Category Indie publishing

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How to open a link in a new Window – and why you should #Blogging

We all want people to read our posts, don’t we? Why else would we devote so much time to blogging? So in amongst your material, you include helpful links to other articles. What you may not realise is that more often than not, once a reader clicks away from your page, they don’t come back. Particularly […]

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THE PRINCE’S SON – Gold Star #Winner! #TheBookDesigner #ebook #cover awards

Yay! We won a gold star! If you haven’t yet discovered TheBookDesigner.com and Joel’s monthly ebook cover awards, I can only say: “Why not?” It’s probably the most regular education on offer for learning about what does, and what doesn’t, work for ebook cover design. Every month, around 100 people enter their ebook covers, in all genres, for Joel’s uncompromising view. I suggest […]

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Creativity, Sensitivity, Laziness and Courage #IndiePublishing #Authors

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
(Reblogging here with Marcia’s permission) In which I make the point that it is horribly hard to send our “babies” out to agents and publishers, something I think is overlooked in the ongoing debate re: indie vs. traditional publishing… Would love to hear you all’s thoughts on the topic.…

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#amwriting: manners and toxic professional relationships

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy:
Working authors rely on the world of the internet. We must not only have our own website, but we must also have a Facebook page, a LinkedIn page, and a Goodreads page. In this electronic world, an icon or avatar is the pictorial representation of our alter ego…

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Sharing results of my #BookPromo – #IndieAuthors #Marketing

Although I just released a new book (The Prince’s Son), as it is the second in series (even though it stands alone, ‘Book Two’ is emblazoned on the cover), I decided against promoting it except to my existing contacts (Facebook, Twitter and email list) because why would anyone buy #2 if they haven’t yet read #1? […]

Call to Arms: Year-long survey reveals which book advertiser offers best value for money #ebookadvertising

Nicholas C. Rossis has done us all a huge favour, compiling data from lots of authors on the effectiveness of advertising sites. This is HUGELY useful in helping us all to decide where best to spend our advertising budget. Massive thanks to Nicholas for doing this, and for sharing it with us all. * * * […]

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Top 10 #NaNoWriMo Inspirational Writing Quotes from Authors — The Savvy Reader

Hello all of you ambitious National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) participants! We hope your novels are going very well so far (but no spoilers, please!). Though we’re still near the beginning of the month, we thought we’d help push the process along by sharing some of our favourite inspirational writing quotes from some of our […]

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Guest Post with Author Kate M. Colby #Desertera

Originally posted on Journey To Ambeth:
Today I’m very pleased to welcome author (and author-y friend!) Kate M. Colby to my blog. Kate has just released The Courtesan’s Avenger, the second book in her Desertera series (and if you haven’t read her first book, The Cogmsith’s Daughter, get yourselves a copy now!). Set in the…

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Do you use #editing software? Check out this special #offer…

You do edit your writing before letting anyone read it, right? Unless you want an opinion of the really raw product as you produce it, you probably do some editing before you show your work to even your alpha readers, let along beta readers. Have you ever considered using editing software? Sure, software can’t take the place […]

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Adjustability – the secret to overcoming frustration #amwriting #authors

Adjustability – the secret to overcoming frustration. Once again drawing on sports psychology, this is a major concept that any sports person, and particularly riders like me, have to grasp, accept and enact. We all suffer setbacks. For athletes, it’s often injury (it certainly is with horses!), or it may be fitness or skill development […]