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As Indies, we usually do all the leg work, and that includes research, marketing, etc. Last time in Part 1, we talked about how to establish your brand and building your website. This week I wanted to dive into that first book release and the marketing behind it. Wherever you’re at in your writing journey, I hope you glean some helpful tidbits from my own experience. We learn best through trial & error, so if you are struggling to get the word out there, you’re in great company 🙂
Before we dive in, let me reiterate: Being an Indie author is all about the long haul. I’ve had a lot of hit or misses, mostly because I had to learn all of this from trial and error. I’m finally at a point where I have a full grasp of what I need to do to build my author platform as a business. But my experience may not resemble yours. I’m not a certified expert, just an Indie who wants to help and encourage my fellow artists. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. One of the best things you can do is pick authors similar to you or who you’d like to be and reach out to them. Build your “tribe” of people who will help encourage and inspire you. Writing is a solitary endeavor but that doesn’t mean we have to go it alone.
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