Welcome to the newest edition of the Indie Author weekly update. This week’s roundup is chock-full of tips for the new year. Be sure to also read the post on Instagram. Enjoy!
2020 Publishing Predictions
2020 Publishing Predictions: Agent Laurie McLean’s Crystal Ball from Anne R. Allen’s blog: For this post, Laurie McLean peers into her crystal ball and sees the future. For example, Laurie thinks that audiobooks will experience record growth. Read the post to see her other predictions.
Self-Publishing Predictions for 2020 and the 2020s from Alliance of Independent Authors: What is the outlook for indie an indie author this year? Orna Ross says that global reading will grow and more writers will experiment with artificial intelligence.
Indie Author Techie Skills
The Best Time to Post on Instagram in 2020, According to 12 Million Posts from Later, an Instagram scheduling app: I was surprised to see some of the results from Later’s study. For example, 6 am and 10 am as well as 10 PM EST are the best times on Mondays. Read this post to learn more.
6 surprising ways to apply your author skills to your website by Debbie Emmitt: Learn to use your author skills on your website to make it a more focused, professional, and attractive place for your readers.
What Does It Mean to Be A Full-Time Author? from Jane Friedman with an interviews of Sangeeta Mehta: This is an insightful interview of Sangeeta Mehta that every serious author should read.
Zuiker Helps Teens Tell Their Stories In Print from Publishers Weekly: School shooting survivor Lauren Hogg teamed up with Anthony E. Zuiker, creator of the TV series CSI and cofounder of Zuiker Press, to turn her harrowing story into a graphic memoir.
Quote of the Week
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