The Struggling Indie Author Podcast

Podcast Episodes & Show Notes

Today on an ad-free bonus episode, I sit down and chat with Mariah Sinclair of coverdesignerdirectory.com, and we discuss all things book covers.

Mariah also shares her tips to finding a quality cover designer, pitfalls we as indie authors need to look out for, AND a little bit about the process of hiring a cover designer.

A little bit about Mariah Sinclair:

She is an award-winning designer. In a former life, she worked for advertising agencies serving Fortune 500 companies, the City of Los Angeles, and other government entities as a designer and digital marketer. She designed her first book cover in 2001, and now focuses exclusively on designing book covers for independent authors.

As a book cover designer, Mariah is passionate about helping indie authors level up in their business. That’s why she created the https://coverdesignerdirectory.com/ and why she loves cover design! A group of her clients affectionately named her ‘The Queen of Cozy’ and she wears that crown with pride.

This week, Niki sits down and talks to Vickie Bley of The Southern Pen Bookshop.

The Southern Pen Bookshop is a retail and online bookshop for the independent, non-traditionally

published author. Vickie Bley, owner and an independent author, wanted to create a retail location

where other authors like herself could sell their books out competing with commercially and

traditionally published books. The shop has been in operation for three years and seen a steady growth

in the number of authors who request to place their books on the shop’s shelves and made available

online.

The bookshop has become known as more than a retail outlet but also a huge promoter of the authors

and their books. Authors are invited to participate in multiple promotional events ranging from live

interviews on Between the Pages Live, offering special programs for the shop’s podcast, and teaching

webinars.

The Southern Pen Bookshop hosts several annual events such as: A Writer’s Conference, Georgia

Independent Author of the Year Award, and a Christmas Tea. The retail location is located inside The

Monroe Mercantile in downtown Monroe, Georgia.

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Visit https://www.southernpenbookshop.com/ use coupon code NIKKI at checkout for 10% off your order.

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This week, Niki sits down with Wallace and Cory, the owners of FormattedBooks.com We discuss the importance of having a professionally produced product, and the common pitfalls DIYers face.

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This week Niki interviews author Bobby Nash.

Bobby Nash is an award-winning author. He writes novels, comic books, short stories, screenplays, and more. Bobby is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers. On occasion, he appears in movies and TV shows, usually standing behind your favorite actor. Occasionally, he puts pen to paper and doodles. For more information on Bobby Nash and his work, please visit him at http://www.bobbynash.com, http://www.ben-books.com, and across social media. 

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This week, Niki talks about the various costs associated with publishing your book. 

Visit Formatted Books, and mention The Struggling Indie Author to support the show. 

Contact me! 

Hello@thestrugglingindie.com 

This week, Niki talks about the various costs associated with publishing your book.

Visit Formatted Books and mention The Struggling Indie Author to support the show.

Contact me! Hello@thestrugglingindie.com

www.CoverDesignerDirectory.com

Today, Niki discusses the process of publishing your book. She goes through all of your publishing options and goes into detail about categories and keywords.

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