Our latest Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon Podcast is out

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Join Michael and Jay as they extoll the virtues of the indie author triangle of success:the right mindset, effective writing tools (that work for you), and a strong support network. #AskALLi Self-Publishing Podcast.

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Author Interview with Travel Writer & Editor Edie Jarolim

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Birds of a Feather welcomes Edie Jarolim to the nest For nearly 25 years, Edie was a guidebook editor in New York (Random House, Simon & Schuster) and London (Rough Guides) and then a freelance travel writer based in Tucson Arizona. She wrote three three guidebooks and updated many others, and has just self-published “Getting […]

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I’m co-hosting the Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon Broadcast with Michael La Ronn

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Each month I’m joining forces with fellow indie author Michael La Ronn to co-host a new self-publishing show that’s part of the Alliance of Independent Authors’ weekly broadcast schedule. Here’s our first show about Writing Tools, Styles, and Challenges.

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Co-hosting the 2017 London Book Fair Indie Author Fringe

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We’ve just wrapped up another Indie Author Fringe online conference. Saturday’s event was held in association with the London Book Fair, and focused on the writing and production aspects of creating a book. As well as being the co-organizer of this event I was also on the agenda taking about using ebooks to build your non-fiction niche.

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Write Nonfiction in November

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Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN), also known as National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo), is Nina Amir’s response to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which is a is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing that  encourages fiction writers to write 50,000 words in 30 days during November. During the Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN) Challenge, you are challenged to start and […]

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Free Online Self-Publishing Conference for Indie Authors

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Indie Author Fringe Organisers I’m co-organising the next Indie Author Fringe with authors Orna Ross and David Penny. Our online event is Fringe to the Frankfurt Book Fair, and the main focus of our conference is “Running an Author Business”. If you’re an indie author and want to self-publish, it’s akin to running your own […]

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October 17, 2016

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If you’re a Solo Traveller – enter this Bradt Guide Travel Writing Competition

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Bradt is looking for inspirational stories about travelling alone to include in a new collection of true-life tales publishing in 2017. If you have you been a reluctant solo traveller, id it take courage to overcome your fears? And were you pleased that you took the plunge? If so, please tell them about that first solo […]

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List of Travel Bloggers who Write Books

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Follow in their footsteps If you’re looking for inspiration to write a travel guide or travel narrative to boost your online presence and brand, take a look at these travel bloggers and writers who have published or self-published their own ebooks or paperbacks to bolster their subject matter expertise and support their travel adventures. They […]

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Turkey Tales: A Bodrum Travel Memoir in Verse by Jay Artale

Turkey Tales: A Bodrum Travel Memoir in Verse Jay Artale

eBook Released September 1st 2016 Travel Memoirs can transport you to a destination, and enable you to visualise people, cultures & experiences from another person’s perspective. I’ve created this collection of travel inspired poetry to draw you into Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula. After writing travel guides about the area, I wanted to show the personal side […]

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Use the support and motivation of Camp NaNoWriMo to achieve your writing goals

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My article for the Alliance of Independent Authors has just been published on their Author Advice Centre blog, and includes a list of 5 writing articles to help you prepare for Camp NaNoWriMo. I plan on using the time to write a giveaway to build my Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide mailing list. I already giveaway […]

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How to Blog a Book by Nina Amir

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Nina Amir, a nine-time Amazon bestselling author of such books as How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual, helps aspiring authors positively and meaningfully impact the world as writers, bloggers, authorpreneurs, and blogpreneurs. Her clients have sold 300,000+ copies of their books, landed deals with major publishing houses and created thriving businesses around their books. […]

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Jay Artale on the Agenda at LBF Indie Author Fringe with “Back to Basics: Priorities for new Authors”

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My article “Back to Basics: Priorities for new Authors” was part of London Book Fair Indie Author Fringe, an online author conference that showcases the best self-publishing advice and education for authors across the world — harnessing the global reach of the Alliance of Independent Authors’s network.  These self-publishing conferences feature well-known indie authors and self-publishing experts and […]

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Cover Competition at Indie Author Fringe BEA

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Our next Indie Author Fringe Virtual Online Conference is just around the corner (May 14th 2016) and is being held in association with BookExpo America. There will be 24 hours of indie author advice and self-publishing expertise on a myriad of publishing, marketing and book promotion topics. There’s no better way to learn how to […]

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Birds of a Feather are building their nest!

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Launching 2016 My website isn’t launching until Mid-2016. I’m creating content placeholders and building out this website, so it may look different each time you visit before the launch. But I wanted to start letting people (especially other authors) know about Birds of a Feather so that I can continue to build our Author Collective. If […]

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January 1, 2016

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