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Five Tips For Growing Your Author Business: This Month’s Advanced Author Salon from ALLi

This month’s theme: 5 Tips for Growing your Author Business  In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon for the Alliance of Independent Authors, Joanna and I share the lessons we learned at Novelists Inc, Digital Book World, and the Women’s Fiction Festival in Matera Italy. We turned it into five tips that authors need to know right now to progress their author business. Topics discussed this week included: ALLi’s submission to the All Party Writers Group on Author Income ALLi website upgrades and guidebooks update October Member Magazine is out (cover girl!) Jo launched Valley of Dry Bones and completing three short stories in audio…

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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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Tired of Feeling Angry? What Happened When One Author Wrote a Letter To Her Anger.

Is it possible to overcome anger by writing it a letter? Continuing this week’s theme about why creatives write letters to self, author Bonnie Lacy brings us this guest post about how she turned to personal writing when life issues mounted to overload. You know when you are working on an idea, a book, a project and there are pictures, people, words, references to your subject all over—on TV, in a magazine, or when you’re out-and-about—that you’ve never noticed before? Coincidental? I don’t think so. This happened to me when working on my book, Rage Rising: My Walk Through the Dark Tunnel of Anger. I was…

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: Creative Business, Monday Motivator

Week 31 2018: What Are You Making In Your Creative Business This Week?

This week I’ll be continuing my refocus and it’s a topic I’ll be discussing in a Facebook Live discussion with Joanna Penn this evening, Monday, at 5pm London time, 12pm New York, 9am Vancouver, 1pm Brazil, 2am Sydney (Tuesday 31st July), and 9.30pm Delhi. Joanna is dropping a whole book series and shifting her scriptwriting forwards and I’m reshaping The Creativist Club to be a self-service entity. I’m also finally getting round to implementing the techniques I found in researching my Go Creative! books, and all good the self-publishing advice I’ve been passing to others, and applying them to my…

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Creative Entrepreneurs and Money: My Interview by Joanna Penn

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Your Monday Motivator: The Creativist Club is Open

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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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ALLi Members Self Publishing Q&A June 2016

Each month Joanna Penn and I host a self-publishing Q&A live on Google Hangout, which is also available afterwards as a YouTube video and iTunes podcast. This month people want to know … How to go about the logistics of selling in different markets Splitting stories into self-contained series Paid-for advertising How to find bloggers for self-marketing purposes If you’re an ALLi member, there’s still time to submit a question: Click here to submit your questions Click this link to join the Ask ALLi Google+ Hangout Event and watch it live Date: 28th June 2016 Global Dates and Times: Time: 12noon PST…

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ALLi Members Self Publishing Q&A May 2016

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