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, …

Web Development

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 …

Social Media Marketing

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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 …


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 …



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

Great creative solutions can improve even (or especially) the most quotidian parts of our lives–parking, for example. Guest contributor Andrew Essex, CEO of Droga5, addresses the MuniMeter, a ubiquitous symbol of inattention to user experience and a lost creative opportunity.<p>They started springing …

Harry S. Truman

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> …

Social Media Marketing

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 …

Social Media Marketing

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)

Fifty Shades of Grey

An Evening with Ray Bradbury 2001

Ray Bradbury

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 …

Digital Marketing

Are You Losing Book Sales Over This Common Problem?

Are you an author that has a book available on If so, you may be losing book sales because readers can’t buy your book. “How is this …


9 Reasons to Self-Promote Shamelessly on LinkedIn

They may call you a sellout or a hustler, but when it comes to LinkedIn, it pays to be generous with your connections.<p>As much as marketers lecture on …


How to Intensify Conflict & Deepen Characters-The Wound - Kristen Lamb

There are all kinds of arguments about which area of craft is the most important for creating great fiction. Plot? Character? Voice? Theme? My …


Relationship Building Techniques

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Relationship Building TechniquesWhen learning listening techniques, we often don’t learn their value...<p>This …


How to Choose the Right Social Network for Your Business

When I started at Buffer, I was given permission to make mistakes, to ask forgiveness rather than permission, to always test everything.<p>So I’d like …

Social Media Marketing

How to Create a Business Plan for Your Books - Writing Tips Oasis

By Hiten Vyas on Aug 23, 2014 in Special Features<p>You’ve heard it many times before on eBooks India, and it is worth repeating again. If you’re a …

Small Business

Are You a Real Writer?

April 17, 2014 | By Mary Rowen | 26 Replies More<p>When I was in my twenties, <b>I considered myself a writer.</b> After all, I’d been the editor of my college …