Make Your Own Luck – tips for indie authors

Excellent advice for indie authors from Lizzie Lamb

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As an indie author it’s important for word of my books to get out there. If I don’t go the extra mile to promote my novels, no one else will. So – how do I achieve this I hear you ask? 

I achieve this by accepting invitations to appear at book fairs, signings, author talks or library visits. I use these events to create blog posts and  promos which I disseminate via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and two retweeting groups I belong to. This could be viewed as casting my bread upon the water in the vain hope that the fish will bite. However, I find that getting my name out there in a variety of ways reaps dividends.

lizzie-lamb-new-email-signature-300pxHere are some of my top tips

There are many social media sites and they can be a real time suck, taking you away from your…

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Author Interview: Rosie Dean

Utterly thrilled to be interviewed by Chermaine on her blog, Words Collide

Rosie and coffee Author of the brilliant and funny romantic comedy novels Millie’s Game Plan, Vicky’s Work of Art, Choloe’s Rescue Mission and Gigi’s Dream Island.

Firstly, I loved Millie’s Game Plan. What inspired you to write this novel?

Thank you so much. It’s always a pleasure to hear someone has enjoyed something I’ve written. That’s the goal for a writer, after all.

The inspiration came from a true story. A few years ago, when I was single and living on the Isle of Wight, one of my teaching colleagues – Claire – and I used to bemoan the fact that young, free and single men on the island were a somewhat finite commodity, and we wondered how or if we would ever meet Mr Right. She told me about a friend of hers who, in a similar situation, decided to draw up an action plan for finding her own Mr Right. She…

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