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Indie Publishing 101 – Part 1

Piper Bayard

“Writing is an art, but publishing is a business.”
~ Piper Bayard of Bayard & Holmes

That may be a grim thought to us artists, but it is true, nonetheless. We write for different reasons—fun, therapy, journaling, therapy, to master a skill, to be part of an artistic community, therapy, because the stories are hammering inside our heads and must get out.Read the post

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Book Cover 101: A Quick Guide to Image Copyright Issues

by Melinda VanLone

Are you an indie author about to create or commission a cover? If so, most likely you'll be using images to design your latest best seller. Did you know that those images have copyrights? Even if you found them on the interwebs like litter on a street corner, they still have rights.… Read the post

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Golden Tips from RWA 2019

by Fae Rowen

Years ago, when I attended the UCI Summer Writing Institute, I learned about golden lines. These are the lines you go back and highlight after taking notes in a class or workshop or in a great book.… Read the post

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Update Your Keywords to Sell More Books over the Holidays

by Penny Sansevieri

Especially around the holidays, take a moment and tweak your keywords/keyword strings in Amazon. Maybe you can’t incorporate any holiday - or Christmas-specific keywords, but tweak the keywords during the holidays and find the strongest ones for your market.… Read the post

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5 Ways That Playing with Pricing Can Sell More Books

Penny Sansevieri

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Many authors talk about the complexity of book marketing, but sometimes it doesn’t have to be that hard. Sometimes all it takes is a tweak here or there to give your books a lift.

And with this being a new year, maybe it’s time for a new promotional boost that drives sales!… Read the post

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