7 Tips For Launching Your Book On Amazon

As a writer, it can be easy to get caught up in the creative process. However, in order to be a successful author, you also need to get savvy when it comes to marketing.

How does KDP Print Affect Indie Authors?

The main things indie authors should be aware have changed since CreateSpace and KDP Print officially merged — and what has stayed the same.
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Advice for IR Approved Author Diane de Simone: "Write without any expectation of any return on your investment!! Leave it to the gods! To mystery!"

Have you noticed that if you mention ETs you get a smirk or a raised eyebrow? Why? Have you ever thought that’s the way government wants you to respond? That you’ve been programmed? 

5 FREE (and Awesome) Design Tools for Writers

As a self-published writer, you often find yourself in the shoes of a designer too. Here is a selection of less known apps and tools that will help you design and improve the looks of your ads, social media posts, and books.

How to Increase Your Book Sales and Exposure this Holiday Season

If you’ve ever wondered how to integrate the holidays into your book marketing efforts, below are some useful tips to help you go about doing so.

Social Media, Venting and the Importance of Finding Author Friends

Social media is like a really bad game of telephone, where you post one thing, and hours later you're sacrificing puppies in your backyard and claiming to be Harry Potter.

Why Your Niche Category Can Make a (BIG) Difference in Your Sales ("Thriller" edition)

Hitting the “Publish” button on KDP may be one of the most exciting moments of an indie writer’s experience. Far from being the end, this moment signals the new upcoming battle against marketing!
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Randy Niederman on THE MYTH OF LOVE: "The male character is based on my time working as a private investigator...The female lead character is based on a Russian woman I became friends with, who worked as a dominatrix."

The premise for this novel--a love affair, in which the woman leaves a man--came during a solitary drive from Athens, Georgia to South Florida. It’s a ten-hour drive and my GPS battery died an hour in, causing me to miss a turn.

3 Top Quick Wins to Boost Your Writing

A look at the top 3 quick wins to boost your writing.

Hiring A Book Marketing Company? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

You’ve considered hiring a book marketing company to help…

8 Moments When You Swear You'll Never Write Again

When the writing gets tough, the tough just keep writing!

7 Tips for Working (aka Writing) From Home

The following seven tips can help you create a boundary between "home" and "office" work, as well as help with your time management.
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Tips for Avoiding Awkward Author Photos

Listen up, authors: this is a great time to schedule ye dreaded publicity photos (kind of like head shots for actors or corporate photos for CEOs except, you know, authorly.)
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Effective Ways You Can Boost Your Holiday Book Sales…Starting Right Now!

Before you know it, Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be here and you don’t want to miss out on this beneficial opportunity to elevate your holiday book sales.

Everything You Wanted to Know about Publishing (But Were Afraid to Ask)

For most of the history of the printed book, there were two ways for an author to get her work in front of readers: traditional publishing and vanity press publishing. That kind of limited choice is so last decade.

The Marketing Concept that Changed My Life

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, right? So, why was I applying that to each book release?

People Do Judge Books by the Cover

You can’t go anywhere without hearing about a movie or television…
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The 15 Best Book Marketing Insights from Nine Years of IndieReader

Everybody wants to be the next Hugh Howey, Marie Force and/or…
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5 Tips for Using YouTube Marketing to Sell Books

The next wave in book marketing has arrived. Video is repeatedly seeing higher engagement than static marketing, so if you want to sell more books you’ll have to get on board with a YouTube marketing plan.

The Truth about Traditional Publishing

There will always be issues with whatever platform you use to create books. Just like there will always be flaws within the traditional system or indie system. Pick your poison, because nothing is 100% perfect.
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Why Book Bundling Is A Creative Way to Revive Interest in Older Books

We’ve talked a lot about books that you’ve decided to re-release, book updates, and getting your rights back from a publisher, but we’ve yet to discuss the book bundle.

Seductive Sales Copy for Book Authors

When they hear the term copywriting, most authors assume it’s only relatable to businesses trying to promote themselves online. That may be true up to some extent. But are we forgetting something?

8 Tips on Avoiding Burnout (from someone who knows!)

Trying to do all the things — is the surest way to get none of the things done. I know this well. Because I am a victim of burnout.