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How to Choose a Self-Publishing Service 2016

Choosing The Best Self-Publishing Services: How To Self-Publish Your Book

By John Doppler

2018 Edition in production

Drawing on recommendations from ALLi members and community, and in-depth research by the Watchdog Desk, the book compares the most significant self-publishing services — from local freelancers for design and editorial to global players like Amazon KDP — and everything in between. All you need to know to evaluate any service and choose the self-publishing pathway that’s right for you.

Opening up to Indie Authors

Campaign Book: Opening Up To Indie Authors

By Debbie Young & Dan Holloway

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Urging literary events and festivals, libraries, bookstores, review outlets, prizes and awards to include indie authors in their programs and showing how this can be made easy for organizers and authors.

The book is part of our Opening Up To Indie Authors campaign. We’re gathering 10,000 indie author signatures. Sign our petition at or in our sign-up form.

How To Get Your Self-Published Book Into

How to Get your self-published book into bookstores 2016 Alliance of Independent Authors


By Debbie Young

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Providing encouragement and inspiration for all authors to build better relationships with bookstores, to mutual benefit. This guidebook explains how bookstores operate, equipping you to work more effectively with them, how to make your book bookstore-ready, how to approach booksellers professionally and with confidence and more.

How Authors Sell Publishing Rights

How Authors Sell Rights by Orna Ross and Helen Sedwick ALLi

By Orna Ross & Helen Sedwick

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Explaining the complex world of publishing rights: formats, platforms, apps, territories; film, TV, broadcast, foreign, translation, audio and more.

All of these publishing rights represent potential readers and income but each market offers different opportunities and operates by different rules. This guidebook points the way.


How I Self-Publish My Books (And How You Should Self-Publish Yours)

How I Self-Publish my Book 2016 Alliance of Independent Authors

By ALLi Director Orna Ross

“There is no right way to self-publish,” says Orna. “There is only your way. This book shares what I’ve learned through observing countless ALLi members, and other self-publishing authors, navigate the territory. It brings you through, step-by-step, how I’ve chosen to do what I do, across ebook, print books and audio, fiction, non-fiction and poetry. It shares my motives and my methods but it is also a workbook that offers checklists and planners for each step, allowing you to work out your preferred pathway to publication too.”