Over the years, Indies Unlimited has provided all sorts of links to free resources for authors including pictures, music, fonts, video editors, and more. We’ve even got a dedicated resource page for this. We’re always updating that page, and it already includes the sites I talk about below.
Now we’re back with even more. (As a reminder, always check the license, because licensing sometimes changes over time.)
I’ll cover the biggies first.
Continue reading “Even More Free Tools for Authors”
I was recently tasked with putting together a publishing workshop for my local library. As I researched and gathered information, I realized everything they needed to know was available right here, on IndiesUnlimited.com.
One of the participants of my workshop said she’d often stopped by to read the IU blog, but hadn’t taken the time to look around the site. I think that may be true for a lot of people, but if so, they’re missing out on a world of information – all free. Continue reading “Everything You Need to Self-Publish”
Some of you may have seen discussion board and/or Facebook posts flying around recently about X-Ray for authors. What is it? Well, in KDP’s words it’s “ … a unique Kindle eBook feature that allows readers to learn more about a character, topic, event, place, or any other term, simply by pressing and holding on the word or phrase that interests them.”
In plain terms, it’s a feature that, when turned on, allows Kindle readers to tap on a highlighted word or phrase in an eBook in order to learn more information about it.
It can be a fun option for readers and authors alike, and is easy to set up through the KDP dashboard. Navigate to the book you want Continue reading “Tutorial: Enabling X-Ray for Your eBooks on Amazon”
One of the most common questions I see in writing groups and author forums is, “Why isn’t my book selling?” There are, of course, any number of answers to that, including, “It’s poorly written,” “It’s poorly formatted,” Your cover is awful,” and “You have to advertise.”
There are also, however, some potential reasons outside of an indie author’s control. Continue reading “Three Reasons Your Book Might Not Be Selling”