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Self-Publishing Advice & Inspirations

Oct 24, 2017

Ep#74: This week we're showcasing the session "Failing Faster To Succeed As An Author" hosted by Tara R Alemany. A little bit of market research can go a long way toward ensuring the financial success of your books. Learn how to test topic ideas and refine them into ready-to-sell titles for enthusiastic readers. Learn how to use Kindle Spy and KDP Rocket to research estimated monthly sales of Top 100 Paid titles in your niche, and settle on relevant keywords so that it's positioned for explosive sales. Tara also shows how she uses other author tools to achieve self-publishing success.

Topics Discussed in this Session:

  • 3 primary strategies for authors.
  • Author Research Tools: Kindle Spy.
  • Author Research Tools: KDP Rocket.
  • Working on your book outline.
  • Getting Reader Feedback.
  • Choosing a Book Title.
  • Cover Design Help.
  • Author Design Tools: Help Me Choose A Cover.
  • Author Design Tools: Bookalyzer, Back Copy Blurb.
  • Author Marketing Tools: Connect Explorer.
Our weekly Self-Publishing Advicebroadcast is brought to you by ALLi, the Alliance of Independent Authors. This Indie Author Fringe Highlight  is one of four regular shows, which include an ALLi Member Q&A, a beginners' salon and an advanced self-publishing salon.
Find more author advice, tips and tools at our self-publishing advice center, And, if you haven’t already, we invite you to join our organization and become a self-publishing ally. You can do that at
If you're not familiar with our Fringe event, it's three-times a year, online conference for self-publishing authors, brought to you by the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), and fringe to the major global publishing fairs; London Book Fair, BookExp, and Frankfurt Book Fair. ALLi brings together the most up-to-date self-publishing education and information available and broadcasts it to authors everywhere. Running 24 sessions over 24 continuous hours allows our members, and other authors round the globe, to attend sessions, no matter where they’re located. For more information, visit our Conference Home Page
Now, go write and publish.
Host Bio:

Tara R. Alemany is a multi-award winning author, speaker, consultant and publisher. She speaks frequently on book marketing and publishing topics and works with authors and speakers regularly to get found online, on stage and on-the-shelf using the services of her Connecticut-based business. Emerald Lake Books is a hybrid publishing company specializing in working with positive people wanting to make a difference in the world while creating visibility for their business or cause at the same time. Based in Sherman, CT, and founded by Tara R. Alemany in 2014, Emerald Lake Books is designed to help the busy author who would rather be writing than spending their valuable time learning the necessary steps to successfully position, publish and launch their work.