In case you didn’t know, our friend Miral Sattar at Bibliocrunch hosts regular Meetup for people who are interested in self-publishing. They’re always very informative and interesting — Betty even spoke at one a few months ago!
Yesterday’s event at the American Society of Journalists and Authors had a great turn-out. The speaker for the night was Amy Edelman, a publicist and writer who runs Indiereader. This incredible website puts out book reviews for Indie and self-published authors and has a lot of great articles from regular columnists and writers sharing their publishing processes. Edelman stressed the importance of social media and putting together what you can for free, like Goodreads and Facebook pages. She also recommended the Kindle Direct Publishing program, which gives you a number of “free days” that can help you promote your book to a wider audience.
Bibliocrunch’s next meetup event is on February 25th, so be sure to save the date. I’ll certainly be there! And be sure to add Indiereader to your bookmark list — it’s definitely worth checking out.