Indie Author Spotlight – J.U. Scribe

One of the most inspiring posts I see on my many author forums is when someone takes the time to share their story. Each Friday, I’m going to feature a different indie author to help inspire all of you!

Full print cover - Joe Umeseaka

What is your pen name?

J.U. Scribe

What genre do you write in?

Historical fiction, nonfiction.

How many books have you published?


What inspired you to become a writer?

I was inspired by reading great books during middle school such as The Giver. Seeing the response I got when I finally mustered the courage to post my stories online gave me an added incentive in being a writer. What helped me decide to self-publish was seeing a fellow Wattpad writer self-publish her story. I figured if she could do it, so can I.

What are your marketing and advertising strategies?

In addition in making sure the packaging is right (cover design and blurb), my strategies include blogging on a regular basis to engage readers, growing my mailing list, and engaging users on social media such as my Facebook page and Twitter where I feature my own custom-made banner ads. Most importantly I’m reaching out to reviewers of my genre to get reviews. Without reviews, any marketing you do will fall flat.

What are you working on right now?

I just released a new how-to guide “How to Self-Publish Without Going Broke.” I’m finalizing the print version to the eBook so stay tuned!

Where can we find your work?


Apple Books:



Official author site/blog:


Facebook Page: Twitter:


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