Monday, 30 June 2014

2 Ways to Promote an Indie Book

You planed it. You wrote it. You published it. Now what? You promote it. Ususally, the first day 'buzz' will die down within a day, and the flurry of people buying your book would have stopped or at least slowed down. This is when you need to get thinking about marketing, and promotion. Many people overlook this as a very much vital aspect of selling anything, not just books.
And marketing is especially important for self-published authors. Read on to find the top two ways, in my opinion, to promote a new book.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Publishing with Smashwords

In the modern age of self-publishing, there's never quite been so many options for the budding writer, or self-publisher. And because of the myriad of options, a lot of people get confused.
The primary platforms to publish on seem to be directly through to Amazon, and Smashwords. Smashwords being the #1 choice for many people looking to publish an ebook.
Well, today, I was battling a migraine and decided to publish my first actual ebook, called Crows Among Doves. Thanks to Smashwords, I was able to completely format it right the first time (I hope) and get it selling almost immediately!

Scribophile - an invaluable essential

For just over two weeks now, I think, I've been a member on Scribophile. During my writing career (and the days when I was just over twelve pretending to be eighteen to sign into sites), I've been a member of over roughly twenty different sites. And I have to say, none of them have been so explicitly valuable and insightful as Scribophile. Why? Read on!

Friday, 27 June 2014

Normal edits vs Developmental edits

In the world of writing, you'll come across editors. Be they good or bad, there's always more than one type and this post should cover the basic of the two, and how to do it yourself.
But remember that editing your own work may, and probably will, end up in a lot of biased mistakes. Obviously, you won't want to say your own work is bad, so you'll probably need to hire an editor.


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