The Indie Academy’s Author Services Giveaway
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.
When I first started writing, all I ever heard was ‘you’ll never make any money’. For some people that is true, but that stigma puts a false limit on writers.
So many people accept that as truth and never even try to rise above it because they genuinely think it’s pointless.
But now that I’m more involved with the author community, I KNOW that old chestnut is actually a load of crap.
You CAN make money but first you have to believe it’s possible, then you have to work your ass off! So many authors are happy to share their journey and there are thousands of books and podcasts out there telling you step by step how to do it. So keep digging, keep learning and make this dream your job!
Here are my top 5 author podcasts:
1. The Creative Penn
2. Self Publishing Formula
3. Self Publishing Roundtable
4. Writing Excuses
5. Sell More Books Show
That’s the beauty of writing – you don’t have to know where you’re going. And the same goes for publishing!
My publishing goals are always changing because I aim to achieve what’s just outside of my capabilities. Next time round, I have more knowledge and reach higher.
Don’t settle for what you’ve always done. Research, try new things and push your boundaries!
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.
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.
Put your hand up if you’ve made mistakes in your writing career!
Yep, I’m guilty. Because I didn’t know then what I know now. But we don’t always have to make our own mistakes, we can actually learn from others.
I found a bunch of writers who know more than me and I developed friendships with them. We share advice and vent about our failures, but we also talk about our successes and help each other aim higher.
Maybe you’re just starting out and you don’t know where to find other authors. I’ve been in that position too. Actually, back in the early days I didn’t even think I wanted to know other authors. But I was SO wrong. We’re stronger when we’re together.
If you’re a writer, you’re welcome to join our private Facebook group. Often we arrange cheap promotions to participate in but the group is open to any book related discussions too ♥
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!
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
And feel free to email with any questions