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ALLi Launches the First Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast

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#AskALLi Video and Podcast Series Launch 2019-2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 11, 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.

Keys to Successful Self-Publishing

The key to successful self-publishing is to keep experimenting and learning and that's the focus of the #AskALLi broadcasts, whether it’s our team and advisors offering advice or other inspirational indie authors telling their stories.

“We’re delighted to bring the self-publishing indie author stimulating content that helps answer their creative and commercial questions,” said Orna Ross, founder and director of ALLi. “Whether they’re publishing their first books or well-established in their author businesses, and regardless of where in the world they live, this is a don’t-miss lineup. Successful self-publishers trust the Alliance of Independent Authors to bring only the most up-to-date best practice and actionable ideas, tools and techniques.”

Self-publishing is a fast-changing industry and ALLi’s broadcasts cover every aspect of the business, across fiction, nonfiction, and now poetry too.

For the new #AskALLi Self-Publishing Poetry Salon  Orna Ross, ALLi founder and director, will be joined by poetry enthusiast, lecturer Dalma Szentpály, and Business Development Associate at ebook publishing and distribution platform, PublishDrive. 

“Dalma and I are both thrilled by the recent successes of indie poets,” says Orna Ross. “We want to bring these poets and their self-published poetry more attention at a time when poetry is experiencing a surge in popularity. And we want poets to understand the great  transformation that’s happening in publishing and how they can best succeed in making great poetry books and reaching what is currently a growing audience for poetry online and off.” 

The New 2019-2020 #AskALLi Broadcast Lineup

Beginning in August 2019, ALLi brings a weekly advice broadcast to Facebook live video on (most) Mondays. The same salon becomes available as an audio podcast on the ALLi blog,, on Wednesdays. 

We’ll also have a weekly Inspirational Indie Authors’ podcast interview on Sundays.

#AskALLi Advanced Self-publishing Salon with Orna Ross and Joanna Penn  

Orna and Joanna return with their popular top tips, tools, and trends for running a successful author business, plus analysis of the latest self-publishing news. This salon, brought to you by Specialist Sponsor IngramSpark, is for those who know how to self-publish and want to expand their income and influence.

FB Live Video: first Mondays, 7pm London time.

Podcast: first Wednesdays, 1pm London time.

#AskALLi Self-Publishing Fiction and Nonfiction Salon with Orna Ross, Boni Wagner-Stafford, and Adam Croft

Another new salon, providing advice on writing, book production, and book marketing from ALLi Communications Manager Boni Wagner-Stafford and bestselling crime novelist Adam Croft. This salon is for all levels and will explore a different theme each month from the often-differing perspectives of writing fiction or nonfiction.

FB Live Video: second Mondays, 7pm London time.

Podcast: second Wednesdays, 1pm London time.

#AskALLi Members Q&A and Self-Publishing News with Orna Ross, Partner Liaison and ALLi’s US Ambassador Michael LaRonn

Answers to current self-publishing queries. All are welcome to listen and learn but only ALLi Members can submit questions. Also, ALLi News Editor Dan Holloway provides updates on the latest news from the indie author-publishing world.

FB Live Video: second Saturdays, 1pm London time.

Podcast: third Wednesdays, 1pm London time.

#AskALLi Self-Publishing Poetry Salon with Orna Ross and Dalma Szentpály

Orna and Dalma will share:

  • advice on how to self-publish poetry books for pleasure and profit
  • discussion about writing and publishing options for poets
  • readings from self-publishing poets in a segment called Indie Poetry Please! 

For poets, it’s a safe online space to read and perform, to get advice about online poetry publishing and creative enterprise, and to get more attention.

FB Live Video: fourth Mondays, 7pm London time.

Podcast: fourth Wednesdays, 1pm London time.

#AskALLi Inspirational Indie Authors Interview with Howard Lovy

The joy of writing and publishing, inspirational stories, and interviews with indie authors who talk about their writing, what inspires them, and who likely have done something remarkable and inspiring to other authors. 

Sundays, 1pm London time.

Subscribe to the #AskALLi Podcast

The podcast is widely distributed on iTunes, Stitcher, Player.FM, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Twitch and other outlets. 

You can also receive an email from us about the weekly Facebook Live sessions and whenever new episodes go live (#AskALLi advice on Wednesdays, and indie inspiration on Sundays).

See you soon, live on Facebook, or in your favorite podcast place.

About ALLi

The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is the only global, non-profit association for self-publishing writers. ALLi aims to foster excellence and ethics in self-publishing; to support authors in the making and selling of their books; and to advocate for author independence through publishing skills, creative entrepreneurship and digital business development. 

Quick Facts

  • More than 10 percent of ALLi’s global membership have sold more than 50,000 books.
  • Independent authors choose to self-publish to retain creative control, generate higher royalties, and maximize their earning potential. 
  • Indie authors distribute, sell, and market their books globally, not in a single country.
  • Indie authors are entrepreneurial minded, invested in the success of their author careers, creative directors of their author and publishing businesses, hiring others to help them with things like editing, proofreading, cover and interior design, marketing and promotion.

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Media Contact: 

Boni Wagner-Stafford

ALLi Communications & Media Manager

Phone: 1-833-228-8467 

Or 52-612-136-7036 (Mexico)


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