Hi! I’m going to give you some tips today for greater productivity as a writer. This is especially important for somebody like myself who is suffering from a disorder that affects my energy level, and I think a lot of us deal with that. It’s not just me. It’s having the energy to deal with so much information and stuff that’s going on today and things to do can be really wearing on a person. So here are a few productivity tips that will help you, I hope, with your writing.
We’re assaulted with so much information these days, that trying to market one’s work as an indie author may feel like an impossible task. There are so many social media and people giving advice on how to use it that keeping up plus doing the writing may seem overwhelming to the point where you want to give up before you start.
I’d like to share five ways in which indie author marketing can be made easier. With a little planning, they can even prove to be more effective.
It’s pretty obvious that to be a successful indie author these days requires more than a little marketing skill. What I’d like to do here is tell you some of the things not to do when engaging in indie author marketing.
The biggest ways I failed as an author trying to make a living from my writing was to depend solely on algorithms and price points to succeed. Not that these things aren’t important, but they have to be balanced with other ways of reaching one’s readership and connecting with them.
I ventured into self-publishing by accident really. I intended to release my out-of-print novel to get the work out there, for what it was worth. This was in 2009. At the time of its release, I discovered Kindle publishing (the only game in town, at that time). When Nook became available, I hopped onto that, too.
The volume of sales my book had at $0.99 turned out to be much higher than I could get when I priced the book higher. So even though I was earning a lower royalty rate, the volume of sales was so much higher, I was actually making more money.