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5 Valuable Insights for Self-Publishing Authors

On Throwback Thursday, we’re looking at excerpts from past posts on Live Write Thrive.

Today’s post is from 5 Things I Learned in My First Year of Self-Publishing. Interesting to note, I wrote this back in January 2013, but the 5 lessons learned are still as valuable and applicable today, in 2016.

After seeing my first few novels come out in print, published by traditional publishers, over the past three years, I decided to venture into the waters of self-publishing. When I launched my blog January 1, 2012, my aim was to explore self-publishing and glean insights from both professionals and authors involved in this brave new world.

The prospect of being in control of my marketing and promotion was at once exciting and daunting, and as I explored and experimented, often confused, disappointed, and frustrated, I was also wonderfully surprised by the many joys I experienced.

So here are just five key things I learned while marketing and promoting three novels I uploaded as ebooks onto various sites. I could give a list of a hundred, no doubt, but these are the points that really stand out to me, and I hope they will help you in your indie publishing journey. Continue Reading…

10 Things You Ought to Learn before You Self-Publish Your Book

Today’s post is by author Karen Pashley:

Going indie is a fantastic adventure. So much to learn! So much to do! If there is one thing I could advise wanna-be indie authors, it’s this: resolve to learn all you can well in advance of actually publishing your book.

What, you say, is there to learn? All I need to do is write my book, design a nice cover, and upload the whole thing to Createspace, right?

Oh, ye of little indie knowledge.

There’s a bit more to it than that, as I found out with my first indie project—an edgy women’s inspirational novel.

To break it down, let’s begin with a list. Because search engines love lists. This is a tidbit you’ll pick up during your SEO education. (That’s search engine optimization—also known as tip #5 on my list). Continue Reading…

Free Webinar on the 4 Steps to Nailing Genre for Big Sales

I’ve made it my objective this year to help all my readers and clients and author friends see success in 2016. Why? Because it’s hard to thrive as a writer. I’ve spent thirty years navigating these waters, and have made a lot of mistakes.

Mistakes I don’t want you to make!

Publishing success is getting harder all the time. Despite the ease of self-publishing, there’s a glut of ebooks. More than four thousand new ebooks get published each day!

It took me a few years to figure out the best ways to get discovered and sell big. Without selling out. And I’m going to share more of what I learned for free on April 25th!

My free webinar, How Novelists Can Target Genre for Big Sales without Selling Out, is open for enrollment! Continue Reading…

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