One of the challenges of being an indie author, like being an indie musician or filmmaker, is getting your products out there in front of people. It is a continuing challenge for all of us. Sometimes it seems like we do more marketing than writing -- well, truthfully, most of us do. Writers who write within a particular genre have an easier time because there are plenty of blogs, discussion groups and forums that are genre specific. Therefore they have a concentrated audience for their books but, of course, that does not come with any guarantees. These days Social Media Spamming has become a hot topic on most of the discussion groups I participate in.
Recently Amazon Discussion Boards have revised their rules and I'm glad of it -- no more "Buy My Book" spamming is allowed. This is a good thing because too many serious readers were getting disgusted and giving up on book discussion groups. But the need of authors to promote goes on.
I am writing about all this because I recently became part of the Independent Author Network. I don't know how useful it will be but I'm willing to give it a try so, if you want to have a look at what they offer, please click on the link and have a look around.
I'm taking the day off from #SampleSunday and pretty much everything else. It's a cold, rainy day here in Gloucester. Foghorns are wailing and everything is very still. I'm hard at work on a new story The Crazy Old Lady In The Attic, and that's what I plan to focus on today. Hope your day is lovely.
Thanks for reading.