Self-Publishing Your Story

Self-publishing insights, tips, and techniques. Sample topics: my Fiction University guest posts about Indie Publishing Paths, cover artist and editor selection advice, formatting issues, creating print versions, etc.

Author Struggles: Gaining Reviews

Scattered yellow stars with text: Reviews: Gathering Stars for Amazon

There’s no end to the struggles we face as a writer, including gathering reviews for our books. With Amazon’s algorithms, the quality, quantity, and recency of reviews can affect whether potential readers ever see our work, so it’s important to encourage reviews of our story.

Pin It

March 30, 2017

Read More

Self Publishing? What’s Your Newsletter Plan? — Part Four

Stick figure at a chalkboard with text: What's Your Newsletter Plan?

Newsletters are an important tool for holding onto our readers from book to book, but they’re most powerful if our subscribers read and take action on our emails: clicking buy links, leaving reviews, etc. Let’s take a look at some strategies that might train our subscribers to click links in our messages.

Pin It

November 3, 2016

Read More