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Alliance of Independent Authors Blog Roundup 2020 Week 18
Creative Publishing: Self-publishing News

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

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

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Creative Publishing: Self-publishing News

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

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

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Creative Publishing: Self-publishing News

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

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

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: Creative Business, Events & Courses

Join me and lots of ALLi members at Digital Book World

Self-Publishing 3.0 Self-Publishing 1.0 was desktop publishing and POD. Self-Publishing 2.0 was selling ebooks for ereaders and phones via online bookstores. We are now entering the era of self-publishing 3.0: author-publishers building sustainable enterprises. How? Through direct sales, subscription models, crowdsourced patronage, and other income streams. This presentation surveys the achievements of indie authors and outlines the sequence to creative business success for authors. These are the steps, and the order in which to do them, that optimizes creative flow and maximize income, impact, and influence and will be of interest to every author and publisher working in the digital…

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Creative Publishing: Alliance of Independent Authors

September’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon for the Alliance of Independent Authors

In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon for the Alliance of Independent Authors, Joanna and I did a news overview show, discussing the latest news in author-publishing, including the latest publishing trends and opportunities. Topics discussed this week included: ALLi is getting ready for Digital Book World and our online Self-Publishing Advice Conference. Self-Publishing 3.0 campaign. Joanna is finishing Valley of Dry Bones. What’s it like to co-write with your mom? I’m getting ready to launch two very different books: A poetry collection “Keepers” and the first book in the GoCreative! series, which is all about fostering creative flow. We talked about…

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: Creative Business

Freeing Writing, Freeing Reading: Zadie Smith In Conversation With Orna Ross

Freeing Writing, Freeing Reading: Zadie Smith. World-renowned author, Zadie Smith,  who has said that she owes her “whole life to books and libraries”, is to return to NW2 in support of Friends of Cricklewood Library. And I’m thrilled to have been invited to interview and chair a discussion with her. I’m a huge fan of Zadie’s work, her essays as well as her fiction. And the event is in aid of Cricklewood Library, a cause very close to my heart and my home. Feel Free is Zadie’s newest book and our theme for the evening is Free to Read, Free To Write. Expect a, yes, freewheeling…

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Creative Publishing: Indie Author Fringe

It’s Indie Author Fringe Day, Frankfurt Book Fair 2017

Today is Indie Author Fringe Day, Frankfurt Book Fair 2017. Twenty-four hours of self-publishing education, all online, all free. The virtual doors are now open. Tell your author friends to come on over. We have lots of prizes, giveaways and discount deals, as well as great information and a fabulous roster of speakers, including Joanna Penn, Adam Croft, Mark Dawson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith. Our theme for this fringe event is: How To Run A Successful Indie Author Business and we’re bringing you live action from Frankfurt Book Fair’s International Self-Publishing program, organized by Porter Anderson (left). Plus the sort…

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Creative Publishing: Highlights from the Alliance of Independent Authors Self-Publishing Advice Blog

Every Tuesday, I bring you the Self-Publishing Advice Blog highlights of the past seven days. This week, our intrepid news editor, Dan Holloway’s, news round-up begins by congratulating Kathleen Jowitt on being the first indie author to win the Betty Trask Award. (Huge well done Kathleen!) He also includes the latest Smashwords survey, Elsevier winning their court battle, a warning about Publish America, a series of events aimed at indie authors you won’t want to miss, and he announces our revamped AskALLi broadcast schedule. I attended an event in London where Joanna Penn – colleague and friend – spoke on the topic: The Author As Publisher: Opportunity or Vanity?…

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Every Tuesday, I bring you the Self-Publishing Advice Blog highlights of the past seven days. This week, our intrepid news editor, Dan Holloway’s, news round-up included Amazon’s newest acquisition, the latest ebook figures, Draft2Digital’s venture into the audio world, and justice is served to JK Publishing. I held my monthly Q&A, inviting special guest Joseph Alexander along – a non-fiction indie author. We started off by chatting about Joseph’s journey from guitar teacher to a million dollar brand, before moving on to the Member Q&A session where he offered sound, actionable advice that any beginning indie author could benefit from. Listen here. Laura Morelli addressed the contentious issue of indies…

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: Creative Business, Go Creative! Show

The Go Creative! Show Episode 20: The Creativist Club Is Open

Delighted to officially announce that our Creativist Club is now open. In this week’s show, we return to our original format of three segments – Creative Writing, Creative Publishing and Creative Living. This week, I read some of my favourite poetry from the likes of Liam Neeson in the Creative Writing segment. We’re also joined by Joanna Penn in the Creative Publishing segment where we discuss how the world is opening up to indie authors. And finally, in our Creative Living segment, we’re excited to formally announce our Creativist Club – we give you all the details and tell you why…

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