As Commissioning Editor of the Alliance of Independent Authors' (ALLi's) blog of self-publishing advice at www.selfpublishingadvice.org, she is an expert in self-publishing, and has co-authored ALLi's groundbreaking new book, "Opening Up To Indie Authors". Her consultancy Off The Shelf Book Promotions helps other authors promote their work, supported by her acclaimed book promotion handbook for authors, "Sell Your Books!" and the associated blog of book promotion tips at www.otsbp.com. Debbie is available for public speaking about the subject at literary festivals and other events.
Dan Holloway is the author of the alt novel The Man Who Painted Agnieszka's Shoes.
Opening Up To Indie Authorsby Orna Ross
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You've self-published a book and you'd like to see it in your local library or bookstore or the review pages of your favourite newspaper. You'd like to speak or read at a literary festival or event. You'd like to enter it for a book award or prize. This Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) guide will tell you how to recognise opportunities, work with publishing partners and open doors, and keep them open, for your own benefit -- and that of all indie authors.
This guide is also aimed at those who work in the literary, publishing and books industries: award bodies, book fairs and conferences, libraries, literary festival and event organisers, retailers, reviewers and anyone who acts as a bridge between writer and reader.
It gives detailed advice on how to find good self-published books and how they might -- and should -- be included, wherever readers are found.
Packed with useful information, and real-life examples from members of The Alliance of Independent Authors, this guidebook is part of a wider campaign that includes a petition, and lobbying within the publishing industry, encouraging it to open up to the self-publishing phenomenon.
You can sign the petition at Change.org.
More information at: www.allianceindependentauthors.org
"Kobo is eager to work with ALLi on the 'Open Up to Indie Authors' program and publication, thereby continuing to assist authors with navigating the critical yet often complex layers, relationships and processes surrounding the book industry." Mark Lefebvre, Director of Self-Publishing & Author Relations at Kobo Books.
- BN ID:
- Orna Ross
- Publication date:
- An Alliance of Independent Authors Self-Publishing Guide , #2
- Sold by:
- Barnes & Noble
- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 2 MB
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