5 Tips To Write Your Own Book, From Indie Writers

2018-05-15 19:43:13
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Writing your own book and publishing a book are two different jobs carried out by two different sets of people. But sometimes, writers publish their own books. They are known as Indie Writers. Indie writers write and publish Indie Books, which are not published by big publishing houses. Here, in this article, we will get to know about some Tips to write your own book as an Indie Writer.

Who is an Indie Writer?

An Indie Writer or an Indie Author according to the Alliance of Independent Authors is someone who:

  1. Is an independent author and has published one book.
  2. Should have complete control as the creative director of the book right from idea to the complete process, including publishing, marketing, and sales.
  3. While negotiating partnerships, the author should be acknowledged as the creative director on contract papers. The contract could be a paid author or a publishing deal with agent.
  4. If the author has an established author platform, the royalty received should be higher than an author who does not.
  5. The author should be recognized as a creative director in the whole process of publishing and should be rewarded.
  6. The author is proud of its ‘indie” status and carry the same self respect in all their ventures, negotiations, collaborations for own benefit and the benefit of all writers on the whole.

Why being an Indie Writer is different from Self Published Author?

An indie writer may not necessarily be a self-publishing author, because they might and do take help of specialists to publish their book. They also have a share of profits. Self-published authors are those who invest their own money in creating and publishing and promoting their book.

What are the pros and cons of being an Indie Writer?

Pros of being an Indie Writer

  • Creative Control: You have absolute control over the design, placement, publishing, promotions, marketing and sales of your book. You can control the look, feel and design of your book. You have the final word on the way of publishing too.
  • High Royalty Rates: You get to keep the highest royalty amount every time someone buys your book.
  • Quick Payments: The payments for the sales profits and royalties you earn is quick and without hassle.
  • Faster Time To Market:As there are no middlemen, your book reaches the market very fast.
  • Control Over Format: You have absolute control over pre and post sales and marketing of your book.

Cons of being an Indie Writer

  • Do Everything Yourself: Being an indie writer means doing everything by yourself. It becomes hard if you are a first-timer, because there are so many learning and a lot of trials and errors.
  • No Prestige: Indie writers are often looked down because they are not in association with big publishing houses.
  • Difficulty Getting on Store Shelves: Even if it is easier to reach market, indie writers find it extremely difficult to get their books on the shelves of popular bookstores.
  • Assume All Financial Risk: Being an indie writer can be a financial liability, as all the expenses and losses are incurred by the writer alone.
  • Lack of Marketing:No marketing is bad marketing. Even worse is if you do not know marketing.

Tips To Write Your Own Book

Write With All Your Heart

The first thing that makes an indie writer successful is writing. It is the only way an indie writer can sell their books.

Indie writer should concentrate on the storyline. Better if they rely on creating a series of titles. The storyline should be engaging and logical. It should be without grammar or syntax mistakes unless the storyline demands it.

Use short sentences and paragraphs and use a vigorous and positive tone of language. Your storyline needs a rhythm; listen to the characters of your storyline. Keep a tab on verbs, adverbs, adjectives, pronouns, archaic and colloquial terms. Use vernaculars sparingly.

Write in the first person. Write for your reader. Use active voice. Give more information, avoid suspense. Delete unnecessary and boring details which do not add up to the storyline.

Set Writing Goals

Set up definite time, space and length of your writing. Make sure you set goals to achieve. Before starting on a new snippet, think over the whole episode and write them as points. Your narrative should be consistent. Write every day even if it is for a few minutes.

Strategize your Pricing and Timing

Now this is an important book writing tip. You can set your own pricing for your book. But before you do, make sure you have undertaken a research on how the books are priced in the market. This way, you can get the maximum monetary benefit. Also, make sure that you time your book release in such a way that it does not clash with other prominent writer or publishing house releases.

Invest in Marketing

If you want to sell your book quick, you need to invest in marketing. Reach out online bookstores that can sell your book. Make a video of the story snippet. Give free excerpts to interested readers. Make use of social media. Be sure that the book cover is loud in color and style. Make sure the author and the person come across as the same personality.

Connect with your readers

This is a great way to know the pulse of your readers. You can get new and brilliant ideas. This way, you will get new tips to write your own book that may become a bestseller. Interact with your readers, listen to them, answer questions, and solicit feedback.

