Featured Services: Indicated

IndiCated logo LargeWant to spend more time writing, and less time researching ways to promote your book?

At Indicated, we know your time is precious. We bet you’d much rather be creating fantastic new worlds and kick-ass characters, than sifting through the scattered bits and pieces of information to find solid tips on book promotion. That’s how Louisa Clarkson, Indicated’s creator, felt after spending weeks researching the basics of how to promote her first children’s book.

Armed with new knowledge about blog tours, book review submission, and precise audience building, Clarkson faced a new adventure: scouting bloggers who accepted self-published books for review. That’s when the idea to create an all-in-one resource for indie authors struck.

What is Indicated, and how can the service help me save time searching for information?

As the logo says, Indicated is the ultimate indie author resource for building visibility and exposure. To promote books, you need to find book review bloggers, journals/ magazines and other resources to help spread the word (exposure) and get readers, librarians and book store owners to buy/stock your book. If one promotional technique doesn’t work, you need to try another, and another until it works.

That’s why Louisa created a one-of-a-kind database housing thousands of publication services (editors, proofreaders, cover designers etc) and promotional contacts supporting independent authors (free and paid advertising sites, guest posts & authors interviews, blog tour providers and so much more).

Many authors tackle promotion the wrong way, and shout, “buy my book” all over Facebook and Twitter. Ick! Indicated’s book promotion guides cover topics to build exposure and visibility without turning off potential readers, such as:

• Getting book reviews, endorsements and testimonials

• Speaking at events (conferences, festivals and fairs)

• Doing a book blog tour

• Author interviews (media)

• Giveaways and competitions

• Building an email and newsletter list

• Entering books awards

• And so much more.

How is Indicated different from other services?

For one, Indicated saves you time from wading through blogs to fit all the pieces of information together, and from hunting through lists of potential resources to find those that accept your genre. Indicated’s database allows users to target resources that accept their specific genre, book type (eBook, print, ARC, audiobook, etc), cost, and country.

Furthermore, Indicated features a pay-it-forward book spotlight system, allowing authors to support each other’s projects, and gain some much needed reviews (possibly multiple!). No more asking other authors for reviews, giving them, and not receiving them!

Our forum connects authors to authors, where members can seek reviews, share information, collaborate, and more.

Most importantly, Indicated offers an affordable service with so much added value! An independent author first, Louisa Clarkson designed this resource for her fellow authors, knowing they already pay for every part of the publishing process. This is her investment in the success of your book.

Find out more or join Indicated today to see where things grow!

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Featured Promo Site: That Part Where

Get Readers Between Your Covers

We know that the good stuff is between the covers of your book. It’s not a special price that makes your book unique. It’s the story inside. That’s what people love and that’s why we started That Part Where—a new way to promote your book.

We’re authors ourselves and we became frustrated by both the insistence of price promotion and short duration of exposure on other book promo sites. We had this crazy idea that we could sell our books at a fair price instead of always giving them away.

We wanted to change the way books were marketed so we created That Part Where to be different from all other book promotion sites.

So, how is it different?

We don’t focus on discounts or giveaways. We focus on what really makes a book great—the scenes inside. We share an exciting scene of your choosing with our readers. You know the scene we’re talking about. It’s that part where the reader gets a great sense of your writing style, the characters and just has to go buy the book to find out what happens next. Cracking open the covers and reading a scene is one of the biggest ways readers decide to purchase a book. We put your sample right in front of them.

We create a custom ad based on the scene that you can use to drive people to the post. It will feature your cover and a headline written specifically for that scene and you can use it wherever and whenever you want.

We’re going to use that ad as well. Bestseller ranks are most affected by consistent sales, not spikes. We want to drive readers to your post for more than a single day. That’s why we’ll include your That Part Where ad in our online campaign for 30 days. We target avid readers across Google and when they click on the ad they will be taken directly to your post.

We’re indie priced. We know how things are. We’re indies, too. We’ll share your scene, create the ad and include it in our online campaign for just $10.

It’s simple really. And, that’s how we want it. We want to make promoting your book easy, effective and affordable. And we want to do it by focusing on what makes every book unique—the story inside.

Check out ThatPartWhere.com and get some readers between your covers.

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