Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Reading, Writing, and Publishing ~

A Professional Association for Authors Who Self-Publish


In the re-blogged post yesterday, the young lady explained the Traditional publishing model…

Since I tend to prefer Self-Publishing, I thought I’d re-blog this post about an Association that could help writers avoid some of the pitfalls of the Traditional route…

Notes from An Alien

Self-publishing is not necessarily one writer who does everything themselves; though, there are such amazing people.

Alliance of Independent Authors Image from the ALLI Site

A self-published author probably has an editor and may engage a cover designer and other freelance talent.

Then, there’s the label Indie Author…

Is Indie different from Self-Published?

I explored that question in a post back in October of 2013—“What IS An Indie Author?”

I also explored a relatively new organization for Indie authors in the post, Why Would An Author Want To Be Independent?, which has two informational videos with Mark Coker of Smashwords and Orna Ross from the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi).

In a recent e-mail I received from Orna, these benefits of ALLi membership were shared:

  • A “How To Self-Publish Well” education pack, with free ebooks and seminal articles from our advisors and friends, including Mark Coker, Joel Friedlander, Jane Friedman, David Gaughran, Joanna…

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