Last week I found out about this brilliant website – Awesome Indies. Run by author Tahlia Newland, the aim of this site is “to promote professional standard Indie published books, as evaluated by industry professionals.” Their submission criteria are rigorous – reassuringly so, because this way you know that only the best independently published books will get listed.
I submitted Can’t Live Without, and was delighted when Tahlia contacted me to say it had been included. If you have a book to promote – a professionally produced indie book, that is – then you should seriously consider submitting your title to Awesome Indies. I’ve been battling the post-free-promo plummeting of sales figures for weeks now, but this weekend Can’t Live Without popped back into the top 100 bestsellers for Women’s Fiction, and this week I’ve managed to turn my sales around for the first time since the free Kindle promotion in July. I don’t think it was purely down to the listing on Awesome Indies – I’ve also had great results from the Facebook group I told you about last Sunday (Real Romance) – but I think this listing gave my book the extra shove it needed.
The great thing about sites like this is the ‘we’re all in it together’ approach. Tahlia encourages listed authors to cross-promote, and also encourages participation with guest posts and reviews. I’ve already found a few really interesting-looking books on there that I’ll be downloading this week, so clearly it’s a great resource for readers too.
Most of all, I love the title: Awesome Indies. That just about sums it up for me. Because we are awesome, aren’t we? x