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The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)



 

I’m afraid, because my website is misbehaving itself, you are unable to see any of the pictures I inserted.

But fear not, because next month I will get my revenge, when I get a brand-new website, courtesy of:

 

https://www.exposureninja.com/

 

The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is a professional business membership organisation for self-publishing authors.

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A non-profit, they provide trusted advice, supportive guidance, and a range of resources, within a welcoming community of authors and advisors.

 

Meet The ALLi Team

Unfortunately you can’t. But in July you will be able to!

The team, starting from the top, are Orna Ross, Founder and Director; Philip Lynch, Co-Director; Sarah Begley, Member Care and Publishing Assistant; Sacha Black, Self-Publishing Advice Centre Blog and #selfpubcon Manager; Kayleigh Brindley, Social Media Administrator; John Doppler, Services Watchdog; Dan Holloway, Self-Publishing News Editor; Michael La Ronn, Member Q & A Podcast Co-Host and US Ambassador; Howard Lovy, ALLi Multi-Media Manager; Robin Phillips, ALLi Webmaster and Tech Support; and Debbie Young, Special Projects and UK Ambassador.

 

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ALLi has a wide range of Indie Authors from across the world.

They have a Facebook Page. And are on Twitter.

 

If you are an Indie Author, for £89 a year, you, too, can join.

 

ALLi has a regular Newsletter, keeping its members informed about the Indie world.

  • Advisory team – all questions answered

  • Book Listing

  • Free author advice guides

  • Private moderated member’s forum

  • Discounts for vetted author services

  • Affiliate earnings program

  • Approved Services directory

  • Online advice conference

  • Daily blog, twice-weekly podcast

  • Author member website badge

     

  • Public author-publisher profile

  • Contract vetting

  • General legal advice

  • Blogging opportunities

  • Speaker opportunities

  • Interview opportunities

  • https://www.allianceindependentauthors.org/members/join/

 

ALLi has three grades of members:

  • Associate at £69.00 a year

  • Author at £89.00 a year

  • Entrepreneur at £119.00 a year

 

Here’s what you get as an Associate Member:

You are preparing your first book for self-publication. You could also be a student of creative writing, multimedia, or publishing with an interest in author-publishing.

 

Associate members receive:

  • Advisory team – all questions answered

  • Free author advice guides
  • Private moderated member’s forum
  • Discounts for vetted author services
  • Affiliate earnings program
  • Approved Services directory
  • Online advice conference
  • Daily blog, twice-weekly podcast
  • Associate member website badge

     

    Author Members receive:

  • If you’ve published one book or more, this is the membership for you. This could be a full-length book (50,000+ words) for adults, a number/series of shorter books, or children’s books.

     

    Author members receive:

     
    • Private moderated member’s forum
    • Discounts for vetted author services
    • Affiliate earnings program
    • Approved Services directory
    • Online advice conference
    • Daily blog, twice-weekly podcast
    • Author member website badge

     

     

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    The Association of Independent Authors (ALLi)

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    • Book listing
    • Contract vetting
    • General legal advice
    • Blogging opportunities
    • Speaker opportunities
    • Interview opportunities

    Advisory team – all questions answered

    Free author advice guide
  • Public author-publisher profile

 

Authorpreneur Members Receive:

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  • Authorpreneurs earn their living from self-publishing and associated business. This membership is assessed – you will need to show evidence of 50,000 book sales in the past two years and/or KU or business equivalent.
 

Authorpreneur members receive full Author benefits PLUS

  • Author business and rights focus group
  • Books included in ALLi’s rights guide
  • Indie-friendly panel of literary agents & rights buyers
  • Literary Agent Consultancy

Specific business, tax, legal, and contract advice

 

I’m an Author Member

I am an Author Member and have been for several years. It’s a great organisation, that enables you to get to know other authors in a friendly environment.

They have a wide choice of Guides to help you with you Indie career, a knowledgable team able to give advice and encouragement. The Forum on its own, is a great resource, bringing together as it does, a wide range of experienced Indies.

I’m always learning something new, and that can only enhance my career. I find ALLi a remarkable organisation. They are to be applauded for the altruism of their founders: Orna Ross and Philip Lynch.

 

Why not check them out for yourself today?

https://www.allianceindependentauthors.org/members/join/

 

 

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Good old-fashioned mystery, thriller & suspense: Facebook Groups

I found a new Facebook Group today. Its full title is 

 

Authors & Readers…good old-fashioned mystery, thriller & suspense

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1598005363770705/

 

I found three books that I wanted to buy, which is great–and then not so great, as my TBR list is reaching halfway to heaven! I’ll try to remember to let you know what I think. Though with so many distractions, I don’t know if I’ll manage it! Anyway, these are the books.

 

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WordPress: Post? Page?

