For Authors

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Welcome! Here, Effrosyni lists her best tips and resources for authors in an attempt to give something back to the wonderful indie community. Feel free to share this page!

PROMO RESOURCES:

Download Effrosyni’s step-by step tasklist for your promo and get organized!

Download her list of promo sites to submit your books for FREE! (updated 6/2016)

Download her list of Facebook pages & groups to submit your promos. (updated 6/2016)

For paid promotion, Bookbub is the best out there still, albeit hard to get a slot there (but keep trying!). Other than Bookbub, Effrosyni loves to use GenrePulse, JustKindleBooks and Bookhearts. The two first even provide a way to see the clicks to your book. In detail: once your promo date with Genre Pulse has passed, go to their homepage and click ‘Stats’ at the bottom. You will be given a shortlink that will give you various stats. As for Justkindlebooks, when you submit your promo, make sure to give them a bitly link to your book that you have created. This way, when your promo has run, you can check on the bitly site your own stats.

UPDATE:

Until recently, we displayed here information about the affiliate program of Genre Pulse. Effrosyni has been tweeting her affiliate link with them for quite a while and was recently told her accrued points cannot be redeemed for full promo after all (worth $40) plus they offered no other reward in its place either. Beware of this so you don’t accrue those points in vain. Although GenrePulse continues to be a book promoter of high standards, their affiliate program has been a huge disappointment and we thought you should know.

EDITING / PROOFREADING:

Use the contact page on this site to email Effrosyni. She can recommend fabulous authors who offer editing/proofreading services at a fraction of the going price.

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS:

We highly recommend Alex Saskalides of 187Designz for being extremely talented, prompt and easy to talk to. Check out these fine samples of his work:

For more samples and to contact Alex, visit his Facebook page

SUBSCRIBER LISTS – GIVEAWAYS:

There’s a new kid in town and it’s hot! It’s called Authors X Promotion and we highly recommend it as the person behind it is savvy author and web designer Amy Vansant of eNovel Authors at Work! Head over there now to sign up for free and browse through the site for various ways to promote your books and even more resources. To participate in a giveaway, go to the events page. There’s a small fee to sign up for this but for the benefits offered, it’s a bargain! The giveaway will earn you new newsletter subscribers and social media followers. Please note, to sign up for a giveaway, you must have a subscriber list of your own (the cross promo is done via the newsletters of the participating authors).

*NEW* BETA READERS – REVIEWERS

Thanks to the site AuthorsXPromotion it’s now super easy to find beta readers and reviewers as well. Check it out now!

*NEW* ARE YOU A NEW AUTHOR?

If you’re still learning the ropes, chances are you could use general advice from a knowledgeable author and even assistance with publishing your precious first book. Beware, though: not all options are safe. So many sites, for example, promise publication and distribution services to new authors but the pitfalls are in the small print. Next thing you know, you’re receiving a lot less for your hard work than you’d thought. Savvy author and blogger Nicholas Rossis can help you publish your book and even offers online consultations by the hour. Contact him here via his site for a friendly chat and see what he has to say. Other than being tech-savvy, he’s also one of the sweetest and most giving people we know. If you wind up working with him you can only benefit.

BEFORE YOU GO…

Looking for fresh information and the best tips on publishing, marketing, promotion, formatting and anything else an indie might need?

Effrosyni recommends the below three blogs. Sign up as to never miss a post!

  • Bookbub is the best out there… and this awesome blog reflects this!

  • Jackie Weger, founder of the writer’s group, eNovel Authors at Work, has tested all the promo sites and tells it like it is on this fine blog. Scammer alerts, the best promo tips, how to set up your Amazon page and to present your books in the best way, and more.

  • Kindlepreneur – run by the super-cool kindle marketer, Dave Chesson. Every post brims over with amazing, out-of-the box ideas and author tips you don’t want to miss out on.

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