Today’s Indie Author Update is longer than I anticipated it to be. You see, I live near to where the fires are burning in California (Kincade Fire) and I did my best to publish this post on time.
I was one of the lucky ones. We didn’t lose power or have to evacuate. My heart goes out to those who lost their homes and to the wildlife who died in the forested areas.
Back to today’s post. I included an interesting post I found on Quora by James Altucher. Plus, I like the post about Instagram bios from Later. (If you use Instagram, this is the best app to use.)
I did not include a post about BERT, the huge Google update because I wasn’t sure if you’d read it. So read about it elsewhere. It’s important.
Stay safe. I hope you are far from the fires in California. (There are so many of them.) 🙁 And do what you can to support our firefighters. In my book, they are saints.
How Do New Authors Get Book Reviews? by David Wogahn: David Wogahn has a three-point system for triggering reviews. Contact the people you know and give your book away to reviewers and others. Finally, buy ads to get more sales and thus, more reviews.
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How to Create a Killer Instagram Bio in 2019 from Later, a scheduling app for Instagram and Facebook: This post has wonderful suggestions for ramping up your Instagram bio. Love their suggestions. For example, you don’t need to put your name in the name section of your bio. Use Romance Author, Thriller Author, or anything you’d like.
Authors! Refresh, Rehab, Repair, and Renovate: How to Rejuvenate Your Backlist by Ruth Harris: In this post, Ruth Harris makes a convincing case for perking up book covers and descriptions of books of our back list of published books.
Are you planning any book marketing campaigns for this holiday season? It’s not too late! Here are some great ideas. from BookBub Partners: There are great tips in this post but you have to start using them now.
Ten Reasons Why I Self-Publish by James Altucher and Quora: The author explains his transition from having a publisher to self-publishing. By the way, since the publisher “ended” his career, James has an phenomenal success as an indie author.
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