The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors
Author Platform Bootcamp Feature with Ian Sutherland
I am currently testing Ian's http://authorplatformsidekick.com/ service and this is an update on how it's going.
If you want to get your books ordered by traditional bookshops and libraries, then you need an alternative solution to publishing via Amazon's Createspace.
It's all to do with the ISBN numbers and the distribution channels, and it's a topic that confuses and trips up new indie authors time after time.
Put simply, you need to use a service like IngramSpark - in conjunction with Nielson for your ISBNs - to access the traditional distribution channels.
As the Marketing Manager at Ingram Content Group, Andrew Bromley is familiar with every question that indie authors could possibly ask about printing on-demand with the company.
The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors Paul's Podcast Diary Feature
Kerry Fisher spent half her life talking about writing a novel, then several years at Candis magazine reviewing other people’s.
It wasn’t until she took some online courses with the University of California that the dream started to morph into reality, culminating in the self-publishing of The Class Ceiling.
The Avon imprint of HarperCollins picked it up and retitled it The School Gate Survival Guide, publishing in summer 2014.
Kerry’s second book, The Island Escape, came out in May 2015.
It won first prize at the York Festival of Writing for the opening line: ‘I was wearing the wrong bra for sitting in a police cell’.
Her latest novel, After the Lie, was published by Bookouture in April 2016.
David Gaughran is an Irish writer who spends most of his time travelling the world, collecting stories.
He is the author of the Latin American historical adventures Mercenary and A Storm Hits Valparaiso, the short stories If You Go Into The Woods and Transfection, and the popular writers’ guides Let’s Get Digital and Let’s Get Visible.
He runs the publishing blog Let’s Get Digital and the Latin American history site South Americana, and his work has been featured in the Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, and the Irish Times.
I caught up with David at this year's Festival of Writing in York where he was giving several presentations about self-publishing.
Ginny Carter is a business book ghostwriter and book writing coach - she's known as The Author Maker®.
She is on a mission to turn established coaches, speakers and consultants from ‘experts’ into ‘experts-with-a-book’, so they can set themselves apart from the competition.
Prior to becoming a writer, Ginny worked in marketing for 22 years, including 3-4 years as a freelance social media manager.
She either ghostwrites clients' books in their own voice or coaches them through the process of writing and launching.