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Two-Minute Tips with Author Stormy Smith

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Welcome to Indie-Visible’s newest feature, Two-Minute Tips where you’ll get tips of the indie trade wrapped in a short YouTube video. Today’s video is from Stormy Smith. Stormy Smith is the author of the Amazon best-sellers, Bound by Duty and Bound by Spells. Stormy Smith is the author of the Amazon best-sellers, Bound by Duty and Bound by Spells. She ...

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Why I Went Indie: Linda Maria Frank

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Writing my Annie Tillery Mystery series is a second career for me. My first career was teaching the sciences. I was lucky enough to teach forensic science, which afforded many possibilities for writing “case studies” for my students. I turned the case studies into mystery stories. What to do about publishing? A message from my mentor when I wrote the ...

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Search Bar Confessions: Intisar Khanani

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I’m currently working on a YA Fantasy novel titled Memories of Ash. It’s a sequel to my novella, Sunbolt, and features Hitomi, a young thief with a propensity to play hero when people need saving, and her nemesis, a dark mage intent on taking over The Eleven Kingdoms. Perhaps one of the most fun (and challenging) things about writing a ...

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Indie Sidekicks: Fluffy (Deirdre Riordan Hall)

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This is Fluffy, my intrepid writing buddy. He helps me slay dragons, defends my honor, and assists in my triumph over distractions on the internet. Kidding. He naps. All day. It’s tiresome, but if he didn’t do it, I would. If that happened no writing would get done, and there’d be no a serious lack of treats in the kitty-cookie ...

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Social Marketing 101: Four Author No-No’s on Twitter

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by Beth Isaacs Most of you know that for the past five years I’ve been consulting with authors on social marketing and networking. What I’ve learned is that some authors, both traditional and indie, don’t understand how to use social media, nor the power it has on their bottom line. Here’s the thing: Social networks are designed to build relationships, not sell ...

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Author Shelfie: Christina Mercer

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I consider myself a definite book dragon with seven large bookcases and a couple of smaller ones filling my home. I think many readers (and writers) will agree that there’s something completely magical about being surrounded by books. This particular shelf contains three books by me, along with books by authors I know, or have at least met in person: ...

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Why I Went Indie: Zara Hoffman

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I’ve been writing since I was nine and always dreamed of being a published author like JK Rowling and James Patterson. When I was fourteen, I got more serious about my writing as an actual source of income. By then self-publishing was still discouraged by my writing mentors but more people were doing it and becoming successful. Indie authors were ...

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Why I Went Indie: Kara Jorgensen

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Being an indie author was not something I anticipated when I began writing The Earl of Brass as an undergraduate in college. In my dreams, I had always imagined a book deal at a major publishing house, book signings across the country, and interviews on morning talk shows. Somehow, I imagined traditional publishing would be glamorous and apparently cure my ...

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Why I Went Indie: Casey Bond

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My story is probably a little different than that of other authors. I haven’t been reading that long (not avidly, anyway) and I haven’t even been writing that long. You can blame Twilight and Mrs. Meyer for my addiction. A few years ago, before Breaking Dawn was released in theaters, I watched a Halloween marathon of Twilight and New Moon. ...

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