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Indie-Be-Ready for Networking

As an indie, you’re making a lot of connections with fellow indies, freelancers, bloggers, and readers. What should you have ready when you meet a potential collaborator or reader? online or IRL. How on earth are you going to keep track of everyone?

Book Review Round Up for February: Marketing Books

With so many books out there on marketing advice, it’s hard to know which ones  to choose. Here are three

February 2020 Wrap-Up and Work In Progress

Work In Progress What am I working on now?   Finishing up a Tips post on “Indie-be-ready to network” Online self-study

Coming up with a book production budget

One of the last tips in my previous post, 10 Tips for Launching Your Book, was to come with a book production budget. How do you do that? Easy. A book production budget is an estimate of what it will cost to get your book published. It includes everything from the cover design, to editing, formatting, marketing, and maybe even research materials. (I’ll explain in a little bit).

10 Tips for launching your book

Congratulations! You’re getting ready to publish your book. You’ve been so busy getting it ready, and you’ve realized you’re not sure what to do for your launch. You want it to be spectacular so that you SELL books. I’ve got 10 tips to help you do just that .

Email list conundrum and 7 tips for creating your email list

A lot of people suggest gathering emails to build your author platform. (Your author platform is yourself as a brand and your vehicle to make sales). Those of you who have been following me awhile know I think you shouldn’t bother writing a newsletter. The data hasn’t changed since I wrote that. Open rates are still abysmal, and click-through rates are downright disheartening. However, you can still collect emails without writing a newsletter.

Finding Your Audience IRL

Everyone knows you can use social media to find readers, but how do you find your perfect customer in real life? You are a writer. You used to thinking like someone else. So, and today is well post we’re going to experiment with thinking like your reader.

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