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20.05.2016

SELF-PUBLISHING: WHAT’S TRENDING
Orna Ross The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society
Self-publishing has been an established route to market for authors in a diverse range of genres for over a decade. Orna Ross, author and Founder-Director of the Alliance for Independent Authors (ALLi) identifies the latest trends.

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06.04.2016

FOREIGN RIGHTS AND READER ANALYTICS
Andrew Rhomberg Digital Book World
We are mulling several ideas for how to work with self-published authors and are working with Orna Ross and the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLI) on finding a proposition that caters to individual authors and is economically viable for Jellybooks.

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30.03.2016

TOBY MUNDY AND ALLI RELEASE LBF RIGHTS GUIDE
Philip Jones The Bookseller
Orna Ross, director of ALLi, commented: “Being a successful indie author means doing whatever is best for your work, within the bounds of what’s possible at a particular time. Sometimes that’s self-publishing, sometimes trade-publishing, often a mix of both. Licensing translation and other rights is the most challenging arena for authors to handle independently and it’s great to be working with Toby Mundy, who understands the particular needs of self-publishing authors so well.”

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07.03.2016

HOW AUTHORS SELL PUBLISHING RIGHTS PODCAST
Joanna Penn The Creative Penn
Today we’re talking to Orna Ross about her new book, How Authors Sell Publishing Rights, co-written with Helen Sedwick. “Rights income is supplementary, it’s never going to replace the primary income from your books. And that’s important, but it really can extend your readership.”

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02.03.2016

THE CREATIVE PROCESS UNPACKED PODCAST
Jeffrey Shaw Creative Warriors Unite
We all know the creative process is, well just that, a process. It takes presence, principles, and practice to create a rewarding process. Our guest today, Orna Ross, is sharing her insights on the creative process and discussing her soon to be release series, Go Creative!

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09.02.2016

IS SELF-PUBLISHING COMING OF AGE IN THE DIGITAL WORLD?
Douglas Shaw BBC
But what if it is not just readers you are after, but cash rewards? Orna Ross, founder of the Alliance of Independent Authors, believes the hard work of self-publishing can pay off. In the past traditional publishers would give the author around 10%, she says, negotiating a tough contract as they were the only route to market, with advances that were getting smaller.

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27.01.2016

AUTHOR GROUPS TO HELP YOU WRITE, PUBLISH, AND PROMOTE YOUR BOOKS
France Caballo
ALLi is a nonprofit association of authors from around the world who self-publish their books. Orna Ross founded this organization just four years ago and has since expanded to thousands of members. Services include an online forum, author guides, seminars, a blog, and an author advice center. ALLi’s mission is “ethics and excellence in self-publishing.”

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05.01.2016

PENGUIN RANDOM EXITS SELF-PUBLISHING
Henry Mance
Orna Ross, founder of the Alliance of Independent Authors, said that Author Solutions’ business practices were “problematic”, contrasting them with those of Amazon-owned CreateSpace. “The lesson for publishers is to be more author-centric, rather than trying to sell expensive and unnecessary services,” she said.

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05.01.2016

2016: CRUNCH TIME FOR PUBLISHING, ITS WRITERS AND THEIR READERS
Porter Anderson
Perhaps 2016 is the year in which the Alliance of Independent Authors—which has almost half its membership in North America and which loves nothing more than a good campaign—would like to mount a new one. Call it the “10-for-1 Campaign.” Each author, for each title he or she produces, turns on 10 people to reading, 10 new readers, 10 people who have not made a habit of reading books in their lives, actual newcomers.

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17.12.2015

THE IRISH PLAYERS AT THE FOREFRONT OF NEW PUBLISHING
Celine Naughton
“At a recent conference of Novelists, Inc. in Florida, three out of seven of us invited to speak at the First Word Day were Irish. It struck me how much Irish people are making their mark at the very highest levels of this new era in publishing.”

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29.09.2015

ORNA ROSS TO SPEAK AT FIRST FUTUREBOOK AUTHOR DAY
The Bookseller
Author Day welcomes both independent and traditionally published authors, as well as figures in the industry who work with them. This is neither an ‘indie conference’ nor a ‘trad event’.

