Indie authors hustle harder.
The market can be challenging for self-published authors. Self-promotion can be a full-time and awkward job. We don’t get the publicity and backing that a publishing house can provide.
Mark Shaw, author of “Keeper of the Wind”, started the #indiebooksbeseen movement on twitter a couple of years ago with the intention of getting indie writers and their overlooked talent the exposure they deserved across social media and beyond. It is a community for indie authors to support one another and promote our work collectively. This year I contributed “Blood & Alcohol” to the 2016 catalog of books. This catalogs ship worldwide, as the #indiebooksbeseen movement and it’s contributors are an international collective of writers. The catalog offers book selections from all genres across the board, with something for all ages.
How can you get a copy of this awesome catalog? They will be available for FREE at all of my upcoming book signings for the rest of the year. Check the Events page for details. They are also included for FREE in ANY purchase you make from my webstore. Or you may contact me directly to request one. You might even spot one at a library or in waiting room if you’re local!
I discovered #indiebooksbeseen from Detroit based indie game developer, Gerald Moore, who is creating the fighting game “Hastings Paradise”. It’s a fighting-style game featuring jazz legends Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington. Yes, I was sold from the beginning! You can follow Moore’s project on twitter @HastingsHR
I’m looking forward to doing more with #indiebooksbeseen, including their “Indie Pride Day” this summer!