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Friday, January 19, 2018
Social Media Strategies for Authors
Today in part five of my six-part marketing series, I take a look at social media strategies for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Social ...
Friday, January 12, 2018
25 Book Promotion Tips - Part Four in the Smart Author Podcasts Six-Part Series on Book Marketing
Today in Episode 13 of the Smart Author podcast, I present part four in my six-part series on book marketing. In this episode, I share 2...
Friday, January 5, 2018
Autopilot Book Marketing
The majority of your readership will come from readers who stumbled across your book. Maybe the reader was looking for a book like it. ...
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Smashwords 2017 Year in Review and 2018 Preview
Welcome to my annual Smashwords year in review for 2017 and preview of the year ahead. I’d like to start first with a big shout out to S...
2018 Book Industry Predictions: Are Indie Authors Losing their Independence?
Welcome to my annual publishing predictions post where I prognosticate about the future and share my views on the state of the indie natio...
Friday, December 29, 2017
Smart Book Marketing Starts with a Solid Foundation
Every structure and every enterprise requires a strong foundation upon which to build, grow and thrive. The foundation contains the DNA t...
Friday, December 22, 2017
Smashwords End of Year Sale Starts December 25
Mark your calendar! On Christmas day we kick off our first annual Smashwords End of Year Sale . Already, 30,000 indie ebooks and nearly ...
Smart Author Podcast Begins Six-Part Audio Serialization of New 2018 Edition of Smashwords Book Marketing Guide
Today on episode 10 of the Smart Author Podcast I kick off part one of my six part audio serialization of the new 2018 edition of the Smas...
Friday, December 8, 2017
Revisiting The Indie Author Manifesto
As an indie author, you're participating in a global cultural movement that's turning the world of book publishing upside down. ...
Friday, November 24, 2017
The Art of Delusion: Episode 8 of the Smart Author Podcast
The writer's life can often feel a bit bipolar with high highs and low lows. There's the thrill of completing the final draft, t...
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