We want to hear from you

Are you an indie writer too. Now, you can easily sell your book online at Showflipper.

Have you ever visited an online bookstore to buy books? Have you ever bought books written by an indie writer? We would like to know your experience.

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A Career in poetry with showflipper

2018-02-28 12:51:41
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Considering Poetry As A Career!

Whether to have poetry as a career is a very contentious topic.  For many, calling poem writing a career may not seem correct as they feel there is less opportunities for advancement.  

Becoming a poet is perhaps one of those career choices where you are not required to have any form of formal education.

Apart from excellent flair for the language you want to write in, what you need is a very strong imagination. 

 Poets are able to think fast and in a way where we commoners are not able to view. Learn how to improve your creative skills

Note: To the poet there is no good poem or a bad poem.  He expresses what he imagines through a lovely weave of words.  

Poems can be inspirational or contemporary poems. It can express the feelings of a lovelorn heart or can stir a burning social issue.

Developing Skills & Literature!

To develop your skills in the language, you can actually take up a course in the literature and get some ideas on writing skills. 

So while you do poetry you can also become a resident writer in a university and forget worrying about food and shelter.

While you decide to be a poet, you should also decide what exactly you want to write about.  

What is that thing that captives your imagination. What is that one burning subject that keeps you up in the middle of the night? 

 What is it that brings joy in your heart and tears in your eyes?

Note: How a poem will start and will end may vary.  Instead of worrying about the frame, first write what will come very naturally to you. 

 Like an abstract art painter, throw in your colors on the canvas and see what is transpiring. 

 You can refer to poetry books to get some inspiration.  Set some daily hours and goals for practice.

For kids who are eager to enter into the world of poetry, here is a good read!

Conveying What Matters!

Poetry is a serious job.  What you write should move your listeners.  It should express the message you want to give. Poetry will not happen by luck.

 You have to read, analyze other poets, be passionate about one or multiple subjects.

Always try to think what freshness you can add to the subject you are talking about.

 And an important tip for becoming a successful poet is that, always keep handy a pen and notepad to jot down your inspirations, whenever and wherever you find it.

Note: Before being able to publish your fictional poems or nonfictional poems, you should write a substantial amount of poetic materials.

 To get recognized, you can always join some small local club for poets.

A great site that emphases on the poetry books for teens will be of a excellent help for amateur poets!

Publishings and Follw Ups!

Poetry as a verbal element is more ancient than poetry written on paper.  

Sometimes when you want to publish your poems in a magazine, you might need to follow certain rules and guidelines. 

 Do not get stifled by this restriction.

Pay attention and importance to adjustments and editing your stuff.  Till you are a big shot, you have to abide by certain rules.

Do your soft reminders after a few weeks. The magazine must be getting several entries.  

Never get flustered and frustrated. This will hamper your writing skills and unnecessarily distract you from your mission.

ShowFlipper and Its Association With Poetry!

""ShowFlipper:"

Little did Dattaprasad Thite know that his poetic career was an overnight drive away. 

After writing a few poems that he skeptically kept unpublished for years, he gave in to what ShowFlipper offered to all aspiring artists worldwide. 

Free online publicity. An opportunity to sell art online at very little cost.

When Dattaprasad visited the SF team, he did not know that his poetic verses would get a global platform for recognition. 

However, the founder of the online show-taining site, nudged the poet to publish them online in order to make his beautiful pieces of poetry available for the world to read.

""Poetry"

A poetic compilation of Life

Almost every poem he writes captures a unique and different perspective. He covers a wide range of emotions through his poetry compilations. 

Fun, pain, love, affection, sorrow, pleasure, anguish, tribulations, triumphs and frustrations are just some of the themes that dominate his poetry.

"Poetry for me is a flower, which might necessarily not be a fragrant one." believes Dattaprasad. 

His compilation of poems portrays an open mind that speaks of reality, closely connected with human emotions.

This sets his work apart and attracts more collectors to his Show for more poetic verses.

"It contains every human feeling and relation. It is a rare combination from a father's love for an unborn daughter or pen as a disciple's gratitude for his spiritual master. 

On an occasion, it criticises a terrorist and sometimes narrates nostalgia of a fallen tree.

 It also salutes a father's unconditional and unsaid affection for his son. 

Thus, it is a finest blend of human emotions." explained Dattaprasad on his poetic compilation, Petals.