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20.08.2015

ORNA ROSS: DIGITAL SECRETS OF TWO ROSES
Orna Ross
Orna Ross crowdfunded her Secret Rose project, an unusual limited edition that pairs two books in one volume and reflects William Butler Yeats’ interest in many aspects of his own publications. I asked Ross, the founding director of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), to give us some idea of what it’s like to wade into such an effort as she has undertaken with the Yeats.

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12.06.2015

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SELF-PUBLISHING: SO YOU’VE WRITTEN A BOOK – WHAT NEXT?
Celine Naughton
And then I heard about ALLi, the Alliance of Independent Authors, and more particularly about its founder, Irish novelist, poet and lecturer in the creative and imaginative process, Orna Ross.

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23.05.2015

BLOOMSBURY SET TO REMOVE ALL AUTHOR SOLUTIONS’ IMPRINTS FROM ITS SERVICE COMPARISON DATABASE
Mick Rooney
The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) founder and director Orna Ross also expressed concerns about the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook comparison service not long after it was set up.

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15.05.2015

CAN WRITING BE A SOCIABLE ACTIVITY?
Ben Adams
Ben Adams engages with fellow authors on forums such as that run by the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)

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01.05.2015

CROWDFUNDING FOR BOOKS? FICSHELF’S NEW IDEA
Panagiotis Semitekolos
We have three fantastic writers who won a competition we ran in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Authors running funding campaigns at the moment.

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09.04.2015

GETTING YOUR BOOK INTO LITERARY FESTIVALS
Hattie Holden Edmonds
Everything You Need to Know About Self-Publishing with Debbie Young, a successful self-published author and key player in the Alliance of Independent Authors.

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05.04.2015

WRITERS’ EVENTS CAN STRENGTHEN YOUR CRAFT, BUILD YOUR CAREER
Mercy Pilkington
IndieReCon: A virtual conference put on by the Alliance of Independent Authors, a group that works tirelessly for indie authors.

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23.03.2015

INDIE WRITERS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES
Paul Murphy
Indie Author Fringe Festival, a self-publishing conference for authors on 17 April 2015, hosted by ALLi and IndieReCon.

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09.03.2015

INDIE AUTHORS TRIUMPHING OVER SEXISM IN THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY
Mercy Pilington
A new study by FicShelf–with support from the Alliance of Independent Authors and the Society of Author looked at authors’ sales, earnings, and rankings.

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06.03.2015

SELF-PUBLISHING LETS WOMEN BREAK BOOK INDUSTRY’S GLASS CEILING
Alison Flood
Orna Ross, an author who has previously been traditionally-published but who went on to found the Alliance of Independent Authors

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18.02.2015

WHITLIT WRITERS DAY AT WHITSTABLE CASTLE
Helen Bartlett
Debbie is a key ALLi player and co-author of ALLi’s most recent guidebook for authors, “Open up to Indie Authors”, which equips authors to make the most of opportunities that modern self-publishing offers.

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02.04.2015

THE LONDON BOOKFAIR AUTHOR HQ
Staff Reporter
A range of experts will share their knowledge of the publishing industry. Among others, there will be representatives on hand from The Alliance of Independent Authors

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22.01.2015

ROSS’S GOLDEN TICKET
Sarah Gilmartin
Vanessa O’Loughlin, who is also the Irish representative of the international umbrella organisation the Alliance of Independent Authors, will be on hand to discuss the essential steps to successful self-publishing.

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20.01.2015

GRADUATES TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT LITERARY SUCCESS
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Debbie Young, self-publishing guru and blogger for the Alliance of Independent Authors, discusses the merits of good self-publishing and how to go about it.

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16.01.2015

ALLI & INDIERECON JOIN FORCES FOR 2015
News Team
IndieReCon is back for 2015 – and this year, we’re partnering with the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi).

