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May
30
8:00pm - 9:00pm GMT
Live on YouTube

Self-Publishing Salon with Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

Ask ALLi self-publishing salonIn 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.

Even though this Salon is primarily aimed at more experienced authors, there will still be takeaways and knowledge sharing that is relevant to all indie authors. But if you haven’t self-published yet or only have one book to your name, some of the strategies they discuss may not be relevant.

Global Dates and Times: 

Time: Like all ALLi Insights events, this one goes out at 12noon PST (Vancouver) / 3pm EST (New York City / 6pm BRST (Sao Paolo) / 8pm GMT (London) / 10pm SAST (Johannesburg) /and +1Day 1.30am IST (Dehli) and 7am AEDT (Sydney)

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Meet the Ask ALLi Hosts

Joanna Penn Author ProfileJoanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author, as well as writing non-fiction for authors. She is also a professional speaker and entrepreneur, voted as one of The Guardian UK Top 100 creative professionals 2013.

She spent 13 years as a business IT consultant in large corporations across the globe before becoming a full-time author-entrepreneur in September 2011.

Connect with Joanna on Twitter @thecreativepenn
Orna Ross Headshot Black and WhiteOrna Ross launched the Alliance of Independent Authors at the London Book Fair in 2012. Her work for ALLi has seen her named as one of The Bookseller’s “100 top people in publishing”.

She also publishes poetry, fiction and nonfiction, and is greatly excited by the democratising, empowering potential of author-publishing.

Connect with Orna on Twitter @OrnaRoss

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.
Date
May 30, 2017
Time / Duration
8:00pm - 9:00pm GMT
Location / Address
Live on YouTube
May
06
9:00am to 5:00pm
Room D06, Regent's Park University Inner Circle London NW1 4NS United Kingdom

How to Make a Living (and a Life) from Writing

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?

Maybe you have written a book already, or have a blog, but you’re not making a decent income from it and you’re ready to take it to the next level.

How to Make a Living (and a Life) from Writing

Starting out is scary…

Every time you think about building a career based on writing, you hear the following voices in your head:

  • Who are you to think that you could do this?
  • No one makes decent money from writing these days. I’ll never be able to pay the bills.
  • My writing isn’t strong enough to compete.
  • I could fail.
  • What if it all ends up being a massive mistake?

You convince yourself to give up before you’ve even started.

But now is the best time in history to make a living from your writing!

The internet enables writers to reach a global audience and earn an income online. Publishing has been radically changed by the rise of ebooks, mobile technology and print on demand options that enable authors to reach customers directly across the world.

Free marketing tools empower creatives to find their fans and interact without a middleman. It truly is a renaissance for writers, and you have a chance to be a part of it!

This inspirational and info-packed day will expand the possibilities for your writing, and you will leave with personalised next steps to further your creative and entrepreneurial career.

Your presenters

Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

Orna Ross writes and publishes novels, poetry and nonfiction guides for creatives and creativists. An award-winning and bestselling indie author, Orna is the founder of the non-profit association for self-publishers, the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), and each year since 2013 has been named one of The Bookseller’s Top 100 people in publishing. Twitter: @ornaross.

Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author (as J.F.Penn) and non-fiction, an international professional speaker and award-winning creative entrepreneur. Her site, TheCreativePenn.com is regularly voted one of the Top 10 sites for writers. Joanna left her day job in 2011 to become a full-time author-entrepreneur and now runs a multi-six-figure business. She has written 21 books. Twitter: @thecreativepenn

Come along to this one day workshop and you will leave with:

  • Ideas on how you can make a living with your writing
  • A deeper understanding of your relationship with money, how the creative process works, and your own creative process
  • The different business models you can use as a writer in today’s global, digital marketplace
  • Creative tools and techniques, including f-r-e-e-writing, that connect you to your own creative power
  • An overview of how to take advantage of changes in the publishing industry and the information you need to actually make money with books – fiction and/or non-fiction
  • An understanding of how you create the life you want
  • Instructions on how to use other forms of writing, including blogging, to carry your message while boosting your book income
  • A step-by-step transition map to take you to making your living as a writer

Who is the workshop for?

  • People of any age or profession who want to live more creatively and make a living from writing.
  • Authors of fiction and/or non-fiction, who want to create more financial return from their writing and publishing
  • Bloggers and freelance writers who want to expand creative and commercial  possibilities by publishing books

Agenda:

9 – 9.30: Registration so we can start on time at 9.30am

9.30 – 11: Money mindsets: what’s yours? Applying the creative process to money itself. How writers get paid. Business models.The magic of intellectual property. The magic of f-r-e-e-writing.

11 – 11.30 – Coffee break

11.30 – 1: How to make money from books, fiction and non-fiction. The creative skills you need  to write and publish well.

1 – 2pm: Lunch

2 – 3.30pm: How to make money from spin-offs and other forms of writing, including blogging, product sales, affiliate income, consulting/coaching, speaking, sponsorship, and more. Passion and Mission. Aligning ancillary income with your creative intentions.

3.30 – 4: Coffee break

4 – 5: Transitioning to full-time: Your personal map. Sustaining a creative career and a creative life. Your next steps. Q&A

The workshop includes:

  • Downloadable PDF of slides from the workshop
  • Creating Money, Creating Meaning from Writing:  Mini-Workbook
  • eBook of How to Make a Living with Your Writing by Joanna Penn
  • eBook of Creating Money, Creating Meaning by Orna Ross

Venue and Practicalities:

Regent’s Park University is set in the gorgeous surroundings of Regents Park in central London.

It’s a 10-minute walk from Baker Street Tube and there are coffee and food options on site for the breaks, including a Starbucks and a cafeteria. You can bring something from the many cafes and shops around Baker Street.

There is accessibility into the room for wheelchairs.

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

Past Events

  • 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.
  • Indie Author Fringe: London Book Fair

    April 15, 2016 | All day | London
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BEA Indie Author Fringe Online Conference

    May 14, 2016 | All day | Online on ALLi Author Advice Centre Blog
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FBF Indie Author Fringe Online Conference

    October 22, 2016 | All day | Online on ALLi Author Advice Centre Blog
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Launch of Monday Motivator Email

    September 5, 2016 | Your Inbox
    Sign up for my weekly dose of Creative Motivation.