On its website, Boston-based search engine optimisation (SEO) and marketing firm 'Brandignity' says: “Always write for humans first”. For those who don’t have much experience on the web, this may sound like an odd piece of advice, but I'm sure a…
We’ve been having a debate about self-promotion on our Alliance of Independent Authors’ member-only Facebook group. And one of our members, Richard Bunning, came up with a great idea to get around this perennial problem for self-publishers and the forums they hang out on.
Like most great ideas, it’s simple. Naturally, as writers, we want to share news of our books and other writings but
There is something of a validation in walking into a bookshop, especially a big-chain branch, and spying your book on the shelf. It’s something we crave as indie authors. But as indies, with corporate structure and head office guidelines, that shelf can often seem a million miles away.
But is getting our books into big chains as impossible as we think?
HOW I DID IT
I’m a fantasy author of The Emaneska Series and my books The Written and Pale Kings are permanently stocked in some 20+ Waterstones stores across the UK. I hold regular signings and events at a large number of branches across the South and the Midlands – around twenty so far in the past year.
I’ve just finished one