Monthly Archive: August 2011

For New Writers – What I didn’t know – Basic Self-Editing and Polishing

First, please hang in there and read the entire blog, there is some good stuff here. Okay now, that being said, before you do anything else, before you research agents, write the perfect query letter for this spectacular idea you have and get all excited – write your book. Yes, all of it. (It never […]

Five minute fix – setting up your gravatar

One of the major areas that indie authors have problems with is social networking and marketing.  Part of the reason for this is in many cases, we use tools that require repetition, or don’t work for us.  Which is what the ‘five minute fix’ articles are all about. What’s the buzz?...

How to Write a Killer Blurb

A blurb is the book description you find on the back of a book or online to describe a book’s contents. After your cover, blurbs are the second most important selling tool you have for your book, so you want it to grab the reader’s attention. The blurb is the...

Keeping the community honest

At the Indie Author Community, one of the things we’re very keen to help support is the idea that the community has standards of some description – and that while we don’t suggest internal policing, bringing to light some of the issues indie authors face, because, by knowing about them,...