Indie Author Weekly Update – September 20, 2019

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Indie Author Weekly Update - September 20, 2019

In this edition of the Indie Author Weekly Update you’ll find posts on book marketing, email marketing, and Twitter. I especially liked the email marketing blog post as well as the design post from BookBub. Enjoy all of them!

Indie Author Book Marketing

Book Marketing: 10 Best Book Trailer Types from Joanna Penn and Adam Cushman: This is a phenomenal post about book trailers. There are plenty of examples from DIY to cinematic to author profiles. Don’t miss reading this post. It’s awesome.

Authors, here are some great tools you can use to design your book ads from BookBub Partners: This post reviews several design tools, including Canva, Book Brush, RelayThat, and others. Indie authors: be sure to read this post.

What the Ideal Author Website Looks Like from Alliance of Independent Authors: Self-Publishing Advice Center: Some of the points in this post include: have an attractive website design and make sure that your bio resonates with readers. Read the post for more tips.

Email Marketing

Why Aren’t People Signing Up For Your Author Mailing List? from Writer’s Relief: If you want to succeed as an author, you need to grow your email marketing list. But what if people don’t sign up? The first tip in this post is this: build your list with a free book.


The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags from Blogging Wizard: Hashtags, whether on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram enable people to find your content. This post focuses on Twitter and has some great tips.

Quote of the Week

“People should be interested in books, Agatha Christie


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Author of this blogFrances Caballo is an author and social media strategist and manager for writers. She wrote several social media books including Social Media Just for Writers and The Author’s Guide to Goodreads. Her focus is on helping authors surmount the barriers that keep them from flourishing online and building their platform. Her clients have included authors of every genre and writers’ conferences. Not sure how you’re doing online? Sign up for her free email course. And follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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