Tag Archives | self-publish

How Self-Published Authors Can Improve Our Industry

I asked a group of well-known thought leaders to weigh in regarding what indie authors could do to improve the self-publishing industry. The question I posed was, “What can self-published authors do as individuals that will ultimately improve the process or reputation of the industry in a way that benefits us all? Specifically, what skill […]

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Yes, The Barn’s For Sale

I readily admit that I’m absolutely ecstatic, having just come off the high of successfully setting up and conducting a weekend yard sale. The minute I opened my eyes this morning I realized it was done, over, finished, and not only was I now $1325 richer (yay!), a slew of my own sad, unfinished projects […]

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Why Do We Blog?

If you’re a blogger, chances are you’ve asked yourself that in a weak moment. Blogging has its challenges at all stages: In the beginning, we don’t know what to write about and don’t see a lot of return on our investment. Later, we’ve run out of topics ideas and may be disillusioned about all the […]

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6 Publishing Trends That Benefit Readers & Authors

In this post, successful indie author Toby Neal shares her insights about the ever-evolving world of self-publishing, and how the trends both impact and benefit authors and readers. I follow a number of industry blogs/websites including The Shatzkin Files, GalleyCat, Seth Godin’s Blog, and Publishers Weekly, just trying to keep marginally abreast of what’s happening […]

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How To Increase Blog Traffic And Gain Subscribers

Confession: I’ve worked really hard to build my blog since March 2011, and today I’m sharing numbers. After three years of consistently publishing a new post weekly, my blog now averages 1000 – 1200 total page views on Tuesdays, the day after I post. (My all-time high to date: 1700 total page views in a […]

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See Tammy Run? She’s Writing

I first met Molly on Twitter and was instantly a fan of her blog thanks to this fantastic post on editing, which, as a dedicated word-nerd, is a skill-slash-torment that I obsess over. Coincidentally, we both write fiction (my book has just been released, and hers will be coming out at any moment), so it seemed like perfect timing […]

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How To Succeed On Twitter

When I fired up my Twitter account in March 2011, I was a total social media newbie (and still am – do we ever stop learning?) My goal (then and now) was to build a social media platform that would help me get the word out about my novel, Mark of the Loon. I learned […]

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