When I talk to people about the modicum of success I have had as an indie published author, they often ask me about the hardest part of the process. The writing? Nah, I’m pretty good at that. The publishing? That took a lot of work and research but I was able to figure it out. The marketing? Woah, now there’s a step I forgot to factor in my initial plans.
I was very lucky to meet a few amazing women: Carolyn McCray, Amber Scott, and Rachel Thompson, the founders Indie Book Collective. You may recall them from my Blog Tour de Force participation over Memorial Day Weekend. I have learned so much from these women that I find it hard to explain exactly all of the lessons they have taught me about social networking, branding, return on investment, and so much more. Well, guess what? NOW I DON’T HAVE TO!
They wrote a book that covers all three of the major steps: writing, publishing, and marketing. I, personally, needed the marketing more than the other two, but I also learned a lot about the first two steps that would have saved me a ton of time during the writing and publishing of Toonopolis: Gemini that makes me wish I had this book before I even started writing.
Right now, the book is the centerpiece of the Indie Book Collective’s Bestseller For A Day campaign and is promotionally priced at 99cents. I highly suggest you pick it up immediately for two reasons: 1.) You can start implementing their techniques immediately and 2.) It won’t stay 99cents forever. The knowledge imparted by these three individual Kindle bestselling authors is worth WAY more than a dollar.
To give some concrete examples of how their tutelage has helped me: my Klout score has risen from 48 to 61 since I met them, my Twitter followers have grown from 40 to 550+, my Facebook page has doubled in fans, and my sales have improved. BUY THIS BOOK! As a bonus, you can also get their 3 bestselling eBooks for 99cents as well. Awesome. 🙂