Indie Authors and Book Reviews

Book reviews are an important part of an indie author’s strategy. Reviews can let potential readers know if they want to purchase your book, and they can also help you improve your work.  Continue reading

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Guest Post: 5 reasons authors should create and sell an online course

Baidhurya Mani is the author of “How to sell online courses from your own website: A complete beginner’s guide.”

By Baidhurya Mani

Selling online courses has changed the lives of so many individuals. I have worked with a number of online course creators and have seen how they have turned their expertise in yoga, health and nutrition, cyber security, music, religious philosophy, and a number of other areas into a fully fledged online course business.

There is something about selling online courses that’s attracting so many individuals, including authors. If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about online courses and why you should create one, let me share with you the five reasons why I believe authors should also sell online courses: Continue reading

Indie Authors: Book Sales and Other Income Strategies

As an author, there’s a lot of things to consider when it comes to earning money. Some indie authors are able to earn a full time income, according to The Guardian and Russell Blake. Print sales are not the most lucrative, according to LG O’Connor, and print and ebook bundling doesn’t always work out, according to Copyright and Technology. It can also be hard to find the right price for your book, as Gene Doucette points out. Continue reading

5 Strategies for Writers to Market Their Work and Expand Their Audience

As an indie author, there are so many tools and strategies you can employ to grow your audience and even monetize your work. Below are 5: videos, podcasting, merchandising, crowdfunding, and social media. Continue reading

Guest Post: 6 Smart ways to create a popular YouTube channel

By George Minton

YouTube, the famous Google-owned network, has over a billion users, which is almost half of the internet users on the globe. Everyday millions of people enjoy the billions of new videos aired on YouTube. In fact, YouTube reaches more than half of its daily billion views on mobile alone. This platform has created a source of income for many people who have become famous via YouTube. But as powerful as this network is, the response you get from the viewers will purely depend on the videos you have uploaded. So if you are not sure of what you need to produce quality videos on YouTube that will generate more views, kindly keep reading. Continue reading

77 Tips and Tools for Promoting Your Book

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By Per Erik Strandberg sv:User:PER9000 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

I love a good list, and I’ve been collecting links again. This time, it’s a collection of resources that can help you promote your book. Continue reading

Get Paid to Write

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By FBI Buffalo Field Office (http://buffalo.fbi.gov/images/c3.jpg) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Writing is an art, but it’s also a job. Here are some sites where you can submit your work and get paid (as well as some articles that help make your writing stronger and more likely to sell):

Do’s and Don’ts of Writing an Author Bio

By Josh T.

A well-written author bio gives insight into you as an author. It showcases your writing style, talents, and accomplishments. Having a concise, objective, and relevant bio with a quality portrait of yourself introduces you to your readers and makes a lasting first impression. Here are some do’s and don’ts to consider when writing a bio that everyone will remember. Continue reading