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3 Ways Indie Authors Can Use Skype To Connect With Readers

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The best thing about being an indie author is that your book is available across the world! But unfortunately, until teleporters are invented and we voluntarily agree to being broken down into itty-bitty particles and reassembled on the otherside of the world, actually connecting with readers face-to-face is still a big hurdle. So in this video I’m going to cover three ways indie authors can use Skype to connect with readers. In this video I discuss digital book signings, Skype […]

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Group Promotions – Attempt One

I’ll try anything twice. Once to thoroughly mess it up, and then a second time to give myself a chance to learn from my previous botched attempt (hopefully) before I assess how effective something is, whether that be a story, a way to connect with readers, or a way to market my books. As of last week I tried my first group promotion, banding together with 6 other authors who have a bit of romance in their books, for a […]

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E-Book Revolution Episode 12- Creating Audio Books With Bruce Coville

My parents tell me that when I was a little girl, I use to insist that the same book be read to me ten times in a row. Frankly, I can’t remember anything that happened before high school, so I’m not sure whether or not it’s an exaggeration. But it does make me wonder if some unconscious memory of these readings has contributed to my recent discovery and love of audio books and podcasts. Hearing stories of the followings authors […]

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Self-Publishing & Speculative Fiction

I was re-reading a post I wrote at the end of last year for ACT Write magazine (The publication from ACT Writers Centre in Canberra, Australia) and thought there were several points there that I hadn’t yet addressed in this blog. What are your thoughts on why YA speculative fiction indie authors are doing so well? It’s not a coincidence that some of today’s best known self-published authors are speculative fiction authors. Many put it down to spec fiction writers […]

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Is Your Book Not Selling As Well As You Hoped?

First of all, apologies for making this a short written post today. My body, in short, hates me and I’m in my 6th day of beating off a cold with a combination of drugs (legal – I’m my pharmacist’s best customer this week) and lemon & honey tea. My writing is still being done, but all other tasks have fallen to the wayside including the post I had originally intended for this week. Luckily I had a back-up plan thanks to the […]

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Why Writers Should Educate Themselves

When I started this blog almost three years ago, I had turned over a new leaf. I had gone from being an egomaniac to realising I knew nothing. Zip. Zilch. Don’t pretend you haven’t been there, that because you can read, because you’ve been writing since you were six, because you can text your mate, or got a great response to that post on Facebook, you believed that writing a fantastic story would be easy. It was all about talent, […]

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The Ultimate E-Book Launch

I have been told that the biggest highlight in an author’s career is their first book launch. What says ‘I made it!’ better than a party? It also provides a bit of promotion, some good snapshots (sober and otherwise) and you may even sell a couple of books.  But if you’re an indie author (or even an established author) releasing an e-book, how do you get the word out? How do you launch that sweat soaked manuscript you’ve been slaving […]

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The Business Of Being A Writer

I have a notoriously faulty memory, to the point where I will call family members on their birthday, not to congratulate them but to talk about some mundane subject I had been meaning to call about. Diaries rarely work, normally they end in some hidey hole I don’t find until I move house. So I have taken to writing things on my hand with pen in a bid to appear organised, and on occasion, prompt my memory. Today’s reminder came […]

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A Writer’s Money Isn’t Just In The Books

It’s not many a writer who would admit that comic book companies are the geniuses of our industry. No seriously. They have the whole demand scale figured out. Not only do they mass produce paperback copies of their stories but they have television shows, movies, yearly conventions in every major city in the world, they have lunch boxes. They have toy figurines of the hero, the side kick, the villain, the villain’s hairless cat, and let’s not forget the sidekick’s […]

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Are You Missing Out On A Publicity Goldmine?

The power of a simple reading should never be underestimated. Hearing the dulcet voice of another verbally caressing your prose seems to add another dimension somehow. As much as we try to deny it, some little part of our inner child is still fascinated with the daring escapades of talking shoes or pink elephants rendered vividly to life by a story teller’s fairly dodgy accents and high-pitched voices. The simple act of giving voice to something that is normally just […]

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