Resources and tips for the self-published author.

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When and How to Build Your Author Platform

by Auburn Seal  •  March 16, 2017

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All successful self-published authors talk about the importance of building a solid author platform to ensure successful book marketing. But what does that really mean? I’m going to tell you specifically what an author platform should consist of and when you should begin to lay the foundation. I’ll start with when. That’s the easy part.

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FREE SEO Workshop: Sell More Books

by Auburn Seal  •  March 2, 2017

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Join us on Wednesday, March 8 at 12pm EST   Learn how to show up on the first page of a Google search as an author! Join us for our SEO Webinar so you can learn to master Google and sell more books. Google. It’s a black box, and no one really knows what goes

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How to Sell 1000 Books Within One Month of Launch

by Auburn Seal  •  February 15, 2017

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Thursday, February 23, 2017, 12:30pm EST Our next live webinar will feature Karen Dimmick, co-founder of Bookthority, the host of The Book Marketing Summit, and the co-author of the international bestselling book 47 Mind Hacks for Writers. In this webinar Karen will outline how she sold 1000 books and got 43 reviews within a month

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The Book Marketing Summit – Everything You Need to Sell More Books

by Miral Sattar  •  January 30, 2017

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The Book Marketing Summit is here! Everything you need to know to market, promote, and sell your books


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How to Unlock Amazon’s Secret Kindle Categories

by Auburn Seal  •  October 20, 2016

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Do you feel like your book is getting lost in the billions of self-published titles currently for sale on Amazon? There’s a lot of competition for readers’ attention and that will only get more difficult as more authors embrace the freedom of self-publishing. Being an indie author comes with a lot of challenges, but it

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How Authors Can Move Forward in the Face of Amazon’s Latest Review Policy

by Auburn Seal  •  October 6, 2016

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Indie authors everywhere give away books in exchange for an honest review. Whether it’s book bloggers, beta readers, ARC readers, or just friends and family. The ask usually goes something like this. Will you write an honest review for my book in exchange for a free copy? That is one of the main ways authors

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Goodreads Opens Giveaways to Ebooks

by Auburn Seal  •  September 8, 2016

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Attention Authors and Goodreads Lovers! Did you know that authors will soon be able to give away ebooks on Goodreads? They used to only allow giveaway promotions for paperbacks which precluded authors who only publish ebooks from participating. Let’s face it. Sometimes we get the ebook out well before the paperback goes live. Or maybe we

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4-Step Marketing Plan for a Book Series

by Auburn Seal  •  September 6, 2016

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Book marketing should be something that you plan out, an intentional strategy. Of course, you’ll want to consider the “usual” things like sending out advanced review copies (ARC’s), requesting reviews, creating launch day events both online and in person, promoting your title with various media outlets, using your email newsletter to your best advantage, etc.

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How to Promote Your Book on Twitter and Maximize Sales Without Embarrassing Yourself!

by Auburn Seal  •  August 23, 2016

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If you are a self-published author, you have likely discovered that you need to become your own marketing expert as well. And if you are marketing in 2016, you understand the importance of tapping into the amazing resource that is social media. There are some basic tips every author should know about Twitter before they

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Three Ways to Chill Out About Your Summer Sales Slump

by Auburn Seal  •  July 26, 2016

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If you’ve published any books, you have probably experienced the summer slump. Indie authors everywhere seem to notice a steep decline in sales around the second week of June and an increase in their blood pressure as they try to pull out all the stops and sell more books. What can the average indie author

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