Indie Author Tip: Social Media

Social media can be our greatest asset for marketing and also a time-wasting vortex. I know I’ve justified hours of being unproductive because I was “networking” and “engaging” on social media. Like the work-life balance I was talking about a couple weeks ago, we need to balance our essential engagements on social media, personal investmentContinue reading “Indie Author Tip: Social Media”

Indie Author Tip: Working for Exposure

When someone comes to you with an opportunity it’s exciting. You’re probably going to feel flattered that someone wants to work with you, and you’re probably feeling validated as a writer. In our post-COVID world things are changing rapidly when it comes to how – and where – we work, and how we interact withContinue reading “Indie Author Tip: Working for Exposure”

Indie Author Tip: Why You Need to Run the Numbers

Running the numbers on your business is tedious and boring but it can make a huge difference to the business of writing. Maggie Steifvater recently wrote some fantastic tweets about how number crunching determines what she writes, because at the end of the day what we create as artists and writer’s also needs to beContinue reading “Indie Author Tip: Why You Need to Run the Numbers”

Indie Author Tips: What is Success

Last week I touched on avoiding burnout and how the key to avoiding burnout is the work-life balance. I also touched on the pressure modern society puts on people to “succeed” regardless of their career or vocation. But what exactly is “success”? How do we quantify it? We certainly don’t hesitate to say when otherContinue reading “Indie Author Tips: What is Success”

Indie Author Tips: Avoiding Burnout

Avoiding burnout. It’s something we all have to do, no matter what industry. There is such an overwhelming pressure to perform these days that you need to be constantly hustling and producing to be “successful”. Of course, this says a hell of a lot about our concepts of what “success” is, but that’s a topicContinue reading “Indie Author Tips: Avoiding Burnout”

IAT: Indie Authoring is Hard

Indie Authoring is incredibly rewarding. It’s also incredibly hard. I’ve written about twenty of these articles now, hoping to help other authors realise their dreams (and avoid some of the mistakes I’ve made), but the one cold, hard, truth I can give you is: quality Indie Books are hard to produce. A lot people (especiallyContinue reading “IAT: Indie Authoring is Hard”

Indie Publishing: BookFunnel – Part Two

So back in May (where has this year flown?) I wrote about BookFunnel and how I was using it to distribute ARC and free copies of my books. I also wrote about how I discovered (belatedly) that BookFunnel also allows you to participate in group promotions. You can read that article here. This time I wantContinue reading “Indie Publishing: BookFunnel – Part Two”

Indie Publishing: Top 10 Indie Publishing Books

If you choose to Independently/Self Publish there are a lot of things you need to consider. I’ve said this before but when you publish your own work you are responsible for everything that a publishing house has its own department for. When you set out to publish your work it can be quite intimidating but there areContinue reading “Indie Publishing: Top 10 Indie Publishing Books”

Indie Publishing: NaNoWriMo

Every year in November thousands (millions maybe?) of authors, fledgling and established, take part in the phenomenon that is NaNoWriMo, or, National Novel Writing Month. Although this is an American based program, it has become a global phenomenon. Through the power of the internet anyone can partake in the basics of NaNoWriMo: writing 50,000 wordsContinue reading “Indie Publishing: NaNoWriMo”