Posting on our Website
Self-published authors understand very well the difficulty of being found on a search engine. We originally bought our domain name from Go Daddy along with a hosting and SEO package. We are attempting to increase our internet presence by using their tools and by increasing the numbers of back links to our website.
To increase the number of back links, we are listing children’s book authors on our website, under our favorite author page. So far we have listed books and social networking sites for seven authors, Spirit Corley, Jaquelyn Muller, Thea Berg, Ima Bratt, Janice Spina, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne and Barbara Ann Mojica.
In return for posting their cover illustrations, brief book description and various links to networking sites, we receive a link back to our website home page from their website or Blog. As of today we have 41 sites linking back to our home page. Hopefully the search engines will begin to give us a more favorable listing, which in turn will help all of us.
If you would like to add your children’s book to our website, please email me at email@example.com. This is the barter system. If for some reason you can’t add a link back to our home page from your website or blog maybe you can review our books or help each other in some other way. We need to help each other out.
Speaking of helping each other, Paul G. Day and Janice Spina have created a new Blog called PIA (Published Indie Authors). The PIA Blog is a network for Indie Authors where we can share information. It is difficult enough to write, format and publish a book. It’s even harder to market and sell your book. Thanks go out to Paul and Janice for their efforts.
Competition, good or bad?
Are we in competition with each other, sure. Is that a bad thing, no. In my humble opinion, indie authors need to work together for one very important reason. Indie authors are not always thought of in the same light as traditionally published authors. In order to be taken seriously, we need to publish the highest quality product possible. We can do this by working together through the self-publishing learning curve.
Over the past few years we have learned how to format and publish books for Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes & Noble, all different formatting styles. We’ve learned to build a book cover on Createspace and publish a paperback. We’ve also learned how to create an audio book and release it on Amazon and Audible. If we can help someone, we certainly will try our best. At the same time we haven’t figured out how to sell a book to save our lives. Maybe someone can help us with that little problem.
Facebook Page Likes.
We currently have 499 likes on our Facebook page. Seriously, 499! How about a Like for a Like. If we like each other’s Facebook pages, maybe one of our followers will take a look at your books and possibly buy one. If one of your followers happens to see our page and buys one of our books, that would be great.
Don and Cathy are authors of the Robby’s Quest storybook series.
Visit us at http://www.dcrushbooks.com