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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…

Crowdsource Your Self-Publishing Project without Asking for Money

Today’s guest post is by blogger/author Dana Sitar, giving indie authors some tips on how to fund and find support for the publishing of their books.

You want to self-publish, but the numbers you’re hearing from experts are a little intimidating. Can you afford to produce a quality book without the backing of a publisher or thousands of fans?

Kickstarting your indie project is all the rage these days, and with good reason; allowing fans and readers to elect your next projects by funding them is a perfect way to ensure you’re creating exactly what they want next. But don’t get swept away by this trend—crowdfunding (asking for money) isn’t the only way to tap into your audience for support. Continue Reading…

Self-Published Authors Share 5 Things They Learned in 2012 ~ Part 12

Today’s guest post concludes the 12-part series I’ve launched in this new year: asking self-published authors what are the top 5 things they’ve learned in the last year. I hope hearing from these various authors, who are at different places in their publishing journey, helps you navigate the convoluted and confusing maze of indie publishing and give you ideas on how best to spend your time so that it produces the results you desire in your writing career.

Today’s guest post is from Alison Ripley Cubitt:

Between us, Sean and I have been writing for years and have over ten published books, numerous articles, as well as two screenplay credits, but chose to go down the indie route, as this was the first time we’d cowritten fiction. Although we got good feedback from agents and publishers, we felt that there was a danger our thriller would dated if we didn’t go ahead and self-publish.  With my background in film and television production, I figured that indie publishing was very similar to indie filmmaking. All the filmmakers I know have been working this way for decades, so I embraced this method of getting our novel out there. Here are the five most important things we learned in 2012: Continue Reading…

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