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Lessons Learned from Selling 1,000 Books in 6 Days

Indie authors seem to be divided into two camps, those who are making good money from their books and those who are struggling to bring in a steady trickle of sales. When the magic isn't happening, it feels daunting but read this before you give up all hope. I'm well...

Time to Open Shop: Boost your Book Sales with Autographed Paperbacks

Have you considered boosting your book sales with autographed paperbacks? As an indie author, one of the things we focus on doing is maximizing sales. We need those book sales and we need them to come in on a regular basis. One of the ways I’ve found that helps is...

Can you afford to be an indie author?

Can you afford to be an indie author? As independent authors, we have to be aware of the way cost plays into self-publishing. Cost can mean the difference between turning book publishing into a business versus having a very expensive hobby. The question is, how much...

Building your Fiction Author Platform

This is a guest blog by Laina Turner of Writing Warriors Collective. When it comes to a fiction author platform, it's a bit like the chicken and egg dilemma. What comes first? The book or the platform? The answer is BOTH! Doesn't that fill you with joy? The idea of...

Lessons Learned from a Year of Gratitude

Waves of gratitude met me in 2017. The first day of the year I opened my gratitude journal and wrote out what I was thankful for, what would make the day great, and what steps I would take to make the day amazing. Looking back on those moments, I didn’t realize what...

Indie Authors: Stop Giving Away Free Books

Dear Indie Authors, Please stop giving away your books for free. Please. One of the popular reasons authors give away books for free is to build a readership, and to increase the sale through of other books in their series. However, there’s one problem with free...

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