How to Use Goodreads as an Author

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At the end of March Amazon announced that they have reached an agreement to acquire Goodreads, so I thought it would be a good time to review how authors can use this web site and social network. Founded in 2007, Goodreads is one of the leading online social networks for book lovers. Members can find […]

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Self-Publishing With Print-On-Demand

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In the following YouTube video author Joanna Penn discusses why she has returned to printing books using a Print-on-Demand solution. In addition to explaining why you should be offering a print version Joanna has some good advice on timing. She suggests that you wait a while after your ebook version is published before you do […]

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10 Reasons Why Authors Should Be On Google Plus

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In case you haven’t heard already, Google+ has now passed Twitter to become the 2nd largest social network in terms of active users. While Google Plus may still be behind Facebook keep in mind that Google also has YouTube at #3! Authors, and indie authors in particular, should be making the most of this opportunity. You […]

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The Future of Publishing

Be sure to watch this video, prepared by the UK branch of Dorling Kindersley Books and produced by Khaki Films. The message it contains is very important if you want to succeed with your publishing. Hint: make sure you watch it up to at least the halfway point, there’s a surprise!

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Identify Any Font With These 3 Tools

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Have you ever noticed a nice font or typeface and thought “I’d love to use that on my next book cover”? The problem, of course, is identifying the typeface that you saw. I never cease to be amazed at how many different “hats” we need to wear as indie authors. There’s our writing hat of […]

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6 Tips For Marketing Your Book On Reader Communities

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As I am sure you already know the Internet and digital publishing have had a huge impact on the publishing industry. But the Internet has also changed the way that many readers find books. These days readers are less likely to choose a book from a recommendation in a newspaper or on a television program, […]

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Welcome!

Hi, and welcome to Indie Publishing. This new blog will deliver the latest news, information and resources for indie authors. Despite being frowned upon just a few years ago, independent publishing or “self-publishing” has now become a viable and respected option for authors. We’ll be covering independent publishing as it applies to print books, ebooks […]

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