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. Videos Videos are a great way to connect with your audience on a more personal level. There are a few tools and …

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The Latest Trends in Publishing

There's a lot of interesting trends going on in the publishing industry, and some pretty cool new content. Below is a list that breaks it down: Trends and News in Publishing "Indie Authors: Are We Ready for Self-Publishing 3.0? Part 1." on Self Publishing Advice Center "The Rise of the Fidget Spinner and the Fall …

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 …

77 Tips and Tools for Promoting Your Book

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. Promotion Tools "19 Favorite Tools for Content Promotion in 2017" on Content Marketing Institute "Book Marketing & PR Toolkit" on Book Marketing Buzz Blog "Author Marketing Checklist" on Author Marketing …

Get Paid to Write

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): "51 Magazines that Pay Writers $250+" on Freedom With Writing "Earn Money Online: 92 Websites That Pay …

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 …

Finding Your Audience and Appealing to Them

Pretty much everyone can agree that having a marketing plan is essential when it comes to publishing your own books. And the first step in creating that plan is finding your niche and your audience.  This isn't always easy to pin down. One thing you can do is create user personas. Xtensio has a user …

Getting Started With Online Courses

Creating and teaching online courses is a great way to boost your platform, and find new audiences. There are many indie authors and authorpreneurs, who teach classes such as how to write stories or market books. Two big platforms, if you don't want to host your own courses, are Udemy and Skillshare. There are many, …

Indie Writers: Building Your Email List

There's a saying: the money is in the list. An email list is the best way to connect to your audience. You can communicate directly, without worrying about how a platform might change, and you can get feedback from your fans and readers. So how do you build an email list? There's a lot of …

A Look at Wattpad, a Social Storytelling Experience

You may have heard about Wattpad by now. It's a platform where anyone can write stories and anyone can read them and leave comments. The site has 45 million members, and is very mobile friendly.  Publishing Perspectives wrote about how Wattpad may reach a billion users. Stories are told in multiple languages, primarily English and …