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Contribute a Guest Post to IndieBookWeek.com

Contribute a Guest Post to IndieBookWeek.com

Many of us writers and authors maintain blogs, those creative writing outlets which we tie into our social media accounts as a method of outreach to potential readers and, ideally, new fans.I’ve heard of many reasons for starting a blog, including:- Gaining readership in advance of publishing a novel- Using blog entries as a form […]

The Help of Others

The Help of Others

A guest post by writer Jessica Loftus:I’ve always thought that the idea of writing being a completely solitary lifestyle was a myth. The act of writing is solitary, not the life of a writer. Especially a fiction writer. For those of us that have the characters in our heads all the time, we wish we […]

Amazon Vs. Hachette

Amazon Vs. Hachette

Let me open this blog post by clearly stating my position: I am not for or against Amazon. I am not for or against Hachette. I am on the side of the marketplace.Sometimes, this is the toughest position to be in. Loyalty pulls in one direction while, often, practicality pulls in another.Consider: I am an […]

Spanx Me, NaNoWriMo!

Spanx Me, NaNoWriMo!

Marketing Ideas from the Vault! This post about NaNoWriMo and Spanx joining forces to create new opportunities for authors was originally published in March of last year.———————————————————————-Forget “March Madness.” Instead, make it “March Marketing Madness.”As part of all this basketball craziness, I recently filled out my bracket for the family pool. I’m not doing well; […]

E-Book Sales: Charitable Giving Through Amazon

E-Book Sales: Charitable Giving Through Amazon

I have an idea, Amazon. It’s one I hope you’ll embrace – or, at least, fully explore.First, let me applaud the innovations you continue to bring to self-publishing, and to the many writers, authors, and dreamers who have joined with you to create a diverse, thriving virtual marketplace.As a devoted believer in the creative abilities […]

Author Interview: Jason Scott Gleason

Author Interview: Jason Scott Gleason

The interview series with members of my Twitter community continues with author Jason Scott Gleason. Enjoy!Author Jason Scott GleasonBio: Jason Scott Gleason is a resident of Elkridge, Maryland, where he lives with his fiancé, her son, their cat, her bird, his snake, the other’s two lizards, and a couple of fish claimed by nobody. He […]

Interview: Sean Biederman, The Concept Farm

Interview: Sean Biederman, The Concept Farm

  Today we have a special interview with Sean Biederman, Account Supervisor at The Concept Farm. His company creates the book trailers for James Patterson. Sean is here today to share his experience, thoughts, and advice on making successful book trailers, and on creating and defining a Brand. Enjoy! Website: www.conceptfarm.com Blog: www.freshideas365.com Twitter: @TheConceptFarm […]

Author Interview: Jon F. Merz

Author Interview: Jon F. Merz

Today’s post continues a series of interviews with authors in my Twitter community. Happy reading!  Jon F. Merz: Novelist (Lawson Vampire books, Rogue Angel), screenwriter, non-fic author, TV dude (THE FIXER), partner at New Ronin Entertainment, Bujinkan Ninjutsu 5th danWebsite:   jonfmerz.net and thefixer.tvTwitter:    @jonfmerzQ: What is your genre?JM: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Thrillers and pretty much […]