Mark Dawson’s Advertising For Authors Review – check out the full course at http://www.selfpublishingformula.com/david Check our Mark Dawson’s Advertising For Author’s Course According to the sales page… Advertising for Authors is the ONLY social media advertising course that is specifically crafted for WRITERS. (that is not entirely true, but it is probably the most comprehensive) It will TEACH […]
Finding a “free photo” site is easy… Just type “free photos” into your favorite search engine and you’ll be bombarded with 1000’s of results. Most of them will be total garbage. Others will be nothing but a few crappy “free” photos surrounded by ads for paid stock photo sites. And the worst of the worst will have […]
I love to create. The power of bringing new things into the world to share with others is a compelling addiction that I cannot get enough of. I believe it is wired into us as human beings to create, the multiply, to go forth and be fruitful. It is who we were created to be. […]
I have learned something over the past 15 years as I have pursued business and wealth generation through my writing and creativity. Less leads to more. What do I mean by that? What I am referring to is the power of focus. Ever Learning But Never Doing There is a telling statement in the Bible […]
Short Is Sweet! This has always been my take – in non-fiction and fiction alike. Many readers today are reading on digital devices. They are not judging a book by how thick it looks on the shelf, an the physical dimensions of a book are no longer immediately visible. What counts is whats on the indie, […]
Whether for your own name or that of a pen name, as an indie author you need to get a Facebook fan page set up. Having a page on Facebook opens up many new possibilities to reach your audience and connect with them. The process is really quite easy, and in this short tutorial I […]
In the life of a creative there are two opposing forces. In one corner is procrastination and his tag team mate, perfectionism. In the other, inspiration and his/her coach called faith. Many a writer or artist has fallen prey to the raging battles that these inward foes wage with one another. When the final bell sounds […]
The scope of this post goes much further than just your writing and publishing, but I will make those things the focus of what I share. There is a tendency sometimes to over complicate, and accumulate rather than slim down and simplify. It happens in life, in family, and it happens in business. My aim […]
Why do I write? Is this a question you have asked yourself recently? It is one that has presented itself to me afresh. I recently read Jeff Goins excellent book, You Are A Writer, and that further agitated this quest to get my words out to a world that may or may not be waiting […]
Making money as a writer can be hard. Very hard. At least that’s the rumor. My experience, if you have something of value to share that can help others get where they want to be in life, is that making money with words can be easier than you imagine. Here are just three ways that […]
Vellum for Mac is quite possibly one of the greatest and most user friendly pieces of software I have ever laid hands on. It makes formatting and outputting perfectly formatted digital versions of your books a breeze. Even a child could use the software to create a beautiful looking Kindle or ePub ready read. Anyone […]
How many indie authors are sat that their desk today waiting to be discovered? I dare say there are many more than we would like to admit. A traditional publishing mindset puts the author at a huge disadvantage. They are waiting to be chosen. Believe me, I have been there. In fact, I still have […]
Once you have uploaded your acual book, set the title, description and targeting information, you will then need to let Amazon know where in the world you want to make the book available and for how much. Sounds simple, right? And it is, but there are a few things to consider before you do so.
Amazon have made the process of self-publishing incredibly easy. No more messing around, no more complicated hoops to jump through. Once you get this process down, the steps from manuscript to published and selling to the world are simple, easy and few.
Signing up for an Amazon KDP Account is easy, quick and free. It is your first step to making money as an Indie Author through the Kindle platform. 1. Go to http://kdp.amazon.com and sign up for a KDP account. You can use your exisiting Amazon.com account to create your account or choose to create a brand […]
It takes guts to decide to be and become who you really are. So many of us procrastinate at a core level – not even accepting our identity as writers and authors. But you are no pretender. If this passion to write burns in your belly, if words are life to your soul, if you have a message to share or a story to tell and you know the world needs to hear it – You are a writer!