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ALLi media release12.08.2019

ALLi Launches the First Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast

#AskALLi Video and Podcast Series Launch 2019-2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 12, 2019, London, UK: In another first for the London based authors organization, and as part of its 2019-2020 season of broadcasts, the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is to launch the first Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast.

ALLi’s new 2019/2020 broadcast lineup offers weekly Facebook live videos and bi-weekly audio podcasts, and reflects the two most notable trends in self-publishing today: the rise in poetry as a commercial genre; and the rise in audio consumption, through both podcasting and audiobooks.

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ALLi media release11.06.19

APWG Report on Author Earnings Misses the Mark

Report Sends Wrong Message to Writers and Misses the Opportunity in Self-Publishing

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 11, 2019, London, UK: There’s a revolution underway in the publishing industry. Independent authors are writing, publishing, licensing rights, and earning significant incomes in one or more business models. But the All-Party Writers Group’s (APWG) report released today remains stuck in the age-old earnings battle between trade publishers and their content providers.

“Until author organizations embrace the fact that the global publishing landscape has changed and authors are often better off when they self-publish,” says Orna Ross, founder and director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, “authors will continue to grapple with sub-par earnings.”

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13.03.2019

ALLi Members Win and Place in Inaugural Award for Self-Published Authors

Jane Davis, member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) and author of Smash all the Windows, was announced at London Book Fair (LBF) late Tuesday as the winner of the top prize in a new award to recognize the best work of fiction self-published in the UK in 2018.

“We congratulate Jane Davis for this well-deserved recognition of much more than having written and published an excellent book,” says Orna Ross, founder and director of ALLi. “It’s also an acknowledgement that indie authors are producing work of unquestionable merit and must master the double challenge of writing a great book and also publishing it.”

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ALLi Media Release

03.03.2019

Indie Authors & Poets Break Through at The London Book Fair

Independent authors will make a big appearance at the 2019 London Book Fair (LBF). Members of ALLi, the Alliance of Independent Authors, are flying in from all over the world to take part in one of the year’s largest global publishing events.

“ALLi launched at the London Book Fair seven years ago,” says Orna Ross, founder and director of the Alliance of Independent Authors. “And this year, the program for both the beginner and experienced author-publisher has expanded.”

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ALLi Media Release

30.01.2019

Retirement? Not for Indie Authors

Independent authors have no plans to “retire” or stop writing and publishing as they age. However, according to the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), all authors need to pay more attention to intellectual property and estate planning. And the long-term management of publishing and other creative assets is particularly pressing for self-publishing authors.

A survey conducted informally by ALLi through one of its member forums (of more than 1600 independent authors working in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, and the EU), revealed that the overwhelming majority have no plans to retire from their writing.

“I decided to retire from running a little publishing company when I was 75,” says Tony Whelpton, author of literary fiction. “I published my own first novel at the age of 79 and am well underway with my eighth. I am 86 and I intend to carry on until I drop.”

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ALLi media release03.12.2018

ALLi Calls on Creative Industry Bodies in Six Countries to Include Entrepreneurial Author Training and Support in Literature, Publishing and Business Programs

Ten years after the widespread adoption of self-publishing by the author community, the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is calling on the governments in six individual publishing territories—Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK and US—to recognize the entrepreneurial nature of the new indie author. And to acknowledge the social, cultural and economic contribution of their work.

“Governments must acknowledge the increasing business, knowledge, cultural and social contributions of indie authors,” says Orna Ross, director and founder of ALLi. “It’s time creative industry leaders, at all levels, stepped up and engaged in global analysis and support of these pioneering, global author-businesses.”

Government bodies, including ministries responsible for business, entrepreneurship, culture, intellectual property, the knowledge economy, and related industry organizations must get better at identifying, tracking, quantifying, and supporting independent authors and other creative digital micro-businesses.

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Digital Book World30.09.2018

Alliance of Independent Authors Applauds Digital Book World for Opening Up to Indie Authors

Nashville, TN, September 30 – This is the future, now. ALLi, the Alliance of Independent Authors, is celebrating the new wave of publishing represented by the Digital Book World (DBW) conference in Nashville, Tennessee, October 2-4, 2018. ALLi applauds the move of DBW from old to new publishing, from the establishment to the fringe, and from NYC to Nashville.

“We love that it’s a conference which has flung the door open to publishers of every sort and size, from trade publishers to Amazon and Ingram and PublishDrive, to micro indie-publishers and self-publishing authors,” says Orna Ross, founder and director of ALLi.

ALLi’s theme for the conference is: True Independence for Authors Is Commercial and Creative Independence.

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Oct 2015: ALLiance of Independent Authors launch latest ALLi Self-publishing Service Directory

“The latest ALLi Self-publishing Directory, launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair, is the essential guide to the industry for both beginner and published author alike” Read More

July 2015: Orna Ross launches Secret Rose in tribute to #Yeats2015

“The Secret Rose is WB Yeats short story collection published in 1897, Her Secret Rose is the new novel from Orna Ross, and now both are combined in a unique book for #Yeats2015.” Read More

July 2015: Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) explains the legal essentials for indie authors

“ALLi Director Orna Ross joins forces with author and lawyer Helen Sedwick to discuss copyright, contracts and scams.” Read More

Jan 2015: Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) to globally extend IndieReCon 2015

“ALLi will join forces with IndieReCon in 2015, offering a global conference aimed at providing the best advice and education for independent-minded authors across the world, particularly those with an interest in self-publishing.” Read More

Dec 2014: Subsidiary Rights for Self-Publishers: ALLi and Toby Mundy Associates unveil a ground-breaking partnership

“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, TMA will begin selling translation and other subsidiary rights for eligible ALLi members”. Read More

