How to Publish Like the Pros

This is a free webinar that will take place on Thursday, May 7. The details below are part of an email I received from Joel Friedlander, one of the co-presenters.

It’s sponsored by Kirkus Reviews. Sounds intriguing.

Free webinar, “How to Publish Like the Pros”

Online from the comfort of your home or office

Thursday, May 7, 2015
11:00 a.m.Pacific, 2:00 p.m. Eastern

None, it’s free

You, if you’re interested in learning about indie publishing, and how to find, hire, and work with editors and designers.

Register here: Webinar Registration Page
Webinar seating is limited, grab your seat now!

Indie Recon 2015 Is Almost Here!

INDIE RECON, a free online conference founded by S.R. Johannes and Ali Cross, begins tomorrow, Wednesday, April 15 and runs through Friday, April 17.

There are events for beginners on up. Some titles to tempt you:

10 Million Sold and Counting: Barbara Freethy & Bella Andre

Content Marketing 101: Jane Friedman

How to Protect your Rights and your Wallet: Helen Sedwick

Common Mistakes new Indie Authors Make: Ali Cross

Book Design For Authors – The Basics: Joel Friedlander

And that’s just a few you’ll find on Wednesday!

For more info, go to: 

5 Great Books for Indie Authors

As I begin my journey towards indie publishing, I’ve been buying books aimed at newbies.

Click on the links at end of each synopsis and you’ll be taken to, where you can check out the Table of Contents for each book and then decide which one (or more) fits your needs the best.




I love that Daphne has included a workbook you can print out to keep track of things. Her guidance on market research is spot on. She takes you through the KDP process on Amazon, including how to set up your Author Central profile, Amazon product page, and much more. She notes how Scrivener users can export their books directly into the Kindle format, so there are no extra steps, a huge relief to anyone dismayed about formatting. A fantastic resource.

The Self-Publishing Toolkit



2.  SELF-PRINTED, The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing

Catherine guides you through the process, from building an online platform, to formatting (for non-Scrivener users) and publishing e-books and paperbacks, as well as how to sell your self-published work. You’ll enjoy Catherine’s wit along the way.





It’s hard to miss Joanna, she’s a powerful presence on social media and has a wonderfully helpful blog,The Creative Penn. Her book focuses solely on marketing and it’s full of time-tested strategies she’s used with her own books. I especially enjoyed her section on Amazon reviewers.

How to Market a Book



4. Let’s Get Digital

David is passionate about authors pursuing the e-book route and the first part of his book covers the digital “revolution” and how it’s changed the publishing landscape forever. He covers the basics succinctly, and has excellent advice on why you need to invest in a good editor and book cover designer. He also includes thirty-three success stories to inspire you.

Let’s Get Digital



5. The Frugal Book Promoter

Carolyn is a public relations pro who knows the ins and outs of getting publicity on the cheap. She addresses common worries, takes you through the basics, and has a very thorough section on how to put together a media kit.

The Frugal Book Promoter