Befriending a pen could not have been more fruitful and Dattaprasad emerged with a total 3500 poems.

 With his poems gaining steady popularity on SF Studio every passing day, he was driven to write more verses for his show. 

Dattaprasad has an upcoming music album that will soon be launched. It is in collaboration with an American band.

Get subscribed today on www.showflipper.com and get amazed by surprising art forms! Publish your poems, literature, books and many other art works like fine art and digital art through our efficient marketing team, who cater your products to a global scale! 

Take the benefit of being followed by your fans, and your art work getting noticed in every corner of the world!

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A Gritting Mystery Novel On The US Economy

2018-02-28 13:17:31
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A Nonfiction Book That Keeps Readers Glued

'My Name is Kevin' follows a female detective who is assigned to track down an ATM robber wanted for murder. As she gets closer, she realizes that the robber attends the same A.A meetings as her.

Her investigation takes her deep into the intricate ravines of terrorism even uncovering a plot of a terror organization to destroy the U.S economy and causing the great recession of 2008.

The book is a thought provoking piece that has been written by keeping the global changes in mind. It manages to keep readers glued with its turbulent plot that connects alcoholism, terrorism, Islamic terror groups, and deadly confrontations at Alcoholics anonymous meetings. 

It is a must-have book for fans of the thriller genre. Linking these two global phenomena was no doubt a challenge but Peter Glassman rises up with a truly realistic and thrilling story.

Peter Glassman’s creative writing keeps you on the edge of your seats. It has all the grit and mystery that a lover of thrillers would expect! This is one of those fiction books that is stuffed with nail biting drama and ends with an excellent finish.

If you are expecting a fantasy book out of it, you are sure going to love this one! It is what we can say as fantasy meets fiction meets mystery! It is a deadly combination that makes one’s mind frozen to the core!

Mystery Novels with a difference

Glassman, man of medical thrillers has presented the SF Studio with this new creation recently. He connects each dot with the precision of a mastermind and that enables 'My name is Kevin' to attract global attraction to the SF Studio. The constant flow of novels every few months has kept audiences at ShowFlipper hooked onto his show on the website.

Glassman has written books like 'The Eye man', 'The Helios Rain', and 'Who Will Weep for Me'. His upcoming novel is titled 'The Happy Hat' and the storyline revolves around an FBI agent who is on the trail of a man in full body cast and is allegedly smuggling heroin worth half a million dollars inside the plaster. 

It shows promise and contains the drama and thrill that Glassman has always maintained in all of his creations.

Peter Glassman grew up in Massachusetts and acquired an MD as well as a PhD in Medicine. He has dedicated 20 years in drug development in major pharmaceutical companies. 

He has keen interest in history and his novel 'Cotter', has a combination of historical facts of medicine and family life Post Civil War years. He spends most of his entire day writing, working with editors and promoting his e-books.

His experiences as a doctor served as inspiration for his novels. His career began when his wife told him to write about one of his navy patients who brought a bottle full of human eyes from Vietnam. This led to the creation Eye Man' another one of his enthralling books.

Glassman feels that there should always be a thread of truth behind every story line. This makes his best nonfiction books stand out and he has gained a number of loyal audiences for his show on SF Studio. The rules of writing that he follows are, "Only write what you know".

His philosophy of writing is simple. "I believe literature should be educational, fun, serious, full of feelings, and always with a touch of fantasy. We're all part dreamers." he says. 

Peter Glassman has written several novels, mostly thrillers that have bits and pieces of his medical background woven into each page. He keeps all his plots filled with thrilling excerpts that keeps readers hooked onto his books.


Sell Books on ShowFlipper

ShowFlipper is a writer’s paradise. Sell your creative writing and your e-books to the global audience through SF Studio. Being a ShowTainer the studio promotes mystery novels and fantasy books apart from fiction books and nonfiction books

Take on this opportunity to sell books, be it physical or e-books to your fans! Promote them the new age way through books trailer, a trendy and modern way to get in touch with people and make them aware about your creative writing!

Visit https://www.showflipper.com today for better opportunities! Signing up is free and easy! Make the most out of it today!

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Book Trailers Fiction Books Come Alive

2018-02-28 15:54:03
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Sell Books Using Book Trailers

Gone are those days when you would browse through newspapers and journals to know which the latest book launch is or get a book review. Contradictory to our childhood ethics which taught us to read more and watch less, book trailers are quite a trend these days.

