Category: Indie Marketing

  • 10% of My Referral Traffic Comes From Pinterest: Expand Your Author Platform

    Note: On Jane Friedman’s blog, you can read my guest post about a unique Pinterest project. I’ve pinned the entire picture book, I WANT A DOG, to Pinterest as a preview of the book. Read the reasons and how-to’s here. Social media–what a controversial topic among writers! You have the social media mavens, who are […]

  • FOLLOW Darcy Pattison on Amazon

    Did you know that Amazon.com now has FOLLOW buttons for authors? Indie authors have been lobbying for a SUBSCRIBE button on Amazon, which would allow a customer to essentially authorize a purchase of any new book from a particular author. That’s probably going too far for Amazon! It works well for services like Patreon.com, which […]

  • When are 420 One-Star Book Reviews NOT a Bad Thing?

    As I’ve watched the growth of children’s independent publishing this year, it’s clear that there’s a major problem: an inflated number of reviews. In the independent world, a review on Amazon, GoodReads, LibraryThing, etc. is gold. Many of the publicity possibilities open to self-published folks depend on gaining a certain number of reviews on your […]

  • What is Really Necessary to Do Online? Authors You Have Surprising Freedom!

    I’m doing a survey of your burning questions for 2015 about writing and publishing. I’ll be answering some of the questions over the next few months. If you haven’t taken the survey yet, it’s a simple 3-question survey. Answers are anonymous. Takes just a couple minutes. Please take the survey now! Today’s online world for […]

  • Author Website Content: Beta Readers

    This month-long series of blog posts will explain author websites and offer tips and writing strategies for an effective author website. It alternates between a day of technical information and a day of writing content. By the end of the month, you should have a basic author website up and functioning. The Table of Contents […]

  • Author Website Content: Blog Posts 11-15

    This month-long series of blog posts will explain author websites and offer tips and writing strategies for an effective author website. It alternates between a day of technical information and a day of writing content. By the end of the month, you should have a basic author website up and functioning. The Table of Contents […]