Become a Successful Indie Author

Demystifying the tangled web of self-publishing to put you on the road to success.This is a motivational guide based on my two and a half million published words (mostly with Amazon) to help you see past the hurdles that are keeping you ...

Author: Craig Martelle

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1986913775

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Demystifying the tangled web of self-publishing to put you on the road to success. This is a motivational guide based on my two and a half million published words (mostly with Amazon) to help you see past the hurdles that are keeping you from climbing the mountain of success. Nothing is overwhelming once it's been explained. If you are smart enough to write a book, you are smart enough to do everything else needed to make your indie author business a success. "Craig, thanks to the book, I went from kicking around vague concepts for my first series to knowing exactly how to proceed with it, and because of that I know it'll be far more successful than it would have been if I hadn't read this." "This was insightful and motivating, I'm inspired and wiser for it. Thank you, Craig." "Over the years, I've read many How To Books, Self Help Biographies, and Industry Books. Become a Successful Indie Author is one of the best. It reads like a novel, teaches specifics like a field manual, and shines light on pathways through the dark jungle of self-publishing." Clocking in at nearly 50,000 words, this guide has something for every budding author as well as those who have already published, but for whom success remains elusive. In this business there is only one hard and fast rule - you must find readers willing to pay for your stories. It starts with the first sentence. You have to write a gripping story that people want to read, wrap a cover around the book, and then do the marketing. There's no doubt that you can do it. Let me show you how.

How To Become A Successful Indie Author

And that's what it takes to find success as an author - hard work. Clocking in at over 50,000 words, this guide has something for every budding author as well as those who have already published, but for whom success remains elusive.

Author: Emiko Boyar

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ISBN: 9798506456049

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Page: 164

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Success as an author doesn't come from writing alone. And while even the most successful authors have books that just don't sell, they are successful for a reason. They work hard at their success. And that's what it takes to find success as an author - hard work. Clocking in at over 50,000 words, this guide has something for every budding author as well as those who have already published, but for whom success remains elusive. In this business there is only one hard and fast rule - you must find readers willing to pay for your stories. It starts with the first sentence. You have to write a gripping tale that people want to read, wrap a cover around the book, and then do the marketing.

Indie Reader

And that's what it takes to find success as an author - hard work. Clocking in at over 50,000 words, this guide has something for every budding author as well as those who have already published, but for whom success remains elusive.

Author: Terry Kirkhart

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798506446057

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Page: 164

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Success as an author doesn't come from writing alone. And while even the most successful authors have books that just don't sell, they are successful for a reason. They work hard at their success. And that's what it takes to find success as an author - hard work. Clocking in at over 50,000 words, this guide has something for every budding author as well as those who have already published, but for whom success remains elusive. In this business there is only one hard and fast rule - you must find readers willing to pay for your stories. It starts with the first sentence. You have to write a gripping tale that people want to read, wrap a cover around the book, and then do the marketing.

How To Write Publish and Market Your eBook

If you’ve ever thought about writing and publishing your own eBook, but were overwhelmed by the prospect of going it alone, this book will gently guide you through the process from start to finish.

Author: Susan E. Barton

Publisher: eBook Review Gal

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 82

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If you’ve ever thought about writing and publishing your own eBook, but were overwhelmed by the prospect of going it alone, this book will gently guide you through the process from start to finish. Susan Barton shares detailed information for anyone interested in self-publishing an eBook. Geared towards both new and experienced authors, there’s something for everyone. From start to finish, writers will find value inside the pages of How To Write, Publish and Market Your eBook, including: • Choosing a book topic • Deciding on POV and tense • A detailed list of genres • Beta reading, proofreading and editing • Formatting and conversion • New and exciting book marketing techniques • Book reviews and how to get them • Much more

Writting A Book

And that's what it takes to find success as an author - hard work. Clocking in at over 50,000 words, this guide has something for every budding author as well as those who have already published, but for whom success remains elusive.

