103: What are the Most Time-Consuming Tasks for First-Time Authors? Questions Answered at AskALLi Members’ Q&A

Publishing103: What are the Most Time-Consuming Tasks for First-Time Authors? Questions Answered at AskALLi Members’ Q&A

103: What are the Most Time-Consuming Tasks for First-Time Authors? Questions Answered at AskALLi Members’ Q&A

Welcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where ALLi Members’ have their most pressing self-publishing questions analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A: Michael La Ronn and Dan Blank.

Questions this month include

  • When it comes to CreateSpace, can I use my personal name or the name of my business instead?
  • When it comes to including blurbs from other authors on book covers, should I use “Bestselling author of” or “author of?”
  • How do I start landing speaking engagements?
  • What are some tools I can use to give away my book?

Find more author advice, tips and tools at our Self-publishing Author Advice Center: https://selfpublishingadvice.org, with a huge archive of nearly 2,000 blog posts, and a handy search box to find key info on the topic you need.

And, if you haven’t already, we invite you to join our organization and become a self-publishing ally. You can do that at http://allianceindependentauthors.org.

Now, go write and publish!

About the Hosts

Michael La Ronn is the author of over 30 books of science fiction & fantasy and authors self-help books. His books include the Galaxy Mavericks series and Modern Necromancy series.

Dan Blank is the founder of WeGrowMedia, where he helps writers and artists share their stories and grow their audience. He is the author of the book “Be the Gateway: A Practical Guide to Sharing Your Creative Work and Engaging an Audience.”

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