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Five Self-publishing Lessons Learned Between Debut and Second Book

In the run-up to self-publishing her second book, Irish indie author Lorna Sixsmith, who self-published her first book on 29th November 2013, reflects on some mistakes she made first time around – so she won’t make them again! #1. Timing Choosing the optimum time to publish your book is important particularly if you are targeting […]

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Writing: How to Keep Your Manuscripts Organised

A self-published writer’s worst nightmare: Losing all her work due to a technology glitch or computer theft. A self-published writer’s second-worst nightmare: Losing all her latest work because she can’t remember which version is current. American indie author Betsy Talbot shares her top tips for keeping drafts of self-published manuscripts organised and secure. Writing is a […]

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Reaching Readers: 15 Top Tips on Crowdfunding

Fresh from the official launch this week of her crowdfunded novel Girl Cop in Trouble, British indie author and serving police officer Sandy Osborne shares 15 top tips for running an effective campaign via Pubslush, Kickstarter, or any other crowdfunding organisation of your choice. Unless you’re seeking funding for your debut novel, existing readers for your […]

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PIers Alexander, indie author of "The Bitter Trade", now available from airport shops

How I Do It – Piers Alexander Shares the Secrets of His Self-Publishing Success

English historical novelist Piers Alexander shares the secrets of the success of his award-winning self-published novel, The Bitter Trade, which, thanks to his hard work and focus on his goals, is now stocked in airport shops and is about to go into over 500 stores of a major brick-and-mortar UK bookstore. What’s the secret of […]

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Successful Indie Authors Share Their Secrets. How I Do It by Talli Roland

Canadian Talli Roland, now based in London, has sold a quarter of a million self-published women’s fiction novels, but many of her readers do not realise her indie status, because she operates so professionally, offering a great role model for self-published authors everywhere. We’re very pleased to welcome Talli to the blog today to share […]

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