I’m going to talk a little bit about the different platforms on which you can publish ebooks, because if you’re an indie author, you’ll want to know about how to publish ebooks. Ebooks are the easiest, cheapest way to get your work out there.
Every time I turn around, marketing advice pops up. It emphasizes the importance of SEO, aka, search engine optimization. And, apparently, if you don’t know it,
you’re screwed you’ll never succeed as a marketer.
So, now, in order to succeed as a writer, apparently we must be concerned about SEO marketing. At least, enough to know the basics.
I’ve been self-publishing my books since 2009 and a lot has changed since then. Even so, it doesn’t take a tech genius to self-publish one’s work. The more difficult part is developing a marketing and promotional strategy. However, being a self-published author gives you maximum flexibility, in terms of releasing your work in different media … Read more
The following is something I wrote in 2011, before my first novel had become a New York Times ebook bestseller in March of that year. It stands as an example of how ebooks completely changed opportunities for authors who chose to go indie rather than wait for the traditional publishing world to notice them. A … Read more
If you’re going to take the indie author route, it’s essential to understand your rights under Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) contract.
When you self-publish your work through KDP, you are signing a contract with Amazon.
As an indie author, I’m a long-time believer in publishing on more than one platform. I’m not only an indie author, but also a strong supporter of indie bookstores. And I own both a Kindle and Kobo ereader (see above).
I’ll explain further in this week’s vlog (below the virtual fold):