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How I Do It: Super Successful Indie Authors Share Their Secrets. This Week: Diane Capri

“Face time is like spinach – good for us!” advises thriller writer Diane Capri, who lists meeting other writers and industry professionals at conferences and joining ALLi among the reasons for her success. What’s the secret of your success? I’m a USA Today Bestselling Author with a nice list of published works that, thankfully, readers […]

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Indie author Christine Frost

Publishing: Boston Book Festival, Opening Up To Indies – But Not Enough

Indie author Christine Frost shares her disappointment on a major book festival’s attitude to self-published writers and makes some constructive suggestions for change. Last year as I perused the exhibitor booths at the Boston Book Festival (BBF) in Copley Square, the idea came to me to look into setting up my own display. Alas, checking […]

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Opinion: Building A Reader Community Is More Important Than Marketing Books

Self-published novelist Matthew Wayne Selznick explains why he’s not marketing his books, he’s building a reader community – and why he thinks you should follow suit. I bet you spend a lot of time, and maybe money, too, marketing (or thinking about marketing) your books. You’re not alone. A glance through your writing groups will […]

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The Story of an Authors’ Collective: Triskele Books

JJ Marsh tells the story of the launch and development of the authors’ collective Triskele Books, drawing on their new book, The Triskele Trail, launched this month at the Chorleywood Literature Festival. Once upon a time, there were five writers. They believed there was a third way of publishing, somewhere over the rainbow. So they packed their books […]

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Writing: The Challenge of Changing Genres

Changing genres is a risky business, and the freedom to take such risks is one of the many benefits of being a self-published author. Novelist Joanne Phillips describes her own side-step from romantic comedy to mystery and the impact on her established following of readers. In September this year I released my third novel – […]

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