Indie Author Weekly Update – September 27, 2019

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Indie Author Weekly Update

Love this week’s posts in this edition of the Indie Author Weekly Update. There’s a fabulous post by Penny Sansieveri (who never seems to disappoint). In addition, I like the inspirational post by Ryan Lenz. Hey, they are all great so enjoy!

Spotlight Post

10 Things You Need Right Now to Plan for Holiday Book Sales by Penny Sansevieri: This is a superb blog post on how to get ready for mega sales of your books during the holiday season. First step, start planning right now. Also, present your book as a gift or novelty. Third step, make sure you have the best cover possible.


3 Ways to Get Your Dream Endorsement by Sandra Beckwith and from Sandra Beckwith explains how to obtain testimonials for your book.

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SEO for Authors from Alliance of Independent Authors: Self-Publishing Advice Center and by Rachel McCollin: Rachel McCollin describes a few easy ways for authors to improve the search optimization of their websites.

Book Marketing: A Blueprint For Your Indie Author Book Launch from Joanna Penn and with J.D. Lasica: Joanna Penn’s posts are always worth reading. I’ve learned so much from her and her guests over the years. This is another great post that you should not miss.

On Writing

Writers are Courageous from Ryan Lanz: It takes courage to follow a dream and if you’re like me, you’ve always wanted to be a writer. It takes work, too, and perseverance. So give yourself a huge break. You’re a writer!

Of Note

Here Are The Nominees For The 2019 National Book Awards 

Quote of the Week

Ernest Hemingway quote: No one you love is every truly lost.


Instagram Marketing by Frances CaballoBrand new Instagram ebook for authors. Learn how to set up your account, and create hashtags and Instagram stories. 



Frances Caballo is an author and social media consultant. 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.  Follow her on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

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