Happy Tuesday! While there is no rhyme or reason to it, I feel like there are "question trends" among the indie author groups. A week or so ago, there were a flood of questions about Vanity Publishers, and this week, there seems to be confusion about Amazon Exclusivity. Luckily, I wrote an article about this back in June. Please take a look and share it with your indie author friends.
It’s been quite the year. I’m not going to bore you with a recap, you were there for the dumpster fire that was 2020. In addition to that, I personally struggled. I had health issues (and 2 surgeries), I was taking care of, and then lost my father after a very long illness, I suddenly … Continue reading A Struggling Indie Author’s Year in Review
I needed to get this out somewhere. I'm highly frustrated right now. I'm a member of a 40K strong indie author community. The people who run this group do an amazing job. One of the reasons this group is so successful is because it has strict rules and posting guidelines. HOWEVER, I currently ran across … Continue reading THISCLOSE
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! What is your pen name? Melissa RaglandWhat genre do you write in? NA Epic FantasyHow many … Continue reading Indie Author Spotlight – Melissa Ragland
Hi All! Have you heard of Reedsy? I have, a million times, but I never got around to checking out their site. BIG MISTAKE This site is a treasure trove of information, FREE webinars, AND features a marketplace where you can find editors, cover designers, and other professionals to help get your book out there. … Continue reading How much does it cost to self-publish your book?
I'm a member of multiple self-publishing forums. Writing is a very solitary endeavor, and I find it very helpful to have a place to go to "talk shop" and commiserate with other authors. These places are a wealth of useful information. However, at times they are also places where misinformation can spread like wildfire. At … Continue reading A Little Clarity on Exclusivity and KDP Select
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Hello fellow Indies! Welcome to my brand new site. As some of you read in my last post, I've decided to shift focus away from writing for children, to writing for indie authors! I'm happy to report that my book, Self-Publishing Your Books: A Beginner's Resource Guide will be available very soon. As of yesterday … Continue reading Self-Publishing Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Learning about self-publishing can feel like wading through an endless sea of information... Many successful indie authors and experts share their tips and strategies across various platforms… …Trust me, I'm grateful to them.However, the process of learning effective marketing, growing your audience, and becoming successful can all seem overwhelming when you don't even know how … Continue reading I Self-Publish My Books! (You Can Too)