The Magpies was launched a month ago today and it’s been a pretty phenomenal month. The book has now sold 40,000 copies, which is way beyond my initial expectations (although I am always optimistic). It’s currently sitting at No.2 on Amazon UK and has over 90 five star reviews. Of course it could all go [...]
Author Archive: indieiq
Mark Edwards is the co-author of Catch Your Death and Killing Cupid, which hit No.1 and 2 on Amazon when self-published. They were subsequently published by HarperCollins.
He is keeping a toe in the self-publishing waters with his scary short story, Kissing Games, available on Amazon now.
Mark offers consultation and book description services through IndieIQ, along with lots of free advice for authors. The mission of IndieIQ is to help writers find readers.
This week has been crazy – after stalling in the thirties, The Magpies has flown into the Amazon UK top ten and is currently sitting at No.7 (although it changes every hour so could well have dropped by the time I finish writing this blog post). It reached No.6 yesterday, its highest position so far. [...]
The ebook charts have changed a lot in the last two years. Last week, I launched my first self-published novel since 2011, The Magpies, and have discovered it’s a lot harder than it used to be. Two years ago – in February 2011 – my co-writer Louise Voss and I self-published our thriller Killing Cupid, [...]
Nick Spalding is the UK’s most successful indie author of 2012, with incredible sales of his comedies. He’s just announced a traditional deal with Coronet Books and is an example of someone whose life has been transformed by self-publishing. Nick and I will be appearing on a panel together at Self-Publishing in the Digital Age, [...]
There are only three things you need to do to become a multi-platinum, world-conquering ebook tycoon with a fleet of yachts and sales figures that would make James Patterson spit with envy: Get people to look at your book page Convert them into a paying customer Keep them coming back for more Yep, that’s all [...]
When you self-publish your book, there are a few things that you have to get right to have any chance of success. Of course, your book has to be something people want to read. Then you need a great cover. You have to choose the right categories. And you must have an excellent product description. [...]
Recently, The Guardian published a controversial article by the Booker prize head judge arguing that book bloggers are harming literature. You can read his arguments here. Personally, I’m a big fan of book bloggers – as a reader because I know they are going to be honest and ‘real’ and as a writer because it’s [...]
I’m delighted to welcome Karl Vadaszffy to IndieIQ , for my first interview in quite a while. This is Part 1 of a 2-part interview. In the second part, Karl will reveal some of the secrets of his success. Although Karl is not self-published – his books have been published by his agent – he [...]