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Self-Publishing Advice & Inspirations

May 1, 2024

In the latest installment of the AskALLi Member Q&A podcast, hosts Michael La Ronn and Sacha Black discuss effective strategies for finding ARC (Advanced Review Copy) reviewers for manuscripts.

Other questions include:

  • Do I need a new ISBN if I change the cover?
  • Do I need to use a different ISBN for each retailer when publishing on Kindle and other platforms?
  • How can I create a legal disclaimer for a memoir written as fiction?
  • Is it possible to retain rights to my characters and book world when negotiating with a traditional publisher
  • What is the best way to get peer feedback on alternative cover designs for my upcoming book?
  • How does barcode pricing work with short-term or permanent price changes?

And more!

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. And, if you haven’t already, we invite you to join our organization and become a self-publishing ally.

Now, go write and publish!

About the Hosts

Michael La Ronn is ALLi’s Outreach Manager. He is the author of over 80 science fiction & fantasy books and self-help books for writers. He writes from the great plains of Iowa and has managed to write while raising a family, working a full-time job, and even attending law school classes in the evenings (now graduated!). You can find his fiction at and his videos and books for writers at

Sacha Black is a bestselling and competition winning author, rebel podcaster, speaker and casual rule breaker. She writes fiction under a secret pen name and other books about the art of writing. When Sacha isn't writing, she runs ALLi's blog. She lives in England, with her wife and genius, giant of a son. You can find her on her website, her podcast, and on Instagram.