Author: Giovanni Olmsted

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798506434597

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Page: 164

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Success as an author doesn't come from writing alone. And while even the most successful authors have books that just don't sell, they are successful for a reason. They work hard at their success. And that's what it takes to find success as an author - hard work. Clocking in at over 50,000 words, this guide has something for every budding author as well as those who have already published, but for whom success remains elusive. In this business there is only one hard and fast rule - you must find readers willing to pay for your stories. It starts with the first sentence. You have to write a gripping tale that people want to read, wrap a cover around the book, and then do the marketing.

Self Publishing Glossary From A book to Zero Rating the Terms Indie Authors Need to Know

The information in this book is updated regularly and honed by the shared experiences of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) - the professional association for self-publishing authors - and the thousands of writers who visit ALLi's ...

Author: Alliance Of Independent Authors

Publisher: Font Publications

ISBN: 1913588424

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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At the Alliance of Independent Authors, we understand that the world of self-publishing can be confusing, even daunting. With so much to learn in a world where conditions are constantly changing, it helps if you speak the language. Like every profession, publishing has some mystifying jargon. With this glossary in hand, you will understand all the terminology and learn to "speak publishing", from a-books to zero rating, like an indie author pro.

Indie Author Confidential Vol 1

This book contains top secret knowledge that bestsellers don’t want you to know… Just kidding! The information in this book IS secret, though. Bestsellers think it’s too boring, obvious, or mundane to talk about.

Author: M.L. Ronn

Publisher: Ursabrand Media

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 162

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This book contains top secret knowledge that bestsellers don’t want you to know… Just kidding! The information in this book IS secret, though. Bestsellers think it’s too boring, obvious, or mundane to talk about. M.L. Ronn is the author of over 50 books of fiction and nonfiction. This book series is a diary of all the lessons he’s learning as he navigates how to master the craft of writing, marketing, and running a profitable publishing business. Most writers don’t talk about the everyday lessons they learn. Some only start talking about their success once they’ve achieved it. This book is the opposite: it’s about a writer learning how to be successful and documenting the process. Here are a few things covered in Volume 1: * Sneaky copywriting tricks * How to conquer sales reports * How to improve Amazon Associates earnings * 4 areas artificial intelligence can help writers The information in this book is what writers discuss over beers at writing conferences. You may find it useful on your journey to becoming a successful writer. It just might make you more money and help you satisfy your readers, too. Click the buy button to download Indie Author Confidential, Vol. 1 today!

Indie Author Confidential Vol 4

Covered in this volume: * How Michael dictated an entire novel on an exercise bike * Michael’s editing data and analytics project that reduced the errors in his books by over 30% * A troubling problem ahead with book cover designers The ...

Author: M.L. Ronn

Publisher: Author Level Up LLC

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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The ground-breaking, behind-the-scenes look at a working writer continues with Vol. 4! Prolific writer M.L. Ronn (Michael La Ronn) shares his lessons learned on his journey to become a successful writer. You’ll discover writing, marketing, business, and other miscellaneous tips that you don’t hear every day. Covered in this volume: * How Michael dictated an entire novel on an exercise bike * Michael’s editing data and analytics project that reduced the errors in his books by over 30% * A troubling problem ahead with book cover designers The information in this book is what writers discuss over beers at writing conferences. You may find it useful on your journey to becoming a successful writer. It just might make you more money and help you satisfy your readers, too. Are you ready to dive into the world of Indie Author Confidential?

Indie Author Confidential Vol 5

Covered in this volume: • Why Michael ended his podcasts • The book that completely changed Michael’s life and made him a happier person • How Michael produced cleaner manuscripts this quarter by automating parts of his editing ...

Author: M.L. Ronn

Publisher: Author Level Up LLC

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

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The ground-breaking, behind-the-scenes look at a working writer continues with Vol. 5! Prolific writer M.L. Ronn (Michael La Ronn) shares his lessons learned on his journey to become a successful writer. You’ll discover writing, marketing, business, and other miscellaneous tips that you don’t hear every day. Covered in this volume: • Why Michael ended his podcasts • The book that completely changed Michael’s life and made him a happier person • How Michael produced cleaner manuscripts this quarter by automating parts of his editing process • The lessons Michael learned from law school that apply to his writing career The information in this book is what writers discuss over beers at writing conferences. You may find it useful on your journey to becoming a successful writer. It just might make you more money and help you satisfy your readers, too. Are you ready to dive into the world of Indie Author Confidential?