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09.01.2015

INDUSTRY INSIDERS GIVE THEIR PREDICTIONS
News Team
Orna Ross, director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, predicted the industry would “see author-publishing continuing to mature in 2015 and continuing to expand into other territories”. She said there would be breakouts in all genres and more “mid-list self-publishers leaving their day jobs to become full-time writers”, with 2015 being “the year when we’ll see the first big literary self-publishing breakout”

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15.12.2014

THE INDIE AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO RIGHTS
Daniel Lefferts
Read contracts carefully, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. The Alliance of Independent Authors offers guidance to indie authors navigating the tricky world of rights.

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09.12.2014

BOOKBABY ENDS FREE EBOOK DISTRIBUTION
Mick Rooney
Jim Giammatteo of The Alliance of Independent Authors put together his thoughts and some analysis of what the latest announcement by Bookbaby means for authors. As always, Jim nailed it.

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12.12.2014

2014 IN REVIEW: TOP INSPIRATIONAL SPEECHES FROM WRITERS
Sarah Juckes
Orna has been at the forefront of ALLi’s ‘Opening Up to Indie Authors’ campaign that is working to improve the recognition of self-published titles as literary works within the publishing industry.

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08.12.2014

INDIE AUTHOR? THE ALLI CAN HELP WITH TRANSLATION AND SUBSIDIARY RIGHTS
News Team
The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) and the agency Toby Mundy Associates (TMA) have come together to create a unique subsidiary rights service for independent (‘self-published’) authors. From 1 January 2015

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20.11.2014

FOUR POINTS: ON THE ETHICAL AUTHOR CODE AND AMATEURISM
Porter Anderson
Announcing ALLi’s Ethical Author campaign, launched by Orna Ross at Futurebook 2014

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14.11.2014

ALLi LAUNCH ETHICAL AUTHOR CODE
Mick Rooney
Announcing ALLi’s Ethical Author campaign, launched by Orna Ross at Futurebook 2014

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14.11.2014

AT #FUTUREBOOK14: A BIG IDEA FOR THE ETHICAL AUTHOR
Porter Anderson
A profile of ALLi’s Ethical Author Campaign, unveiled at Futurebook 2014′s “Big Ideas Panel”

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14.11.2014

ALLi UNVEILS ETHICAL AUTHOR CODE
Sarah Shaffi
ALLi announces their latest initiative, Ethical Author, focussing on the timely topic of author ethics.

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08.10.2014

ALLi LAUNCHES NEW SELF-PUBLISHING SERVICE DIRECTORY AT FRANKFURT 2014
Mick Rooney
A preview of ALLi’s Self-Publishing Service Directory, launching in Beta testing at Frankfurt Book Fair 2014.

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29.09.2014

NO WRITER IS AN ISLAND
Roger Tagholm
Orna Ross joins a special panel discussion on self-publishing for London Book Fair’s Tech Tuesday meetup.

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22.09.2014

#FUTURECHAT EXAMINES OPENING UP TO INDIES
Porter Anderson
ALLi’s Orna Ross and members weigh in on a Futurebook chat relating to Opening Up to Indie Authors.

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22.09.2014

THE TIDE IS TURNING: ON OPEN UP TO INDIES
Lisa Campbell
ALLi’s Open Up to Indies campaign featured as part of a wider piece exploring how the wider books industry is starting to welcome independent authors.

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20.08.2014

ALLi ANNOUNCES NEW SELF-PUBLISHING SERVICES DIRECTORY
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ALLi’s new Self-Publishing Service Directory launches, bringing any author access to editorial advice and trusted service providers.

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08.08.2014

ALLI’s ORNA ROSS ON AMAZON vs HACHETTE
Alison Flood
Orna Ross chimes in on the recent updates to the ongoing Amazon vs Hachette dispute, commenting on the dangers of setting authors in opposition to each other.

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11.07.2014

A DAY IN THE SELF-PUBLISHING LIFE OF ORNA ROSS
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In a special Blurb story, Orna Ross shares her experiences as a self-published writer – and why limits only help aid her creativity.

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11.07.2014

ORNA ROSS SHARES THE COSTS OF SELF-PUBLISHING
Kevin Peachey

ALLi’s Orna Ross featured in a BBC Business article about the costs of self-publishing – and why every author needs a good editor.

