ALLi Advisors are publishing and self-publishing experts who offer trusted advice to our members.
Mark Coker Distribution Advisor
Joel Friedlander Design Advisor
Book Marketing Advisor
Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin
Joanna Penn Author Enterprise Advisor
Children’s Publishing Advisor
Academic Publishing Advisor
Ben Galley | Crowdfunding
Ben Galley is a young indie author and purveyor of dark fantasy from rainy old England, who isn’t shy about admitting that he still believes in dragons.
As well as being the author of the epic and gritty Emaneska Series, Ben also works hard as a self-publishing consultant, sharing his passion for writing and publishing with upcoming authors. His newest book: Shelf Help – The Pocket Guide to Self-Publishing, can tell you all you need to know about self-publishing. Ben is also the proud co-founder and director of indie-only eBook store Libiro, which can be found at Libiro.com.
When he’s not causing mischief for the local populace, Ben can be found being loquacious and attempting to be witty on Twitter (@BenGalley), or at his website www.bengalley.com.
“Self-Publishing is the best thing to happen to this industry since the printing press.”
Ben On Self-Publishing
“The best thing about being part of ALLi is the close-knit, friendly and helpful community of authors.”
Ben on ALLi
Seth Dellon | Rights US
Seth Dellon is the Director of Product Development for PubMatch (a joint venture between Publishers Weekly and Combined Book Exhibit), where he oversaw the creation of PubMatch since its inception, targeting and creating new functionality to serve PubMatch’s growing network, and helping it grow from simple communication network to a complete platform for those in the rights arena. Seth learned most about the international right arena from attending international book fairs and rights events with Combined Book Exhibit. Seth also holds the title of Director of Product Development at Combined Book Exhibit, where he helps usher in new products and initiatives for publishers and authors. Seth received his degree in creative writing from Hofstra University.
“Self-publishing is empowering!”
Seth On Self-Publishing
“I like working with ALLi because ALLi puts their members first!”
Seth on ALLi
Karen Inglis | Children’s Books
Karen Inglis is the author of The Secret Lake (8-11yrs), Eeek! The Runaway Alien (7-10 yrs), Henry Haynes and the Great Escape (6-8 yrs) and Ferdinand Fox’s Big Sleep (3-5 yrs). Ferdinand Fox’s Big Sleep is also available as an interactive book app and an enhanced eBook. Since first self-publishing in 2011 Karen has sold around 8,000 books – around a half in print. Her titles are stocked in independent bookshops and branches of Waterstones in southwest London. She regularly visits schools and has appeared as a speaker at a number of self-publishing events. If you’re a writer, also see her blog at selfpublishingadventures.com
“There’s so much to learn with self-publishing, and it’s a process that is naturally empowering”
Karen On Self-Publishing
“ALLi is the go-to organisation for any self-publisher”
Karen on ALLi
Helen Sedwick | Legal
When Helen Sedwick self-published her historical novel Coyote Winds, she found no legal guide to assist independent authors navigate the legal side of self-publishing. So she used her 30 years of legal experience to cut through the legalese and write Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook. Her goal is to keep writers out of court and at their desks.
“Self-publishing has made it possible for writers to control their work from inspiration to publication and beyond. Writers should take the time to understand licensing, the currency of the publishing industry. Any writer capable of mastering plot, characterization and story structure can learn the legalese to protect their rights and their wallets.”
Helen On Self-Publishing
“ALLi has assembled a formidable team of the leaders in independent publishing. I am excited by the opportunity to be one of them.”
Helen on ALLi
CJ Lyons | US Advisor
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-seven novels, former pediatric ER doctor CJ Lyons has lived the life she writes about in her cutting edge Thrillers with Heart. Winner of the International Thriller Writers’ coveted Thriller Award, CJ has been called a “master within the genre” (Pittsburgh Magazine) and her work has been praised as “breathtakingly fast-paced” and “riveting” (Publishers Weekly) with “characters with beating hearts and three dimensions” (Newsday).
“Self-publishing is…exciting, challenging, and one of the best ways possible to take control of your writing career.”
CJ On Self-Publishing
“Why do I enjoy working with ALLi? Because they represent the future of publishing, filled with forward thinking, innovative ideas, and comradeship.”
CJ on ALLi
Andrew Bromley | Academic/Education Publishing
Andy Bromley is the Marketing Manager at Ingram Content Group, the world’s largest distributor of physical and digitally published content. He has experience in Higher Education publishing, previously working for Pearson Education and Academic publishing with Cambridge University Press, whilst also having experience in schools and tertiary education when working as the Resource Development Manager for the exam board OCR, part of Cambridge Assessment. Andy has particular interests in the types of publishing that supports learning, both professional development and formal education.
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“Independent publishing, whether developed by the individual author or via a collective, has the ability to revolutionise learning, breaking down the knowledge barriers of entry and bringing the educator closer to the learning as never before.”
Andrew On Self-Publishing
“Why do I enjoy working with ALLi? The best thing about being a part of ALLi is their unique ability to share intelligence from the smartest minds in the industry. There isn’t a day that goes by where I do not learn something new from reading a blog post, a news thread or having a direct conversation with an ALLi member.
Andrew on ALLi