Indie Author Confidential Vol 1 3

This book is the exact opposite: it’s about a writer learning how to be successful and documenting the process. The ideas in this book are what writers discuss over beers at writing conferences.

Author: M.L. Ronn

Publisher: Ursabrand Media

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This collection contains Volumes 1-3 of the groundbreaking, behind-the-scenes series of a working writer’s journey! Ever wondered what bestselling authors think about on a daily basis? M.L. Ronn is the author of over 50 books of fiction and nonfiction. This book series is a diary of all the lessons he’s learning as he navigates how to master the craft of writing, marketing, and running a profitable publishing business. Most writers don’t talk about the everyday lessons they learn because they might seem mundane, boring, or obvious. Many only start talking about their success once they’ve achieved it. This book is the exact opposite: it’s about a writer learning how to be successful and documenting the process. The ideas in this book are what writers discuss over beers at writing conferences. They’re insider ideas—you may find them interesting and useful on your journey to becoming a successful writer.

How to Become a Successful Author While Working Full time The Secret to Work Life Balance

I wanted people to buy it and for the book to be successful. ... write books to help teach people how to be a successful indie author, but I also wish to be ...

Author: Ron Vitale

Publisher: Ron Vitale

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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Unsure how to hold a full-time day job, a second career as an author and have a life outside of working? This book provides not only the details on how to enact a plan that will help you achieve your goal as an author, but also gives you the tools to deal with the stress of juggling multiple jobs, making time for family/friends and committing to practicing self-care. Each chapter provides a roadmap on how to be successful by helping you define your goal, write a business plan, create a schedule, commit to yourself as well as how to prevent burnout and implement a marketing strategy for your book. Specific tips are given not only in marketing but also how to remain healthy in mind and body for the life of your career.

Secrets to Becoming a Successful Author Boxset

Instead of thinking wide, becoming a successful indie author requires you to write a book that can be found (discovered) among the millions that are ...

Author: Maggie McVay Lynch

Publisher: Windtree Press

ISBN: 9781947983885

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 802

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Frustrated with the plethora of conflicting information on how to self-publish? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to sit down with someone who has already made the mistakes, done the analysis, and will provide you the short cuts—the secrets about the things that work? Now you have that chance with the Career Author Secrets series. Indie Publishing (Self Publishing) has changed dramatically in the past five years. There are now new, easier tools to use for every part of the process—editing, formatting, distribution, sales, and analysis. This boxset contains three books. Secrets Every Author Should Know: Publishing Basics It contains everything a DIY author needs to get her book from manuscript to professional publication in both ebook and print, including: * Why books don’t sell * Options for DIY or contracting professionals *The truth about ISBNs & Copyright Registration * Secrets for formatting your book the easy way * Creating book covers that sell * Making decisions about distribution Secrets to Pricing and Distribution: Ebook, Print and Direct Sales Once you have a finished book, you need to get it into readers’ hands. Loading your book to a vendor looks deceivingly easy. However, the career author knows that each vendor has its own methods for promoting books, performing searches, and identifying ready buyers. You need to take advantage of these differences in order to maximize your profits and discoverability. Capitalize on competitive retail pricing in different markets, and use effective metadata to draw more readers to your books. Learn to: * Write compelling book blurbs for each title that focus on “reader cookies” and • marketing. * Unlock keywords and get access to hidden category options. * Take advantage of search algorithm nuances at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Apple. * Use aggregators to increase distribution opportunities around the world. * Evaluate opportunities for direct sales to bookstores and individual consumers. Secrets to Effective Author Marketing: It’s More Than ‘Buy My Book’ This book provides specific techniques to exploit the value of your books without resorting to the typical overexposure in social media and newsletters with “Buy My Book” sales messaging. Instead, focus on the top three proven techniques that actually sell books. Follow step-by-step instructions and timelines to learn how to: 1) Create an Effective Plan for Communicating to Readers; 2) Use Social Media and Email lists to Engage with Your Readers; and 3) Plan for Effective Campaigns for both Book Launches and Backlist Rejuvenation throughout the year. In addition this book provides techniques to: * Distinguish specific groups of readers most likely to buy your novel or nonfiction book. * Understand your competition and the advantages that your book offers. * Clarify hooks that capture attention of the media, reviewers, and readers. * Identify where and how to reach readers, reviewers, and media. * Create and implement a consistent brand throughout all marketing efforts. * Effectively select, from 100+ options, the appropriate marketing tactics and timing that matches your book intentions and values. * Maximize organic reach and stay to a budget of less than $100 per book campaign. * Develop a long-term online marketing plan.

