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8 cover design secrets publishers use to manipulate readers into buying books

Indie publishers are slowly coming to realize the importance of an amazing book cover. Since many self-publishing authors are starting out on a very small budget however, homemade, DIY book covers are still a popular choice. But be forewarned: although book cover designs come in a wide variety, publishers consistently use reliable, time-tested techniques and guidelines to catch your attention ... Read More »

Highlight and Share WordPress Plugin, for Indie Authors (and anyone else who wants more traffic)

It’s tough to get savvy readers to share your content. Give your visitors some extra motivation with this stylish and simple plugin. Highlighting any text prompts a customizable pop-up to quickly share that text on Twitter or Facebook. Share buttons at the top or bottom of your WordPress post are common. There are a variety of plugins to make sharing ... Read More »

Using your blog and Twitter to promote your book: tips from bestselling author John Locke

Recently I read John Locke’s kindle book, “How I sold 1 million ebooks in 5 months.” It’s well worth reading so you should check it out. Locke reveals exactly what his title promises. A few of my favorite tips are below: 1) You need to have more than one book. A complex marketing strategy to promote yourself won’t be as ... Read More »

First time? Start here!

Welcome to Creativindie, a home for indie writers, artists, and any one else committed to achieving financial freedom through creative production. I’m glad you’re here. Creativindie (pronounced like “creativity”) was designed to share the decade of knowledge I’ve gained in marketing, promotion, productivity and life improvement tips as a professional (independent) writer and artist. It’s also a place where I ... Read More »

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