The Author Secret Academy

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Learn how to self-publish your novel

5 online writing communities for fiction authors

Writing a novel has traditionally been a lonely pursuit. No matter how crowded your head may be with characters, getting those...

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Setting up a system to track your marketing efforts

There is an old management maxim that says: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it”. In terms of self-publishing,...

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Writing persuasive sales copy

How you present yourself on your own site and online stores like Amazon can make or break a sale. Imagine that...

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How to use social media effectively as an author

Apart from your email list, social media is by far the most effective tool for your book marketing efforts. It allows...

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How to start and sustain an email newsletter

It’s never too early to start collecting email addresses of readers who are interested in hearing more from you on a...

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Getting reviews for your book (and how to deal with negative ones)

Reviews are gold when it comes to drumming up sales for your self-published novel. Keep in mind that reviews are actually...

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Book format and pricing strategies for self-publishers

There is no doubt that the creation of ebooks helped make self-publishing a viable business for authors. Ebooks are relatively cheap...

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Building an author website [Megapost]

Your author website, combined with your content and where you send your traffic, is pivotal to the success of your book...

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The 3 most common motivations for self-publishing a book

The motivation to self-publish a novel is deeply personal. It’s so important to think about why you want to self-publish, and...

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