Indie Author Confidential Vol 6

Covered in this volume: * How Michael is preparing for his annual Beast Mode Challenge, where he writes 10 books in 90 days * Michael’s most ridiculous marketing pitch ever * Why the new writing app Atticus may be a game-changer for ...

Author: M.L. Ronn

Publisher: Author Level Up LLC

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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The ground-breaking, behind-the-scenes look at a working writer continues with Vol. 6! Prolific writer M.L. Ronn (Michael La Ronn) shares his lessons learned on his journey to become a successful writer. You’ll discover writing, marketing, business, and other miscellaneous tips that you don’t hear every day. Covered in this volume: * How Michael is preparing for his annual Beast Mode Challenge, where he writes 10 books in 90 days * Michael’s most ridiculous marketing pitch ever * Why the new writing app Atticus may be a game-changer for writers * Some thoughts on death and what it truly means to be a writer The information in this book is what writers discuss over beers at writing conferences. You may find it useful on your journey to becoming a successful writer. It just might make you more money and help you satisfy your readers, too. Are you ready to dive into the world of Indie Author Confidential?

The Indie Writer s Encyclopedia

All the Terms You Need to Know to Be a Successful Writer M.L. Ronn. 5000 Words Per Hour: Write Faster, Writer Smarter by Chris Fox Take Off Your Pants!

Author: M.L. Ronn

Publisher: Ursabrand Media

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Category: Reference

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300+ terms, 200+ explanations, and an appendix that will make your jaw drop! In this useful writer’s guide, prolific writer M.L. Ronn covers every writing, marketing, and business term that a working writer needs to know to thrive in today’s digital world of publishing, with detailed examples. This unique dictionary/encyclopedia hybrid will answer virtually any question you have about publishing. When you’re done reading, you’ll have: * A go-to resource that you can use again and again whenever you have a question * A career’s worth of publishing industry education that takes some writers a lifetime to learn * An unfair competitive advantage because your brain will swell up to twice its size and elevate you to a new level of existence (just kidding...this is a book description for an encyclopedia, for Pete’s sake—it needs humor!) The Indie Writer’s Encyclopedia might not be the sexist book you buy this year, but it just might be the most practical. Click the buy button to grab your copy of The Indie Writer’s Encyclopedia today!

2016 Indie Author State of the Union

Recognize that it's going to take time, blood, sweat, and tears to be a successful author. Few successful authors got where they are without paying the ...

Author: Michael La Ronn

Publisher: Ursabrand Media

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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The publishing industry changes so fast it’s hard to keep up. On any given day there are at least dozens of news articles for authors. You could spend hours reading them all. Odds are, you could also be using that time to write your next book. News You Can Use—All in One Place. The Indie Author State of the Union is a roundup that covers the most important publishing industry news, books, podcasts, and courses of the year that you might have missed. It will help you make better business decisions and sell more books. Author business coach Michael La Ronn spends hours researching the news so you don’t have to. Every chapter is quick and actionable so you can apply it immediately to your writing business. What’s in This Year’s State of the Union? In this year’s edition you’ll discover: * What’s happening with Amazon, Nook, Kobo, Apple and more * A new YouTube channel for authors that will blow your mind * Why libraries are the next battleground for indies and how you can join the front lines * How to write 2 million words a year * 22 Marketing tools that will improve your book sales * Important business updates to help you avoid lost sales, fines, and lawsuits And much more! Are you ready to become a smarter authorpreneur? Buy the 2016 Indie Author State of the Union today and build your author platform.

