#Marketing: Building an Author Platform in 5 Easy Steps by KJ Waters
Oct24

#Marketing: Building an Author Platform in 5 Easy Steps by KJ Waters

Building an author platform is undoubtedly a daunting task. KJ Waters has been a familiar face around here, and I am continually grateful for the relationship we have fostered, first as Twitter friends, then as editor and author. In the world of independent publishing, supporting each other’s creative endeavors and sharing knowledge to help others counts for so much.   Building an Author Platform in 5 Easy Steps In 2012 I...

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5 Awesome Reasons for Going Indie — By K J Waters
Oct20

5 Awesome Reasons for Going Indie — By K J Waters

THREE YEARS AGO I sat down with a friend who worked for a publishing company. I had gobs of questions for him about how to publish my book. The picture he painted for me was very discouraging–two years of sending out manuscripts with stacks of rejection letters. Even if a publisher signed me on, since I am an unknown author, they would provide little if any cash advance.   Plus, I would mostly have to market the book on my...

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#Publishing: 6 Hot Trends in Indie Book Marketing
Sep29

#Publishing: 6 Hot Trends in Indie Book Marketing

I made it through Oktoberfest alive, but need time to recover so to speak. Please enjoy the final guest post in this series. How do you promote your book in this complicated indie author world? Join me for the latest research on indie author trends while I also provide up-to-the-minute indie book marketing advice. As any good marketer knows, you must build your strategy based on what is going on in the market. The e-book market has...

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4 Invaluable Tips for Indie Authors

I began my indie author career as a creative outlet after I quit my job to raise my family.  In 2005 the only legitimate option an author had to get their book in a reader’s hands was to spend two years chasing a publisher and hoping against hope that someone would pick up your book. Rather daunting prospect after writing the book, right? I ignored that fact and kept plugging away at my novel, Stealing Time, until 2012 when I...

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#CoverDesign: 5 Expert Tips on Creating a Winning Book Cover
Jul28

#CoverDesign: 5 Expert Tips on Creating a Winning Book Cover

I’d like to introduce you to KJ Waters. She will be posting once a month on this blog for a while, and I know all of you will give her a warm welcome. She is the author of the upcoming novel Stealing Time and owner of Blondie’s Custom Book Covers. She is designing covers for my series of national park memoirs as well as future books, and I will be copy editing her novel before its release.     5 Expert Tips on...

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