How Does an Indie Author Become a New York Times Bestseller?

New York Times Best Seller

The New York Times Bestseller list. The crown jewel for every author. Even more important than Oprah’s Book Club, which is an author’s dream in its own right. (Well, unless you’re Jonathan Franzen and don’t want to damage your place in the ”the high-art literary tradition.” Only the greatest authors can be so obtuse about their written […]

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7 Valuable Insights from Promo Debriefs Using IndieListers

by Jason Ladd   If promoting your book was easy, it wouldn’t be any good, right? There’s a new place for authors to gain valuable intelligence on the effectiveness of the hundreds (thousands?) of book promotions sites on the web. is the result of a question I asked after launching and promoting One of […]

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6 Twitter Tips for Authors

Twitter Tips Authors Need to Know

Yesterday we looked at how author’s should approach social media. (If you need the cliff notes, you’re lazy, but also: ENGAGE.) Today we want to look at some resources for how to better engage. There’s an old adage, “Work smarter, not harder.” While I prefer working smarter to working harder if it’s an either/or scenario, I prefer […]

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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Marketing Your Book


    Indie authors have a strange job description. I’m sure when most people hear the term indie author, they immediately think self-published or small-time author, but this is far from the truth, especially in the ever-changing ebook environment. There are plenty of indie authors that are successful and even indies that are bestsellers. Being an […]

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Promoting Your Book Through Book Reviewers

It’s obvious the internet and social media are huge aspects of the majority lifestyle. This is great news for book blogs, as their popularity is in turn growing. People love their technology but it doesn’t mean they have forgotten their love for books. Having your book reviewed by a reputable and growing book blogger can […]

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5 Useful Digital Marketing Pointers for Book Promotion (Part 4)

Writer Forums

This is post 4 of 5 in the series “5 Useful Digital Marketing Pointers for Book Promotion”   Part Four:  Post on Forums by Sarah Jarvis   There are many forums that are book related and free to join. I posted about my book on one forum called     Although my post didn’t get […]

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