7 Books Every Indie Author Needs to Read

Deciding to be an indie author instead of going the traditionally published route has definitely been one of the hardest and most freeing decisions I have ever made in my life.  While I plan on expounding on that in a Musings post soon, today I really wanted to share with you seven books that have really helped me take my writing and marketing to the next level.

Common Downsides to Self-Publishing

While I love self-publishing for multiple reasons and there are a lot of serious self-pub authors that do as well, I can’t deny that there are a handful of downsides to self-publishing.  There are downsides to traditionally publishing as well, but since I’m strictly self-pub at the moment and those of you reading may be interested in self-pub either now or in the near future, I wanted to discuss the downsides of being an indie author with you today…

Marketing Ideas & Strategies for Aspiring Authors

Today I wanted to discuss some marketing strategies and ideas with you guys.  This post is probably going to be more geared toward writers that are looking to self-pub or have already self-published a novel or two, but I hope that no matter what publishing path you’re looking at, you’ll be able to take some of these strategies into consideration!

The Importance of Genre & Target Audience

Today and I wanted to discuss the importance of knowing what genre you’re going to write in and what target audience you want to write for.  A crucial mistake beginning writers make is not knowing what specific genre they’re going to write in, and an even bigger mistake is not knowing who their audience is…