The Indie Academy Formatting Giveaway

You’ve done the hard work; the book is written, the editing is complete and the cover is designed, but before your masterpiece can hit the shelves, it needs to be formatted.

We’re giving away one free ebook format and one 50% off ebook format. To read more about our formatting options, view the services page.

To enter, simple subscribe to The Indie Academy’s author mailing list via the Rafflecopter link. Winners to be drawn August 6, 2019. Good luck!

Enter to win a free ebook formatting service

** Formatting prizes must be redeemed before December 31, 2019.**

 

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Author Services Giveaway

The Indie Academy’s Author Services Giveaway

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Authors – It’s your turn to win some prizes!

The Indie Academy is hosting an author services giveaway with over $2000 in services from 15 different providers.

No matter what stage you’re at with your career, there’s a prize to suit your needs.

Win your next book cover, formatting, editing, teaser graphics, web design or promotional service. Enter one or all of the giveaways and spread the word to earn more entries.

Giveaway runs August 1st – 31st.

Visit the giveaway page now

Newsletter Building Services

We spend all this time trying to build our followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, then post an update and no one sees it! Frustrated? Yep.

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That’s why building your newsletter is the most powerful tool you have. You have direct access to your fans and even if you haven’t launched a book for twelve months, you know exactly how to find them.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not as easy as adding a bunch of people to your list and they’ll buy all your books. It’s your responsibility to turn your subscribers into true fans.

But of course, you can’t turn them into true fans if you don’t have anyone on your list.

Getting our help isn’t as expensive as you might think. Let us build your newsletter for as little as $20 per month. Or we can teach you how to do it yourself.

Visit our website or email with any questions.

www.theindieacademy.com.au

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Join the June Instafreebie Cross Promotion

Sign ups are now open for The Indie Academy’s June Instafreebie Cross Promotion

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All genres welcome.
 
 
It’s free to join in but we’re limited to 50 spots. One book per author please. The promotion will run from June 20-30 and you must agree to share the giveaway with your newsletter to participate.
 
 

Don’t Need A PA? Perhaps You Have The Wrong Idea

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You might think you’re not successful enough to hire a personal assistant, or you can’t afford it.

But perhaps you have the wrong idea…

What if you know you need a newsletter but you’re not sure how to build one?

Do you have a new release coming up but you’re not sure how to get the word out?

Social media presence is important but maybe you just don’t enjoy spending time on it?

You can hire our help for as little as an hour a month. We have some clients who only want newsletter building services and it costs them $5 a week. Or social media campaigns that include between 15 minutes to an hour a week – you’re call.

You can change your services anytime. You can add extra hours if you need more work than your originally thought. You’re in complete control.

Visit our website if you’re looking for more information. Or send us an email.

www.theindieacademy.com.au

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Make sure your book reaches enough people to catch fire!

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As authors too often we sit back and think, ‘If my book is good enough it will find success.’ But the truth is that’s not good enough. 99% of successful authors busted their ass to get there.

If your book is well written readers will talk about it, but first you need to make sure it reaches enough people to catch fire.

Don’t feel disheartened because you’re not an instant bestseller. The majority of bestsellers hit that rank because of good marketing.

We spend good money on editing, we’ll invest in great cover art because we know it sells our product, but don’t forget the advertising budget. Obviously the more you have to spend, the better, but it doesn’t have to break the bank.

Make a COURAGEOUS decision and book promotions with your new release. STACK those ads and climb the Amazon rank. If you don’t know where to find cheap book promotions – ask.

We can arrange them for you if you’re short on time, but if you need to save money where you can it’s easy enough to do it all yourself!

Mystery & Suspense Newsletter Building

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Hello mystery & suspense authors!

The Indie Academy will host a book sale from May 15-21 including any mystery, suspense and sub-genre novels (crime, psychological thriller, cozy mystery, supernatural etc).

The promotion will include a giveaway (prize will depend on number of participants), all authors must share with their newsletter and social media accounts, and once the promotion is complete, will receive a list of subscribers to add to their newsletter.

Cost is $5 to participate and all money will go toward prizes. You can price your enrolled book however you like, but 99c sales usually work best. Once your sign up has been received, a Paypal invoice will be sent. Once payment is complete, your position will be confirmed.

If you’re interested you can sign up here.

If you’d like to hear about future joint author promotions, join The Indie Academy Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1161799480599542/

And feel free to email with any questions

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PNR/UF Author Cross Promotion

Attention Authors!

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The Indie Academy is hosting a 99c PNR/UF book sale from April 17-23.
 
If you have a paranormal romance or urban fantasy book for 99c you can sign up here.
It’s free to take part but you must be willing to share with your newsletter 🙂
If you don’t have a PNR or UF book but would be interested in future cross promotions or newsletter building, join The Indie Academy Facebook Group.
 

The Sea of Indie Publishing Has Deep Waters

 

Writing a book is hard work so if you’ve made it to the finish line, you’re already a success. You probably have a bunch of friends and family who are super excited about your new journey and you may have figured out how to publish your book. Everyone who knows you buys a copy and some of them will even share a post for you on Facebook. You’re super excited. Your time has come. The first couple of weeks pass and your sales suddenly stop. You’re wondering why you’ve lost momentum and no one can find your book. You continue posting on social media but no one reacts, and no one buys your book. What went wrong? You feel disheartened and after months of the same, you give up.

Sound familiar?

The sea of Indie Publishing has deep waters and sometimes you feel like you’re out there all by yourself and you have no idea which direction to paddle.

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When I first started out, I read all the blogs, listened to all the podcasts, I knew I needed to book promotions and connect with readers, but I had no idea where to find readers or what kind of promotions to book. I worked part-time so I could write and didn’t have enough money to go crazy on advertising. Did that mean I was doomed to fail?

One thing I wish I’d known sooner, was the importance of networking. Indie authors are an incredibly generous bunch and they’re often thrilled to share their successes and failures with you. We might not have big publishers but we’re definitely not alone. Once I made a few writing friends, doors finally opened. I realised there were so many options out there and they didn’t involve me selling my car to run an ad.

There are cheap promotions out there. In fact, there are free promotions out there. And there are plenty of readers searching for your book with no way to find them. If you’re tired of trying to navigate on your own but you can’t afford a big promotional campaign, there are ways to work with what you have.

I know so many new indie authors struggle with this as they float aimlessly in their one man boat. So I created The Indie Academy. A brand new venture that helps indie authors find their way.

I’m offering a whole range of services, from super cheap promo bookings, mailing list help, social media set up, even good old fashioned advice. Basically, you tell me what you’re trying to achieve, I tell you how much it’s likely to cost and you set your own budget. Even if you can’t afford what I recommend, I’d be happy to point you in the right direction!

Click here to visit our contact page if you’re interested in services, or if you just want to join the academy and network with other authors, join my private Facebook group. Everyone’s welcome ♥