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...
How Advances and Royalties Really Work

How Advances and Royalties Really Work

Six-figure advance! Huge deal for new series by beloved bestselling author! Novel by new author goes for crazy amount at auction! Industry headlines scream about how much traditionally published authors can make—massive advances, bidding wars on books—but have you...
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...
Pre-Publication Copies: Galleys vs. ARCs and Why You Should Care

Pre-Publication Copies: Galleys vs. ARCs and Why You Should Care

If you want to launch your book with strong word of mouth and sales right out of the gate, then you need to do some groundwork months in advance. That involves building your author website, starting your email newsletter list, posting excerpts or teasers, and putting...