Tag: Marketing

Advertising and Amazon and stats

This is one of those posts where I witter on about my favourite subject – stats. I love them. Can’t get enough of them. So imagine my excitement last night when I clicked on a teensy weensy arrow in my Amazon affiliate area and it told me just how many times the direct url (the […]


Indiescififantasy Facebook Group

Despite having a few Facebook pages, I’m not a great fan of them (owing to the fact they expect people to pay to have their posts seen) so… I’ve set up a group instead. If you are an independent author (including small press) of science fiction or fantasy please do join and post a link […]


Hashtag: #IARTG

#IARTG This is another of my favourites for tweeting about Independent authors and their books, and they really helped me out with lots of shoutouts when I was started out (for which, I am very grateful). IARTG has a substantial following (74.8k at the time of writing) and how it works is that you follow […]


Hashtag: #indiebooksbeseen

#indiebooksbeseen It seems prudent to begin with one that is not only popular but strives to help indie authors ‘be seen.’ The hashtag was started by @MarktheShaw (Keeper of the Wind on Twitter), an author of young adult books. ‘This is not just a hashtag. This is a movement…’ Mark’s aim is to draw attention to […]


Independently (self-published) books / book promotion

It has taken me a while, but through the course of promoting books for free on my other site, and through several engagements with independent authors, I have come to a decision as to what direction to take with this site. While I am keen to continue writing about all things science fiction and fantasy […]


Automating Twitter… to a point.

I thought it might be prudent to talk about some of the software I use to assist with time┬ámanagement on Twitter, as once the follows and unfollows, tweets and re-tweets begin, as well as┬áthe direct messages and mentions, it can get a little mind boggling. I use three types of software to assist in the […]


Twitter sign up and profile settings

Unlike Facebook, Twitter allows users to have multiple accounts, so for example, you might want to keep your author account separate from your personal life (I don’t, but I do keep the book promotion side of my business separate from the editing side.) Signing up to Twitter is easy: You just visit the sign up […]