Your journey to success as an established self published author requires patience and time – and heaps of expert advice (something we’re proud to be able to offer here at SPF). We have put together a series of short guides and selected trusted partner services that will help you as you move forward on your self publishing journey.
We have put together a series of short guidebooks that will take you through some of the critical areas that authors need master in order to do well in the modern marketplace. From guides to editing to simple introductions to some of the most powerful ways to advertise your books, there is something for everyone. And they are all completely free.
There are plenty of advertising options for savvy authors who want to build their publishing careers. Amazon Marketing Services ads might have the most potential. They enable authors to reach readers looking to buy books on the world’s biggest online retailer. And, unlike other platforms, those readers are already looking to buy and can do so with just one click.
Also includes a free instructional video masterclass!
Editor Elizabeth Bailey and bestselling author Mark Dawson bring you the qualities necessary to turn your book into an addictive reading experience that your fans will love. From keeping your story simple to staying in the character’s head, Elizabeth and Mark will take you through the essential steps to creating propulsive and entertaining fiction.
Also includes an additional book: ‘Musings From the Writer’s Desk’!
Instagram is now one of the most recognisable social media channels out there and given its emphasis on images and video, it’s easy to see how indie authors might use it as part of their book marketing approach. But where to start? This book walks you through the basics and introduces you to key tips and tactics to help you build your audience – and sell more books!
Pinterest has come a long way from being a niche picture-collection platform. Author Pip Reid explains how to use the service’s key features to market your books without the need for heavy cash investment.
You’ve written a book. Now you need to sell it. There are plenty of online stores – Amazon, Kobo, Apple Books – but which ones are right for you? This short guide will lay out the benefits of putting your ebook wide across all of the storefronts against those of going exclusive with Amazon – sacrificing revenue from some markets in exchange for Kindle Unlimited page reads. There’s no right or wrong answer, but hopefully we can help you make the right decision for you.
Jenny McIntyre and Mark Dawson set out the critical benefits of a good editor. With her vast experience editing books from writers at all levels of experience, McIntyre will guide you through the process. Crucially, you will learn how to be a good client for an editor and how you can get the very best out of the experience.
It’s a paradox – how can you get sales without reviews, when you can’t get reviews if you’re not making any sales? Lucky for you, we have the answer. This short guide from bestselling author Mark Dawson will demonstrate ten different ways you can generate reviews – effectively, ethically and (best of all) with the minimum of effort. Download it and get started today.
Bestselling romance author Serenity Woods brings you Ten Tips for Topping the Romance Charts. If you are just starting out in the genre, or you’ve been at it for a while and would like a refresher in what works (and what doesn’t), this entertaining free guide will get you on the right track.
A lot goes into producing a book. The team at SPF have come up with a fantastic resource to help writers connect with creatives and other professional folk – from editors to website builders and cover designers – to help get their books published and ready for sale. All listed professionals are recommended by other writers in the Facebook SPF Community.
We’ve been podcasting for over a year and, in that time, we’ve interviewed dozens of authors and professionals. The SPF Vault contains searchable transcripts of the first fifty episodes of the show, and is stuffed with valuable tips and strategies that will help you to sell more books.