All thanks to the internet, digital books are close to replacing paperbacks and hardback books. That is not it. The sale of these books is now dependent on trailers. Yes, you heard right. Just like movies launch a short video introducing the storyline, books too are following this path! Be a ShowTainer, by launching a book trailer at www.showflipper.com and sell books for the massive audience online. Give an audition today!

What Are Book Trailers?

A short video showcasing the synopsis of the book.

Meant to create a buzz and generate interest amongst readers and critics about a book.

Be it fiction books, or non-fiction books and fantasy books, it accumulates everyone!

It has to be an attention-grabber. The whole idea behind the trailer is to bring in the moolah! 

Here are some great book trailers for kids who will love them to their fullest!

How Book Trailer Helps

Videos are a shareable on social media which has the ability to create an instant buzz all over the internet world.

Readers like personal connect and get enthused when they feel they share a bond with the author. Here is a link that reveals the best book trailers for readers

Communication through video develops a 'trust' and 'like' factor towards the author which eventually converts into a strong fan base.

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Some Statistics!

ComScore states that a book trailer results in 64% higher chance of the reader purchasing a particular book. (Source: ComScore)

Close to 92% mobile video viewers share videos (Source: Invodo)

Authors who promote trailers in their email campaign experience an Open Rates increase from 19% to 300%. (Source: Forrester Research)

An exciting blog attempts to reveal your personality type , with the way you choose books!

Why should you opt for a Book Trailer?

We are well aware that writers spend countless days and nights to complete a story and create an interesting plot for the audience. Writing is after all an art which takes the reader into another place, another time, another world.

By introducing this viral mode of communication, it may appear that all efforts and emotions are over-shadowed. Well, this is not the case and here is why.

Authors become Brand names

The author is recognized by readers and is coined into a celebrity of sorts. Every famous author of the mystery novels, best fiction books or best nonfiction books and fantasy books was once a complete unknown, but with the help of trailers readers can put a face to a name.

Build Connection

Most readers tend to purchase books from an author that they are already familiar with. Audiovisual medium is one of the best ways to connect with people. If you are a new author, the trailer can help familiarize new readers to your work.

Engagement

For the success of a book, it is important that people are talking about it. Readers and critics should be engaged in discussions about the merits of the book, its story, the author, comparisons with other books, and so on. Book trailers instigate such deliberations.

Also, creating trailers will allow the author to link it to his/her website in a video which will bring in constant conversation on the website.

Using an Existing Reading Medium

When eBook readers are already on the internet, it is easy for them to buy an eBook as soon as they watch a trailer of a book. Since the internet has already become a medium for readers and viewers, book trailers will simply bridge these two together.

Easier Marketing

There are many websites which specialize in hosting book trailers. Of course, YouTube is the most popular platform due to its wide reach. However, YouTube, and Facebook promotions are not sufficient in present times. Apart from social media platforms like Twitter, LinkedIn, and book sites other platforms like ShowFlipper are promoting this idea. Sites like ShowFlipper customize each video and promote it extensively in order to reach booklovers across the world

Similar to writing a fiction book, creating a book trailer is a game of imagination - you use live animation, scrolling of texts, and absolutely everything you can think of. It is the amalgamation of these thoughts that will lead to a superb marketing agenda.

The world of dot com is evolving every day and we all know that traditional media is bound to wallow if it does not progress with changing preferences. So if trailers are creating a stir and generating curiosity, why not try them out? After all these trailers are not only beneficial for book writers, but also a gift for book lovers!

Do's and Dont's for Book Trailers

Reveal the plot, but not the ending to maintain the curiosity of the readers.

Do not make the trailer a continuous and boring video.  

Keep giving interesting hints about the book here and there and pump up the reader’s curiosity.  

If you are using some musical elements to your book, then get involved and choose carefully an appropriate music.  Music is actually a great way to hold onto the reader’s attention.

Finally, once you are done with your trailing, actively share it in all social media for reader’s to view it.

ShowFlipper, A Virtual Bookstore!

ShowFlipper has come up as a virtual bookstore. It hosts a number of well known and renowned authors who have published their books for their fans!

You too can hop on to this never before opportunity and publish your creative writings , books and poems on the site!

Subscribe today and get a plethora of benefits associated with art related topics! Log on today! Visit https://www.showflipper.com

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