By Mark Leslie Lefebvre
Arguably the gold standard when discussing distribution and platforms. Mark Leslie Lefebvre articulately breaks down each concept with skill and his signature humor and gentility. Drawing on his experience working for heavy-hitters Kobo and Draft to Digital, as well as his own experience as an indie author, his book deftly expands the indie author’s viewpoint to explore what’s possible with other distributors. What’s most helpful are the case studies, which include sharing his own numbers as both social proof and a delightful open conversation with the reader. He offers counterpoints to ensure the reader can make an informed decision and challenges the author to see what’s possible, backing up each of his engaging points with rock-solid examples of revenue.
By Monica Leonelle
Monica Leonelle’s ambitious Book Sales Supercharged delivers on every promise superbly in the first two installments. In Get Your Series Wide, she lays the groundwork for the known players much like Wide for the Win, and then tackles audiobooks, serialized fiction and fiction apps, and translations.
By Monica Leonelle
In the recently released Get Your Book Selling on Apple Books, she maintains the same clear and actionable style, summarizing the basics but then expertly explaining metadata, merchandising, and algorithms. Leonelle is an authoritative voice in the indie author community and writes from an immersive standpoint on why you should be ‘aggressively wide’, with straightforward strategies authors can replicate and use as a shortcut in their own careers.
This skillfully written guidebook serves as both cautionary tale and practical advice for indie authors hoping to find their tomes in bookstores. It bills itself as a reality check on the feasibility of selling self-published books in physical locations, providing pragmatic insight. It's broad advice covers basics like the benefits of physical bookselling, and steps indie authors through a pro/con list for going wide. Offering many case studies, it’s a smooth read for any author considering expanding their backlist and future list into print.
A thorough guide to finding a team and avoiding the pitfalls that are rampant within our industry, explaining how to find professional assistance in editorial design, production, distribution, marketing, promotion, and rights licensing areas.
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