Category Archives: Self-Promotion

How to Publish an E-Book: Resources for Authors


Publishing expert Jane Friedman recently posted an amazing list of resources for authors on her blog, and we found it so helpful we wanted to share an excerpt here. Many thanks to Jane for her permission to do so! Find the full list at Excellent Book-Length Guides Write. Publish. Repeat. by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant How to

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Does Your Author Site Convert? —and other questions your website data can answer


By Monique Sherrett Having an author website is one component of your overall marketing mix. In addition to social media, email newsletters, online ads and contests, your website is used to build your author platform and boost sales. But is it working? If your site has Google Analytics installed and you are tracking sales and other non-revenue goals, like newsletter

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What Can A Review Do For You?

Stacks of books

By BlueInk Review Last year, more than 200,000 books were self-published. Imagine a reader standing in front of a bookshelf with that many titles. Now imagine the impossible: how will they choose one title over another? That’s where reviews come in. As former books editor of the Rocky Mountain News and co-founder of BlueInk Review, a review service for self-published

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How Pinterest Helps Me Research That Next Book AND Build My Author Brand


Bestselling historical romance author Lucinda Brant has become an all-star Pinterest user. Over the last four years, she has gained almost 15,000 followers by pinning everything from 18th century fashion to “power paunches.” She also uses private boards to pin various photos and articles as she researches each novel, and makes the board public once the novel is published as

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How My $19.99 Boxed Set Became a #1 Kobo Bestseller


Lately, it feels like the loudest voices in the indie community are all about exclusivity and low eBook prices. Well, here’s a story that disproves everything you’ve read recently: a $20 boxed set hit #1 on our charts. Author Lauren Royal generously offered to share the details here. KWL: What inspired you to put together the Chase Family boxed set?

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