The Best Hashtags for Indie Authors in 2015

Indie Hashtag Views

In a new post over at my author blog I’ve just revealed some of the most useful hashtags for indie authors in 2015.

For those not familiar with hashtags they are essentially a keyword beginning with the “#” character. When someone writes a tweet they can include a hashtag to make it easier for people interested in that topic to find their tweets. For example I might include the hashtags #publishing or #writing in my tweets.

Check out the full post where I list some of the most useful hashtags for indie authors and publishers.


The Most Popular Book Formats for Indie Publishers

Indie Book Formats Infographic

By the time you take into account print books, ebooks and audiobooks there are so many different formatting options available. This infographic is designed to provide a quick overview of the most common formats.

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Self-Published Authors Earning 39% of All Ebook Royalties on Kindle Store

Author Earnings July 2014

The latest quarterly report from Author Earnings has been published and estimates that self-published authors are now earning nearly 40% of all ebook royalties on the Kindle store. One of the key objectives of Author Earnings is to help authors spot emerging trends in the world of digital publishing so that they can make the best decisions with their manuscripts. The […]

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Sony Reader Store to Close on 20 March

It is now more than a month since Sony announced their plan to close the Sony Reader Store  in the U.S. and Canada and it is only a few days until the closure takes place. Here is a quick heads up for those who need to take any further action. It is sad to see […]

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Indie Publishing News RoundUp – 7 Jan 2014

Goodreads 2013

Here is a quick round-up of publishing stories making the news in this first week of 2014. Smashwords is reporting that author revenue was up 33% in 2013, to $20 million from $15 million the year before. There are now 275,000 titles (up 45%) and 83,000 authors (up 42%).   Goodreads almost doubled in size for […]

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The Indie Author’s Guide to Publishing Ebooks, 2nd Edition, Now Available

I am very pleased to announce the release of “The Indie Author’s Guide to Publishing Ebooks, 2nd Edition“. It also reveals my new strategy, or recommended path, for creating ePub and Mobi formats as easily and painlessly as possible!The first edition was released in December 2011 and has helped many writers to self-publish their own […]

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Kindle Matchbook: Amazon Will Bundle Ebooks With Print


Amazon has announced a new service called Kindle Matchbook where customers can buy discounted ebook versions of print books they purchase or have purchased in the past. “For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases will soon allow you to buy the Kindle edition for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free.” Did you […]

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Indie Publishing News Roundup

I’ve been a tad busy, moving between cities, so I haven’t posted in a few weeks. Here is a quick round-up of a few of the biggest stories you might have missed. Department of Justice has won the ebook antitrust case against Apple. The decision in favor of the DOJ by Judge Denise Cote comes […]

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Amazon Announces Winners in 6th Annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Amazon has announced the winners in the sixth annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. “Ten thousand entries came in from around the world—the most entries ever in the history of the contest—and after several rounds of judging, Amazon Publishing has selected one winner in each of five categories: general fiction, mystery/thriller, romance, science fiction/fantasy/horror and young adult fiction.” […]

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Barnes & Noble Launches NOOK Press

Nook Press

Barnes & Noble today announced the rebranding of its indie author platform, PubIt!, as NOOK Press, and are promoting the new service as “Self-Publishing Made Simple”. It is intended to be an innovative publishing platform offering authors a fast, easy and free way to write, edit, collaborate and publish ebooks. One of the main objectives is clearly […]

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