Have you found a great marketing website? Or one with useful information? If so, share your useful links with all of us in the comments below. Do post the website address and mention why you like it.
Carrie Cantor is an eagle-eyed NYC-area editor, agent, and published author with many years’ experience. Services: critiquing; development editing; line-editing. Fees: Ask for quote. Competitive rates. Website: www.carriecantor.com. Amazon link to recently edited member book
Sheryl Lee is an indie author and editor. She loves working with and helping fellow indie authors to polish their books. Knowing only too well that indie authors have to stretch budgets to cover all aspects of publishing she keeps her rates low, and is always ready to help in any way she can. Fees fall between $150 and $300 depending on the amount of work needed. A quote offered based on the sample. No charge for a sample edit.
- Contact her by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://sherylleee.wix.com/editor
- Amazon link to recently edited member book: Count the Roses
Amazon’s Author Central ~ Start here to set up your author page. This is a must for indie authors. In your author bio, do include links to your Website/blog/Twitter/Facebook. Read Here the basic Five Steps to get you started.
The Indie Book Reviewers List Big Al’s comprehensive list of more than 200 active reviewers. All tried and tested, the list tells you what genres each site accepts and where the reviews are posted. Do follow submission guidelines.
Effrosyini Writes Effrosyini Moschoudi, eNovel member, put together a 2016 list of free and paid promotion sites. All sites are not vetted, but the list is comprehensive and free to download. Thank you, Frossie.
UPDATED 2016 TWITTER RULES. Read HERE.
The single thing eNovel has learned since inception is that all promoters are not equal. We like to know who we’re doing business with and if a promoter/administrator won’t tell us his or her name or who owns the site, we tread lightly or kick ’em to the curb. However, you are welcome to share any promo site or article that you found useful or not in the comments. Promoters are welcome to list his or her site in Useful Links with this proviso: Site links, name and contact info MUST be in the comment. We’ll check you out. WARNING: If I find anything hinky, I delete. If you promise Glory and charge a mint–move on.
The best book review is an organic review by a reader. Here is how to snag those reviews. Put this gentle golden plea right after THE END in your book. It is readercentric and designed to avoid sounding like an author is begging, or arrogantly telling the reader why reviews are important to an author. No reader is obligated to post a review. No ma’am they ain’t. The reader downloaded your book~that’s enough. Keep in mind until the innovation of the Kindle, no ordinary reader posted a review anywhere. And neither did you.
Thank you for taking time to read [title]. If you enjoyed it, please consider telling your friends or posting a short review. Word of mouth is an author’s best friend and much appreciated. Again, thank you. ~ [author name]
Lastly, rumors fly about Bookbub, the premier ebook promoter in our indie universe. Read THIS by Bookbub. It lays those myths to rest.
@Jackie Weger. I’m founder of eNovel Authors at Work. I know that sounds upmarket or entitled, but it just means I gathered together the authors and laid down the guidelines. Here’s why: I got scammed and slammed when I first started in our digital universe and I didn’t like it. Still don’t.