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

7 Strategies and 110 Tools to Help Indie Authors Find Readers and Reviewers | The Best Of Scoop.it (For Writers) | Scoop.it

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). 

 

- Written by Sabrina Ricci

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Author, Jody Hedlund: When You Feel Like the Worst Writer in the World

Author, Jody Hedlund: When You Feel Like the Worst Writer in the World | The Best Of Scoop.it (For Writers) | Scoop.it

During all of the editing, a depression gradually began to fall over me. And the further I got into the book, the lower I sank. So that by the end of the book, I was flat on the ground under the weight of discouragement.


"I'm a terrible writer," I wailed. "I just want to chuck the whole thing in the garbage and start all over." A host of doubts jumped all over me and taunted me in their devilish sing-song voices:


"What if readers don't like this story? What if it's not as interesting as your other books? What if you get bad reviews? What if, what if, what if . . . " 

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There are some key coping strategies in this post! My favourite line is definitely something we should all keep in mind:

 

"The modern author faces an overabundance of pressure."

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The Daily Routines of Famous Writers

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"I need an hour alone before dinner, with a drink, to go over what I’ve done that day. I can’t do it late in the afternoon because I’m too close to it. Also, the drink helps. It removes me from the pages. So I spend this hour taking things out and putting other things in. Then I start the next day by redoing all of what I did the day before, following these evening notes.


When I’m really working I don’t like to go out or have anybody to dinner, because then I lose the hour. If I don’t have the hour, and start the next day with just some bad pages and nowhere to go, I’m in low spirits.


Another thing I need to do, when I’m near the end of the book, is sleep in the same room with it. That’s one reason I go home to Sacramento to finish things. Somehow the book doesn’t leave you when you’re asleep right next to it. In Sacramento nobody cares if I appear or not. I can just get up and start typing." - Joan Didion

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This is simply fascinating...a rare insight into the minds of famous writers. 

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71 Ways to Promote and Market Your Book | Your Writer Platform

71 Ways to Promote and Market Your Book | Your Writer Platform | The Best Of Scoop.it (For Writers) | Scoop.it

Do you know the most powerful way to market your book?

 

Word of mouth recommendation.

 

It’s a free, highly credible, highly viral resource that helps to amplify your efforts to create interest and buzz about your work.

And all you really need for word of mouth marketing is a book worthy of sharing, and a way to get it into the hands of the people who will spread the word.

 

Sound simple?

 

Well it is simple, but not necessarily easy.

 

The devil is in the details, right?

 

Although the concept is simple, the implementation is going to require some time and effort, especially in the beginning.

 

However, with a good plan, you’ll soon reach a tipping point where your fans begin to market for you in numbers great enough to really impact your book sales.

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An invaluable list with highly creative and innovative strategies!

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25 Ways To Unstick A Stuck Story

25 Ways To Unstick A Stuck Story | The Best Of Scoop.it (For Writers) | Scoop.it

You’re teats-deep in a story. And it feels like instead of swimming forward, your boots are stuck in the wet mud below. You need something to churn the waters. Loosen the mud. You need to unstick the stuck story.

 

Here, then — a list of 25 ways to help you do that. Most of these are plot- or story-focused — meaning, practical efforts to open that pickle jar. If you’re looking for solutions that lie beyond that focus and, say, land on you as a writer, maybe check out “25 Ways to Defeat Dread Writer’s Block.”

 

Now, let’s do this.

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Chuck Wendig is a brilliant, exceptionally creative writer...but if you have never read any of his stuff before, please do be advised that his writing is typically NSFW.

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Yes, Fiction Writers Can Develop Awesome Online Platforms, Too - The Write Life

Yes, Fiction Writers Can Develop Awesome Online Platforms, Too - The Write Life | The Best Of Scoop.it (For Writers) | Scoop.it

You know you should develop a readership online, preferably before your book comes out. But how do you do that?

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This is a great article with case studies of real authors who are doing what you could be doing, right now. I truly believe developing an awesome online platform is possible for every author.

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