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David Wogahn, January/February 2022
How to Use Amazon KDP A+ Content for Books »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2022 by David Wogahn, President, AuthorImprints.com — Think of A+ Content as a sales tool for your book as well as for you, the author. Amazon’s A+ Content for paperback and Kindle eBooks published via KDP is a powerful book marketing feature every self-publisher should consider using. Originally released in 2016 as A+ …

Desireé Duffy, November/December 2021
Tapping Into #BookTok: A Case Study, Part I »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 by Desireé Duffy, Founder, Black Château — In the first installment of this two-part series on the TikTok community #BookTok, the founder of a marketing and PR agency discusses the launch of a focused campaign on the social media platform. Article Synopsis: Understanding the platform, the audience, the impact, the nuances of …

Alexa Bigwarfe, November/December 2021
TikTok: The Tool All Publishers And Authors Should Be Using »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 by Alexa Bigwarfe, the founder and creative director, Write|Publish|Sell — The social media platform has entered as a gladiator in the book marketing arena. Synopsis: TikTok is a social media platform in which you can create and share videos that other people can watch, share, and even use to recreate their own …

Deb Vanasse, November/December 2021
Innovative Storytelling Platforms »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 by Deb Vanasse, Reporter, IBPA Independent magazine — Authors and independent publishers are successfully using serialization and subscription apps like Wattpad, Radish, Substack, and Kindle Vella to expand reader engagement and enhance their bottom line. Charles Dickens did it. So did Jack London. So did a host of well-published novelists in the …

Hannah Gordon, September/October 2021
Disruption Through Brand Building »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2021 by Hannah Gordon, Publications Manager, Elva Resa Publishing — How to find the readers for your books—and connect with them using brand awareness. Acquire a manuscript. Edit. Design. Market. Print. Distribute. Market a bit more. Hope your sell-through messaging reaches enough readers for your sell-in efforts to pay off—or to bolster your …

Alexa Schlosser, September/October 2021
The Self-Publishing Hustle »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2021 interview by Alexa Schlosser, Managing Editor, IBPA Independent magazine — An interview with contemporary and fantasy author, writing coach, and YouTuber Hannah Lee Kidder. Hannah Lee Kidder is a contemporary and fantasy author, writing coach, and YouTuber. She’s published two short story collections, Little Birds and Starlight. Her hustle-minded approach to self-publishing …

Rocky Lang, September/October 2021
Help Desk: How Can I Get My Book Made Into a Movie? »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2021 answer by Rocky Lang, veteran of the motion picture and television industries — Take a shot at getting your book to Hollywood using the tools outlined in this article. The number one question authors ask me is, “How can I get my book made into a movie?” There is no one answer …

Crishna CD Murray, September/October 2021
How I Used Shopify to Save My Publishing Company Over the Pandemic »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022 by Crishna CD Murray, Author & CEO of Twin Attic Publishing House Inc. — How Shopify has made placing books for sale, tracking inventory, and creating royalty reports so easy. This past year-plus of the pandemic has been a struggle for my publishing company and me. I remember sitting at my desk, …

Erin Wright, September/October 2021
Wide Is the New Black: 10 Concepts to Implement into Your Publishing Strategy »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2021 Erin Wright, USA Today bestselling author — 10 concepts that you need to accept and implement into your publishing strategy to succeed as a wide author. It seems like every day authors are inundated with stories of the latest Amazon shenanigans: Page reads being stripped. Accounts being shuttered. Stern letters filled with …

Karen Pavlicin, September/October
How To Create An Effective Book Sales Packet »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2021 by Karen Pavlicin, Publisher, Elva Resa Publishing — Communicate what’s special about your book to help sales reps and buyers better understand your market so they can make informed buying decisions. An effective sales packet communicates what’s special about your book and helps sales reps and buyers better understand your market so …

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