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15.06.2014

WHY SELF-PUBLISHING GOES BEYOND AMAZON AND HACHETTE
Beyond the Bookcast

ALLi’s Orna Ross contributes to a discussion surrounding the recent Amazon-Hachette dispute – and explains why self-publishing offers a new direction beyond turf battles.

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18.05.2014

INDIE AUTHORS UNITE: ALLi PREVIEWED IN BEYOND THE BOOK PODCAST
Chris Kenneally

Ahead of the 2014 Book Expo America, Orna Ross chats to Copyright Clearance Centre’s Chris Kenneally about ALLi and introduces how the association aims to unite author publishers.

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09.05.2014

ALLi’s ORNA ROSS AND THE SELF-PUBLISHING REVOLUTION
Richard Lea

Orna Ross chats to The Guardian’s Richard Lea about the self-publishing revolution – and ALLi’s role in offering expert advice to it’s members. Also features Catherine Quinn, Hugh Howey, Gordon Wise, Jade Chandler and Philip Jones.

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22.04.2014

OPENING UP TO INDIE AUTHORS – ALLi FEATURED AS ETHER ISSUE OF THE WEEK
by Porter Anderson

“It was a special pleasure, as we focused on ALLi and its new “Opening Up” project, to be in Charleston at the PubSmart Conference’s debut, with Orna Ross, ALLi’s founder and guiding light.” – ALLI’s Opening Up to Indie Authors reaches the esteemed eye of Porter Anderson.

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08.04.2014

ALLi’s OPENING UP TO INDIE AUTHORS CAMPAIGN IN THE GUARDIAN
Alison Flood

“Independent authors are now crying out for recognition from the mainstream., with a campaign from the Alliance of Independent Authors calling for booksellers, reviewers and literary festivals to open their minds to the quality that can be found in self-published writing.” – As The Guardian launches a monthly prize for self-publishing, ALLi’s campaign shows the importance of recognising the quality in author-publishing.

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07.04.2014

KOBO AND ALLI TEAM UP FOR OUTIA LAUNCH AT LONDON BOOK FAIR
Lisa Campbell

Ahead of the official launch of the Opening Up to Indie Authors guidebook, The Bookseller releases full details of the launch in association with Kobo Writing Life.

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07.04.2014

ALLi FEATURED IN THE DIGITAL MINDS CONFERENCE AT LONDON BOOK FAIR
Digital Book World

Ahead of the 2014 London Book Fair, ALLi’s Director Orna Ross joined Jon Fine of Amazon and Hugh Howey on a panel at the Publishing For Digital minds Conference.

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04.04.2014

ALLi ANNOUNCES GLOBAL LAUNCH OF OPENING UP TO INDIE AUTHORS
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ALLi and Kobo team up to launch the Opening Up to Indie Authors guidebook and associated campaign at London Book Fair 2014.

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03.04.2014

OPENING UP TO INDIE AUTHORS ANNOUNCED ON KOBO BLOG
Kobo Writing Life

“The Open Up to Indie Authors campaign is our latest author advocacy programme, aimed at book fairs and conferences, award bodies and libraries, festival and event organisers, retailers and reviewers, and anyone who acts as a bridge between writer and reader.” – Orna Ross introduces the OUTIA campaign to Kobo Writing Life readers

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26.03.2014

ALLi CAMPAIGNS FOR INCLUSION
Lisa Campbell

“The Alliance of Independent Authors has launched a campaign calling on bookstores, libraries and literary events to include more self-published authors..” – ALLi’s Opening Up to Indie Authors campaign is announced in The Bookseller

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25.03.2014

ALLi ANNOUNCES GLOBAL LAUNCH OF OPENING UP TO INDIE AUTHORS
Paul St. John Mackintosh

“Creativity is never orderly and neat; it’s colourful and chaotic and kaleidoscopic and we need a publishing scene that acknowledges, and is prepared to be more reflective of, that truth.” – ALLi launches Opening Up to Indie Authors campaign.

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30.01.2014

ALLi JOINS RSL FOR TLC’S WRITING IN A DIGITAL AGE CONFERENCE
Joshua Farrington

“The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) and the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) are joining together to back The Literacy Consultancy’s third Writing in a Digital Age Conference.”- ALLi announced alongside the Royal Society of Literature as associates of the upcoming Writing in a Digital Age Conference.

