Category Indie publishing

Critical Thinking: The 5 Factors that Earn 5 Star Reviews!

Originally posted on K. D. Dowdall:
An excerpt from: Paul Goat Allen | March 12, 2018, Writer’s Digest. Paul Goat Allen has worked as a genre fiction book critic and written thousands of reviews for companies like BarnesandNoble.com, Publishers Weekly, the Chicago Tribune and Kirkus Reviews. Novelists live and die by reviews yet uncovering what garners…

Retro Book Promotion Blog Party!

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(https://pixabay.com) Hello to all my fellow writers out there! Here is a chance to share one of your earlier books that you have written. Don’t worry if you have written one book–you may promote that one also! Publicity can be very hard to come by, so…

Subtext #amwriting

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy:
A good story is far more than a recounting of he said, and she said. It’s more than the action and events that form the arc of the story. A good story is all that, but without good subtext, the story never achieves its true potential.…

#20BooksLondon – notes about email lists

This might be my final post from 20BooksLondon (I will look over my remaining notes and see what I can decipher to see if any of them might make a useful post). There were lots of fantastic sessions where I didn’t feel the need to take notes, and this one is as much a reminder […]

4 steps to writing your Amazon book blurb – notes from #20BooksLondon

Sharing a bit more of what I learned at 20BooksLondon, here is a resume of the notes I took on blurb writing. Now I’m fairly confident about my blurb writing ability, but I’m very aware in this industry things change – what works this week doesn’t next (especially in marketing), so any of the latest […]

#20BooksLondon – World building with a difference #publishing

When I was trying to figure out what to share first about the lessons I learned at the 20Books conference, I decided the best thing would be to talk about the one thing I didn’t take notes on before I forget! I didn’t take notes because this is never going to be me (I think), […]

#20bookslondon – the UK’s 20booksto50K #writers conference

It’s been a couple of years since I last went to a writer’s conference, and all those I attended focussed for the most part on improving craft and how to land a traditional contract. 20books is by and for indie authors – if you ever get the chance to go to one, grab it with […]

Guest author: Deborah Jay – #Writers, be true to yourself

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
Image: Pixabay Rather a grand headline, I know, but you’ll understand where I’m coming from as you read further. Amongst other things, I am a writer. Those ‘other things’ include caring for an elderly parent (two, until recently), and running a full-time business that involves a lot…

How I sold 1,000 books over the holidays #marketing #bestseller

Here is my promised share of how I sold 1000 books and became a bestseller (in Canada and Australia, at any rate) over the 10 days of the Christmas/New Year holiday. Settle in, folks, this is going to be a long post. First up, what I did was nothing ground breaking, just plain old advertising […]

DO you know what writers are entitled to claim as expenses? It’s THAT time of year again – #accounts, #TaxReturns

Having conquered my internet problems (unbelievable amount of time wasted, convincing my service provider their supplied router was dead, but they finally sent a new one), I am now up to my armpits in accounts, it being TAX RETURN month. I thought I’d take a quick brain break and check in with you all, to […]