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I’m overhauling my website

Told you I was no geek! I’ve only been blogging since 2010–slow learner, or what?! Just the other day, I finally learned the difference between Posts and Pages.

Pages are used for items that have a long life.

Such as Resources for Authors. I’ve only been adding to this fairly recently, and I only used Pages for the Titles, such as the Resources Page. Everything else I used Posts for. Big no-no, apparently. You should use Pages for all the articles you store under Resources and your other Headings (apart from Blog).

Posts Have a Short Shelf-Life

They are used for things like date-sensitive items. Say if you’re having a promotion between certain dates. After the last day of the sale, it’s of no further interest to readers.

Turning Posts into Pages

Use Vice-Versa Plugin. There are hundreds of Posts to change to Pages. This plugin will make the chore far simpler.

Bear with Me

I hope you’ll bear with me. Even with Vice-Versa it’s going to take a while… Life used to be so much simpler. Who decreed that we’re all to turn into geeks? Or pseudo-geeks, in my case!

Why Everything has to be so d*** complicated

I never saw anything from WordPress warning me of this. As I said, I’ve only been blogging for a decade! And the first I heard of it was a few days ago. And I had to go on Youtube to find it.

For the meantime, I’m leaving all my tags, etc on this Page.

As a just in case measure. I’ll change them when I’n certain whether I’m on my Blog. That, I do know, you have to use Posts every time (apart from the heading). And I’m on a Page at the moment. But I’ll stick this under the Resources for Authors Page. Then everyone else who’s not a Geek can access it. And learn the difference between Posts and Pages. And what a congenital idiot I am!

In my Defence

Though, in my defence, who the hell has the time to study WordPress, as well as Photoshop, SEO, CSS, and a whole host of other initials? There is no time. I haven’t looked at my so-called work-in-progress for weeks (months?). Supposed to be an author? Fat chance.

One Thing at a Time

Sometimes I’m dealing with half-a-dozen things at once. I start on one thing, like this WordPress post. And then something else pops up, so I leave my post and start working on that. But before I’ve tackled that, yet another thing pops up. And so it goes on. By the end, I’ve forgotten what the hell I was doing in the first place! Better to stick with doing one thing at a time.

I’m only an Author

But I seem to be turning into a WordPress slave. All I really wanted was a place to display my novels and other books. But I got swept into this blogging frenzy, where if you don’t blog, you get left behind. God help me. And if He won’t, I guess it’ll be the Samaritans…

Someone Save Me from this Madness

I just want to get back to writing books. That’s all. Is it so much to ask?

 

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Paperback Edition-Reluctant Queen: The Story of Henry VIII’s Little Sister

Paperback Edition-Reluctant Queen: The Story of Henry VIII’s Little Sister

 

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The Defiant Little Sister of King Henry VIII.

Paperback Edition-Reluctant Queen. This is my Biographical Historical Novel About the Little Sister of Henry VIII.

‘A very readable account of a fascinating woman who dared ‘to stand up to Henry VIII and survived. It is thoroughly researched, admirably written and the author’s love of the Tudor period shines through.’ Historical Novels Review

 

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One NOT about any of the six wives! Henry had plenty of other relatives, most of whom, given his short-lived dynasty and shaky right to the crown, the always insecure Henry had executed throughout his reign in order to secure his throne.

Can you imagine what it must be like to be the little sister of infamous, English king, Henry VIII? Remember, this is the king who went on to have six wives, two of whom he had beheaded.

And although the teenage Mary Rose is his favourite sister (he even named his famous ship after her), his shifting alliances and ruthless desire to have his own way, made him push the young and lovely Mary into a hateful state marriage with the ailing and ancient King Louis XII of France.

But, a reluctant Mary Rose, as strong-willed as Henry and passionately in love, for the first time, doesn’t give in easily. Before agreeing to the match, after a relentless campaign to get her to say yes, by her loving brother, Mary Rose extracts a promise from Henry. A promise she is determined he will keep.

Very easy to read, very hard to put down. This made a Mary Tudor so accessible and relatable to the reader.’ READER REVIEW

‘Thoroughly enjoyable.’  READER REVIEW

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‘Evans creatively imagines the private life of Mary Rose Tudor in this richly textured historical novel. A thoroughly researched, elegantly written historical tale.’ KIRKUS INDIE, Kirkus Media LLC, 6411 Burleson Rd., Austin, TX 78744 indie@kirkusreviews.com

‘I’m a sucker for anything to do with the Tudors, and Reluctant Queen by Geraldine Evans was no exception. She did a wonderful job of bringing Mary to life for me. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. During a time when women did as they were told, Mary went against the grain and chose her own destiny, which always makes for an interesting Tudor era read!’ HISTORICAL FICTION OBSESSION http://historicalfictionobsession.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/reluctant-queen-by-geraldine-evans.html

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