The Indie Author Atlas

First, you're going to learn everything you need to learn to become a successful author. Second, you're going to learn it in a practical way.

Author: M.L. Ronn

Publisher: Ursabrand Media

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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YOUR PASSPORT TO THE FIVE CONTINENTS OF THE WRITING WORLD Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information you have to learn as a writer? The Indie Author Atlas eliminates overwhelm and makes the art of learning to be a writer fun. It turns the major concepts writers need to learn into can’t-miss vacation destinations. Ready to get away? * Pamper yourself at the pristine beachfronts at the Strategy Islands * Get lost in the expansive continent of Craft * Discover new marketing strategies in the desert continent of Marketstan * Tap into your inner entrepreneur in the sacred Lands of Distribution * And more! This quirky and engaging guide is written in the style of a travel guide, and it also has illustrated maps for each continent. The Indie Author Atlas is unlike any other book for writers you’ve ever read. Relax and have fun as you wander through the amazing continents of the writing life. You just might learn something. Click the buy button and book your dream writing vacation today!

21 Author Interviews

In that sense, this book is informative, because it shows 21 indie authors fulfilling their dreams. To all those would be writers, who are yet to fulfill your dream, this book is dedicated to you. If these 21 people could do it, so can you.

Author: Thomas Jerome Baker

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ISBN: 1544778805

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Page: 132

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What is it like to be an indie author, to write, to publish, and to promote your own book? Is it worth the time, the effort, the sacrifice, to become an indie author? All twenty one authors in this book share the same conviction. Namely, yes, it is worth the effort, the time, and the sacrifice. Self-publishing, for all the work it entails, means you, the individual author, are in charge of your own destiny. You don't have to find a publisher, because you are the publisher. You control everything about your book. "Everything" means all the hard work, yes, but also a higher percentage of revenues. You control all rights and ownership. You publish when you are ready to publish. For example, since 2011, I have published over 150 books. That's 27 books a year for the past 6 years. Try doing that with a traditional publisher.In this book, you will find 21 indie authors. Some, like me, have published dozens, even hundreds of books. Others have just published their first books. The common characteristic we share, is that we are writing because we love writing. That's why we do it. Not a one of us has quit our day job. According to Guy Kawasaki, "a successful self-publisher must fill three roles: Author, Publisher, and Entrepreneur-or APE." With all due respect to Mr. Kawasaki, you will find a different definition of success in this book. The successful writer is a writer who enjoys writing. If money, fame, and glory come our way, it will be happily accepted. More importantly, if these things NEVER come our way, we will still be content, satisfied, and pleased. The enjoyment, and pleasure of writing, you see, is its own reward. In that sense, this book is informative, because it shows 21 indie authors fulfilling their dreams. To all those would be writers, who are yet to fulfill your dream, this book is dedicated to you. If these 21 people could do it, so can you.

Indie Author Confidential Vol 2

Covered in this volume: * How Michael wrote 100,000 words in one month * Why & how authors should think of their books as data * Michael’s gigantic sales failure this year that cost him several hundred dollars * How Michael built an ...

Author: M.L. Ronn

Publisher: Ursabrand Media

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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The ground-breaking, behind-the-scenes look at a working writer continues with Vol. 2! Prolific writer M.L. Ronn (Michael La Ronn) shares his lessons learned on his journey to become a successful writer. You’ll discover writing, marketing, business, and other miscellaneous tips that you don’t hear every day. Covered in this volume: * How Michael wrote 100,000 words in one month * Why & how authors should think of their books as data * Michael’s gigantic sales failure this year that cost him several hundred dollars * How Michael built an artificial intelligence engine to help him with his editing The information in this book is what writers discuss over beers at writing conferences. You may find it useful on your journey to becoming a successful writer. It just might make you more money and help you satisfy your readers, too. Are you ready to dive into the world of Indie Author Confidential?

