All about self-publishing

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For any self-published authors and those curious about self-publishing to share ideas, tips, gripes and successes! 

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Watched the whole Self Publishing month of really useful webinars from JW and definitely want to explore the self pub route.

My author website is taking shape in my head at present. I liked Harry's idea of offering a freebie to people to encourage them to sign up to a mailing list. I'm writing a novella which is a prequel to a series and introduces the main characters (when they first met, relationships began, etc.) and hints at what follows in the series. I'm working to make it a complete short novel with a plot, etc.

My question is about timing and content of a 'sign up' freebie. If book one hasn't been published but I want to gather subscribers and followers before then, would a prequel fit the bill as a giveaway?  After all, no-one knows anything about the series or characters or enough about them to care about them at this stage. 

Any opinions or suggestions please?

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How to create a winning marketing campaign

Let’s talk marketing! We have two marketing webinars this week, Marketing Without a Budget and Build an Audience and Run Your Own Campaign. Do you think you now have the tools to run your own marketing campaign? Thinking about your WIP, who are your target audience? What social media channels are they likely to use? How would you spread the word about your book without spending a penny? Tell us how you’d get started on your own campaign below.


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Writing your blurb workshop – share yours!

So, we’ve heard from Holly what she thinks makes a great blurb, so now it’s over to you! What makes an engaging blurb? How much should be shared? What’s the last blurb you read that left you scrambling to open the first page of a book? Share your thoughts with us below and have a go at crafting the perfect 150 word blurb for your WIP if you fancy it. 



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I have just published my fourth novel on Smashwords.com. Interested readers can read the first 20% of the novel before downloading for $4.95.

 

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Hi folks, it's lovely to find this group. I'm looking to self-publish my first novel in the near future, but am in the midst of layout and trying to set up a website. Among the many other things I need to learn is how to go about getting reviews when you don't have any established mailing list or readers. How do you find people willing to read and review your work? How best to send out advanced review copies, and doesn't Amazon require reviewers to have purchased the book? Does anyone have any insights, or can point me toward somewhere I can find out more?

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Hey everyone. On KDP, you can nominate your book every 90 days for Kindle Deals and Prime Reading. Does anyone else do this? Since I'm on KDP Select (and so my ebook is exclusive to Amazon), it seems like a no-brainer to me, but is there any reason not to do this?

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How to build a mailing list like Harry

Thinking about Harry’s advice on mailing lists in tonight’s members’ webinar, do you feel like you have the tools to start building your mailing list now? What aspects of Harry’s talk did you enjoy? Have you already started building yours or has this talk inspired you to start? As always, share your thoughts and questions with us below. 


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Thanks to everyone who came to our cover design session tonight! Post your favourite EVER book covers below, I'd love to see them :) 

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Hi! I am really enjoying the Jericho Self-Publishing Month! I self-published my historical romance novel in 2019 and it has been fun promoting the ebook and paperback. It is very rewarding when a good review comes in on Amazon and/or Goodreads. I am looking forward to employing some of the selling techniques I‘ve learned from the recent Jericho seminar. 

I am also excited because ‘Rebecca’s Choice’ is now available as an audiobook! After a long project working with an amazing narrator from Wales, all is complete and the story is up there on Audible. I have two other novels on the way and also a book of short stories that I would love to see out there!

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Selling books by the truckload on Amazon 

This week, we have two Amazon-themed members’ events, How To Self-Publish On Amazon and How To Sell Books By The Truckload On Amazon. Are you excited by the self-publishing opportunities that Amazon offers? Will you utilise all of the free systems that Amazon offers rather than just using it as a place to sell your books? Are there any publishing terms (metadata etc) that you need further explaining or clarifying? Share your questions and thoughts with us below. 


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Ask us anything about self-publishing: keep the conversation going!

Following on from the members’ discussion with Harry and Orna, how are you feeling about self-publishing now? Perhaps you’ve changed how you feel about self-publishing and think you might consider it as an alternative route to traditional publishing? Perhaps you’ve self-published before and have some tips and tricks to share with those considering it? Or are you still wanting to go down the traditional publishing route? Let us know your thoughts below. 


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Hi everyone! It's almost Self-Publishing Month. This was a joy to programme for and I'm really looking forward to learning as much as possible from some leading industry experts. What events are you looking forward to? Also, are we missing anything that you'd like to see?