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How to Market Your Book on Amazon in 7 Easy Steps

Amazon is the #1 place for readers to discover books. Love ’em or hate ’em, Amazon is king, and your book needs to be listed there in order to get in front of readers. Marketing a book on Amazon is a very specific task and can be different from general book marketing, since you have […]

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4 Tips To Find Your Dream Editor on Reedsy

Ricardo Fayet is a co-founder of Reedsy, an online marketplace connecting authors with the best editorial, design, marketing and translation talent. Orna Ross, founder of the Alliance of Independent Authors, once told me this about book editors: “They are authors’ unsung heroes.” I thought it beautifully summed up the role of editors in an author’s […]

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The Friday Five: Indie Publishing News to Know (February 29th – March 4th)

Amazon launched it’s giveaway tool last year, and for it’s first year of existence you could only give away physical products, making it hard for eBook only indies to take advantage of.One of the most important decisions a self published author faces is where to sell their books. Will you choose to enroll in KU and be Amazon exclusive, or will you go “wide”, distributing your work through all platforms?

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The Friday Five: Indie Publishing News to Know (February 22nd-26th)

Self publishing news

Amazon’s “Look Inside” feature is now portable. Authors who run a Wordpress blog can embed the Look Inside feature directly on their author websites. This gives readers an opportunity to sample the book without being redirected to If this makes you as excited as a hungry hippo at feeding time, A.C. Florry outlines the step-by-step details on how to embed the widget on your blog asap.

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3 Scrivener Tips to Become a Master Outliner

Scrivener Tips for Authors

J.S. Leonard is the author of the Modern Rituals urban fantasy series and hosts/produces Bleeding Ink, a podcast for indie authors. Our own Ferol Vernon was recently featured on the podcast – check out the interview and enter to win a free Freebooksy or Bargain Booksy feature.  Plot by the Seat of Your Pants Three […]

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The Friday Five: Indie Publishing News to Know (February 5th-12th)

Self-Publishing News

The February Author Earnings report was released on Monday of this week. It shows a shrinking slice of market share for traditional publishers and a growing share of Amazon ebook sales going to indie authors. Elizabeth Craig penned a great account of her experience when one of her titles were flagged by Amazon for quality control issues.This past weekend the New York Times profiled Meredith Wild, the bestselling romance novelist who has also started her own publishing company, Waterhouse Press.

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