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How I Do It: Successful Indie Authors Share Their Secrets. This week: Steena Holmes

“Surround yourself with other indie authors who are reaching for the same things you are,” advises award-winning novelist Steena Holmes, whose novel Finding Emma has sold over 100,000 copies and earned her a three-book deal with Amazon. What’s the secret of your success? My readers. They fell in love with Finding Emma, a book I […]

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How To Choose The Right KDP Categories: Increase The Discoverability Of Your Self-Published Books

Indie author Eliza Green shares her personal experience of improving her self-published book’s discoverability  on Amazon by strategic choice of categories and keywords. Selling books on Amazon isn’t easy but improving your book’s discoverability will be a great help. On Amazon, discoverability begins and ends with categories and keywords. These two things can help readers […]

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Indie Authors: Reach New Readers With Indie Book Evaluators (Part 2 of 2)

Indie book evaluation sites assure readers of the quality of self-published books, but how can indie authors get involved? Find out today from Tahlia Newland of Awesome Indies.  Also take a look at our previous interview with  Jessica Bennett of Compulsion Reads.  Why did you decide to set up an evaluation programme for indie books? […]

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How I Do It: Successful Indie Authors Share Their Secrets. This week: Liliana Hart.

“I’d definitely recommend writing a series to hook readers.” Liliana Hart talks about the writing and publishing strategies that have seen her sell more than a million books since she started self-publishing in June of 2011. What’s the secret of your success? Hard work and having new books out on a consistent basis. I write all […]

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The Indie Author’s Way: David James

In the first of an occasional series in which indie authors talk about doing it their way, David James describes living in the skin of a butch girl boxer, a high class whore, eight members of the Dickens family, and others. He is also a Victorian junkie and well-known book reviewer.  A committed self-publisher, David […]

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Hugh Howey

How I Do It: Successful Indie Authors Share Their Secrets. This week: Hugh Howey.

“Write as if nobody will read it; publish as if everyone will read it.” Hugh Howey talks about the writing and publishing strategies that have made him one of the world’s bestselling self-publishing authors. * What’s the secret of your success? The biggest advantage I had as an aspiring writer was my prior experience as […]

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How to Use Indie Book Evaluation Sites to Reach New Readers (Part 1 of 2)

Indie book evaluation sites assure readers of the quality of self-published books, but how can indie authors get involved? Find out today from Jessica Bennett of Compulsion Reads. Come back next Saturday to hear from Tahlia Newland of Awesome Indies. Welcome, Jessica! Compulsion Reads is run by indie authors – would you like to mention their names? […]

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indie author Bob Mayer

How I Do It: Successful Indie Authors Share Their Secrets. This week: Bob Mayer.

“I apply bum glue!” Bob Mayer talks about the writing and publishing strategies that have made him one of the world’s bestselling indie authors who has also enabled many other author-publishers to succeed, through his imprint Gool Gus. What’s the secret of your success? I was traditionally published for 20 years. What I did there […]

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