Making Progress — More Member Benefits

This is a private, members-only post so if you’re reading this, you’ve successfully used the new log-in we sent you. Thanks! Nancy and I have been working with several of you individually, teaching some skills that we hope to convert to some online lessons. Here are a few examples:

  • defining your personal brand
  • cover design
  • how to format your own book
  • transferring a domain
  • managing your blog/author website
  • setting up your author page

Soon enough, we will be hearing from the members who have had these consults.

A Few More Member Benefits

We have set up a private Facebook group to make it easier for members to connect and communicate with others. When it comes to giving and receiving critique, there’s a lot of bartering that can take place. If you haven’t already been added, please say so in the comments and include the email address connected to your FaceBook account. (Remember, it’s a private post so anything your share in the comments stays within the co-op.)

Amelia Indie Authors has a DropBox account. This is a cloud-based file transfer and storage system — a great way to share large files. (Sometimes email doesn’t handle them gracefully!) If you already have DropBox please create a folder with your last name and “Indie” and invite Amelia.Indie.Authors@gmail.com to share that file. If you don’t already have a DropBox please let us know and we’ll send you an invite to our account. It’s also not a bad idea to create a DropBox file that holds your best author photos, book covers, and final manuscripts.

Have you already published a book? We’d love to add it to the new “Our Books” page. Please send an email with a cover image and an Amazon link and we’ll add it.

Look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

 

 

Getting Started with Facebook

SmartInsights.com tells us that ten years ago, 7{f1791e21317150ef16b724493368daace7010ce61c13caaf39cf91ea8f458df6} of the US population used one (or more) social media sites. In the past decade, that figure has jumped to more than 65{f1791e21317150ef16b724493368daace7010ce61c13caaf39cf91ea8f458df6}. That’s right, well over half of the US population is active on social media.

The largest and most well-known social media site is Facebook, currently with more than 2 billion (yes, with a “B”) active users. Three-quarters of US social media users visit at least once a day.

Several of you have let me know that you don’t care for social media and especially dislike Facebook. And, while I feel your pain, that’s an awful lot of prospective readers to walk away from, isn’t it?

Trienah has asked me to teach her about establishing an author presence on the world’s largest social media site so we’re going to have that conversation here — within this post and its comments. Watch this space. (And feel free to join us in the comments.)

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Help! My Writing & Publishing Journey Would Be Better If…

We have a wonderful situation on our hands. And, because you are our first members, you get to share the wealth.

Some of our prolific, award-winning contributors keep asking me what I’d like them to blog about.

We’ve got lots of resources and experience here, so I’m setting up this post to make it simple for you to request the content that would help you the most. Eventually, we will have another location for those requests but, for now, have at it. Please comment here.

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