Indie Author Newsbreak 12-31-2018

indie author newsOkay, 2018 is just about over, so let’s take a look at a few ways to make 2019 a kick-butt year with some great advice from folks who seem to know what they’re talking about.

From rejected by publishers to self-published and number one on Amazon’s self-help, new releases category, Matt Sweetwood talks about What You Need to Know to Create a Best-selling Book on

Is 1000 True Fans Still Relevant for Self-Publishers? If you’re new to the concept of 1000 true fans, this piece by Amy Harrop talks about the origins as well as how and why it applies today more than ever.

Over on Anne R. Allen’s blog, veteran author Derek Murphy looks back and writes about 10 Mistakes I Made as a New Indie Author to help others not fall down the same way. He’s got some good advice in there, and it’s not just for newbies.

Last, but definitely not least, Joanna Penn sat down with Mark Leslie LeFebvre to talk about Tips For Long-Term Publishing Success. They talk about building a professional author brand, dealing with retailers, podcasting, in-person marketing, and more.

That’s all we have time for this year, folks. Thanks for being here. We’re thankful for this great community and each of you is a part of that. Stay safe on New Year’s Eve, and here’s to a bright and successful 2019.