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How to help writers and artists for free

How to help writers and artists for free | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
Everyone has a creative friend he or she loves who's still climbing. You wish you could support the person more, but if you're like most of us, money is limited and you can't buy much more. There a...
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Brand versus Platform

Brand versus Platform | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
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Book Making: Authors' names should be unique brand names

Book Making: Authors' names should be unique brand names | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
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How Much Attention Should You Pay to Book Design?

How Much Attention Should You Pay to Book Design? | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
In this Q&A with Joel Friedlander, learn about the importance of book design, and how to avoid amateur mistakes.
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How to Publish an E-Book: Resources for Authors | Jane Friedman

How to Publish an E-Book: Resources for Authors | Jane Friedman | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
A round-up of the best resources and tools for how to publish an ebook.
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Hybrid Authors: The Best of Both Worlds - Amazing Stories

Hybrid Authors: The Best of Both Worlds - Amazing Stories | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
I've been exclusively published through a small press. I've been exclusively self-published. I've been exclusively traditionally published. But I'm about t
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7 Amazon Tools To Help Market Your Book Like A Professional |

7 Amazon Tools To Help Market Your Book Like A Professional | | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
As an author and self-publisher it is absolutely essential that you have a presence on Amazon. And luckily for us, Amazon provides many powerful ways to connect with potential readers and buyers.
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Why Big Authors Are Turning to Self Publishing | Where Writers Win

Why Big Authors Are Turning to Self Publishing | Where Writers Win | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
Pulitzer-prize winners, best-selling authors and even celebrities are looking at today's attractive self-publishing options.
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Cruising Altitude 2.0: O is for Organic Outline

Cruising Altitude 2.0: O is for Organic Outline | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
Hunter Emkay's insight:

A term I'd not heard before, but something I embrace - the organic outline.

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Writers Who Begin as Bloggers: An Agent’s Perspective

Writers Who Begin as Bloggers: An Agent’s Perspective | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
Blogger: Mary Keeley Recently I was asked what agents think of writers who begin as bloggers. I am always looking for new, fresh voices and do investigate bl (Why do your best writing on your blog? Because an agent might find you there.
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Build a Better Author Bio for Twitter | Jane Friedman

Build a Better Author Bio for Twitter | Jane Friedman | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
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Ins and Outs of Publishing Your Book via the Web

Ins and Outs of Publishing Your Book via the Web | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
Most self-published books don’t sell a lot of copies. But it’s easier than ever to try one’s luck.
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5 Ways To Create Three-Dimensional Characters

5 Ways To Create Three-Dimensional Characters | Indie Writers | Scoop.it

No matter how interesting or innovative your writing might be, a story without three-dimensional characters can quickly fall flat. There are many techniques you can use to add that extra spark to your characters and give them unique qualities that will set them apart from the rest.


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The Ultimate Guide To Goodreads For Authors

The Ultimate Guide To Goodreads For Authors | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
 I've been on Goodreads for years now and have used it to track my reading habits as well as rate and review books from a reader's perspect
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What is a platform? - She Writes

What is a platform? - She Writes | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
A platform is the publishing industry's term for how you will market your work. No matter what type of book you write or who publishes it, it's important to de…
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A Visit From The Book Designer (and Good News for Self-Publishers!)

A Visit From The Book Designer (and Good News for Self-Publishers!) | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
Regular readers of this blog or those of you who have ploughed your way through all 120,000 words of Self-Printed will know that I'm a big fan of The Book Designer and the man behind it, Joel Fried...
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Book Marketing: Creating Your Author Press Kit

Book Marketing: Creating Your Author Press Kit | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
This site focuses a lot on online promotion, but PR and traditional media can still be a great way to get name recognition in the market.
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The Writer’s Author Rank Cheat Sheet

The Writer’s Author Rank Cheat Sheet | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
Mention the words "Author Rank" and online writers typically cock their heads or raise an eyebrow. They've more than likely heard of it, but defining it
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Creative Project Management Part 3: How to Start — The Artistic Treatment

Creative Project Management Part 3: How to Start — The Artistic Treatment | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
So you have this great idea for your next big project? So what happens next. How do you start? Read on to find out how to start and how to keep yourself on track to making amazing art.
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Nick's Writing Blog: Kindle Nonfiction Author? Think About the Reader!

Nick's Writing Blog: Kindle Nonfiction Author? Think About the Reader! | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
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X Hits the Spot: Why .DOCX is Better than .DOC for Authors Using Word by Tracy R. Atkins — The Book Designer

X Hits the Spot: Why .DOCX is Better than .DOC for Authors Using Word by Tracy R. Atkins — The Book Designer | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
X Hits the Spot: Why .DOCX is Better than .DOC for Authors Using Word by Tracy R. Atkins examines the evolution of Word’s file formats and gives advice for authors
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90 Days Novel: Can premade covers make short stories profitable?

90 Days Novel: Can premade covers make short stories profitable? | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
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It's Time for Writers to Stop Blogging by L.L. Barkat

It's Time for Writers to Stop Blogging by L.L. Barkat | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
If writers already have experience, and they are authors trying to promote themselves and their work, they should stop blogging.
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How To Get Your Book Reviewed: A Practical Lesson

How To Get Your Book Reviewed: A Practical Lesson | Indie Writers | Scoop.it
A while back I wrote a post called How (Not?) To Get Your Book Reviewed which basically laid out what to do and what not to do when e-mailing potential reviewers of your book. It was based both on ...
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Scoop.it Tips For Authors

Scoop.it Tips For Authors | Indie Writers | Scoop.it

"One day I realized I was spending more time thinking about my blog posts than about my WIP (work in progress)." writes author Sara Rosett. But as she shut down her blogs, she still felt she "wanted something a little more interactive, but without the huge time commitment of daily blogging."


Sara goes on explaining how Scoop.it turned out to be the perfect solution for this and also highlights interesting tips on how to make the most of Scoop.it.


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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, April 21, 2013 7:24 PM

Nice tips for using scoop it as an author --- kind of like a mini-blogging platform.