The Independent Creator

By LGA McIntyre | Because EVERY Indie Author needs a leg up!

How To Format Your eBook For ePUB Conversion

eBook format 101: create an eBook that doesn’t suck<p>In order to turn your book into a functional eBook, your manuscript document (.doc, .docx, .txt, …

1. Rank Your Accounts

Do you have multiple social media accounts and platforms? Do you find it overwhelming to keep up with all of them on a daily basis?<p>Try and focus your …

Your Book Discovery Problem Should Not Be a Problem: A Free Start-Up Idea

“There are too many eBooks being published! We’re being crushed under a weight of literary content and most of it won’t ever be read!”<p>Popular …

Updated: The Key Book Publishing Paths in 2015 [Chart]

In 2013, I created an informational chart about the key publishing paths, which was far more popular than I anticipated. I still get many requests to …

Publishing

11 Essential Elements of an Effective Social Media Business Plan

Are you using social media to market your business, but struggling to create momentum?Would you like to make sense of each social network, clearly …

Social Media Marketing

Diana Loera

For over 14 years Diana owned and operated a Direct Response media agency in the Midwest.<p>For over 20 years she consulted for clients in the US and …

10 Growth Hacking Concepts and Best Practices by @alexanderkesler

When starting a business, it is pretty easy to become overwhelmed. The digital age of the Internet has changed the marketing landscape tenfold, and …

Growth Hacking

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Do Parking Meters Dream Of Digital Thermostats? An NYC UX Failure | Fast Company

And they called it the MuniMeter.<p>As a tech fetishist and frequent hunter for New York parking spots, I have lived and interacted with these new meters for several months now, stuffing them with myriad coins and credit and debit cards in the process. I would like to report that they are the civic …

6 key facts about self-publishing | Self-Publishing Advice Center

By onOctober 24, 2014 in Book Production & Distribution<p>ALLi’s campaigning handbook for wider acceptance of the indie publishing route, now available …

What Indie Authors Can Learn From The Music Industry | Self-Publishing Advice Center

By onOctober 25, 2014 in Book Promotion & Marketing<p>Sarah Juckes of ALLi partner member CompletelyNovel has been picking up some great promotional …

How to Get Traffic to Your Author Website: 30+ Tips for Discouraged Writers

Sure is quiet out there.I mean seriously, with a gabillion people online these days, wouldn’t a few even <i>accidentally</i> stumble across your …

Digital Marketing

Twitter Marketing Strategy: for Authors and Writers

What is Your Twitter Marketing Strategy?<p><i>Note from Nick: this is a guest post from Matthew Yeoman. If you don’t have a twitter marketing strategy, or</i> …

23 Tools and Resources to Create Images for Social Media

Update – we launched Pablo a new tool to create beautiful images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds<p>You can use Pablo right from the …

Editing - Why Not to Do-It-Yourself

<b>Editing –</b> <b><br>Don't 'Do-It-Yourself'</b><p>Every independent author wants to cut as many corners as possible when it comes to publishing a new work. But what …

Stephen King On Twilight, 50 Shades of Grey, Lovecraft & More (55:51)

An Evening with Ray Bradbury 2001

4 Key Aspects of Content Strategy

What’s the future of content marketing? It depends who you ask, I suppose.<p>On Sunday, I participated in #Blogchat on Twitter. It’s one of my favorite …