10 Ways D2D Authors Market Print Books

Print books and eBooks are unique products we get to offer to readers, but many authors approach selling both with the same marketing methods. This makes sense; Indie and self-published authors have been advertising their eBooks for years while publishing print books...

The Top 7 Writing Groups for Indie Authors

Most writers crave their fair share of alone time. But if we are honest with ourselves, we might lean a bit too far in the direction of solitude. And let’s face it: too much alone time can be—well, lonely. When the going gets tough, it can be challenging to remain...

The Best Advertising Investments for Indie Authors

They say you have to spend money to make money—but that old chestnut is missing a crucial word. Really, it should say that you have to spend money wisely to make money. Not all advertising investments are created equal, and indie author marketing is no exception....

Writing Book Descriptions That Sell Books with Brian Meeks // EP066

Episode Summary The first thing a reader sees when encountering your book online is the cover. But the second thing is usually the book descriptions—and it's here that you have a chance to persuade a reader to pick up the book, and give it a try. So getting that...

Zero to Indie Author: Market Research

Market research is an easy step to overlook, especially for newbie authors like me. After all, it feels like it might impact artistic integrity to check out what readers are buying before you publish … Right? It all depends on your approach. (Which is not to say that...
Common Questions Authors Ask

Common Questions Authors Ask // Self Publishing Insiders // EP059

Episode Summary When you're known for being the go-to source of answers in the self-publishing/indie author community, you get asked lots of questions! In this episode of Self Publishing Insiders, we take a swing at answering some of the most common questions we get...
The Top 10 Tips to Get a BookBub Feature Deal

The Top 10 Tips to Get a BookBub Featured Deal

BookBub is a discovery platform for readers and a marketing platform for writers. It’s where readers go to discover new writers, and where writers can market their books to readers of their genre. Before we dive into how to use BookBub Featured Deals for marketing...
Self Publishing Insiders - Improving and Honing Your Writing Craft

Improving and Honing Your Writing Craft // Self Publishing Insiders // EP049

Episode Summary In the self-publishing world we often talk about things like marketing, editing, cover design, building a platform—and all of these are things you do AFTER writing your book. But the actual writing, the writing craft, is even more important. Let's talk...
Self Publishing Insiders - Tips from D2D Support

Insider Tips from D2D Support // Self Publishing Insiders // EP047

Episode Summary We work pretty hard to make Draft2Digital the easiest part of your author experience, but sometimes there are just questions we couldn’t anticipate. That’s why we’ve built the best author support team there is! In this episode of SPI, you’ll hear from...

The Business of Being a Writer with Jane Friedman // Self Publishing Insiders // EP031

Episode Summary Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in business strategy for authors and publishers. She's the editor of The Hot Sheet, the essential industry newsletter for authors, and has previously worked for F+W...

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