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Perks and Perils of Being an Indie AuthorA number of months ago, Barbara Kyle, an author, writing coach and speaker, asked me to do a presentation on being an indie author as part of a two-day writing workshop called Crafting the Page-Turner. I said yes, of course, and the big event was October 18th.

Armed with diagrams, survey data and my favourite PowerPoint, and with the objectives of (1) illuminating some of the challenges and rewards of self-publishing, (2) dispelling the fear of marketing, and (3) offering practical insights and ideas, I pulled together a presentation covering six topics:

  • Changing industry dynamics – or it’s not enough to write a good book
  • Publishing comes in different flavours
  • Why indie?
  • Professionalism is essential
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Building a plan

If any of you dear readers would like a copy of the presentation, let me know either by email mktod[at]bell[dot]net or in the comments so I can send it along.

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M.K. Tod writes historical fiction and blogs about all aspects of the genre at A Writer of History. Her latest novel, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE is set in WWI France and is available from Amazon, NookKoboGoogle Play and iTunes. Her debut novel, UNRAVELLED: Two wars. Two affairs. One marriage. is also available from these retailers.

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