From time to time I give a presentation on how and why I became an indie author. Here are the resources I share.
Mark Dawson is an incredibly successful independent author. He sells courses on Facebook, Amazon, and Book Bub Marketing but his podcast is FREE and is chock full of fantastic advice every week.
Joanna Penn's podcast delves into dozens of topics and aspects for the career novelist.
Here are some tools to help you determine a market that might fit and sell for your indie book. Again, these are not free. But they can help you find a niche.
What are people searching for on Amazon? And what do authors IN those categories make? Publisher Rocket has the answers.
Alex Newton has a paid service that analyzes trends on Amazon. But he also has a blog that helps you learn how to find a market for your next book.
Books for Indie Authors
David Gaughran's book was the first one to lift the hood on Amazon and digital publishing to give the would-be author a chance to get seen and sell! He's also always on the lookout of trends/scams/techniques for indie novelists.
She's a very successful and talented indie author. Her books help you take your marketing to the next level!
Formatting and Graphics
You don't need to be a graphic artist to format a gorgeous book OR professional images to promote it. Here are links to resources I use every day. These are NOT free but make my life as an indie author WAY easier!
Vellum is THE TOOL that turns my Word Documents into gorgeously laid out books for the ebook and print formats.
Helps me create anything I need from headers to posts with a tiny learning curve.
Professional ad creation and social media for authors. Love the easy of use!