I decided to ask some other Indie Authors if they would like to guest blog on this site.
Then I decided I had better answer the questions first, so others can get an idea of my path to publishing before they added their path to Indie Publish as a guest blog.
How Did You Get Started In Indie Publishing?
I got tired of waiting for my favorite authors to put out more books so decided to write my own stories while I waited. Then I uploaded one short story when Smashwords started and was surprised at the number of downloads, so edited my novels and put them up on Smashwords. Read more »
IndieReCon 2015 is over for another year.
If you missed the Indie writing conference, it was full on with talks from many varied aspects of publishing, with a new video talk or blog post every hour. Also, each article conveniently listed Australian Eastern Standard time, so it saved me checking on the World Clock to make sure I didn’t miss reading the questions and asking questions in Google + while the video talk happened. Read more »
I have heard everyone say over the past five years that you must know your readers, advertise to your readers and build an Email List to advise your readers of your latest publications. Yes, it works for non fiction but not so much for fiction.
I know from various places that quoted impressive numbers of pages opened, pages read, pages where links were clicked, etc, that Email Lists are the best advertising to existing readers. Note the word existing readers, not new readers.
So, I have been reading up on how to get one of these Email Lists going before I can figure out who are my readers. Read more »
I have been working on a cover for a collection of six Science Fiction novelettes for a print copy, and am excited with what I have done so far.
With the help of some other writers, I decided to call it an Omnibus, rather than a collection, because a collection relates to short stories and from the word count, five are novelettes and one is a novella. Read more »
I decided, while waiting for my beta readers to finish my last two stories, to work on covers for the two stories. I drew a translator, an alien flying orb that translates English and other languages into Machani, the aliens in my latest novel.
I had what I think was a productive week, now my cough has settled down and I have more energy.
I edited the latest novel draft and sent off to a beta reader.
I edited a previous novella draft and gave to a beta reader who had been patiently hanging out for the second story in the Sensing Danger series. Read more »