The weekly roundup, week ending January 12th

IAG2weeklyIt’s been an interesting week for indie authors, and there’s been lots of inspiring and interesting discussions on IAG. With deepest thanks to the members that asked questions!
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The Indie Author group was founded by several prominent indie writers and is moderated to ensure that there is no spam, so that the board can remain helpful and discussion focussed.Here are some of the articles and discussions that have come up on the indie author group this week!



Discussions on the group:

J Lynne Cuddon asked about Dreamstime and how it worked

Valerie shared an article about author etiquette.

Several articles on the software that claims to be able to predict a bestseller

Andy Mengel asks what happens after you’ve written ‘the End’

Isabelle Leroux asks what to do when her muse strikes while she’s editing a completely different series….

And Charity Ayres asks how to get past procrastination…

New or highlighted resources

The Indie Author Group has many sub-groups that you’re welcome to join.

A conferences list! Got one? Add it here!

Rik Hall gives a brief overview of the different publishing venues you can use to publish your book..

Links and articles of note

Software to predict a bestseller (Gizmodo)

If you don’t enjoy marketing, you’re doing it wrong (David Gaughran)

You’re an adult, write like one (Rachel Thompson)

A formal apology to self-published writers

And finally…

After being a much cited source on IAG over the length of it’s blogging life, Valerie and Kai have decided to merge Two Midlist Indies with the Indie Author Group blog. The archives will be coming over in the next week and you’ll be able to check out all of the great posts from there and pick up a few new columns as you go.


Kai Wilson-Viola writes under various names, and in all genres. Co-founder and webmistress of the IAG site, she writes content on request of members.
She has written several books including the Ten Hour Marketing Plan and 12x12 - tutorials for social media.
When not writing, she can be found maintaining sites, designing themes, managing a charity called the Less than Three foundation, gaming, knitting or reading.

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