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Freshly Minted Circuits

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Today’s guest post is from the wonderful Christine McPaul whom I met at the Hardcopy seminars in Canberra several months ago. I asked her to give a snap shot of how she sees reading and the consumption of text in the digital age, something that indie authors can take advantage of. If we provide the rabbit holes for people to dive into we can help deepen our connection with our readers, using their reading habits to our advantage.   ‘The stable hierarchies of […]

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A Simple Way To Build Your Author Brand

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One of the greatest mountains an independent author has to climb is the Mountain of Legitimacy. In the past, if you were traditionally published, you were a real boy (author) and your work was clearly of ‘high quality’. This idea of quality is still a strong motivator for the reading public, particularly with the number of poorly produced self-published words equalling (or out numbering) the professionally produced self-published works. While many readers are happy to read the work of independent authors these […]

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Help Me Choose The Title For My Latest Novel

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On Wednesday I talked about rewriting the blurb for my first Facebook comedy novel, ‘The Grand Adventures of Madeline Cain’. Now I need your valuable opinions on the second book in the series. I plan to bring book two out in the next two months, so keep an eye out for giveaways and prizes in the lead up to the launch as well as polls on the cover design of both this book and the redesign of book one. Which […]

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E-book Revolution Podcast Ep 17: Blurb on Self-publishing Illustration, Photo & Graphic Heavy Coffee Table Books

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While Independent publishing has opened the way for thousands of authors to quit their day job to write and make a living from their ebooks there is still one area that indies are find it hard to crack, and that’s print books with colour illustrations and photos. This puts some authors, in particular those who write children’s books, graphic novels, comic books or books that require colour photographs to help illustrate a story, at a disadvantage. It’s not that there […]

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Making Friends With The Locals – Building A Relationship With Your Local Librarian/Bookseller & Hosting Author Events

 Welcome to the final post for the E-book Revolution website relaunch! You may be the best book marketer in the world, but in the end marketing all boils down to the one thing – getting people to hear about your book via word of mouth. Because let’s face it, we were taught not to trust strangers when we were little, that’s not going to change when we are adults. Readers are more likely to take the recommendation of someone they […]

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The E-book Revolution – What It Means To Authors & Sales

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Today’s guest poster is the fiercely intelligent Hugh McGuire, who has been involved in the creation of tools and software aiding the E-book Revolution since 2009. It’s all well and good to look at the numbers of Hugh Howey’s data scrape, or the predictions of traditional publishing sales data analysts, but if you don’t look at them in the context of where the digital and ebook publishing phenomena has come from, and how it has evolved, you cannot make informed decisions […]

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How To Create Your Own Anthology (Or Small Press!)

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Recently I’ve been finding that my lack of published ‘short fiction’ has been holding back various grant applications and offers to teach fiction workshops. Which is why I’ve been looking at anthologies, in particular anthologies with other independent authors. Anthologies are a great way not only to get your work out there (without slaving for months in creation), of gaining credibility and publishing ‘credits’ and of tapping into the networks of your fellow collaborators, who collectively might be able to […]

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E-book Revolution Podcast Ep 16: iBooks Alternatives – How To Make A Book App With Authorly

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Welcome to the podcast episode for the relaunch! UPDATE: The giveaway is now over, thanks to everyone for participating! Today’s Giveaway is an all star e-book bundle for independent authors! This e-book bundle consists of 8 of the best books on the internet to help independent authors in their journey. Thank you to those authors who donated a copy to this giveaway! To find out more about each book just click on the links. The e-books included in this prize are: My […]

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