What is Indie Life?
How: Sign up on the Linky at the bottom of this page
When: Post on the second Wednesday of the month (starting 1/9/2013)
What: Write anything indie related: something that will inspire or help a fellow indie; something that celebrates a release or a milestone; something that talks about the ups and downs, joys and heartaches of Being Indie.
Grab: The banner above to include in your posts!
One of the most important things about being an Indie Author, is to give back to the people who help you the most - other authors (eg: your blogger contacts within your circles).
Even if it is in some small way, I believe this contribution goes a long way in helping to promote your own work and to build a network base. By becoming involved in the release hype of other writer's work you create larger networks, which is a very important step towards making friends and contacts.
The old saying: You reap what you sow, is so very true!
Ensure you make your network strong, by commenting on other blogs, being interested and involved in what others are promoting and when you make a commitment to help with a web activity, ensure you follow it through. Don't let others down, make people feel important and invaluable.
There are so many ways to support and encourage your writer friends. You can sign up to be a host to promote a new release, become a beta reader or critique partner, always leave a review of the books you read at the various publishing sites, visit other blogs and leave comments as often as possible, involve yourself in blog hops and memes, etc, as often as you can.
But most importantly, remember you are running a business and every comment, input and post you create, reflects upon your commercial face. Make sure the image you present is the one you wish to develop and expose.