Facebook advertising is a marketing technique that is rising in popularity among many independent authors. As any other technique, it takes time, testing and iteration to produce results. And as for any other technique, it works better in certain genres and for certain books than others. However, we believe there is a great untapped potential ... read more »
Last updated: 07/06/2017 You might have read about him on Forbes, the Financial Times or Publishing Perspectives, but we met Mark Dawson around a year ago, at an ALLi event, and have been closely following his progress since. In less than a year, he’s gone from 1,000 subscribers on his mailing list to 20,000. He ... read more »
In today’s competitive book market, making an author website that helps you sell more books and build your profile requires more than just a Blogspot page and a domain with your name in it. In this article, we’ve worked with experienced Reedsy web designers to whittle down ten top tips that will help you build ... read more »
Last updated 2017/07/07 At Reedsy, we feel it’s important to let authors know about different startups and tech tools that could make their life easier. Today, we’re happy to welcome a guest post by Chad Keck, founder of Promoter.io, a Net Promoter Score startup that you can use to build your author platform and find ... read more »
Mike Belsito carefully planned his book launch and had his book, “Startup Seed Funding for the Rest of Us”, rise to the top of Product Hunt and Amazon.
He got some of the most influential people in his genre to spread the word about his launch — he didn’t know them personally before — and built a solid street team while writing the book that helped him take advantage of Amazon’s algorithms!
Since starting Reedsy, I’ve heard time and again that “what authors need most help with is marketing.” But that’s akin to saying startups like us primarily need help with fundraising; to me, it’s a startup founder’s job to raise funds when the company needs them, just as it’s a writer’s task to sell his or ... read more »
As you know, we are big believers in authors looking outside the publishing world for marketing inspiration, and what better world than the startup one to find “growth-hacking” ideas? After interviewing startup mentor and venture capitalist Sean Wise last week on what he and Brad Feld are doing to promote their new book, we thought ... read more »
Success doesn’t happen overnight. It is often the result of hard work put in over the years. And Mark Edwards and Louise Voss’ success story tells us as much. They are known for being the first indie authors to ever reach #1 on Amazon.co.uk back in 2011. Now with Amazon Publishing, their latest book is ... read more »
Last update: 07/06/2017 “You’ve got to think about what the benefit is for the reader.” This is what author marketing is all about, according to bestselling author Nick Stephenson, who we have the pleasure of interviewing today. We first reached out to Nick over a year ago, when he had started implementing this mindset and ... read more »
How can indie authors use eBooks to their full advantage, creatively exploiting their potential to be adapted over time and linked to an author’s whole output? Bob Mayer is a New York Times Bestselling Author who is not afraid to explore the incredible new opportunities available to authors. With 60 books published - both traditionally ... read more »