This week’s Indie Author Update is jam-packed with lots of news for indie authors. From book marketing to running a business, you’ll find a lot of tips you can use. Enjoy this week’s selection of posts.
Indie Author Book Marketing
BookBub Reviews offer an Alternative to Goodreads and Amazon: It’s Not Just for Pricey Ads Anymore by Anne R. Allen: In this post, Anne R. Allen explains how to set up your author profile on BookBub and claim your books. She also explains how BookBub is now a “kind of Goodreads for grown-ups.” This post is a must read.
Author Branding: 14 Creative Book Unboxing Videos from BookBub Partners: Do you ever make videos of unboxing your newly published books? It’s a great marketing tool. See these imaginative and fun examples of authors “unboxing” their new books.
Indie Author Instagram Tips
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Memoir, Uninterrupted: The genre is as popular as ever, and increasingly, memoirists are turning to self-publishing from BookLife and by Brooke Warner: In this post, the founder of She Writes Press explains why she predicts that memoir will surge as a genre.
Why Do Writers Hire Book Coaches? from Jane Friedman’s blog and by Jennie Nash: Jennie Nash explains why friends aren’t always the best book coaches. Also, she suggests three book coaches: Lisa Tener, Marion Roach Smith, and Lisa Cron. Be sure to read the entire post.
Indie Author Businesses
How to Create a Business Plan for Your Indie Author Business from the Alliance of Independent Authors: Self-Publishing Advice Center: If you write and publish you manage a business. How will you manage your business in 2020? This post explains how to create an author business plan. Check it out.
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I am an author and social media consultant. My focus is on helping authors get discovered online as I build their social media platform. In addition, I assist clients with content writing and email marketing.