Weekend Reading 4-15

The wild world of self-publishing never stops. That's why every Friday, we share the best of what our staff has been reading this week.

 

Video Marketing and YouTube Tips for Authors from Joanna Penn

"Videos can be a great way to stand out in a crowded book market." Listen as Joanna and Michael La Ronn talk about using YouTube and videos to grow your visibility as an author.

 

Social Media Strategies for Creative Writers from Jenny Bravo

140 character creative bursts? Yes please. That's what makes Twitter the perfect social platform for writers. Learn how to master Twitter to grow your fanbase and connect more meaningfully with your readers. 

 

Amazon Sales Rank: Taming the Algorithm from John Doppler

What's the deal with that pesky Amazon algorithm? John Doppler breaks down the ins and outs of your book's sales rank on Amazon.

 

Should Self-Published Authors Create Their Own Publishing Imprints? from Debbie Young

"When you begin to self-publish your own books, one of the many questions that you will be asked by whichever distribution platform you use (e.g. CreateSpace, KDP, Ingram Spark, Lightning Source) is the name of your publisher." Read to find out if creating your own imprint is right for you. 

 

Author Readings: Speak to Power from James Tuck 

Thinking about doing a public reading of your book? Follow these guidelines for an A+ delivery.

 

Attract and Engage Readers with Image Marketing from Frances Caballo 

It's predicted that 74 percent of all internet traffic will be video in 2017. Learn why you should focus on creating engaging visuals and videos to capture more attention in a crowded content market. 

 

Instagram Primer for #indieauthors from Frances Caballo

Instagram has over 400 million users and is a great way to be visually creative if your target reader base is aged 18 to 49. Frances shares ways you can use Instagram to transform yourself into a social media-savvy author. 

 

The Basic Author Platform from Elizabeth S Craig 

These author marketing basics are a MUST for authors who are just starting out, or authors who don't know much about marketing themselves online.

 

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