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.
Indie Authors and Literary Prizes and Awards: Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast With Orna Ross and Joanna Penn
In this #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn explore the importance of literary prizes for self-publishing authors. As authors we may not like to see books competing with each other, but as publishers we have to admit that winning the right award can bring credibility, kudos and readers to a book and greatly strengthen an author’s platform.
The Art and Craft of Self-Publishing Poetry Books, with Orna Ross and Trish Hopkinson — Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast
In this episode of the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast, we will answer ALLi members’ most pressing questions about the art and craft of self-publishing poetry books. Trish Hopkinson is a poet and literary arts advocate, Orna Ross is a poet and director of the Alliance of Independent Authors.
Findaway Voices Steps in for Indies in Wake of Audiblegate: Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway and Howard Lovy
Today, we're going to talk about Findaway Voices, an audiobook service that's an alternative to Audible, which is causing headaches for indie authors after the Audiblegate controversy. We'll also talk about something called social reading. And we'll look back on the legacy of Jeff Bezos at Amazon. These are among the topics discussed on Self-Publishing News with Alli News Editor Dan Holloway and book editor Howard Lovy. Together, they will bring you the latest in indie publishing news.
Author Interview with Pete Fu: Romancing the Data for Indie Authors — Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast
My guest this week is Pete Fu. You may not have heard his name before, but if you're a fan of indie romance novels, you've probably come across at least one of his many pen names. Pete combines his writing talent with knowledge of the genre, and an instinct for marketing to create a wildly successful indie publishing career. And, through his company called Publishwide, he's helping other indie authors use the power of data to become more successful.
Why Indie Authors Think Long Term, With Sacha Black and Orna Ross: Foundational Self-Publishing Podcast
Authors Sacha Black and Orna Ross look at what it means for authors to think long term. When you start out in indie publishing, it’s hard to think past the mountainous goal of just publishing your first book. But thinking long term is what transforms the ability to write words into a prosperous business.
Author Interview with Amy Rivers: Psychology of Crime Takes Her Thrillers to Dark Places — Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast
My guest this week is Amy Rivers, who writes crime thrillers and mysteries that are very much based on real people and events. Amy's writing is infused with her lifelong curiosity over what makes people do the things they do, which can take her writing into very dark places. Although her books are fiction, they are never gratuitous or exploitative. Here's how Amy came to write her unique blend of reality-based fiction.
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A Nice Twist to Their Delivery
The content is excellent — learning first hand from successful authors in various genres is always helpful. They have a method of delivering a number of their podcasts where the host summarizes what the next question is and then we hear the author's response. It's not a direct back and forth — which is also good — but I do like the host giving a clean statement of the question and then the author's answer.
Good stuff. Five stars for sure.
Practical and Timely
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!