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AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast

Nov 27, 2019

Building on the basic marketing poetry book marketing plan established last time, Orna Ross and Dalma Szentpály move on to choosing some specific actions that feel right for you.

Emphasizing a spirit of experiment and exploration, they suggest a number of options available to poets, from book promotion websites to...


Nov 24, 2019

My guest this week is Phyllis Cole-Dai, whose work spans topics as disparate as homelessness and the plight of American Indians. For Phyllis, here's what they all have in common. She is able to totally immerse herself into these topics that tend to divide us and come back with stories about how they impact individual...


Nov 20, 2019

To celebrate National Novel Writing Month, (NaNoWriMo), ALLi Director Orna Ross and Partner Liaison and US Ambassador Michael La Ronn answer writing questions.

Among them ...

  • What’s the best app to write my novel?
  • How do I conquer writer’s block?
  • Help! I’m stuck in the murky middle of my novel!
  • Where do I find...


Nov 17, 2019

My guest this week is Sue Stern, who at the age of 80 is hitting her stride as an author. When she wrote The Child Who Spoke With her Eyes, a memoir of the all-too-short life of her daughter who suffered from cerebral palsy, she called forth a great deal of pain mixed with the joy of her memory. Along the way, she found...


Nov 13, 2019

All the foundations of book marketing begin with knowing your audience. And that is your reader!

  • How do you identify who your reader is?
  • How deep do you need to dig?
  • What difference does knowing exactly who your target reader is affect your overall book marketing approach?

Join Orna Ross and Sacha Black as they...