|When:||2013-06-26, 6.30pm GMT|
|Where:||Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Rd, London|
|More Info (link):||UK ALLi Members Meetup in London|
|When:||2013-06-27, 9pm GMT; 4pm EST; noon PST|
|Where:||Online through Shindig Events|
|More Info (link):||In this free workshop, David talks about the tips in his latest bestseller "Let's Get Visible" and answers ALLi members' questio|
Smart Publishing Strategies & Merchandising For Apple. With Mark Coker Founder of Smashwords & ALLi Advisor
|When:||2013-09-18, 9pm GMT, 4pm EST, noon PST|
|More Info (link):||Mark will deliver two free hour-long workshops for ALLi with a short break in between. Attend either or both.|
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BOOKLAUNCH AT Book Expo America
ALLi will be taking part in a number of events at BEA including the launch of the print edition of Choosing A Self-Publishing Service: The Alliance of Independent Author Guide 2013, which will be broadcast as part of Shindig's "Live from BEA" events. We'll be at the Indie Reader Awards, the BookBaby Stand, Bilbliocrunch's Showcase and lots more. Full details in our May Newsletter.
FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY AT LONDON BOOK FAIR (LBF)
ALLi celebrated our first birthday at LBF, where we presented a variety of seminars and workshops on self-publishing and launched the ebook edition of Choosing A Self-Publishing Service: The Alliance of Independent Author Guide 2013.
GIFT VOUCHERS NOW AVAILABLE
We now have lovely gift vouchers available for a year’s Author Membership or Partner Membership, a very nice gift for any self-publishing writer (Author Membership) or anybody who provides a service of any kind to writers -- editorial, design, formatting (Partner Membership). If you would like to purchase a voucher, you can do so on our blog post here.
INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS AGENT FOR ALLi MEMBERS
We’re delighted to announce that we have secured the services of Jennifer Custer, Rights Director at AM Heath (l.), to represent suitable books in translation markets for our members.
Founded in 1919, AM Heath is one of the UK's leading literary agencies, representing a broad range of best-selling and award-winning authors and some of the most iconic writers of the 20th century, including novelists, historians, biographers and children's authors.
The agency has a particular reputation for successfully launching talented newcomers and offer representation in all markets and all languages throughout the world. Jennifer heads up the international rights department. "We have huge successes," she says. "Many of our authors, Hilary Mantel, Conn Iggulden, and Marina Lewycka among others, are sold in upwards of 30 languages.
"Then, there are quieter successes, deals that make me particularly proud: such as the sale of Esther Hautzig’s moving memoir of a Siberian girlhood to a Spanish publisher who just fell in love it; or supporting the Persian copyright movement by licensing rights in George Orwell’s Animal Farm in Iran, where copyright is not recognised. As the self-publishing revolution has hit the industry and is gaining momentum, I think there is a real opportunity to engage with authors who have gone the non-traditional route.”
"We're very pleased to be bringing an international rights service to our members," said ALLi founder, Orna Ross. "It is challenging for an indie author to acquire the knowledge of international territories and publishing houses required to handle their own translation rights, on top of everything else. Now all our members' books will be read and assessed for international rights potential." Submit (members only) the following to /submissions [at] allianceindependentauthors.org/.
- Author bio
- Synopsis – 1-2 pages max (no blurb style teasers, please; include everything, spoilers too!)
- Anything else Jennifer should know – book sales, pub dates, awards won, future plans, author platform, working on next novel, etc.