Hello and welcome to the Author Advice Centre run by The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), the global non-profit association for writers who self-publish. Here you'll find a blog, PDF downloads, information about our Indie Author Fringe Conferences and our guidebooks & publications.
Have you heard of Scapple? It’s a mind-mapping tool from Literature and Latte designed to help authors plan books – and in this post ALLi author Jeff Shear explains why he’s found it especially helpful in planning a series of novels.
GDPR is coming and indies need to understand what it means for them. A big breakthrough for indies is the vote by the Romantic Novelists’ Association to grant full voting rights to self-published members.
I was going to launch right into how authors, no matter where they live in the world, need to not only comply with new European regulations that go into effect May 25 protecting their readers’ privacy, but they should feel very good about doing it. But, then, I thought that before I get into the weeds on […]
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice broadcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly IndieVoices’ self-publishing salon with interviews conducted by ALLi Managing Editor Howard Lovy and updates from News Editor Dan Holloway. This Month’s IndieVoices Claire Baldry of East Sussex, UK, is 63 years old and recently launched a website […]
Wondering whether joint promotions between authors are worthwhile? Read JJ Toner’s case study of his recent collaboration with six other authors writing about WWII to pick up top tips on how to run one that genuinely engages readers.
Like to know more about the different binding options for print-on-demand books? Dale Burgess of ALLi Partner Print2Demand explains the processes and the technology to help you choose the best for your self-published paperbacks.
Lost the plot with your fiction writing? Having trouble keeping track of your characters? You need to start keeping a style-sheet – or at least ask your editor to create one for you. Such a useful writing tool you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it! Here’s how.