Join one of the superstars of Indie writing, HM Ward, for this Video presentation. H.M. Ward continues to reign as an independent New York Times bestselling author who is swiftly approaching 10 million copies sold to date, placing her among the literary titans. Ward has been featured in articles in The New York Times, USA Today, and Forbes to name a few.
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[…] shares her thoughts on how to make it as in indie author here in a 1.5 hr long presentation. (And for those of you so inclined, you can join her writing retreat […]
Wow! Learned a lot. I wonder if theres any difference in strategy with golden trifecta with children’s book since we’re trying to reach children but there are gatekeepers–parents, teachers etc. Who do we write the blurb for?
If the parents are the ones purchasing the book, then the blurb should be directed at them AND convey what they are hoping to find for their child. You’re onto the right idea. 🙂
What wonderful information. Thanks so much for sharing! I’m definitely going to share this on my blog!
This makes me want to go back and rework my novels! The most useful talk at this conference. Wonderful!
How are your books distributed? Print? P.O.D.? Ebooks?
Can an indie author get reviews? How could an indie author get on bestseller lists without reviews? Thanks.
My books are available in print, digital, and audio.
Yes, Indies can get reviews. One of my books has over 2K. Most people won’t think to leave a review if they liked your book. Ask them nicely when someone mentions they liked it.
You don’t need reviews to hit a list.
You don’t need to hit a list to make decent money as an Indie author. I was making 6 figures a year before I hit any lists.
Awesome sauce! This was informative and inspiration. Bookmarking it for future reference. Thank you, H.M.!
Thanks so much for this wealth of information, HM! Very practical stuff and I’ll definitely be changing some things in my books based on your advice.