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Eight Things Every Independent Author Should Know

Eight Things Every Independent Author Should Know Jason Stadtlander

I had a rough idea of what I was getting into. I knew that I would need to hire an editor, an illustrator and find a print on demand company to put out the books. What I (and most indie authors) neglected to do was think about the marketing side. I know what you’re thinking, “I’ll just tweet it like crazy and mention it on Facebook as much as possible.”

Those are important, but it’s going to take a lot more rubber burning than a little social media blitzing. So I’ve come up with some important key facts that I have discovered in getting my two books (and two upcoming novels) out.

You will see links at the bottom to sources that I have personally used and will discuss throughout the article.

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I.T. by Day, Author by Night

I.T. by Day, Author by Night 150 150 Jason Stadtlander

“What makes you think that a Network Administrator can write a novel?” a friend asked me a couple years ago, well, an ex-friend. Any friend that doesn’t support your ideas isn’t a friend in my opinion.

However, it’s a good question. The truth is, I suppose any Network Administrator out there may not be able to, but this Network Administrator was going to do it, regardless of what people said.

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Author in the Headlights with Carol E. Wyer

Author in the Headlights with Carol E. Wyer Jason Stadtlander

This week I’ve run down the hilarious Carl E. Wyer with Author in the Headlights. Carol is a well known humourist (yes… in England it has a “u” in it) and author of several best selling books.

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Author in the Headlights featuring ‘Tanya Gomelskaya’

Author in the Headlights featuring ‘Tanya Gomelskaya’ Jason Stadtlander

This week we have run down the talented Tanya Gomelskaya. Most of you won’t know of her yet, but I have a feeling everyone will know about her soon. She has created the beautiful “Buttons, Kings and Strange Little Things” – a children’s book about whimsical tales of amazing places and characters.

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Getting the most from a Book Signing – Authors and Readers

Getting the most from a Book Signing – Authors and Readers 150 150 Jason Stadtlander

Whether you’re an author, a fan or a book store owner, here is some advice you should read.

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Broaden Your Literary Palette

Broaden Your Literary Palette 150 150 Jason Stadtlander

stand and look at my sad excuse for a library (actually just a single wooden bookshelf) and let out a sigh as I see a nice collection, but very few names. Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Clive Cussler, J.R.R. Tolkien, John Saul and a smattering of other authors.

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Editing, editing and more editing…

Editing, editing and more editing… 150 150 Jason Stadtlander

Writing my new book has been a learning experience to say the least. A pleasant one mind you, but also a complete wake-up call on how books are put together. The stories in the book were written basically over the last five years (along with about twenty to thirty other stories that are not in the book).

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