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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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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Do You Need an Email List?

Do You Need an Email List?
Tl;dr yes 

If you are online and building a business around writing and being an author, eventually you’re gonna hear about newsletters and email lists. 

Here it is. This is that moment.

But what’s the point? Email is dead, and no one reads those.

Actually no, people do, but only ones they want are giving them valuable content.



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Three Things Writers Need before They Start Their Book

Three Things Writers Need before They Start Their Book

There comes a time in a new writer’s life where they’ve Googled ‘How to Write a Book’ and gotten pages and pages of answers. It gives a framework from A to Z and every letter in between. 


Sometimes it's a little too much info.


From personal to broad strokes, frameworks are out there. It’s more important for each writer to glean what useful information they can from other sources, but when it comes down to write, the writer — let’s call her Kelly — has to develop their own method. Kelly is different from every other person out there with her own life and time commitments and way of thinking.

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