Being an Indie Author can be an expensive process, especially starting out. When I started publishing books almost five years ago (where did that time go?) I started with literally no capital. I wrote a book and then I tried to learn what I could from the internet and podcasts. That’s one of the reasonsContinue reading “IAT: Top 10 Free Indie Resources”
How to self edit a book – 10 Tips for when you’re really strapped for cash
If you want to be profitable as an author write long term one of the most important things you can do is get your writing edited properly. Find out why.
Are pre-orders worth it? Should you be offering pre-orders on ebook platforms such as Kindle, Kobo, and Smashwords?
6 ways authors can supplement their income and monetise their content
I’ve been wanting to share another tips list with you for a while so here are 11 things that have helped me on my journey as an Indie Author. 1 – Create An Engaging Newsletter – This will take time but is worth it. You want people to get excited when they hear your name,Continue reading “11 Tips For Indie Authors”
Said to be the foundation of any marketing plan a newsletter is something all authors should have. While frequency of release is up to you (conventional wisdom is weekly but lately I’ve been struggling to even get one out monthly due to big life stuff) it is nevertheless important to have a regular release ofContinue reading “Indie Author Tip – Newsletters”
Advertising is a necessary evil for an Indie Author. You don’t want to do it. If you studied literature or writing you did it to improve your craft. It’s not likely you studied marketing which means it can really feel like you’re flailing around in the dark feeling for a light switch. I don’t likeContinue reading “Indie Author Tip – Facebook Ads”
Last week I touched on avoiding burnout and how the key to avoiding burnout is the work-life balance. I also touched on the pressure modern society puts on people to “succeed” regardless of their career or vocation. But what exactly is “success”? How do we quantify it? We certainly don’t hesitate to say when otherContinue reading “Indie Author Tips: What is Success”
This is my favourite time of year. I celebrate Halloween and Beltaine at this time of year. Halloween is my favourite calendar holiday of all time. The spirit of fun and whimsy surrounding it just calls to me. If you read my post last Halloween you’ll remember that I differentiate Halloween from Samhain. Halloween toContinue reading “This is my Favourite Time of Year”