A ton of people, authors or not, have asked me how I market my books. How did I get to where I am? When I started writing, I was as unknown as unknown can be. Now, several years later, I have many published novels, many best-sellers, and my brand grows every day. So, how did I do it? Well, I certainly am not the best, but here are links to the blog posts which outline pretty much everything I know. A caveat: this is just my strategy, what's worked for me. Other people do things differently. It works for them. What is successful for me might not work for your books. I write epic fantasy and horror (click the books tab at the top), so my ideas probably won't work for an educational science-focused non-fiction about aliens who may or may not have built the pyramids. The important thing when it comes to marketing an indie book is that you're always doing something. Whatever it is, do it every single day. Write. Market. Promote. Edit. Do something each and every day.

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A Video Guide to eBook Marketing - Learn the Basics

Get off on the right foot.

Book Launches!

Everything you need to know about launching your book with style - and sales!

Make sure your blurb is perfect!

Blurb writing is an art form. A very difficult, frustrating, painful art form. Here's the terrifying part: the blurb will sell hundreds of books for you. Or it will ruin every marketing effort you make. Write wisely.

How to sell more books: part 1.

This is a solid foundation for book sales. Without the basics of book marketing, you will find success to be very elusive.

How to sell more books: part 2.

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What should I take to conventions?

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Does genre dictate success?

Finally, the age old question is answered.

A few notes on editors and editing.

Just a couple thoughts on using 'track changes' vs. comments as well as a rant about the word 'this' being used in indie writing.

Working with full time pro editors vs. amateurs.

The main reasons why going with a full time pro editor is just a requirement for those of us in the writing world.

Traditional, Self Publishing, Small Press = Know the Differences before you choose.

Why should you choose to self publish? Why should you choose a small press? I break down the pros and cons of the 3 major options available to authors.

Looking for some NaNoWriMo tips and tricks? Check it out!

I've completed NaNo 4 times now, always doing the full 50k word goal. How do I do it? Wouldn't you like to know...

Social Media for Authors.

Figure out how to tweet before you start doing it. Build up a following. Gain some online street-cred.

Amazon Giveaways as a Social Media Tool.

Grow your brand on Twitter and grow your Amazon followers by running giveaways!

A good series of articles focusing on working with an editor.

This series is written by the esteemed Josiah Davis. If you're looking to hire an editor, look here.

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Full disclosure: I did not write this book nor do I receive any benefit whatsoever by promoting it. I do know the author and I have read the book. It is well worth the time and money.


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