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Learning to Love Amazon
Learning to Love Amazon 1024 576 Reader Views
Something just popped up in Facebook Memories feature I just couldn’t resist passing along to my Reader Views friends because Modern History Press is releasing my The Frugal Editor in its third edition this month and I will be working with the very entity that authors love to hate. You probably know I’m talking about Amazon.  read more
What Defines Success as a Published Author? It Takes More than Talent!
What Defines Success as a Published Author? It Takes More than Talent! 1024 576 Reader Views
Many people begin writing because they have a talent for it, which is sometimes discovered by accident. I began writing when my mother gave me a diary for my thirteenth birthday. However, it wasn’t until I was 24 that I realized I was not bad! read more
Ways to Drive More Traffic to your Website
Ways to Drive More Traffic to your Website 1024 576 Reader Views
How many of you play Wordle? I not only play; I wait up to midnight to play it as soon as the new word comes up. I typically go to the website and browse around, and play a little of the spelling bee game while I wait. Now imagine how many people, like me, who are hooked do the same. The amount of traffic on their website must be staggering, and all just because of a little interactive game. The key here is the word interactive. read more
Reading to Become an Author
Reading to Become an Author 1024 576 Reader Views
When I started working with Indie Authors twelve years ago, I had the surprise of my life when I learned many of them do not read regularly! I still do not understand how that is possible because my love for books developed as a reader since I was a child. I began writing in a diary when I was a pre-teen but really started experimenting with words, writing poetry and essays during my twenties. Although I did a lot of technical writing after college, it wasn’t until my mid-30s that I began writing articles and short stories for different publications. Throughout my life, I never stopped reading. Many of the books I read inspired me to write and even taught me the skills to write for publication. read more
Book Season is Here
Book Season is Here 1024 576 Reader Views
Yes, book season is here! If you’re like me, as a reader you are getting ready for fall and new books! But as an indie author, that excitement is about getting busy as “book season” means the promotional season begins. read more
Newsletter Benefits for Indie Authors
Newsletter Benefits for Indie Authors 1024 576 Reader Views
As indie authors, we get the importance of having a website, creating, and maintaining a blog, and being active on social media to connect with our audience. But many of us have neglected one of the most effective tools to keep audiences connected: the mighty newsletter! read more
“True Publishing Includes Marketing… or How I Developed My Book Marketing World View
“True Publishing Includes Marketing… or How I Developed My Book Marketing World View 1024 576 Reader Views
I have come to believe there is a right way to publish for every author and every project—not necessarily one right way—and that “right way” may vary from author to author and from project to project. The trick is to know as much about the publishing industry as possible before moving ahead on the path you choose for any given book and any given author’s personality. read more
Can Indies Secure Prime Table Placements at Bookstores?
Can Indies Secure Prime Table Placements at Bookstores? 1024 576 Reader Views
For indies, it is hard enough to convince a bookstore to take your book on consignment. Could it even be possible to get a good table placement for your book? read more
“Listen and Learn: Podcasts for Indie Authors”
“Listen and Learn: Podcasts for Indie Authors” 1024 576 Reader Views

Listen and Learn: 40 Podcasts for Indie Authors by Sheri Hoyte, Managing Editor, Reader Views A couple of weeks ago, we talked about some of the best craft books for…

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Short Stories as Promotion?
Short Stories as Promotion? 1024 576 Reader Views
Short Stories as Promotion: Valerie Allen Provides Case Study for Promoting Creative Writing read more