Since When Did Being Indie Become An Excuse?

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How’s that for a title? Happy Tuesday, everyone! Thought I’d start your day with a bang. Over the past couple months, I’ve seen several authors called out for being a bit, er… shall we say, overzealous, with their promotion. And a few have snapped back: ‘Well, I’m an independent author without a big marketing team [...]

If Neither Social Nor Traditional Media Sell Books, What Does?

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A recent blog post by JA Konrath struck a chord with me. In ‘The Value of Publicity’, Konrath – frequently quoted in major news outlets like USA Today and the Wall Street Journal –  writes that despite all the coverage, he’s never seen a major spike in his ebook sales after being featured. Surprising, yes? [...]