With more than 77% of the world’s search traffic handled by Google, high visibility on that search engine is critical. There’s more to visibilty than just a first-page listing on Google, however. One of the most effective ways to increase your visibility in Google is with a Knowledge Panel. Knowledge Panels are eye-catching features that […]
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If you have ever used the internet, you’ve likely encountered the ubiquitous troll. Trolling has, unfortunately, become an indelible part of the internet landscape. But are all trolls the same?
Why partnership for authors doesn’t always mean parting with cash – how you can benefit from the hive’s wisdom and generosity via our Facebook group
Are you getting value for money for any add-on services from a self-publishing services provider? Do you even need them? ALLi Watchdog John Doppler provides a handy checklist to help you sidestep potential pitfalls.
Way back when, before the internet started to reach saturation point with bloggers, taking part in blog hops and other blog-related events was all the rage to help indie authors reach a wider audience with their self-published books. Now many authors are wondering whether these practices are worth the effort, because although they generally cost nothing […]
PLEASE NOTE: SINCE LORNA SIXSMITH WROTE THIS HELPFUL ARTICLE, THE BLAB SERVICE HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CLOSED DOWN. (We’re just leaving this article up because we don’t want you to have the frustration of following a dead link to it and getting a “Page not found” message!) Social media coach and successful Irish indie author Lorna […]
British indie author Timothy Lewis, who also runs the Begin Self-publishing Podcast, reports on the recent Social Media Marketing World conference in San Diego, USA. For the second year in a row I have flown all the way from London to San Diego to attend Social Media Marketing World. My books don’t make anywhere enough […]
Historical crime writer Angela Buckley explains why it’s a great idea to hold an online launch for an indie book, and shares her top tips on successful Facebook launches, based on her own experience with her new non-fiction title, Amelia Dyer and the Baby Farm Murders, which reached an astonishing 5,000 people. Online Facebook events […]
British indie author Rayne Hall, who writes fantasy and horror fiction and author guides, shares a lighthearted post about how her cat Sulu has become a valuable feline marketing assistant. Whether or not you have a cat, and whether you or not you already spend way too much time looking at cat pictures and videos online, […]
Irish indie author and social media trainer Lorna Sixsmith shares her top tips on how to use the photo-sharing site Instagram to promote self-published books. Writers use words. Instagram is about the visual. Is Instagram an effective social media tool for writers? It is not a ‘silver bullet’, but I’m enjoying growing it organically and […]