Generating Interest in Your Book

Author Don Massenzio

This post may go against the idealist author’s idea of what sells books. As someone who has had varying levels of success, I now have a large enough sample size that I can tell you what I have observed with regard to what attracts readers to Indie Authors and their work.

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Your Following

The most important factor in the success of a book is the author’s group of followers. This is typically measured not by how many likes you have on your Facebook author page or by how many Twitter followers you have. This following is generated by getting people to subscribe to your content, typically through the creation of a mailing list.

At first I thought the idea of cultivating and maintaining an email list was outdated and cumbersome. I’ve since found that neither one is true. An email list is a group that can help you evaluate your ideas. It’s…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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