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 »
It’s no secret that the main challenge for all authors out there (except the bestselling ones) is visibility. “How can I reach readers?” is a question that comes up again and again… Of course, there’s no one answer, but there are a lot of opportunities out there, a lot of different paths you can try ... read more »
Last updated 07/06/2017. Writing is no easy thing. Most authors who end up making a living out of it actually say it’s one of the hardest professions. It takes a lot of time, dedication and energy. If on top of writing, you also have to do all the activities associated with publishing the book, it ... read more »
It’s no secret that we at Reedsy like to explore the power of communities and what they bring to authors and publishing professionals (maybe because we’re building one ourselves!). I firmly believe that authors grow stronger when they unite and work together, a prospect that–like indie publishing itself–only gets easier with new and better technologies. ... read more »
Here’s another thing that we, startups, have in common with indie authors: we often blog. Whether it’s as a way to establish ourselves (in time) as thought leaders in our industry, to drive traffic to a main website, or to keep customers engaged with us, we are big fans of what we use to call ... read more »