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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While a video can be a great attention-getter online, a poor-quality book trailer can be disastrous for your promotions. Here are ways to create a book trailer that sells books.

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Bad players in our industry prey upon unsuspecting independent authors by disguising themselves as traditional publishing houses and using deceptive marketing tactics. Here are four ways to identify self-publishing scams.

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