For additional services visit the Author Services page
In addition to helping authors, BGS hosts a thriving interactive community of authors and readers. We publish an online magazine featuring member books and reader reviews. BGS also runs the highly regarded annual Dublin Writer’s Conference and offers professional web-based courses on marketing, digital media, self-promotion, and other programs to support its authors.
As a way to help Indie United authors, we would like to offer our free training course for authors. Please click on the provided link below to be taken to our website where you can sign up.
Here at first site guide, we help new writers to get their own personal website or a website centered around a specific book started and completed quickly, easily and for as little money as possible! We provide easy to follow step by step guides, WordPress tutorials, video tutorials, and useful blog articles to help you with your site building as well as marketing.
Indies United is pleased to announce that we are partnering with #WolfPackAuthors on Twitter as part of our social media campaign to help get out the word about you and your books. We are encouraging our authors to join up with them as another way to help get the word out about your books.
At Wolf Pack Author we support and promote our fellow Indie authors, because we are Indie authors. We create original content on Twitter by reviewing and endorsing one another in order to increase exposure and drive sales. We are a cross-promotion group who support and endorse each other's Twitter posts to increase the chances of being noticed by readers, all for the low, low price of free. Active participation is required to receive reposts & endorsements from our followers.
Don't be a lone wolf - join our pack.
On the Hunt with Anita Dickason
Anita Dickason's series, On The Hunt, provides information on issues of writing, publishing, distribution, and marketing. As an award-winning author and publisher, Anita has first-hand experience with the difficulties that all authors encounter. Her articles provide timely information on avoiding the landmines that await the unwary author.
Trust Me, I'm an Author Series
Being an Indie author can be hard, so I created this 15-episode miniseries to answer some general questions many authors have. It covers such subjects as "To Blog or Not to Blog?", "Should I KDP Select or Not?", the importance of a good book cover and why beta readers are so important to an author.
If you have any specific questions you'd like to see me address in this video series, send me an email and I'll add it to the series.
As always, Indies United is here to help authors navigate through the confusing and sometimes frustrating publishing world.
StoryOrigin helps you grow your email list and sell more books by making it easy to find and set up cross-promotion groups with other authors. When I asked the founder what his goals were for StoryOrigin, he said, "to be the best community platform for finding cross-promotional opportunities. Right now, that's groups sales and giveaways, but there's a lot more coming."
Ultimate eBook Creator
Many people have a dream of being an author and wonder how to go about publishing an eBook and specifically how to self-publish on Kindle, Barnes & Noble, iBookStore, Smashword, Lulu. Well, I have some really good news for you. All you will need is the Ultimate eBook Creator - which is probably one of the best eBook creation software on the market today. You can write your eBook from scratch using the built-in professional WYSIWYG editor or, if you already have your content in a text file or word document, then you can literally import all your content into UEC, organize your content into chapters and sections and have your e-book published in less than 30 minutes (depending on how large the book is). UEC is probably the only e-book software you will ever need! It takes care of all the complex formatting and automatically generates your "Table of Contents", so all your formatting headaches are gone! You can generate for Kindle (MOBI), Barnes and Noble, iBookStore, Smashwords, LULU.com (EPUB) or generate an MS Word document or even a PDF document!
Print on Demand: A Low-Risk Way to Sell Books is an in-depth guide for indie authors who want a low cost and efficient way to get their cool books into the hands of fans. Authors can use this guide to not just get an introduction, but specific and detailed instructions as well as tips and tricks on how to go about starting out this kind of additional business successfully. It's a tried, tested and proven guide that's very honest and transparent, showing both the pros and cons so authors can decide for themselves whether or not it's the right path for them to take.
Tweetomizer is a Content Management System that helps you manage all your Twitter ad campaigns and other Tweets you would like to post every 24 hours.
The key difference between this and any scheduling system is that you create building blocks for your Tweets and Tweetomizer randomizes those building blocks, creating unique Tweets every time.
For example, if you create a Campaign with 5 different main texts, 5 different links, 5 different hashtag sets and 5 different graphics, that gives you 5x5x5x5 or 625 different combinations.
If you create a little more extensive Campaign with 8 different main texts, 3 different links, 6 different hashtag sets and 20 different graphics, that gives you 2880 different combinations. In other words, from that simple Campaign that only takes you minutes to set up, Tweetomizer can post unique Twitter posts for you for the next 2880 days. That’s almost 8 years of daily unique Tweets and it only took you 5 minutes to set it up!
Don’t just take our word for it – try it for free by clicking here: www.tweetomizer.com
What is rĀthe?
rĀthe™ is a revolutionary electronic publishing platform designed to package, market, and distribute short stories, novellas, and novels to mobile app users in bite-sized increments called Episodes. Writers publish their content for free and earn an equitable share of the revenue. While enjoying a one-stop-shop to manage their business activities right here from the rĀthe™ website portal. App users explore all content with no strings attached (the first Episode of every Title is free) and pay a micro amount for each additional Episode.
The rĀthe Experience
“Reading, a little at a time.”
rĀthe is a paradigm shift to the traditional way books and short stories are delivered and writers are compensated for their work.
rĀthe™ has taken a different approach to the traditional “genre”. We ask Authors to map the content of their work to a range of emotions/feelings the rĀthe users would potentially be looking to satisfy in their micro-leisure time. At the same time making sure we have a category that would encompass what is traditionally referred to as genre
James Murdo is a London-based Science Fiction author, predominantly writing in the Space Opera and Hard Sci-Fi sub-genres. Aside from the writing itself, James is also highly interested in helping other authors automate as much of the process for bringing a book ‘to market’ as possible. The ‘Glossary Generator’ is one such tool.
MakeAWebsiteHub.com is a great resource to help authors with every step of building and maintaining their website. In addition to their website and blog building guides, they also have reviews for all of the popular website building software and web hosts to help you choose the best for your needs regardless of your budget.
Providing Beta read services, Book Tours, and managing Social Media for Independent Authors. Book Tours involve three readers that will review your book on three consecutive days on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads. These are honest reviews, not purchased. Social media involves posting on each platform any number of days in a month you chose.
Authorsunite.com helps people become successful authors. Authors Unite has helped over 1,000 people become Amazon, Barnes and Noble, USA Today, and WSJ Bestselling Authors.
WebsiteSetup.org is a free online resource for learning everything related to websites. Our goal is to help beginners to create their own website, blogs and online stores using the right tools and platforms. We wrote this SIMPLE guide to help anyone – from bloggers to small business owners – make their own website without having to learn code. You don't need to spend money on web developers and designers. Believe it or not, most of you will succeed.