Blogs Just for Indie Authors
Blogging can be so important to an indie author’s brand.
Should you blog? That depends. Many fiction authors do well even though they don’t blog. Instead of blogging, though, they have an active presence on Facebook and perhaps two other sites where they engage with their readers.
But if you write nonfiction, well, you just can’t get around the need to blog regularly. How else would you expose your writing, thoughts, education, and expertise to potential clients as well as readers?
I read a lot of blogs, and from the ones I read regularly, I’ve selected my list of the top 15 blogs for indie authors. If any are new to you, expand your world and check them out.
Here’s the list:
TheBookDesigner is Joel Friedlander’s blog. He started this blog out of thin air several years ago and has grown it into a mainstay in the independent publishing arena. If you’re self-published, you have to read this blog.
Between posts she writes herself and those that are guest posts, there’s hardly a day that goes by when Jane doesn’t have a new post on her blog. Then tend to be rich in content and well thought out. Don’t miss this blog.
Presently, the text to Joanna Penn’s podcast (The Creative Penn) serves as a blog. But I’ve heard that her blog is returning. Whichever you read, do it. And if you listen to podcasts, be sure to catch hers. You’ll enjoy her upbeat style.
A number of authors write for Writer Unboxed, including Jane Friedman, Porter Anderson, and so many others. It’s intended for the indie audience, and the posts are always well written. I never miss any!
Where would the indie blogosphere be without the snarky and entertaining writing style of Anne R. Allen? Anne tells it like it is without reservation and always seems to have a new perspective on even tired, old subjects for her loyal indie authors.
Several writers contribute to the BookWorks blog including, Joel Friedlander, Penny Sansevieri, Carla King, Helen Sedwick, me, and others. You’ll always enjoy the fresh content you find there.
Developed just for indie authors, this blog reliably delivers information that writers need to know to succeed.
Writer Sabrina Ricci never disappoints with this blog designed and written for indie authors.
Who knows a heck of a lot about selling books? That would be Penny Sansevieri, president of the company and author of the blog. Penny writes with a certain flair that partially entertains while informing both traditional and indie authors.
Susanne Lakin consistently writes a well-read blog. Whether you want to learn about writing fiction or the business of writing, Susanne is a strong coach.
Lisa is a nonfiction book coach who has successfully launched authors in their writing careers and helped them find publishers. Her posts are always well written and her fees are worth every penny.
Chris knows her stuff. Like me, she strategizes around social media for her clients and runs campaigns for them. Her blog is about social media and is well worth reading.
If you’re an indie author, Indies Unlimited will guide you through the sometimes tumultuous waters of indie publishing.
The Buffer Blog is my favorite social media blog. There are others I enjoy, such as Social Media Examiner and HubSpot, but Buffer is my favorite and should become yours, too.
The Social Media Examiner attracts the finest minds in the industry and produces one of the best blogs on social media on the internet. One caveat: this blog is geared toward businesses, but please don’t let semantics get in your way of enjoying the information.
Selecting blogs for a list like this is never easy. I’m sure there are some I’ve forgotten, and for that I apologize. But I’ve done my best to list the blogs that I consistently read every week.
Which blog is your favorite?