Weekly Round-up TheStrugglingIndie.com Week of 4/9/2021

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Hi All!

I finally typed ‘THE END’ on the 4th book in my Cozy series and my 7th book total! That book is off with the editor, and is due out on May 1st! Other than an interview, that’s about all that I accomplished this week.

Can I ask you a favor? I’d really like some feedback from fellow indies on the toolkit. I get lots of hits on the toolkit sign-up page, but it seems like people are reluctant to share their e-mail addresses in order to receive it. DO any of you have suggestions?


Have you guys been listening to the podcast? Please drop me a line to let me know what you think.


Below is your weekly summary report on all of the content I’ve posted on www.TheStrugglingIndie.Com I’ve scaled back a bit for this month because of my deadline. 

1. INDIE AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT – KEITH D GUERNSEY

2. The Struggling Indie Author Podcast episode is up! This week, I Cory and Wallace of FormattedBooks.com

3. Don’t miss these FREE Creative Assets at CreativeMarket.com

4.  Have you guys checked out Mark Dawson’s Self-Publishing 101 course yet? Even if you have a book or two out, the reviews are in, and this course is well worth it!

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If you want to come to hang out and “talk shop” please join the Struggling Indie Author Facebook Group. It’s small right now, but I’m hoping to build it up over the next few months. 

Please feel free to drop me a line to let me know what you’ve been up to!

-Niki

P.S. I’m still looking for guests to interview on my podcast. If you are an expert in something pertaining to self-publishing, I want to hear from you. (Newsletters, writing productivity, Ads, Social media, etc.) 

Want a complete list of all of the best Indie Author Resources?

Have you written a book, but have struggled to get the formatting right using basic word processing programs?

Have you spent countless hours uploading a book into a self-publishing platform only to have it look messy and unprofessional?

Stop wasting your precious time and head over to Formatted Books.

Formatted books will help you and publish the best looking books possible. Their goal is to personalize each book to help it stand out in order to help you maximize sales. This is so important for indies, because we’re competing with professionally produced books.

In fact, they are so confident in the quality of their work that they back it with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. 

They are working on something for me right now, and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Finding a cover designer is hard work. Not only do you have to find designers that design for your genre, but you also have to vet them to make sure they are professional, you have to make sure they aren’t booked out. You need to go to different websites, Facebook groups, and Instagram accounts to compare their work with other designers. OR you go to sites like Reedsy, and when you search for someone in your genre, it only yields a single designer. (Yes, this is the case for cozy mystery.) It’s sometimes like looking for a needle in a haystack.

I’m excited to announce the solution! The Cover Designer Directory.

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