Creative Self-Publishing: Latest News and Advice | 2019 Week 9

This week, among other things, ALLi Advice Centre Manager Debbie Young interviews Hannah Lynn, Winner of the 2018 Kindle Storyteller Award.

Are you attending the 2019 London Book Fair – the most indie friendly of all the book fairs?

If you’re going to be anywhere near London on March 12, 13, & 14, 2019, do join us, at Stand 1F46 in Writer’s Block near the AUTHOR HQ at the Olympia London Exhibition & Showcase, Kensington.

ALLi launched at the London Book Fair seven years ago and it has always been the international book fair that is most supportive of independent authors. There is lots of activity now at the fair for the indie author, especially those who are just setting out to self-publish.

We’d love to meet you if you’re around. We’ll have a stand, lots of great author events, an Amazon-sponsored party, member showcase, and three days of advice clinics.

But if you can’t make the fair, don’t worry. We’ll be bringing the indie highlights to our online live Self-publishing Advice Conference (#selfpubcon) on Saturday, February 16, when we’ll run 24 advice sessions over 24 hours, so there are live sessions for all our members of the world.

Speakers include:

Bryan Cohen
Adam Croft
Jane Friedman
Dean Wesley-Smith
Ricardo Fayet
Michael Anderle
Dave Chesson
Mark Lefebvre
And Joseph Alexander

More on that next time but in the meantime, you can register here.

Other Self-Publishing Advice

In Why I Write What I Write, Prompted by Rare Literary Papers, indie author Greg McAvoy describes how his passion for rare literary papers fuelled his new book.

Understanding copyright – and keeping control of yours – is fundamental to running an effective author business and optimizing your author earnings. Copyright – An Essential Summary for Indie Authors, provides a useful introduction to the subject.

In this month’s AskALLi Writing Salon, Orna and Dan discuss: How To Craft and Share Your Creative Work So Fans Want More.

Topics discussed include:

  • How to lead people “through the gate” and develop an interest in your writing
  • “Show your work” to your fans as you write the book
  • Quick tips on how to get started on your book
  • How to think about the “creative writing” around your book, including cover copy and social media

Howard Lovy’s guest this month is one of the most popular authors of British crime fiction today, Adam Croft, who is also a leading self-published author.

In Bring on the ALLi Self-publishing Advice Conference!, Sacha Black provides all of the details you need to know about our free online self-publishing conference, which will run on Saturday 16th March 2019

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week, is there a growing plagiarism problem?; what is indies’ place in literary history?; what to look for at London Book Fair; audio’s continued growth and read an ebook week.

The self-publishing advice blog is run by the Alliance of Independent Authors, the non-profit association for self-publishing authors. We offer many benefits to indie authors including a range of self-publishing guides which non-members can purchase here.