Back in Florida to present at this year’s NINC writers’ conference, the SPF team recorded an edition of the Self Publishing Show in front of a live audience – a first – made up of indie authors and experts, including self publishing guru David Gaughran and Reedsy’s Ricardo Fayet. It turned out to be a lively and informative affair!
Medieval romance author Cecelia Mecca started out thinking she’d traditionally publish her books. A chat with an indie author at an RWA conference changed Cedelia’s mind and a year later she’s a full-time author, working at home and in full command of her author career.
This week’s highlights include:
Picking up a manuscript after 20 years and starting again
Learning about independent publishing – and changing directions
Genre research and writing in a small genre niche
Strategies for building a new author business
Thoughts around the pros and cons of free as a marketing strategy
What happens after an indie author types THE END? Mark and James talk to several self-published authors about the journey from finished manuscript to published book, covering topics such as the importance of a durable author platform, solid launch strategies and the self publishing community.