Building an author platform takes time, and you won’t get far if you wait for some magical moment. But you have the freedom to focus on the activities you like, so don’t make your life difficult by forcing something that’s not really you.

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For everything you're told you have to do as an independent author publishing and promoting a book, I'd argue there are only two absolute, universal musts: you must get a professional edit and you must have your own author website.

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To encourage young writers to pursue a career in writing and publishing, the IAC is presenting a Conference Scholarship Contest for high school and college students.

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Crowdfunding has become a useful resource for independent authors. These keys to crowdfunding will help you on your way to success.

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By investing time in your mobile book marketing now, you’re setting up your author brand for the future. Your readers are already on mobile, so what are you waiting for?

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Author Rich Garon muses on things he learned from his first self-published effort and how his books benefit causes like hunger and homelessness.

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You've heard the phrase "content is king," but it's time to revise that to "distribution rules," which is why you need to publish your book internationally.

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