A short time ago I joined the Alliance of Independent Authors having self-published Shallow Waters at the end of December last year. In that short time, I have found the community of people within the group to be friendly, open and incredibly helpful. Generous and giving of their time. No question too small or silly. (There’s a very active Facebook page.)
As well as having that place for its members to get together and talk about problems with uploading to platforms or whatever else they want to ask or say, ALLi, as they are known, work hard to make the independent author as regular a part of the publishing world as any other author.
One of the things they are doing this year is running IndieReCon. It is “three packed days of advice and education about self-publishing and reaching readers. PLUS this year: a live-streamed Indie Author Fringe Festival, from the London Book Fair (Book & Screen Week).
The best news? IndieReCon is run by authors for authors, so it’s all free!”
So, not going to London Book Fair? Listening in to all the excitement on social media about it and wishing you were there? Well, this is something you can be a part of.
And from where I see it, is with the line-up they have, you don’t need to be an indie author to get something out of this, if you are a writer, there will be something you can glean. Just look at this line-up HERE and remember it’s easily available online and it’s free! I can’t copy and paste the whole line-up, it’s huge, but that link covers it all.
It does include;
- Content Marketing 101: How Authors Can Be Smart and Strategic With Their Most Important Asset : JANE FRIEDMAN
- 10 Million Sold and Counting: A No Holds Barred Q&A with BARBARA FREETHY and BELLA ANDRE
- How to Make a Living with your Writing: JOANNA PENN
- Literary Values in the Digital Age: REBECCA SWIFT
- The Age of the Serial : SAMANTHA WARREN
- Pinterest for Authors: Build your Brand with Pins & Boards : JAY ARTALE
Now I’ve only picked a few events to give you a flavour of the range of topics covered from the huge online line-up that can be found HERE with the times of events given in US and UK time-zones. There is something for everyone, no matter how you write and who you publish with or for. If you can’t make it to the London Book Fair, then why not join in with this and register HERE. It will be great! The hashtag is #IndieReCon if you’re on a Twitter event.
I’ll hopefully see you there! I’m really looking forward to the next three days!
(And if you’re on Twitter and this really isn’t your thing, you might want to mute that hashtag….)
Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh) says
Free is good!
We have them listed at the IWSG site I believe.
Margot Kinberg says
This sounds like a great group, Rebecca! Thanks for letting us know about them.
Glynis Smy says
I have grown more confident because of ALLi! Hope to see you in London, Rebecca!
Your enthusiasm is catching, alas I’m too far away or I’d meet you there in a heartbeat. If they put any of the talks on-line please post the links 🙂
Anna from Elements of Writing
Jacqui Murray says
That looks great. I missed my usual writer conference this year so I’m looking for an alternative.