Let me start by saying that when I first heard of the event I was immediately interested. What a wonderful way to meet other indie authors and learn from them. As an author of an indie publication, the marketing for the book falls on my doorstep. I can use all the help I can get.
The day started at Midnight EST and I stayed up until 5:30 so that I could support the other authors and make sure they were not alone. That was the number one fear. That no one would show up for the hour. It was great to actually see how many readers and writers showed up for each hour.
The questions were interesting and extremely thought provoking. So many people asked for advice on publishing and writing. As an indie author, that is a huge question. Everyone has their own writing schedule and timetable, so it was so enlightening to see how others plan out their writing day.
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Today is Indie Author Day and we are celebrating with a 24 hour long event. I will be live at 11:00 am – 12:00 Noon Saturday On Facebook Here is the Link. Come meet new Indie authors and enjoy chatting, giveaways, games, cover reveals, and more. From Midnight until Midnight there willl be a host and activities. Come join us, we would appreciate the support.
Our Authors have put their books on special this weekend to celebrate this event. Scroll down and enjoy all the goodies.
Aliya DalRae – Sweet Vengeance – Free Saturday & Sunday
Lyra Shanti -Shiva XIV Book 1 -Free on Saturday the 8th
Shelley Reece – Free on Saturday
Susan Wee – Free on Saturday & Sunday
Lizabeth Scott – Permanent Freebie
Renee Gauthier – Free on Saturday, Sunday & Monday
Alex Dunn – Free for the weekend. All you need to do is enter this code to download in any format you wish: UD47C
Sojourner McConnell – Free for the weekend. All you need to do is enter this code to download in any format you wish: YS65V
**GIVEAWAYS – Giveaways are done during Author’s Hour Spotlight. There are many giveaways happening during these hours, so check out each other and get rewarded.
***AUTHOR HOURS – All times are US Eastern Standard
1AM – 2AM – Alex Dunn
2AM – 4AM – Shelley Reece
4AM – 6AM – Various Authors
6AM – 7AM – Ben Hammott
7AM – 8AM – Rebekah S. Fiore
8AM – 9AM – Assaph Mehr
9AM – 10AM – Laurel Heidtman
9:30AM – 10:30AM – Eva Pasco
10AM – 11AM – Lyra Shanti
10:30AM – 11:30AM – JB Richards
11AM – 12PM – Vicki Goodwin
12PM – 1PM – Susan Elizabeth Girard
1PM – 2PM – Deborah Baldwin
2PM – 3PM – TL Clark
3PM – 4PM – Aliya DalRae
4PM – 5PM – Ester Lopez
5PM – 6PM – Gina Briganti
6PM – 7PM – Susan Wee
7PM – 8PM – Tabi Slick
8PM- 9PM – Lizabeth Scott
9PM – 10PM – Jan Notzon
10PM – 11PM – Renee Gauthier
11PM – 12AM – Jo Van Leerdam/Maple Lee Faussi
I am slow on the uptake and just found out about Indie Author day. Today I spoke to one of the librarians at my local library and they did not know about the special day either. John at the Clark County Library said he would look into it. I hope they are able to find a way to celebrate it with the people in the county. For a state by state and county by county listing of participating libraries, you can click here.
Speaking of Libraries, this week I will be attending my very first writer’s group this Friday at 10:00. If you know me by now, you will know that I am a bit timid,and I do not leave my house much. I fly solo like most writers and enjoy my alone time with the computer, my books, and my notepads. So attending this is my big step out into this wide world of other writers. I was asked to bring five pages of written material with me from a current work in progress or something else I was writing. I was also asked to bring 2 copies of my book for the library to have in their local author’s area. How exciting is that?
But, I digress, back to the topic at hand. Indie Author Day. I am so excited that there is a day celebrating all the indie authors. Some of the indie authors are becoming quite well known. Authors like, Ana Spoke, have sold thousands of copies of Shizzle, Inc. and continues to create even more books, like Indiot, in her Isa Maxwell series. Colleen Hoover has also made quite a name for herself in the Indie market with her books, Finding Cinderella and Maybe Not. There is a real market for Indie books and it is a wonderful thing that Indie Author Day exists.
So check with your own local library and see if they have anything special planned for October 8, 2016. Libraries are for so much more than just borrowing a book. There are adult reading groups, adult writing groups and at our local library, there is a local history group. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet people that love books, history, and reading as much as you do.