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Hey indie authors! Are you wondering how to get people to know about your books? If you have seen my Who’s That Indie Author profiles you will know that one of the greatest challenges independent authors have is promoting their books. Why not join the Who’s That Indie Author community?

Here’s the problem: Some writers are so busy writing their books or working at another job they have little time left for promotions. Others are overwhelmed by the opportunities social media offers. And some writers are just uncomfortable putting themselves out there.

Think about some of the great writers. Can you imagine J.D. Salinger tweeting about The Catcher in the Rye? Or Emily Dickinson posting a poem on Facebook? Cormac McCarthy has only granted one interview, ever and that was to Oprah Winfrey. (You can watch that interview here.) He says, “I don’t think it’s good for your head – if you spend a lot of time writing about a book, you probably shouldn’t be talking about it, you should be doing it.” But of course, he has other people promoting his books.

Whether you are uncomfortable with self-promotion or are too busy, Who’s That Indie Author is a great way to tell readers about your books.


If you would like Book Club Mom to post your profile, email me at bvitelli2009@gmail.com and I’ll send you the template to complete.
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Take a look at these indie author profiles:
Who’s That Indie Author Recap: Sep/Oct 2015
Who’s That Indie Author Recap: Nov/Dec 2015

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Who’s That Indie Author? Carrie Rubin

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Author name: Carrie Rubin

Genre: Medical thriller

Books: Eating Bull (ScienceThrillers Media, 2015) and The Seneca Scourge (Whiskey Creek Press/Start Media, 2012), awarded Best New E-book: Fiction, USA Best Book Awards

Eating Bull               The Seneca Scourge

Bio: Carrie Rubin is a physician with a master’s degree in public health. She’s been easing into fiction writing for the past 15 years and is a member of the International Thriller Writers association. In addition to writing medical thrillers, she maintains a humor blog on her website. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two sons.

Favorite thing about being a writer: Being able to tell stories and bring characters to life.

Biggest challenge as an indie author: Promotion. Whether self-published or small-press published, getting our books in front of new eyes requires a daily time commitment, not to mention stepping out of our introverted shoes.

Favorite book: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. Its beautifully written, yet heart-wrenching story of impoverished life in 1975 India stayed with me for a long time. But I also love Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, Midwives by Chris Bohjalian, and the A-Z mystery series by Sue Grafton. Oops, did I just cheat by listing so many?

Contact Information: You can find Carrie on her website, carrierubin.comFacebook, Twitter(@carrie_rubin) Goodreads: Carrie Rubin and Google+.


Are you an indie author?  Do you want to build your indie author network? Why not get your name out on Who’s That Indie Author?

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Hey indie authors! Are you wondering how to get people to know about your books? If you have seen my Who’s That Indie Author profiles you will know that one of the greatest challenges independent authors have is promoting their books. Why not join the Who’s That Indie Author community?

Here’s the problem: Some writers are so busy writing their books or working at another job they have little time left for promotions. Others are overwhelmed by the opportunities social media offers. And some writers are just uncomfortable putting themselves out there.

Think about some of the great writers. Can you imagine J.D. Salinger tweeting about The Catcher in the Rye? Or Emily Dickinson posting a poem on Facebook? Cormac McCarthy has only granted one interview, ever and that was to Oprah Winfrey. (You can watch that interview here.) He says, “I don’t think it’s good for your head – if you spend a lot of time writing about a book, you probably shouldn’t be talking about it, you should be doing it.” But of course, he has other people promoting his books.

Whether you are uncomfortable with self-promotion or are too busy, Who’s That Indie Author is a great way to tell readers about your books.

If you would like Book Club Mom to post your profile, email me at bvitelli2009@gmail.com and I’ll send you the template to complete.


Take a look at these indie author profiles:
Who’s That Indie Author Recap: Sep/Oct 2015
Who’s That Indie Author Recap: Nov/Dec 2015


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Click here to read “Book publicity and marketing, what’s an indie author to do?” and join the discussion about indie author marketing and book promotion decisions.

