AskALLi: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast
About This Show
Are you new to self-publishing? Or a seasoned indie author who wants to cut through the noise to get only the most up-to-date and important self-publishing advice?
The “AskALLi Podcast" is brought to you by the most trusted name in self-publishing, the non-profit Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi).
1st Tuesdays: Highlight from ALLi's Indie Author Fringe online conference. A presentation from an industry expert or successful indie author on making great books and reaching more readers. All levels.
2nd Tuesdays: ALLi Member Q&A: Answers to members' current self-publishing queries, hosted by ALLi team members, Debbie Young and David Penny. Only ALLi Members can submit questions but all are welcome to listen and learn. All levels.
3rd Tuesdays: Beginners' Self-Publishing Salon. Best practice advice on one of the seven stages of publishing, hosted by ALLi team members, Jay Artale and Michael La Ronn. Level: Authors new to self-publishing.
Last Tuesdays: Advanced Self-Publishing Salon hosted by ALLi Director Orna Ross and Advisor Joanna Penn. Top tips, tools and trends, with analysis of the latest self-publishing news. Level: More experienced indie authors.
All interviews, advice and recommended services are vetted by ALLi’s Watchdog Desk. Self-publishing is a fast changing world but you can trust us to bring you only the best and most actionable ideas and insights, tools and techniques: what we know is working for authors right now.
For a minimal time investment each week, you can keep up to date with the expanding range of opportunities for authors, then go back to your writing and publishing.
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Most Recent Episode
Member Self-Publishing Q&A w/ Orna Ross & Joseph Alexander: June 2017
Ep#56: Orna Ross & Joseph Alexander answer members' questions on writing, publishing and promoting books.
Each month, Orna Ross, ALLi Director, invites a special guest into the indie author hot seat to answer ALLi Members’ questions.
This month’s special guest is non-fiction indie authors Joseph Alexander who built his Fundamental Changes guitar series into a instantly recognizable author brand. Find out some of the secrets of his success, and listen in as he and Orna answer self-publishing questions posed by our ALLi Members.
Here's the self-publishing questions asked and answered this month:
Q: I hear other authors say that promoting non-fiction is easier than promoting fiction, but my efforts aren't working for me - what am I doing wrong?
Q: I'm publishing a comic self-help book, can you help me with a basic low cost marketing plan, or one that is free to implement?
Q: Are Amazon Ads a good option for indie authors?
Q: What is the best approach for Facebook Advertising. Should I be promoting my Facebook page, my book, or a Facebook post?
Q: I'm still confused about the benefits of using Amazon CreateSpace and IngramSpark to produce and distribute my POD book? Also do I need to buy my own ISBNs or can I use the free CreateSpace ISBN on IngramSpark?
Q: I've heard rumors about Amazon Imprints (Amazon Publishing) and that Amazon will eventually only sell books that have been published under their imprint. Do you think this will happen?
Joseph Alexander has been a guitarist and expert music tutor for over 20 years. His tuition books are published in four languages and have sold over 200,000 copies to widespread critical acclaim. Recently his books passed $1,000,000 in revenue and he is currently writing a guide book to self-publishing for authors. He is currently writing and publishing cutting edge-material that breaks down the barriers between learning and playing the guitar.
Orna Ross launched the Alliance of Independent Authors at the London Book Fair in 2012. Her work for ALLi has seen her named as one of The Bookseller’s “100 top people in publishing”. She also publishes poetry, fiction and nonfiction, and is greatly excited by the democratising, empowering potential of author-publishing.
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