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    Indie Authors: Finding Your Audience

    by Sabrina Information

    It’s not the most glamorous aspect of indie publishing, and it’s definitely hard work, but finding the target audience for your book is an important step when it comes to successfully self-publishing. Knowing your readers and who may be potentially interested in what you have to say can make marketing down the line much, much […]

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    7 Strategies and 110 Tools to Help Indie Authors Find Readers and Reviewers

    by Sabrina Information

    Self-publishing is growing, and with it come new resources. One of the biggest hurdles of being an indie author is finding readers and getting reviews (which helps find more readers). Some people may still consider self-publishing a stigma, and some writers may think that promotion takes away too much time from writing. But many sites, including Outramp, Your Writer […]

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    How One Successful Indie Author Marketed His Work Up the Bestseller Lists

    by Sabrina Information

    I’ve mentioned it before, but I’m a huge fan of Hugh Howey. A while back, I had the pleasure of interviewing him, and I found out some of his amazing, and fairly unique, marketing and indie publishing strategies. You can read it here, on Writer Unboxed. I look forward to reading any and all comments!

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    What’s Going on With Readers Today?

    by Sabrina EBooks

    What’s Going On With Readers Today from Goodreads A while back, Goodreads asked publishers what questions they would like to ask readers. The results of the Goodreads survey from December 2012 are now up, and there are some interesting finds. I do wonder, however, how accurate these findings are. Yes, Goodreads has a huge base […]

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    Finding Your Readers

    by Sabrina Information

    I recently received an email about the next steps after self-publishing a book. Unfortunately I average about 200 emails a day so I can’t remember who sent it, but it contained some interesting tidbits. Self-publishing is great, but it’s also important to make sure you reach your readers.

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    What About the Readers?

    by Sabrina EBooks

    Readers are important, especially now that reader reviews play a big role in driving online sales. As a reader, how do you find your next e-book to read? What tools would you like to see available? Great post by Alex Laybourne.

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    The Reader Revolution: Recap of How the “Publishing Game” is Changing

    by Sabrina Future

    BEA offered an education series, where many experts participated in panels about a wide range of topics relating to publishing. One of the most interesting panels was called “The Reader Revolution: Changing the Game for Readers, Writers, and Everyone in Between.”

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    The Future of Publishing, According to Richard Nash

    by Sabrina Future

    Today in my Interactive Media class, we had guest speaker Richard Nash. Nash, former publisher at Soft Skull, is now launching a start-up company, Cursor, which is a social approach to publishing. Anyway, he was a very interesting speaker, so I’d like to share some of his thoughtful quotes. “Of all the media, games and […]

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    This Week in Publishing

    by Sabrina Publishing

    Here’s what’s going on in the publishing industry this week: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUCo08ez3Rg&fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0] It’s JFK month. Makes sense, since this year marks the 50th anniversary of his election. On Monday The Perseus Books Group, along with NBC News, released a new iPad app, JFK: 50 Days. The app complements the new book, “JFK Day by Day,” and it […]

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