Nov 2014: Alliance of Independent Authors debuts Ethical Author Code at Futurebook Big Ideas Panel

“One of our cornerstones is to encourage all sectors of the self-publishing world – from aspiring author-publishers to global service providers – to aim for the highest standards of ethics and excellence and this directory is an important step towards realising that goal”. Read More

Oct 2014: ALLi’s Self Publishing Directory Launches at Frankfurt Book Fair 2014

“One of our cornerstones is to encourage all sectors of the self-publishing world – from aspiring author-publishers to global service providers – to aim for the highest standards of ethics and excellence and this directory is an important step towards realising that goal”. Read More

Aug 2014: ALLi announces new Self Publishing Directory

“ALLi is committed to ensuring our Partner Members offer something of tangible value to authors. The directory acts as a showcase for trustworthy services. Combined with the insight and advice from our Author Members and Advisors, this will be a great way for authors to explore and connect with committed publishing professionals”;Read More

May 2014: ALLi launches Choosing A Self Publishing Service

“Many authors feel paralysed by choice when faced with the array of self-publishing alternatives before them. Our watchdog team has done the hard work of research and comparison, so we can point a clear pathway through the rapidly changing, and often confusing, landscape of author services.”Read more

May 2014: ALLi unveils packed BEA schedule

“All in all it’s going to be an exciting BEA for ALLi. We’re looking forward to getting together, networking, learning, and advising the publishing world about the benefits and delights of self-publishing. ”Read more

April 2014: ALLi and Kobo announce OUTIA launch

“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.”Read more

March 2014: ALLi Teams With Royal Society of Literature at TLC Conference

“The Writing in a Digital Age conference… is a unique event in the writing calendar. ALLi is proud to be an associate of a conference that offers such a broad and diverse view of the current publishing landscape.””Read more

March 2014: ALLi welcomes Author Solutions action

“We very much commend this move by The Bookseller and applaud the campaigning work of David Gaughran and Victoria Strauss in particular, as well as the many others in the author-publishing community who tirelessly work for a fair deal for writers”Read more

February 2014: ALLi offers London Book Fair discounts

“Issues we’ll be covering range from rights management and copyright through to the best platforms for self-publishing, panel discussions, top author publishing tips, alongside anniversary celebrations, book launches and our first ever indie author fringe fest.”Read more

February 2014: ALLi announces Spring Events

“We pride ourselves on the range and value of the discounts we offer our members and the book fair discounts are always popular. It helps budget conscious writers take advantage of the increasing opportunities at such fairs.”Read more

February 2014: ALLi explores Film Rights for members

“The TV and film world are waking up to the potential of self-published novels and stories and we are very pleased to be bringing this new service to our members.”Read more

February 2014: ALLI secures Kobo as OUTI Sponsors

“Being able to draw on Kobo’s extensive network of local and regional partners will make Opening Up to Indie Authors a truly global launch, with author-publishers all over the world reaching out to their local bookstores at the same time — another publishing first.”Read more

January 2014: ALLi and IPR team up on selling rights

“ALLi is always investigating ways to help its members sell more books and sell rights. IPR are doing very interesting work in this arena and we are happy to explore the possibilities for rights sales with them on behalf of our members.”Read more

January 2014: ALLi influences Fiction Uncovered award

“The annual summer promotion which has been dubbed the ‘Mercury Prize’ for UK writers, Fiction Uncovered aims to bring ‘under-discovered’ writers to a wider audience. Working in association with ALLi, the promotion is now accepting author-published work for the first time.”Read more

December 2013: ALLi announces IngramSpark discounts

“ALLi is delighted to be working closely with Ingram to help deliver the best possible service for indie authors as publishing and trading conditions change.”

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December 2013: Orna Ross featured in Bookseller 100

“Orna Ross, Founder and Director of non-profit professional association The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), is the only self-publishing figure featured in the annual compilation of the most important people in the UK and International book trade.”Read more

November 2013: ALLi’s Winter Events Programme

“From business specifics to watchdog services, non-profit professional association The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) has launched an insightful event programme for this winter.”Read more

November 2013: ALLi Launches Book of the Month Awards

“Non-profit professional association The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) has created a new monthly award for great indie reads, offering greater exposure for author publishers and their books.”Read more

September 2013: ALLi Watchdog Warning

“The Alliance of Independent Authors’ Watchdog Service expresses concern about the new Author Service Comparison Website by Writers & Artists, a Bloomsbury imprint.”Read more

September 2013: Choosing A Self Publishing Service

“The ever expanding self publishing industry has opened up new pathways for aspiring authors. Yet the huge array of options makes finding the right path challenging. Anticipating the need for impartial and relevant advice, the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is delighted to introduce Choosing a Self Publishing Service 2013″Read more

July 2013: ALLi and Pubmatch Partnership

“The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) today announced a new arrangement with PubMatch, the international book rights network. The deal means ALLi members will be able to access the premium range of PubMatch membership services at aheavily discounted rate of just $9.99 annually (usually $79.99).”Read more

July 2013: Open Up to Indies

“As more self published and independent writers produce work of real value to their readers, The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is calling on the book industry to allow their voices to be heard with an “Open Up to Indie Authors” petition.”Read more

April 2013: The Folio Prize

“The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)’s Open Up To Indies Campaign welcomes the news that the newly established Folio Prize, with a top award of £10,000, will be accepting self published entries.”Read more

International Rights Agent for ALLi Members

  • Author bio
  • Synopsis – 1-2 pages max (no blurb style teasers, please; include everything, spoilers too!)
  • Manuscript
  • Anything else Jennifer should know – book sales, pub dates, awards won, future plans, author platform, working on next novel, etc.
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