Laura Howard: Self-Publishing on a Shoestring with Elizabeth Aloe


Self-Publishing on a Shoestring with Elizabeth Aloe

Today's Special Guest is a brand-new indie author, Elizabeth Aloe. I learned about Elizabeth on Tarryn Fisher's Facebook wall a few weeks ago. Tarryn announced The Next Class of Indie Authors who would be BIG. After reading about Elizabeth and her book The Reunion I immediately contacted her for an interview. I'm all about the Next Big Thing! 

What We Talked About:

  • After being laid off from the internet industry, Elizabeth taught herself to write.
  • Editing and rewriting her first two books into one complete manuscript.
  • Found a grad student to help edit the manuscript for a decent rate. (I think this is brilliant.)
  • Looked in her network for a graphic designer to design her book cover.
  • Decided to skip querying and go for the Indie route.
  • Loves the freedom of being in charge of the cover and content of her book.
  • Inspired by author Emily Giffin's chick lit novels.
  • Feels Tarryn Fisher and Laura Pepper Wu have made a big impact on her career.

Thank you for the interview Elizabeth! Looking forward to seeing where your career takes you!

Chat with Elizabeth on Facebook


  1. Wow, Elizabeth you have such a gorgeous voice! No wonder you're in radio :). Thank you for the mention (and for you sweet words, Laura). And YES isn't it wonderful how our little critique circle last year resulted in some fine books. I can't wait to read The Reunion new and updated. Fab job, ladies!


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