The #AskALLi Self-Publishing Fiction and Nonfiction Podcast is hosted by Alliance of Independent Authors Director, Orna Ross, with ALLi Communications Manager Boni Wagner-Stafford and bestselling crime novelist Adam Croft.
On the second week of each month, the trio analyses a theme related to book production or marketing from the different perspectives of publishing fiction or nonfiction.
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Next time, Orna Adam and Boni will consider How To Write the Perfect Book Blurb: Fiction and Nonfiction. The trio will explore the similarities, differences, and key elements in your book blurbs. What must every indie author include in the perfect blurb? What should they never include? What are the differences between fiction versus nonfiction book descriptions?
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About the Hosts
Orna is an award-winning and bestselling novelist and poet and Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, work for which she has repeatedly been named one of the “Top 100 people in publishing.” (The Bookseller ) She runs a Patreon page and an active author website.
Join her for a poetic interlude any time on Instagram: @ornaross.
With almost two million books sold to date, Adam Croft is one of the most successful independently published authors in the world and one of the biggest selling authors of the past few years, having sold books in over 120 different countries. In February 2017, Only The Truth became a worldwide bestseller, reaching storewide number one at both Amazon US and Amazon UK, making it the bestselling book in the world at that moment in time. The same day, Amazon’s overall Author Rankings placed Adam as the world’s most widely read author, with J.K. Rowling in second place. In March 2018, Adam was conferred as an Honorary Doctor of Arts, the highest academic qualification in the UK, by the University of Bedfordshire in recognition of his services to literature. Visit his website, The Indie Author Mindset, or find him on Twitter.
Boni is a nonfiction author coach, writer, ghostwriter, and developmental editor. Since 2015, she has helped other authors publish memoir, anthology, how-to and journalistic nonfiction titles. She also miraculously managed to cross the line with a couple of her own titles, with the requisite gazillion half finished. She’s an award-winning former television reporter, talk show host, and news anchor who later led public-sector teams in media relations, issues management, and strategic communications planning, then muddying her hands as a creative entrepreneur. Visit her Ingenium Books website, find her on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.