who love to write and those who love to read. Writers, readers, editors meet during the three days of the Women’s Fiction Festival to learn from the panels and workshops about the latest developments in publishing and in women’s fiction.
  • LIVE: Using Instagram to Grow Your Poetry Audience

    September 28, 2020 | 7PM BST | Facebook
    In this month’s #AskALLi Self-Publishing Poetry Salon, I take a deep dive into the most popular social medium for sharing poetry: Instagram, and speak to a young poet who has grown her following to 15K, using only organic methods. Also: - how you can submit your poems to my new platform for self-publishing poets #indiepoetryplease - plans for the Self-Publishing Poetry podcast in 2021 Tune in for more valuable poetry advice.
  • LIVE: #AskALLi Self-Publishing Poetry Salon

    September 30, 2019 | 7pm BST | Facebook Live
    TOPIC: How to Self-Publish A Poetry Chapbook Sometimes called pamphlets, chapbooks are short collection of poems, inexpensively and usually independently published, typically in ebook or paperback format—though indies are now producing POD hardbacks and audiobooks of their own readings too. Orna publishes chapbooks regularly, whenever she has ten publishable poems for her “Poems to Inspire” series. In this session, Orna and Dalma will explore the delights and challenges of chapbook publishing, including some upcoming chapbook publishing competitions.
  • Launch of Monday Motivator Email

    September 5, 2016 | Your Inbox
    Sign up for my weekly dose of Creative Motivation.
  • Nielsen Book Author & Publisher Evening

    September 5, 2017 | 17:30 – 21:00 BST | Free Word Centre 60 Farringdon Road Clerkenwell London EC1R 3GA United Kingdom
    Nielsen Book and the Alliance of Independent Authors are delighted to host an Author and Publisher Evening at the Free Word Centre in London. This is a must attend event for any authors or publishers who want to learn more about our services and how they can help ensure your books are widely available and easy to discover!
  • What Makes a Writer? Presented By: The Literary Consultancy

    September 5, 2018 | 5PM-7PM GMT | Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA
    An opportunity to hear the outcomes of a large- scale study into the motivations and processes of writers, ranging from what influenced them in childhood to how they get started today.
  • AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon #19: September 2018.

    September 5, 2018 | 7PM GMT | Live on the Alliance of Independent Authors Facebook Page
    AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon is a FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT for published indie authors and creative entrepreneurs seeking to build a brand, readership and platform and run a successful author business. This month Joanna and I will be bringing you the latest news in author-publishing, including the latest publishing trends and opportunities.
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