Have You Made the Most of Your Self-Publishing ALLi Benefits?

The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is an Organization Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, which means you get a wide range of member benefits to support you in making the best publishing decisions for your writing. If you choose to self-publish, then these resources will be crucial to your success and even if you prefer to go the traditional publishing route it’s important to be informed about your options. The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is supporting you, its members, by working with ALLi to ensure that you have access to the latest and best quality information on self-publishing.

Who are ALLi?

The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is a global membership association for self-publishing authors. A non-profit, our mission is ethics and excellence in self-publishing.

What benefits can I access?

You have a password-protected page on ALLi’s website, which contains the list and links to all your benefits. Here’s a quick run-down:

  • The Craft of Self-Publishing is an ebook written by our ALLI's Director, Orna Ross, and is packed with practical and proactive advice. It will take you through the seven processes of self-publishing, guiding you from a completed manuscript through to holding a book in your hands and beyond to marketing and licensing.
  • Our Vetted Services Directory A directory listing a wide range of publishing services, from editors to cover designers, all of whom have been vetted to ensure they offer an ethical, quality service that offers good value for money. Regrettably, ALLi often hears about new authors being scammed by less than ethical companies who claim to be ‘publishers’ and charge huge sums of money to do very little. Our Directory means you can safely choose the publishing service that suits your writing and publishing needs.
  • A vast knowledge archive. The ALLi blog and podcasts contain the very best and most up to date information on self-publishing, with new material added several times a week. Immerse yourself in all of it or search out the answers to your burning questions. 
  • AskALLI. If you have a question that hasn't been answered yet, join the LIVE Q&A. You can send questions ahead of time or join live. 
  • ALLi's quarterly magazine The Indie Author and annual online conference #SelfPubCon are full of the most important news and trends as well as contributions and insights from experts across the self-publishing industry.  

Think that’s all? Oh no. Your page also contains How to Self-publish for Free, so that finances need not be a barrier to creativity; the Big Indie Author Data Drop, which contains fascinating facts and figures for you to make great commercial choices (did you know self-published authors earn more than those who are traditionally published?); and 5 Steps to Author Safety, links to our bookshop and information on the campaigns ALLi runs to support all self-published authors. The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators wants you to have the best information possible on self-publishing, and the folks at ALLi are here to provide it. 

LINK: https://www.allianceindependentauthors.org/resources-for-your-members/ 

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