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Six easy tips to improve your writing career in 2020

The new year is always a time for planning and renewal. An opportunity to start fresh. With that in mind, we bring you our top six tips to improve your writing career in 2020. 1. Write every day This is so often said and is so hard to start. But it's oh so important. Writing […]
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What is an ISBN? A guide for indie authors

There’s a lot of confusion out there around what is an ISBN? And how should authors use these numbers? Especially among those gearing up to self-publish a book for the first time. Do you really need one? How can you get it? What do those numbers actually stand for? Read on as we cover the […]
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Indie author glossary G-M

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Indie author glossary D-F

[vc_row type="in_container" full_screen_row_position="middle" scene_position="center" text_color="dark" text_align="left" overlay_strength="0.3" shape_divider_position="bottom" bg_image_animation="none"][vc_column column_padding="no-extra-padding" column_padding_position="all" background_color_opacity="1" background_hover_color_opacity="1" column_link_target="_self" column_shadow="none" column_border_radius="none" width="1/1" tablet_width_inherit="default" tablet_text_alignment="default" phone_text_alignment="default" column_border_width="none" column_border_style="solid" bg_image_animation="none"][vc_column_text] Welcome to part 2 of our Indie Author Glossary, covering D-F. This is our essential collection of author and publisher terminology to help you along on your author journey. We break down […]
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How to upload to KDP: Get your book metadata sorted

What is Book Metadata? This is all the information that you upload to KDP and other retailers that positions your book on the storefronts. It ranges from essential details like the price, to sales components like keywords and categories. We’ll take you through exactly what you need for KDP and share a nifty trick to […]
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Does a Kindle countdown promotion deliver a rankings boost?

What happens when you use a kindle countdown promotion rather than the free days in KDP Select? We tested it out with one of our children’s books and it gave some interesting results. I’ll take you through the steps we followed and the results to help you make the decision if a Kindle Countdown is […]
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Book marketing basics for indie authors

Enjoy a quick snapshot into Book Marketing with this webinar I ran for April Cox’s author workgroup. Marketing your book can feel incredibly overwhelming. So overwhelming that in fact many authors throw their hands up in despair and don’t do anything. But the truth is that everyone can market their book. It just requires a […]
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Indie author glossary A-C

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New tool: how to use Booko to help your indie author career

Today I discovered a new website called Booko that shows where your books are on sale. I’ll take you through some easy ways to use the tool to help you sell more books and promote yourself as an indie author.   What is Booko? Boooko (www.booko.com.au) is essentially of data scraping site which searches the […]
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Amazon sales page tips - 3 easy ways to improve Amazon sales of your children's book

For better or worse, Amazon has the biggest audience and therefore sales opportunity for your children’s picture book. Enjoy these tips in our Amazon sales guide. At Old Mate Media, we work with authors all around the world to help them create the best children’s book possible, presented in the best possible way. As well […]
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