Featured Services: Indicated

IndiCated logo LargeWant to spend more time writing, and less time researching ways to promote your book?

At Indicated, we know your time is precious. We bet you’d much rather be creating fantastic new worlds and kick-ass characters, than sifting through the scattered bits and pieces of information to find solid tips on book promotion. That’s how Louisa Clarkson, Indicated’s creator, felt after spending weeks researching the basics of how to promote her first children’s book.

Armed with new knowledge about blog tours, book review submission, and precise audience building, Clarkson faced a new adventure: scouting bloggers who accepted self-published books for review. That’s when the idea to create an all-in-one resource for indie authors struck.

What is Indicated, and how can the service help me save time searching for information?

As the logo says, Indicated is the ultimate indie author resource for building visibility and exposure. To promote books, you need to find book review bloggers, journals/ magazines and other resources to help spread the word (exposure) and get readers, librarians and book store owners to buy/stock your book. If one promotional technique doesn’t work, you need to try another, and another until it works.

That’s why Louisa created a one-of-a-kind database housing thousands of publication services (editors, proofreaders, cover designers etc) and promotional contacts supporting independent authors (free and paid advertising sites, guest posts & authors interviews, blog tour providers and so much more).

Many authors tackle promotion the wrong way, and shout, “buy my book” all over Facebook and Twitter. Ick! Indicated’s book promotion guides cover topics to build exposure and visibility without turning off potential readers, such as:

• Getting book reviews, endorsements and testimonials

• Speaking at events (conferences, festivals and fairs)

• Doing a book blog tour

• Author interviews (media)

• Giveaways and competitions

• Building an email and newsletter list

• Entering books awards

• And so much more.

How is Indicated different from other services?

For one, Indicated saves you time from wading through blogs to fit all the pieces of information together, and from hunting through lists of potential resources to find those that accept your genre. Indicated’s database allows users to target resources that accept their specific genre, book type (eBook, print, ARC, audiobook, etc), cost, and country.

Furthermore, Indicated features a pay-it-forward book spotlight system, allowing authors to support each other’s projects, and gain some much needed reviews (possibly multiple!). No more asking other authors for reviews, giving them, and not receiving them!

Our forum connects authors to authors, where members can seek reviews, share information, collaborate, and more.

Most importantly, Indicated offers an affordable service with so much added value! An independent author first, Louisa Clarkson designed this resource for her fellow authors, knowing they already pay for every part of the publishing process. This is her investment in the success of your book.

Find out more or join Indicated today to see where things grow!

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6 thoughts on “Featured Services: Indicated”

  1. I do think it’s too bad that they don’t tell you the fees up front with the levels of membership. I signed up for the free one, too, but have no idea what it’ll cost to go to a higher level.

    1. This appears to be the membership costs in Australian dollars:

      Free = ability to post reviews, get updated on new blog content and have personal profile, but unable to have books spotlighted.
      Bronze = access to the library only for $50
      Silver = use of the spotlight system only for $27
      Gold = access to the library + use of the spotlight system for $67

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