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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

July2015: 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 groundbreaking 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.