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Future Events

October
19
1PM BST
Facebook Live
LIVE: #AskALLi Members Q&A and Self-Publishing News

LIVE: #AskALLi Members Q&A and Self-Publishing News

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?
Date
October 19, 2019
Time / Duration
1PM BST
Location / Address
Facebook Live
October
28
7PM BST
Facebook Live
LIVE: #AskALLi Self-Publishing Poetry Salon

LIVE: #AskALLi Self-Publishing Poetry Salon

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.
Date
October 28, 2019
Time / Duration
7PM BST
Location / Address
Facebook Live
November
04
7pm GMT
Facebook Live
LIVE: #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon

LIVE: #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon

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
Date
November 4, 2019
Time / Duration
7pm GMT
Location / Address
Facebook Live
November
11
7pm GMT
Facebook Live
LIVE: #AskALLi Self-Publishing Fiction & Non-Fiction

LIVE: #AskALLi Self-Publishing Fiction & Non-Fiction

TOPIC: Formatting and design This month, Orna and Adam explore what options there are for ensuring your books look as good as possible, inside and out? What are the different opportunities or limitations between fiction and nonfiction? 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
Date
November 11, 2019
Time / Duration
7pm GMT
Location / Address
Facebook Live

Past Events

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: #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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • #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 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 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.
  • 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/
  • 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: 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: 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: 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).
  • 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?
  • 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 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).
  • 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: 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 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”.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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”
  • Apply The Creative Process To Your Business Process

    August 21, 2018 | 7pm | Online Facebook Event
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ALCS How Can Writers Monetise their Content in the Digital Age?

    November 22, 2018 | 1.30PM | Royal Society in London
  • 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".
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SELF-PUBLISHING & WOMEN’S FICTION: More Than Romance

    September 27, 2017 | Matera, Italy
    More details to follow
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Launch of Monday Motivator Email

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

    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 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.
  • FBF Indie Author Fringe Online Conference

    October 22, 2016 | All day | Online on ALLi Author Advice Centre Blog
  • BEA Indie Author Fringe Online Conference

    May 14, 2016 | All day | Online on ALLi Author Advice Centre Blog
  • 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.
  • Indie Author Fringe: London Book Fair

    April 15, 2016 | All day | London