Monday, September 23, 2013

"Celebrate and Promote Independent Author Month"

Are you a Facebook user? And an author? Get ready to do a happy dance if you are. It’s Independent Author Promotion Month—tell the global community about you, your book and create buzz and sales! The  information and links below were adapted from a blog created by Cate Russell-Cole and are being shared with her kind permission.  And remember, you promote your book year round … not just for one month.

There are many… here’s a starter list. Not all these groups are Indie specific. Try searching under Indie, Author and Writer on Facebook to find more.

I am not involved with many of these groups, as I simply don’t have enough time: so please use at your own discretion. I have left the full web address here so this page can be printed.

Publishing Talk

Review Seekers

Books, Books and more Books Where authors and readers can post to help promote their books and giveaways.

Indie Authors Unite! See how you can earn free advertising on a site that gets over 8000 page views a day.

Marketing for Authors

All About Books A group for all who love books for authors & readers.

Writers and Readers Unite Authors may post about their new books and readers may post review or comments.

BOOK PLACE A group for anyone who likes books or is in any way connected with books, including readers, authors, librarians, editors, agents, publicists, illustrators, and more. This includes both print and electronic forms.

Authors Promoting Authors

Published Authors  A place for budding and experienced authors to share ideas about publishing and marketing books.

Writers who believe in supporting Writers Writers / Authors a place where you can post and or ask questions.

Authors, Agents, and Aspiring Writers


Author Meeting Place A place to meet and greet other authors. You might be able to share marketing ideas and/or events in your area if you meet someone close to you. Authors unite!

Book Promotion A vast support network designed to help YOU get your work free publicity. Post your latest book releases, press releases, links, likes and WIP. This is your FAN club.

Women Writers, Editors, Agents, and Publishers The goal for this networking group is to become the largest WOMEN ONLY group in the writing arena where we can help each other succeed.

How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks – All for Free This group is for writers helping writers but not for all of us shouting “buy my book.” It is still okay to discuss topic-related blog posts, interviews, questions related to your book and cover, etc.

Go Indie Discover indies. Discuss resources. Post about your books and projects. Your Promos & Announcements are welcome once daily for each individual item. For example, if you are promoting a particular book, please post no more than once a day. But if you are promoting multiple books, you are welcome to post each separately or create a promo thread for your day’s promos.

Julies Book Review- Reviewers for Authors This Group is for promo and for Authors to submit books to Julies Book Review. We have several reviewers that will review most genre’s of fiction Please only Author and reviewer type posts!

Indie author accountability The Indie Author accountability group. Stating your intentions and getting support along the way. Talking about motivation, and procrastination, breaking writer’s block and getting on with the act of writing and marketing.
 The blog sites were originally posted by Cate Russell-Cole is licensed under a Creative Common Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

  Judith Briles is known as The Book Shepherd, the Author and Publishing expert and the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Author U, a membership organization created for the author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80's. She’s the author of 31 books including Author YOU: Creating Your Book and Author Platform that has won multiple “best” in the writing/publishing categories in book award competitions. Her next book is Snappy, Sassy, Salty … Wise Words for Authors and Publishers and will be available this fall. Join Judith live on Thursdays at 6 p.m. EST for Your Guide to Book Publishing on

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