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 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: Shit Happens

This week’s advice is that, no matter how much you listen to advice, no matter how good your intentions are, sometimes, shit happens. Sometimes your computer crashes the day before your scheduled back up. Sometimes you have no power or internet. Sometimes you stare at the screen with writer’s block for a month trying toContinue reading “Indie Publishing: Shit Happens”

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”

Indie Publishing: Write A Great Novel from The Complete Creative

One of the best tips I can give to an aspiring author is never stop trying to learn. I don’t care whether you’ve never picked up a pen before or if you’ve written thirty best sellers. There is always something you can learn, or something you will feel a need to improve. I recently took the Write a GreatContinue reading “Indie Publishing: Write A Great Novel from The Complete Creative”

Indie Publishing: BookFunnel

Disclaimer: This post was originally posted in May 2020. Some of the information may be dated. In Indie Author Tips: ARC Groups I discussed how hard it was for me to get people to read my unpublished manuscripts and provide feedback, and how I joined BookFunnel to help get a better response. Today I’m goingContinue reading “Indie Publishing: BookFunnel”