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Media Release: The Alliance of Independent Authors Returns to the London Book Fair with Four Live Events for Indie Authors

The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) Returns to the London Book Fair with Four Live Events for Indie Authors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 21, 2023, London, UK: Following last year’s 10th anniversary celebrations, the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) will provide four live events for self-publishing authors at this year’s London Book Fair (18-20 April).

The London Book Fair (LBF) is a global marketplace for story creators and the publishing industry’s “essential spring chapter”.

ALLi launched at the 2012 London Book Fair, our director Orna Ross is a member of the LBF advisory board, representing the interests of independent authors, and ALLi returns yearly to present the latest self-publishing trends and advice.

Orna Ross, ALLi Director, commented, “LBF is always a highlight of ALLi’s live calendar, and this year is no exception. We’ll present panel sessions at the fair’s Author HQ and The Writer’s Summit, attend the prize giving ceremony of The Selfie Awards, and enjoy our annual networking party for independent authors at the fair, thanks to party sponsors Amazon KDP.

ALLi will host panel sessions at the Author HQ and Writers’ Summit, as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 18th – from 13:00 to 13:45, Melissa Addey, Dan Wood and Thad McIlroy will launch ALLi’s Income Survey and the Big Indie Author Data Drop. (Author HQ)
  • Wednesday, April 19th – from 10:00 to 10:30, ALLi director Orna Ross joins Joanna Penn and Ethan Ellenberg for a talk on Tech-Powered Authors and the Future of Publishing. (Author HQ)
  • Wednesday, April 19th – from 15:15 to 16:00, Orna Ross chairs a panel of authors and experts, including Sacha Black, Dan Wood, JD Kirk, and Clare Lydon: In Conversation with Self-Publishing Experts panel. (Writers’ Summit, Kensington Town Hall)

The drinks party, sponsored by Amazon KDP, will take place on Wednesday 19th April at The Hand & Flower (Hammersmith Road) from 6pm-8pm. All ALLi members and friends are welcome.

The much-anticipated Selfie’s Award Winners’ Presentation will take place in Authors HQ at the London Book Fair on Day 1, Tuesday 18th April, between 5-5.30pm.

Find out more and book a ticket for the London Book Fair here.


The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is a professional membership organisation for self-publishing authors. A non-profit, ALLi provides trusted advice and education, supportive guidance, and a wide range of resources within a welcoming community of authors and advisors. Founded in 2012 by Director, Orna Ross (a bestselling and award-winning independent novelist and poet), the organisation now has thousands of members worldwide.

  • ALLi international membership make-up can be seen here:
  • Orna Ross founded ALLi in 2012 as a result of her own experiences in trade publishing, taking her rights back from her publisher Penguin to self-publish her own books. She has described self-publishing as the best move of her writing life, commercially and creatively and “The Bookseller” has listed her as one of its Top 100 People in Publishing
  • ALLi was recently shortlisted for the Romantic Novelist Association (RNA)’s Indie Champion Award for the second year running, after winning the award in 2022.

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