Sunday, September 12, 2010

Announcing the Indie Book Collective

If you are an author, either traditional publishing house or indie digital, you need to join the Collective!

Why? Because, let's face it; it's hard out there for an author (whether or not you have a publishing house behind you).

Sure you can write the book yourself and in theory even edit and then publish it all by your lonesome, but selling that puppy?

That takes a village. Or a collective :-)

Basically, we are a group of like-minded authors who are promoting our books through a combination of social media platforms and brick and mortar book stores.

How does it work? Well, I will refer you to our website for the entire down-low, but in a blog nutshell, the collective was formed to sell books through cross promotion.

If someone likes your book, they may like mine and vice verse. Do this over dozens or hundreds of authors and you've got yourself and marketing platform that you simply could not reach by yourself.

The core group of the collective have years of experience in indie publishing and marketing and are more than happy to share that with anyone who is willing to listen so you don't have to go through the 'growing pains' of the Indie life :-)

So check out @indiebookIBC and click here for the website!

Let me know what you think!

In the spirit of cross-promotion, I would love to do some cross-promotion for Plain Jane with anyone who has a mystery/thriller! Let me know by leaving a comment in the box below :-)

Even if you don't have a novel in my genre, I would love for you to read Plain Jane and give it a review! Click here to read 50 pages for free before you buy! #Iamagiverlikethat


  1. Hi Carolyn,

    I love the idea of the Indie Book Collective! I am now one of your followers on this blog. I'm very interested in the opportunity for cross-promotion. I co-authored Secret of the Sands, an award-winning mystery novel, which also includes a mix of adventure & alternate historical fiction.

    Here is my website:

    And here is a link to the bestselling kindle edition on Amazon (it also comes in trade paperback):

    Secret of the Sands mystery novel kindle edition

    I'd also like to read your book, I'm a fairly avid reviewer. My reviews are posted on Goodreads & Amazon, here's the link to my Amazon profile:

    Rai's Amazon profile

    I've read the reviews of Plain Jane - wow! congrats! - as well as the sample & I'm hooked. I'll pick up a copy on Amazon :)

    Here's my e-mail address for your records:

    Best wishes to you for big success!

    Rai Aren, co-author of Secret of the Sands

    For 12,000 years a dark and deadly secret has been hidden deep below the Great Sphinx of Giza. In present day Egypt, a frightening, yet awe-inspiring story unravels as archaeologists race against time to decipher an ancient truth...

  2. It takes a collective to make it these days. #PlainJaneROCKS #readit

  3. My copy of Plain Jane is on its way! Looking forward to reading it :)