Indie Author Tips: Marketing Your Book Without Crying

Legends of Windemere

This is the second part of the Indie Author Tips duet.  This morning I discussed formatting, which is rather simple.  This afternoon I speak of marketing, which is a terrifying challenge.  If you’re an out-going person and have a skill for sales then you have a better chance than others.  Again, it helps to make friends with other indie authors and talk shop.

Let’s get right into it and show the tips:

  1. Social Media!!!  Use blogging, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Google+, Pinterest, Goodreads, and anything else that I’m forgetting.  Connect up as many of these as you can.  Though, I’d avoid the Twitter to Facebook combo if you have easily irritated friends.  My method has been to use my blog as a central hub for posting and sending things to the other.  I joined various Indie Author Promo groups on Facebook and make a morning and night advertising pitch on…

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