As indie authors it’s important to stay in tune and keep ourselves educated with the current goings on in the publishing and marketing industry. And darn does it move fast! Here’s what has being going on in Cyberia this week. As always, if you’ve read/ written anything fantastic that deserves a shout-out, leave a link in the comments! – Laura
- Why it’s a Bad Idea to Overload Your Kindle Book – Catherine, Caffeinated.
The length of your eBook does matter because Amazon makes profit from Kindle books. Yes, it does!
2. Seth Godin’s Ebooks Economics: Margin vs Volume – The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing
According to Seth Godin’s eBook economics, the best price for your eBook is anywhere from FREE to $2.99.
3. Creating an Author Brand to Boost Your Platform – The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing
Branding is important to enhance your eBook marketing strategy.
4. Indie Authors Doing it Right! Ingrid Ricks, Author of Hippie Boy – 30 Day Books.
An insight into what it takes to finish your book and then sell it by Ingrid Ricks. Hint – perseverance is key!
5. In a Nutshell: The Difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org! – 30 Day Books
If you are an Indie author you would be stark raving mad not to be on WordPress. But the whole WordPress.com and WordPress.org thing can be a little confusing. Here are a few ways the two are different and how you can use them.
Yeah, we Indie writers love to hate Amazon but that does not detract from the fact that it is the biggest online book store in the world. With some simple tips and tricks you can get more juice out of it.
Laura Pepper Wu is the co-founder of 30 Day Books: a book studio. She has worked with a variety of authors to successfully promote their books, including many Amazon best-sellers. Laura is the author of wedding non-fiction guides and book marketing guides 77 Ways to Find New Readers for Your Self-Published Book and Fire Up Amazon!
Laura also runs Ladies Who Critique, a critique-partner finding site. When she's not working at the studio, you can find her walking her dog, "yoga-ing" or at a coffee shop in Seattle.