Category Indie publishing

Reblog: (More thoughts on) How to Develop Your Brand as a Book Author

Nicholas Rossis published this post around a week ago, and I kept it on file, knowing I was about to write a post on the same topic, but with a different slant. SO, here is another take on author branding, to expand on the topic further: via How to Develop Your Brand as a Book […]

REPORTING #20BOOKSEDINBURGH – How do you build an author brand?

First of all, why should you build a brand? Aren’t authors all about writing books? Brands are for merchandise, aren’t they? Well, no. Not these days. Or perhaps a better way to look at it, is that authors (and our books) ARE merchandise, or at least, merchandisable. In fact, taking it a step further, if […]

Book launch strategies – what’s working in 2019 #20BooksEdinburgh

One of the biggest ongoing challenges for indie authors is keeping up with the ever-changing world of marketing – ad sites change, algorithms change, what worked last year (or last month) is no longer effective. It’s a frustrating reality of the publishing world, but once you’ve decided to embrace the job, you need to keep […]

Reporting #20BooksEdinburgh – Networking for authors

Continuing with my notes from the 20BooksEdinburgh conference, I’m going to cover a topic that came late on the second day – BIG MISTAKE – this should have been the opening presentation! I know it would have been helpful to me. Put me in front of a large audience, and I can lecture just fine. […]

#20BooksEdinburgh writer’s conference: using #Patreon

20BooksEdinburgh was a blast – the weather was baking hot (!!!), almost unheard of in Scotland, great company of old and new writing friends, all like-minded people across disparate genres, and a mixed programme that brought something to everyone. Some of the information duplicated that from 20BooksLondon, so I won’t repeat as you can find […]

20BooksEdinburgh – #writers conference

If you’ve been around here for a while, you might recall last year I attended the amazing conference, 20BooksLondon. If you want to refresh your memory, or see for the first time what it’s all about, including an understanding of the title, take a look at the first post I did from London last year. […]

Top software for #writers

Writers – I highly recommend you mosey on over to Dave Chesson’s blog and take a look at this round up of the best software for writers: https://kindlepreneur.com/software-for-writers/ This isn’t a site that permits a reblog, but it’s well worth a visit, covering ‘dozens of timesaving tools that can help writers work more productively and […]

3 things to do for paperback formatting #publishing #indiepublishing

I’ve been unable to write creatively for some weeks now due to high stress levels, and the ill-health those visit upon the body, so when I haven’t been in the throes of a migraine I’ve been tackling the production of the paperback version of THE PRINCE’S PROTEGE. Under normal circumstances, I would have done this […]

Good Luck With That #Writers #Authors

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Image by Gerhard Gellinger from Pixabay I remember having a dialogue with a writer friend a few years ago. She was chastising me for stressing the importance of luck in publishing. Her argument was that, if you work hard enough, you’re bound to succeed. At the time, I was…

Indie Book Month — Promote Your Books #IndieApril

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(https://pixabay.com) On Twitter, there is a movement called #IndieApril, so I thought it was a good idea to import to WordPress.  Independent writers are the growing force in publishing, so please take this opportunity to publicize and promote your work! I want to offer an opportunity…