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Who’s That Indie Author Recap: Nov/Dec 2015

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I’ve had a great response to Who’s That Indie Author? and I’m looking forward to posting more profiles in 2016.  Some readers have commented that they weren’t sure what indie authors were.  Others, like me, have been humbled by the huge number of writers out there who are publishing and promoting their own books.  It’s a fast-growing market with a lot of different ways to get a book in print, and many challenges too.

In the article “What IS and Indie Author,” from The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), novelist and Director Orna Ross, helps define the indie author and explains that even writers who have relationships with trade publishers can be considered indie authors:

Lots of our members use trade publishers to reach readers, especially through bookstores. Being an independent author is an approach to writing and publishing, a matter of self-definition. If you see yourself as the creative director of your books, from concept to completion and beyond, then you’re indie. And you make partnerships that help you deliver the best possible book to the most possible readers, trade publishers included.

ALLi is a global non-profit association for writers who self-publish.  Click here to visit their website.

Here’s a recap of Book Club Mom’s November and December indie authors:


Megan Bailey

Megan BaileyGenre:  New Adult, Contemporary Romance
BooksThere Are No Vampires In This Book
Favorite BookShe Who Remembers by Linda Lay Shuler
Biggest Challenge:  Marketing!
Contact Information:  You Can find Megan at her website: MeganBailyBooks.com, on Facebook at meganbaileybooks, on her Amazon Author page and on her Goodreads Author Page.


Brittney Sahin

Brittney SahinGenre: Romance, Suspense
Books: Silenced Memories, Book 1 in the Marine Special Forces Series, Book 2 due in 2016.
Favorite book: The Shining by Stephen King
Biggest challenge: Getting your book in front of readers
Contact Information: Find Brittney at these links: brittneysahin.com, brittneysahin.wordpress.com, and Facebook Author and Amazon Author pages.


Diane V. Mulligan

Photo Credit: T&G Staff/Christine Peterson
Photo Credit: T&G Staff/Christine Peterson

Genre: YA & Women’s Fiction
Books: Watch Me Disappear, The Latecomers Fan Club
Favorite Classic: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Biggest challenge: Finding new readers
Contact Information: My website is dvmulligan.com, and twitter at @mulligan_writes.


Frederick Gero Heimbach

Fred HeimbachGenre: Science Fiction, Alternate History
Book: The Devil’s Dictum
Favorite book: Tie: The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers; The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
Biggest challenge: Getting readers to stop long enough to read the first page.
Contact Information: Follow me on Twitter @Fredosphere


Uvi Poznansky

Uvi PoznanskyGenre: Romance, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Poetry, Horror, Children’s Books
BooksThe Music of Us . Click here for a complete list.
Favorite book: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Biggest challenge: Balancing time between writing and reaching readers.
Contact Informationuviar.blogspot.com


William F. Pillow, Jr.

William PillowGenre: Non-Fiction Spirituality/Inspirational
Latest Book: The Real You Is Immortal: Whether You Like It or Not!  (Seventh book, all on Amazon.)
Favorite Book:  David Chamberlain’s Windows to the Womb
Biggest Challenge:  Non-fiction does not attract readers as novels can.
Contact Information: wfpillow@gmail.com

 


Rose Seiler Scott

Rose Seiler ScottGenre: Historical fiction, Non-fiction
Books: Threaten To Undo Us (May 2015), contributing author in Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon (Nov 2015)
Favorite Book:  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Biggest challenge: Finding time to write, between book promotions and the rest of life.
Contact informationroseseilerscott.com


R P Channing

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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Romance
Book: Thirst: Blood of my Blood
Favorite YA Book:  The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Biggest challenge:  Marketing, getting known
Contact Information: Website/Blog: http://blog.rpchanning.com

 


Like anything else, having talent is only part of the process of getting noticed and, for indie authors, promoting themselves is one of their biggest challenges.  If you are an indie author and would like to be featured in Who’s That Indie Author?, please email me at bvitelli2009@gmail.com and I will send you a template to complete.

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