Category Archives: Indie Author Handbook

Do You Like And Support Indie Authors? Then Don’t Do This

I normally try to be careful about what I say about things like reviews, but I noticed something that really gets my goat.  On Barnes & Noble, someone left this one-star review for my mystery novel This Doesn’t Happen In … Continue reading

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Indie Authors – 5 Predictions For 2014

As we move into 2014, I thought I’d give some predictions for indie authors in the coming year.  Who knows if I’ll be right or not, but it’s interesting to speculate on what might happen this year in the publishing … Continue reading

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Indie Authors – How To Make It In Self-Publishing

I saw an interesting business article this morning called 9 Ways to make a Million and as I read it, I was struck by how much of the advice applies to indie authors and self-publishing.  I’ve been working at my … Continue reading

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Indie Authors – 2013 In Review

Another year has come and gone, and it’s time to take a look back at 2013.  It’s been an interesting year for indie authors, and for the publishing industry.  Here are some things of note that occurred… January – What … Continue reading

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Indie Authors – Questioning Bookbub

By now I’m sure just about every indie author has heard about Bookbub.  I seemed to have heard about them later than others, but I’ve used them a few times now for advertizing.  And although their results are better than … Continue reading

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Indie Authors – Is Amazon Kindle Countdown Deals Beneficial?

Amazon recently announced a new program, Kindle Countdown Deals, and I immediately wondered will this be beneficial for indie authors, because let’s face it, with Amazon, there is always a catch.  So I read up on Kindle Countdown, and yes, … Continue reading

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Indie Authors And Kindle MatchBook

I recently heard about Kindle MatchBook and my first thought was is this a good thing for indie authors or not?  Well, it didn’t take too much for me to conclude that there doesn’t seem to be much of a … Continue reading

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Indie Authors And Goodreads Review Policies

Earlier this month, I saw some articles about Goodreads and their new review policies, and I wonder if it will impact indie authors like the whole Amazon review debacle did/does (for more on that, read Indie Authors And Amazon Removing … Continue reading

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Indie Authors And The Future Of Twitter

As you may know, Twitter is about to go public, and this brings up some interesting things for indie authors who use Twitter as a marketing tool.  Now, I don’t believe Twitter is going away anytime soon, but as I’ve … Continue reading

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Saying No To Facebook

Those of you who know me, must be saying what? Renée is giving up Facebook?  No, that’s not the case – I still believe in having a Facebook fan page, but there are some issues that I want to address… … Continue reading

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