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Mastering A+ Content on Amazon: A Guide for Indie Authors

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As an indie author, you understand the importance of standing out in a crowded marketplace. Amazon, as the largest book retailer globally, offers a powerful tool to enhance your book listings and attract more readers: A+ Content. In this guide, I'll explore what A+ Content is, why it's crucial for indie authors, and how you can create compelling content that boosts visibility and sales.

Optimal Posting Times on Social Media for Indie Authors: Maximise Your Book Promotion

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Are you an indie author looking to promote your latest book? Navigating the vast world of social media can be daunting, but knowing the best times to post can dramatically increase your visibility and engagement. Each social media platform has its unique audience and peak activity periods. By aligning your posting schedule with these times, you can enhance your book promotion efforts effectively. Here's a guide to help you leverage timing for optimal impact across various platforms. (Times mentioned are in Eastern Timezone).

Dominate the KU Charts: Proven Strategies for Indie Authors to Score More Reads on Kindle Unlimited

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Kindle Unlimited (KU) offers a fantastic opportunity for indie authors to reach a massive audience of readers hungry for new content. But with millions of books vying for attention, how do you make yours stand out and get those coveted page reads?

Here are some battle-tested strategies to supercharge your KU visibility and attract a dedicated readership:

Tweet Triumphs: Sell More Books with Winning Twitter/X Strategies (2024)

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Calling all indie authors! Feeling lost in the Twitterverse? Don't worry, because Twitter can be a goldmine for promoting your book and connecting with readers. But how do you stand out in the sea of tweets? Here's your ultimate guide to crafting winning Twitter strategies that will skyrocket your book sales!

Facebook Fanatics: Sell More Books with Indie Author Facebook Power!

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The Facebook landscape for authors is ever-changing, but its potential for indie authors remains strong. With strategic planning and engaging content, you can transform Facebook from a social space into a powerful sales platform. So, buckle up, book warriors, let's dive into the art of converting Facebook fans into book-buying fanatics!

Indie Author Powerhouse: Attract Readers & Boost Sales with Instagram Magic

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Calling all indie authors! In today's digital landscape, social media is a battlefield for book promotion. But fear not, for Instagram can be your secret weapon.

This captivating platform allows you to connect with a massive audience of bookworms, showcase your creativity, and ultimately, drive sales. But how do you cut through the noise and get your book noticed? Here's your ultimate guide to mastering Instagram and skyrocketing your author brand.

Indie Author? How to ROCK TikTok for Book Promotion in 2024

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The world of book promotion is ever-evolving, and for indie authors, keeping up can feel like a whirlwind. But fear not, word warriors! There's a new sheriff in town, and its name is TikTok.

This short-form video platform isn't just for Gen Z dance trends anymore. It's become a powerful tool for authors to connect with readers, build a buzz, and sell more books.

Synthetic Sea

Synopsis:

In the distant future of planet cracking, VR distraction, and corporate greed, grieving private detective Ryoma LeBeau takes what seems to be a simple job on the opulent casino planetoid of Scylla. Captivated by a chance meeting with the cybernetic musician Guin, he finds himself drawn to the smoky anachronistic lounge bar where they perform. But it seems there's a lot more to both Guin and this case and Ryoma can't help but pull at the threads of mystery leading him to the depths of conspiracy and memory.

Inspired by Philip K Dick novels and Ghost in the Shell, Synthetic Sea is a cyberpunk noir entwined with queer romance.

Available on Kindle and paperback


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Along About Midnight


Synopsis:

Like every small town, Oakridge has its secrets. Legends. When October falls, Peter Harlow and his friends seek to uncover them at the Chapel Hill Cemetery—surrounded by jack-o’-lanterns at midnight. But what starts off as a fun scare for the season turns into something far more than they bargained for.

When children go missing and a mysterious cat follows him home, Peter starts losing sleep. Spiraling from tormenting nightmares. And soon, he realizes there’s more to the stories than what was passed down. Truth within fiction. As Halloween draws nearer, so does the darkness–looking to claim its next victim.

Sometimes, secrets are better left buried. Legends left to die. In time, Peter and his friends must learn that stories are forever. And the more they’re shared, the more alive they become. Constantly being retold. Rewritten. Never forgotten...



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Self-Publish and Reach the World: A Look at IngramSpark for Authors

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So, your manuscript is polished, your cover art is stunning, and your dream of becoming a published author is within reach. But with the traditional publishing route seeming more competitive than ever, many authors are turning to self-publishing.

If you're considering self-publishing, you've likely come across IngramSpark. But what exactly is IngramSpark, and is it the right platform for you?

The Towers of Nine (Tower of Memories Book 1)

Fantasy magic school: The Towers of Nine. A young witch, Serafina Stewart, stands before the mysterious towers, ready to learn magic. Ghosts and giant spiders hint at the dangers that await her.

Synopsis:

The Towers of Nine School of Magic Study and Practice is an institution rich with ancient traditions and secrets. Serafina Stewart has grown up on stories of this place, passed to her by her witch mother. Now Serafina is finally old enough to attend. But getting in is the easy part. And Mother's stories never included ghosts or deadly spiders.


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Vermilion Sunrise

In the dazzling glow of a vermilion sunrise on an alien world, a group of teenagers stands on the shore of a vast ocean.  Lost memories and malfunctioning technology plague them in "Vermilion Sunrise," an award-winning sci-fi adventure for young adults. Can they unravel the mysteries of this new world and survive?  Available on Kindle, paperback, and hardback.

Synopsis:

"An engrossing tale about starting over on a faraway world ... Our Verdict: GET IT"
-- Kirkus Reviews
Silver Medal in Young Adult Fiction, 2023 Reader Views Reviewer's Choice Awards


Same galaxy, different view.

Seventeen-year-old Leigh awakens from cryosleep to discover she's part of the first human colony in another solar system. The cryosleep is flawed. It kills adults and causes partial amnesia. As a result, the nations of Earth have launched into space an unlikely group--teenagers with no memory of volunteering for the mission.

Ten light-years from home, they land on a planet largely covered by water. The good news: some water is drinkable. The bad news: none of their technology works. As the colonists struggle to survive, strange debris washes ashore, and a surprising discovery challenges everything they thought they knew. With a makeshift raft and meager supplies, Leigh and a small band of explorers venture across the open ocean in search of answers.

But the truth may be more than they bargained for, especially for Leigh, who's been lying to everyone since she arrived ....




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