How to Keep Your Content Organized

How to Keep Your Content Organized
An author asked me recently about not getting feedback on her newly released book. When I asked her what marketing she'd done, she said she hadn't done anything. I'm not sure exactly why she didn't do market it. You wouldn't open a new store in your town and not tell people about it in some way or another. The only brand that can release new content without marketing and make a billion dollars is Beyonce. The rest of us have to do a little more. There are a lot of factors that go into becoming a successful author. One way that separates success from failure is marketing.
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Writing Lessons from "We Should All Be Feminists"

Writing Lessons from "We Should All Be Feminists"
I read "We Should All Be Feminists" in less than an hour with a toddler and 9-year-old underfoot. I wrote a review for it here, but there are several takeaways from the book from an author's perspective I want to share. Being a successful indie author can take many paths and lead to many destinations for each person. So maybe the lessons I found from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will help you.
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How and Why You Should Build an Email List

How and Why You Should Build an Email List

Starting with the why since this is a continuation of Why Amazon Is Bad for Authors .

Building an email list is one of the most important things you can do as an indie author. You want an email list because you want access to your buyers, to your perfect reader, to your community.

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Why Amazon Is Bad for Authors but Authors Work Around It

Why Amazon Is Bad for Authors but Authors Work Around It
One downside to selling your book on Amazon is that you don’t have the readers/buyers’ information. You don’t know who bought your book, and you can’t communicate with them. This isn't an issue exclusive only to them if you sell through other distributors. (Where Should I Publish My Book?)

Amazon keeps the emails of everyone who shops with them, and they are not sharing. It would be irresponsible of them if they did. The only access you have directly with buyers and readers is the one you create. Amazon does allow you to create an author page. Part of your funnel can start there.
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Where Should I Publish My Book?

Where Should I Publish My Book?
It depends.

If you’ve ever heard of self or indie (independent) publishing, then you probably know about Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Amazon’s platform is a massive, global marketplace and Kindle Unlimited, their e book exclusive program. Between the two of them, they are the first and second biggest bookstores in the world.

You can publish a book with them in a day.
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