The Indie Author Guide

INDIE. AUTHORSHIP. Some authors' definition of career success has more to do ... for any author, but the former type will be content to remain indie for his ...

Author: April Hamilton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599632674

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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This Is Your Roadmap to Success! The Indie Author Guide takes you through every stage of the self-publishing process. With e-books, print on demand and the power of Web 2.0, you have the ability to publish your own high quality books and go indie—just as filmmakers and musicians have done. Get detailed instructions, complemented by screenshots, so you can get the most of cutting edge publishing options. April L. Hamilton, founder of Publetariat, an online news hub and community for indie authors, gives you insight to the latest technology and step-by-step advice for making the most of your self-publishing options. Inside you'll find everything you need to know to: • organize your files • create your brand • explore your self-publishing options • format your book for POD • edit and revise you work • design your own book cover • publish through a POD print service provider • publish in e-book formats • build an author platform • promote your work • transition from indie to mainstream publishing Plus, you'll get worksheets to help you plan and organize your book, your business, and your writing life, as well as an HTML primer so you can build your own website—even if you're not tech savvy. The Indie Author Guide gives you the skills and confidence you need to take full advantage of today's unique publishing opportunities and grow your readership yourself.

Indie Writer Companion

“My first thought when I finished reading was ‘Where the hell was this book when I jumped into self-publishing?’ I love the no-nonsense style that pulls no punches and keeps you interested.

Author: Jade C. Jamison

Publisher: Jade C. Jamison

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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“My first thought when I finished reading was ‘Where the hell was this book when I jumped into self-publishing?’ I love the no-nonsense style that pulls no punches and keeps you interested. If you are thinking about self-publishing (or even going the traditional route) you should read this book before you hit publish.” – L.A. Remenicky, author of SAVING CASSIE Throughout her life, Amazon Bestselling author Jade C. Jamison has worn many hats. One of the most noteworthy is her ongoing gig as a college instructor (focused mostly on writing—both academic and creative writing classes) which, paired with her career as a successful indie author, gives her the delusion that she is qualified to help other indie/self-publishing (and aspiring) authors become the best writers they can be. Jamison loves that indie publishing has opened the door to literally thousands of would-be authors, allowing them to share their creations with the world. In a realm that was previously shut off to a good many writers unless they could get their works through all the gatekeepers, most writers languished in obscurity or indulged in expensive self-publishing ventures and still failed to be read widely. Electronic publishing has changed all that, has, in fact, changed the face of publishing as we once knew it, revolutionizing reading almost as much as Gutenberg’s press hundreds of years ago. The publishing process today is democratic, in that anyone with a little know-how can make his book available to the world—and readers, not publishers, decide whose book will be the next bestseller. But, says Jamison, with great freedom comes even greater responsibility. In the traditional publishing world that still exists today, authors have editors scouring their manuscripts, offering corrections and forcing edits, most of which are designed to make the work better in some way, creating tighter writing and better pacing, making the manuscript error free, and other beneficial changes that happen to a book undergoing the traditional experience. Some indie writers follow their cue and take the effort to invest in their work by hiring an editor and continually improving their writing, yet there are literally hundreds (perhaps thousands or millions!) of indie books available today that, in the author’s opinion, aren’t publication ready. Jamison taught creative writing and composition classes for years. The underlying premise of this book is that every single story deserves to be told and read but writers should (and likely do) want their books to be the best they can be. This book delves into common indie publishing mistakes—errors that should be viewed as no-nos—and how to fix them. Jamison’s experience in the classroom with hundreds of student writers, as well as the years she has been involved in both indie and traditional publishing arenas, has given her a unique vantage point, and she wants to share her observations—as well as teach a few tips and tricks—with others in the writing world.