5 Ways Games Can Help Indie Authors Increase Sales

I recently wrote an article about the similarities between self-publishing and being an indie game developer (soon to be up on IndieReader–stay tuned). It’s pretty cool actually, how the process of creating, marketing, and selling games is so close to the process of writing, marketing, and selling e-books (both even have a few big platforms to focus on).

Anyway, this got me thinking about other commonalities between books and games. The idea of gamifying everything became popular a few years back, and it’s still pretty big–think checking in on FourSquare, using social media to win prizes via Rafflecopter, getting badges for commenting on HuffingtonPost, using NARR8 regularly to receive NARRs and unlocking content, and more.  Continue reading