Category: Self-Publishing

11 Habits of a Six-Figure Income Indie Author

For as long as I can remember, I've been told that authors don't make any money. That a degree in creative writing was a fast-track to unemployment, and that I could never expect to earn a liveable income from books. I'm proud to say, I've proven those people wrong. Now, …

What Is Patreon And How Can Indie Authors Use It?

If you've been on the internet at all over the past few years, you've probably heard of Patreon. Inspired, as the name suggests, by the old-world concept of artistic patronage, Patreon is growing every day as an alternative income method for creators. But how exactly does Patreon work? And how …

5 Top Tips for Getting Indie Book Reviews

When it comes to promoting an indie book, you don't have a whole marketing team behind you like a traditionally published author does. Authors on contracts with publishing houses generally have a whole campaign developed for them, not only saving the author time and money, but also potentially leading to …

5 Fresh Ideas For Promoting An Indie Book

As an indie author, all book marketing and promotion is entirely your responsibility. The amount of people your book lands in front of comes down to the promotion strategies that you develop. But when it comes to promoting an indie book, it can feel like every marketing tactic has been …

15 Random Lessons I Learnt Publishing My First Indie Book

Having recently published my first indie book to bestseller status, I've realised that there are some lessons best learnt in theory and others in practice. From market research and the ideal publication schedule, to fielding financial questions and overcoming anxiety, I've decided to share 15 of the lessons I've recently …

Ultimate Guide: Establishing An Author Newsletter

We've talked before about the importance of building your author platform. Mastering your online author presence is something all modern writers need to learn how to do – especially those who are self-published. An important part of that platform and online presence is an author newsletter. 'Wait a minute,' you're probably …

Ultimate Guide: Why Indie Authors Need To Guest Blog

As an indie author, book marketing and promotion is entirely up to you. If you want to succeed, it's your responsibility to get the word out there about your books. Along with ARCs and book subscription boxes, guest blogging is another great marketing tool. Indie authors can gain much from building solid …