257 episodes

Tune into our podcast twice weekly. On Wednesdays the self-publishing advice podcast offers guidance to authors about publishing their own fiction, nonfiction and poetry books, with ALLi director Orna Ross and co-hosts (includes ALLi Member Q&A). And on Sundays multimedia manager Howard Lovy interviews ALLi members and advisors about their books in the Inspirational Indie Authors series.

AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast Orna Ross

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.6, 23 Ratings

Tune into our podcast twice weekly. On Wednesdays the self-publishing advice podcast offers guidance to authors about publishing their own fiction, nonfiction and poetry books, with ALLi director Orna Ross and co-hosts (includes ALLi Member Q&A). And on Sundays multimedia manager Howard Lovy interviews ALLi members and advisors about their books in the Inspirational Indie Authors series.

    Interview with Dave Tamanini: Retired Lawyer Makes a Case for Historical 'Witch' — Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast

    Interview with Dave Tamanini: Retired Lawyer Makes a Case for Historical 'Witch' — Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast

    My guest this week is Dave Tamanini, who at the age of 72, has spent a lifetime studying relationships. That is, relationships between races and genders as a civil rights enforcer, and relationships between family members as a lawyer working in family courts.

    After retirement, he found the perfect way to unite all these studies into one book about a slave during the Salem Witch trials. We'll talk about that book in a moment, but first a little more about Dave Tamanini.

    • 16 min
    Time Management Tips for Authors, Other Questions Answered by Orna Ross and Michael La Ronn; Plus, News with Dan Holloway: Member Q&A & Self-Publishing News Podcast

    Time Management Tips for Authors, Other Questions Answered by Orna Ross and Michael La Ronn; Plus, News with Dan Holloway: Member Q&A & Self-Publishing News Podcast

    What are the best time management tips for authors? Our Member Q&A is hosted by Michael La Ronn and ALLi Director, Orna Ross.

    • 49 min
    Interview with Kristina Stanley — Fictionary Founder Uses A Mind Made for Math and Mystery: Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast

    Interview with Kristina Stanley — Fictionary Founder Uses A Mind Made for Math and Mystery: Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast

    My guest this week is Kristina Stanley, who is a rare writer who also loves math. You don't find too many who can use both the logical and artistic sides of their brains. The way Kristina has combined the two talents is in the fiction-writing software she developed that guides writers along the way to achieving their artistic vision. But, first, let's learn more about Kristina's mathematical mind.

    • 19 min
    How Good Prose Sells More Books, With Sacha Black: Self-Publishing Conference Highlight

    How Good Prose Sells More Books, With Sacha Black: Self-Publishing Conference Highlight

    Writing books is easy, writing good books is hard. Do you want to know how good prose sells more books? Getting every element of your story right is important. But it's the words that make readers come back. Good stories need good words.

    • 43 min
    Interview with Roz Morris — Ghostwriter Emerges With Her Own Haunting Fiction: Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast

    Interview with Roz Morris — Ghostwriter Emerges With Her Own Haunting Fiction: Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast

    My guest this week is Roz Morris. Roz is a literary consultant, a book doctor, an instructor, a blogger, and even a ghostwriter. But the one constant in her life, through all her incarnations, is her love of literature, and she's coming into her own as a fiction author, writing under her own name. 

    • 19 min
    Advanced use of Social Media for Authors With Orna Ross and Joanna Penn: Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast

    Advanced use of Social Media for Authors With Orna Ross and Joanna Penn: Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast

    Social media is one of the most effective ways for authors to reach readers and amplify their message at the same time. In this advanced salon, Orna and Joanna cover how to use social media creatively and mindfully, including broadcasting versus engagement, tools and tech, and how to measure success.

    • 52 min

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23 Ratings

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I’m new to the podcast and just listened to episode 164 about writing Book Hooks and Blurbs. I’ve written and rewritten my book description for Amazon several times. I’ve researched online and listened to other podcasts on writing a book description/blurb. This provided new information and laid things out to give me a better understanding. I am going to use this information to revise my book description. Thanks!

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