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author platform

How An Author Platform Helps Promote Your Work

Wondering what an author platform is (and why you need one)? This post answers some basic questions to get you thinking about how to grow your platform before you publish your book.
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Philadelphia’s Big Bang: The Independent Authors Conference

Astrophysicist Carl Sagan said books were "proof that humans are capable of working magic." The Independent Authors Conference is proof that indie authors can make a mighty big bang!
bookstore events

Do Bookstore Events Matter?

Most independent authors are trying to reach more readers, sell more books, and create waves. If you plan on doing bookstore events, remember: attracting an audience depends entirely on you.
pre-sales period

Your Book Needs A Pre-Sale Period To Be Successful

A pre-sale period gives you an opportunity to build a foundation for your book’s success. Without spending the time and energy to make sure that foundation is ready, your book sales will suffer.
book launch party

10 Tips for Hosting a Successful Book Launch Party

You’ve written your book and completed the hard work of producing it. Now, it’s time to release it to the world. In other words, it’s time for a book launch party.
author platform

How Much Time Should You Spend Building Your Author Platform?

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.
author website

Your Author Website Must Have…

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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