A lot of self published authors shy away from the hard work of book marketing.It’s as if they fear the dirty work of selling will ruin the creative vision they’ve worked so hard to bring to fruition.
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To Build Your Author Brand, Build Your Platform If you are serious about building a business as an independent author/publisher you need to consider building your author’s platform. That’s because in this shouty media age, it’s just not enough to write your book, upload it to Smashwords or KDP and press PUBLISH while hoping for […]
The Short Story About Publishing Success In October 2018 I travelled to the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali to talk to writers for the eBook Revolution Podcast. In the first episode of this series from Bali, you can hear author Julia Prendergast talk about the trials of writing creative literary fiction and the joys […]
Do you wait until January 1st each year to make a creative commitment to write a novel? There’s a much better way and you don’t have to wait till January and all that new years resolution carry on. NaNoWriMo gives you a clean slate each November. Take up the challenge and by December 1st you will have […]
…That’s Not a DIY Monstrosity You really can judge a book by its cover (despite what grandma told you). Especially a very bad cover designed by a first time indie writer/publisher who just won’t let go. The key to successful indie publishing is knowing exactly when to handoff to an expert. So, after you’ve spent […]