Indie Author Tools
Apr 26, 2019 13:01
A lot of authors will recommend that when you write, you pick a niche market and attach yourself to it. This is called writing to market, and it is exactly what it sounds like: you find fans, and you tell those fans a story they want to hear. Then, when you are done, you start over and do the same thing.
Apr 06, 2019 06:02
This is something new. BookBub recently rolled out a new Cost Per Click ad system that authors can sign up for and is in beta. If you can't seem to get picked for a BookBub newsletter, this might be a good way of generating some extra sales. You have to signup for the beta on a waiting list, and even then you might wait months to get in.
Apr 02, 2019 10:02
Draft2Digital is an e-book distribution website that allows authors to load and create their book one time and then distribute it to all different platforms at once. It cuts down on the time and upkeep that goes into selling a book and allows authors to spend more time writing.
Mar 25, 2019 15:00
The thing is, reviews do matter to Amazon for determining how their algorithm rates books, and the more recent those reviews are the more they will contribute toward helping your book rank higher. But, there is no golden number that Amazon looks for, or that readers expect in making their determination about what books to buy.
Mar 11, 2019 19:00
There are more authors, self-published and otherwise, out in the world than ever before, and more people are competing for a reader’s time than you might have experienced even as few as five years ago. Today, anyone can load a book onto Amazon completely free and with very little work.
Feb 26, 2019 09:01
For some people, being an indie author means you do everything on your own, from writing the book to editing, to creating the cover and formatting the book for publication. It even means building up your own marketing strategy and running advertisements for your own product.