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A Ballpark Walkthrough of Setting Up a WordPress Author Site

March 16, 2020

A walkthrough of setting up a hosted author WordPress website. Register the domain name: I registered my domain through a domain registrar. Some hosting companies will include a domain name with paid hosting services. Time: 3 minutes Set up DNS: I went into my domain registrar’s website and put in the DNS server information as […]

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Conventions for Authors (Part 1)

January 31, 2020

Conventions are fun. They’re filled with like-minded folks who love things that you love. You get to meet famous people, and as an author maybe you’re one of those famous folks to your readers. There are opportunities to sit on panels and dole out sage writing advice or to try your luck in the art […]

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Using Speaking Engagements as a Tool to Increase Your Base

December 28, 2019

One of the most feared things in the world is death, followed closely by speaking in public. Some folks equate the two as the same thing. Considering that most authors are solitary beasts that hide in their writing dens and poke keys and scribble lines that magically turn into stories, a suggestion that one should […]

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Spam-Check Your Newsletter

August 20, 2019

It takes a lot of time and effort to build up your newsletter mailing list. After all the work you put into getting emails from potential readers it would suck to find out that your emailed newsletter gets no “opened” statistics because the email never made it to their inbox. Thankfully, there’s a free tool […]

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Six YouTube Channels Indie Authors Should Follow: Resources for Writers Series

May 16, 2019

Tips for Efficient YouTube Use You probably know that when you follow a YouTube channel by hitting the subscribe button, it’s added to your list. But that’s not the only thing you can do to stay up to date or make use of YouTube as an indie author (without generating your own videos). Notifications – […]

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AuthorCentral is Not Limited to the United States

February 5, 2019

Amazon’s AuthorCentral websites allow readers to see a dedicated page focusing on a particular writer. It’s an easy way for Amazon customers, particularly those with Kindle readers, to find more about an author. The recently re-designed pages now include a sliding window featuring books registered to an author. The images are larger, allowing the viewer to […]

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Podcast & Radio Interviews for Authors

January 20, 2019

Most writers are familiar with general promotional channels including advertising on sites, blog exchanges, social media marketing, and having your own author website. One that slides under their radar is getting interviewed on podcasts and talk radio. Shows like Keystroke Medium will always need new and interesting material to keep their listeners tuning in. If […]

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