Spend Less Time Promoting & More Time Writing!

Karin Cox

Welcome to Indie Review Tracker, the website that simplifies self-promotion for indie authors, enabling you to search for, submit to, and keep tabs on book reviewers, book bloggers, forums, and other resources to help you spend less time promoting.

Time-saving Features for Authors

You’ll benefit from:

  • searchable, up-to-date links to more than 395 useful sites, from facebook forums to review sites, to book bloggers, e-book advertisers and indie service providers to sites that promote FREE e-books. 
  • articles from a range of indie professionals that discuss the how tos and whys and wherefores of self-publishing.

Register on Indie Review TrackerAnd best of all, it’s FREE. So hang around and check out the site, bookmark it, click on REGISTER to sign up for membership and add your author site or indie service to the tracker. You might even like to advertise your novel on the site. Above all, remember to share your successes with others.

Cheers
Karin Cox

Leveraging the Social Web

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If you're like most indie authors, you already understand the power of word of mouth and of social media to drive book sales, even if you're reluctant to tweet, post or google chat online. Guest blogger, Tanisha Williams, the brains behind the ChatEBooks distribution and social media site, has stopped by today to talk about leveraging the social web for self-published authors … [Continue reading...]

Adding Literary Devices to Up the Ante

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I know that I haven't found time to post to the site for ages, but it is largely because I've been concentrating on my own writing, and life in general. So today, some writing "craft" words. Some time back, I wrote a post on literary devices and techniques that bestselling writers often incorporate in their novels. At the time, I meant to go on and do a second post, and maybe … [Continue reading...]

How to Polish your Online Reputation in 5 Easy Steps

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Today, I'm pleased to welcome Kimberley Laws, who has kindly agreed to stop by to chat about polishing your online persona. Take it away, Kimberley... Does your staff snicker behind your back? Have the locals taken to pointing at you and laughing when they see you downtown? If you haven’t committed an outrageous faux pas and you don’t have a piece of toilet paper perpetually … [Continue reading...]

A Real Romance Love as it should be written

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I know that I owe you all a post about marketing and promotion, and probably another post about editing, but first off I wanted to share with you the joy of reading a novel that really resonates with you. As writers, we need to make sure we're never too time poor to read. I'm lucky in that I frequently encounter other indie authors who are as inspiring as they are talented, and … [Continue reading...]

A Deal I HAD to Share… Night Trilogy Boxed Set for just 99c (Save $7)

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Occasionally here on the IRT Showcase, I feature an author's book or deal because it just represents great value for readers, and I think that all indie authors, as well as being writers, should be readers. We all need to keep our finger on the pulse of what is great writing, to read the works of others in our genre, and to read widely outside of our own genres as well. That's … [Continue reading...]

Divine Intervention: Author Style M. Edward McNally's Indie Prayer

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Sometimes, when we're not considering sacrificing a few goats to the god of Zon or selling our souls for a 10K bump in sales rank, all of us indie authors feel the need for a little help from above, or below, or sideways, or wherever you feel a divine presence is located (pray tell!). So today, because it is Friday and because I'm shrugging off a less than enthusiastic review … [Continue reading...]

Return on Investment Where Best to Splash Your Advertising Cash

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Every now and again, I reach a point of total disillusion with my book sales. In the past, this has usually resulted in a knee-jerk reaction to either raise or lower prices, to hit the relevant permitted "spam" threads of all of those sites I frequent, and to tweet up a storm, usually with negligible effect. However, since I released Cruxim, I have been trying to work to a … [Continue reading...]

Dark & Clever Fiction: I am Eternal

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For as long as there's been a Vatican the Church has hunted Simeon Magus. He is tired of running... Simeon Magus has been alive... undead nearly two millennia. He has watched the undead go from myth to adored celebrity and he exists, hiding from a determined and lethal group of hunters who do not listen to reason and won't stop until he's destroyed. Simeon witnessed … [Continue reading...]

Why Hitting the “Bigtime” is a Myth

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A few weeks ago, an author friend of mine who has had some real success selling on Amazon (we're talking shifting tens of thousands of books in the first few months of publishing her novel) told me she felt disillusioned. Even though some of her books were selling great guns, and she really felt like she'd hit the bigtime with one of her novels, every time a new book was … [Continue reading...]

Looking back on 2012; forecasting for 2013

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As 2012 is done and dusted, I thought it would be an opportune time to reflect on some of the challenges independently published authors faced in the year just past, and to make some basic predictions about how things might continue to change in 2013 and how indie authors might capitalise on opportunities that arise. Bear in mind that I first self-published via Smashwords … [Continue reading...]