Indie Author Marketing Guide: A Primer to Social Media

Social media is a big part of indie author marketing strategies these days. But for those just starting out, it may seem daunting. When I first began using social media for platform building, I felt slightly overwhelmed. But now, after lots of practice and just incorporating social media into my daily routine, I've come to …

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Indie Author Marketing Guide: Facebook

For indie authors, Facebook is one of the best ways to reach your audience. As of April 2016, Facebook has 1.65 billion monthly active users and 1.09 billion people logging in daily, according to Zephoria. With that in mind, it's probably safe to say that if you're reading this, you are at least familiar with Facebook.  …

An Interview With Stacy Mitchell, Author of Saving Each Other

Stacy Mitchell is the author of Saving Each Other. What would you do if the most important people in your world were suddenly and violently taken away from you? Saving Each Other is a contemporary romance novel told from a dual point of view. It’s a story of loss, and how hope, friendship, and love …

An Interview with Jane Marlow, Author of How Did I Get Here?

Jane Marlow is the author of How Did I Get Here?, the second book in her Petrovo series. In the 1800s, two events altered the course of Russia’s future—the emancipation of the serfs and the Crimean War. Author Jane Marlow takes readers back to this significant time in Russian history, journeying 800 miles south of …

A Roundup of History Lessons: Book Blurbs, Fairy Tales, Ebooks, and More

It's always fun to think about how things came to be. A couple weeks ago, I shared a bunch of links that looks at the present and predicts future trends. I think that understanding the past also helps us to better understand the present and look towards the future. With that in mind, there have …

Indie Authors: Making the Most out of Scrivener

Scrivener is an amazing tool for writers. You can organize your notes, keep your research all in one place, easily make edits or move around chapters, and even export all your work into other file formats. At first, using Scrivener may seem daunting because there are so many features. But luckily, many people who use …

Ebook Review: SMART Social Media For Authors

SMART Social Media For Authors by Chris Syme Does the phrase social media marketing make your head spin? Now you can learn the simple, smart strategies all authors need to know. Social media can be confusing. You're worn out trying to replicate the success of other authors without much luck. Before you give up, get some …

Guest Post: How a Vacation Can Help You Break Free From a Creative Rut

By Mariah Are you stuck in a creative rut? Have you been working hard to get your work out there? Do you sometimes feel like you’re never going to succeed? If the discouragement and disappointment of the artist's struggle is starting to weigh you down, it may be time to take a vacation. You’ll Meet …

Indie Authors: Self Publishing Advice

Being an indie author is tough. There's the long hours of writing, the nail biting and teeth gritting as you revise your work, and of course there's marketing, promoting, and hoping that maybe you'll get a few, or a lot, of readers. Over the years, more and more indie authors have published, and shared their …