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AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast

Oct 18, 2018

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

  • Are book teasers a good marketing tool?
  • Could ALLI recommend a reputable producer of book trailers? 
  • How can I better publicise my self-published book The Trivial Tragedy of Hilda the Vegetarian Vampire Bat
  • How do I find podcasters / bloggers / reviewers to whom to pitch a book for interviews / coverages / reviews?
  • Is Santa Claus copyrighted?
  • How do I copyright a book?
  • Should I create an LLC or PLC to protect myself and my family?
  • Where can I find a good cover designer? 

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

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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."