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04.12.2013

ALLi ON AUTHOR-PUBLISHING AND THE FUTURE OF PUBLISHING
Liz Bury

“We are in the middle of a major change. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if we reached a situation where the majority of the top books are author-published.” – Orna Ross featured in the Guardian, commenting on the news that a quarter of 2013 US Kindle eBook sales were from indie publishers.

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29.11.2013

ALLI’S ORNA ROSS MAKES THE BOOKSELLER 100: 2013
by The Bookseller

“ALLi founder Ross has become a key voice for self-published writers, increasing their presence at LBF, taking the Alliance global and producing a handbook for those entering the field…” – Orna Ross is the first self-publishing figure to be featured in the annual Bookseller 100 report.

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12.11.2013

ALLi’s BOOK OF THE MONTH AWARD – GATEKEEPING GONE GOOD
by Porter Anderson

“(The issue of gatekeeping) is on good display right now, thanks to the UK-based Alliance of Independent Authors’ (called “ALLi”) healthy willingness to support serious discussion of such issues.” – Porter Anderson applauds ALLi’s approach to promoting excellence in self-publishing

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25.10.2013

ORNA ROSS PROFILED IN INDIE READER
Loren Kleinman

“She pens novels and poems and the Go Creative! series, writes regularly on her Author Blog and is the founder of the The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), a nonprofit, professional association for self-publishing writers.” – Orna Ross’ many guises are detailed in Indie Reader.

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18.10.2013

ALLi CONDEMNS POLICING OF EBOOKS IN WAKE OF WHSMITH/KOBO INCIDENT
Liz Bury

“Everyone knew that these books were out there, and people were trading in it, letting it happen. If you’re going to trade in self-published books, you need to be able to filter them. This could have been avoided.” – Orna Ross defends self-published authors and calls for greater quality control on filtering titles.

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14.10.2013

ORNA ROSS TALKS SELF-PUBLISHING
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In light of the WHSmith/Kobo incident (resulting in the knee jerk removal of thousands of self published titles, Orna Ross speaks out for indie authors on BBC Radio 4′s PM Programme, discussing how and when self-publishing works.

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21.9.2013

ORNA ROSS: AUTHOR-PUBLISHERS AND BOOKSELLERS BENEFIT FROM PARTNERSHIP
by Suw Charman-Anderson

“Indeed, ALLi… are also reaching out to bookselling associations, amongst others, as part of a “dialogue [to] find out what they need from indie authors in order to be able to accommodate us.” – ALLi calling for partnership between traditional booksellers and independent authors.

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16.9.2013

BUSINESS PROFILE: ORNA ROSS
by Felicity Wood

ALLi’s founder profiled in the Bookseller, with Orna’s thoughts on publishing and her journey to independent author.

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27.8.2013

ALLi AND PUBMATCH MAKE A DEAL
by Publishers Weekly

“The UK-based Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) has reached an arrangement with PubMatch, the international book rights network, providing ALLi members access to PubMatch’s premium range of membership services …” – More on our deal with PubMatch, allowing ALLi members to access even more ways of representation at fairs and to the wider book world.

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31.5.2013

ALLi CALLS ON TRADE TO “OPEN UP”
by Joshua Farrington

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18.4.2013

AT LBF, AUTHORS ENCOURAGED TO THINK LIKE ENTREPRENEURS
by Roger Tagholm

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23.1.2013

KOBO AND THE ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT AUTHORS STAGING NEW SELF PUBLISHING EVENT
by Michael Kozlowski

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29.8.2012

SELF PUBLISHERS REACT TO “LAZINESS” CHARGE
by Alison Flood

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12.07.12

MAJOR LONDON LITERARY AGENCY TO REPRESENT MEMBERS OF ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT AUTHORS
by Joshua Farrington

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11.02.2012

AUTHOR UNITES DIY WRITERS.
by Gabrielle Monaghan

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08.02.2012

DIY eBOOK AUTHORS BECOMING BESTSELLERS
by Nick Clarke

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06.02.12

SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS’ SOCIETY PREPARES FOR LAUNCH
by Charlotte Williams