Amazon Charts: What It Means for Indie Authors

Amazon Charts: What It Means for Indie Authors

Amazon can be an indie author’s best friend. It can also be insanely frustrating and confusing. Take the Amazon bestseller lists, for example. One of the best ways to exponentially increase the momentum of your book is to make it onto a bestseller list—and with hourly...
The Two Most Powerful Marketing Strategies

The Two Most Powerful Marketing Strategies

Creating a product you’re proud of, whether it’s a widget or a book, is only the first step in developing a successful career. As an author, you’re also building a business around yourself, and that means taking all the steps necessary to build a successful...
5 Reasons You Absolutely Need an Author Press Kit

5 Reasons You Absolutely Need an Author Press Kit

I was talking with a podcast host a few months ago about booking guests—how did he select his guests? Then he shared this story… He received an email from an author who was pitching themselves to be a guest on his show. It was evident that they had not done much...
Sell Sheets: How to Pitch Your Book to Reviewers

Sell Sheets: How to Pitch Your Book to Reviewers

It’s four months before the big day—four months until you publish your book! Everything is written, revised, edited, and laid out and you’re even finalizing your cover. You’ve made your marketing plans, and part of that includes pursuing professional reviews. You’re...