A valuable insight into how booksellers view self-published books, by successful US indie author Karen Myers
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Do you – should you – ask readers in the back matter of your self-published books to post reviews of your work? US indie author Karen Myers explains why she thinks it’s a bad idea.
Top tips on why you should produce business cards for your self-published books and authorpreneur business, and what you should include on them.
Here’s an easy way to market your books – and a refreshingly low-tech one! Top tips on producing and using great bookmarks from US indie author Karen Myers.
While many first-time indie authors, and more seasoned ones who have been happy with their sales on Amazon, may opt for exclusive publication via CreateSpace for print and Kindle for ebooks, more and more authors are “going wide” i.e. seeking broader distribution through other channels. “I want to create my books, and then fling them […]
My reading resolution for 2016 is to get over my aversion to made-up names – a childish prejudice that forms a barrier to my enjoyment of a lot of fantasy books, and prevents me trying to read more. Although I’m interested in foreign languages and have studied French, German and Greek over the years, I […]
With so many opportunities to reach readers provided by social media, is it really worth going to the time, trouble, and expense of setting up and maintaining a dedicated author website? Not only is it worthwhile, it’s crucial, says self-published US novelist Karen Myers. Here she explains why, and offers her top tips on how […]
In a useful follow-up to Jim Giammatteo’s invaluable Watchdog piece recommending that indie authors use both CreateSpace and Lightning Source simultaneously for effective distribution of print books, US novelist Karen Myers kindly volunteered to provide a personal case study of how this system works for her. The following observations reflect my personal understanding of the […]
A D Starrling and Karen Myers describe how they’ve used what A D describes as “one of the best marketing tools I’ve discovered” – Pretty Link, a plugin available for wordpress.org self-hosted sites. (Apologies to those who stick with wordpress.com hosted sites – perhaps this post may make you decide to make the leap to self-hosted?) […]
Karen Myers, American self-published author, provides a helpful and comprehensive case study of how she sourced new book covers for her latest fantasy series. Two years ago when I started writing The Hounds of Annwn series, I used images by a prolific Russian surrealist artist that I found on stock photo sites. (You can see […]