Zoë Landale

Writer & Indie Publisher

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This is a work-in-progress. The information seems to be more or less endless. But these links are some of what I am finding.

Indie publishing

Mark Dawson, best-seller indie author, article about 

Mark Dawson website

Self-publishing resources from Mark Dawson, separate from his site

Book Funnel–very affordable system that supports indie authors to gets their books into customers’ hands.  It’s neat because it of delivers your ebooks to a multitude of reading platforms. Full tech support for buyers, who are not then coming to the author with emails.

E-Book Market Analytics-– It’s not enough to get your e-book published.  We then have to educate ourselves on the key words we use to get the books into readers’ hands. The learning never stops! But if it helps sell books, well. . .

The Creative Penn Podcasts--Another amazing site full of free resources for indie writers. I've signed up for her Joanna's newsletter. Suspect it will take me a year to work through the riches here!

Nick Stephenson--Your first 10,000 readers. Establishing an email list is crucial for our success as indie authors. But where on earth does one start?

Guiding indie authors through email sequencing with author Stephanie J Pajonas, an interview. A little different than Mark Dawson's approach, but nice. 

IngramSpark–“Everything you need to know to self-publish.” This is a real, we’ll do it for you, just fork over the money kind of site. But interesting, though I am not wild about the cover designers. Snob that I am!  I like it for the different things it makes me think of; see the bottom for what to do before the launch.

Sterling and Stone podcasts. Lots of small snappy sound bites. These folks have made a LOT of money. They call themselves the Smarter Artists and you can see why. All free!

Indie Publishing Pack from Sterling and Stone–Free. Don’t be put off by the simplistic first page. There is good stuff here.

M.A. Demers, a Canadian writer, artist, editor, coder of e-books and blogger on e-publishing.

Let’s Get Digital: Advice for Writers by David Gaughran. Free marketing tips and resources.

YA and Fantasy Markets

SF and Fantasy Markets updated 2018–This is from the folks above, K-Lytics. 

YA and New Adult Book Markets Kindle, ah, the giant earthmover of books

Selecting browse categories

How does an indie get reviews?

Amazing list of indie reviewers–go through and see what categories look like your book would fit into. Don’t annoy nonfiction specialists with your book about dragons.

Book Blogger List. Reviewers must post every couple of months, minimum, to stay on the list.