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!
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What is your pen name?
Josh D. Sanders
What genre do you write in? Why do you love it?
Urban Fantasy. I love the magic brought into our world. I like the idea of how magic would change our world.
How many books have you published?
What inspired you to become a writer?
I have loved stories since I was young. After reading Isaac Asimov I thought I could try it.
What is your indie success story?
Still working on those. I’m happy to see sales, and I love to see people read through either of my series. I’ve seen a couple months earning some real money.
What is the best piece of self-publishing advice that you’ve ever received?
If you write books, you are a writer. It helped with my struggle with imposter syndrome.
What are your marketing and advertising strategies? What works for you? What doesn’t?
Ads on Facebook and Amazon. I’m seeing better continued sales, but I haven’t figured out how to take it further.
What are you working on right now?
I’I’ve got 4 books in drafts, and I’m plotting another 2. I’m also preparing to start a podcast of my own.
Where can we find your work?
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