First steps: Web Resources

One of the first things I did in my journey to independent publishing was—what else?—troll the Web for resources and information. There is a staggering amount of advice out there for newbies like me. The question is: how much of it is useful?

Everywhere I looked, people were insisting that authors need a social media platform and must invest time in creating online relationships with other writers, publishers, and readers. None of that is earth-shattering news, but I knew it was time to start building an online presence. Baby steps, though: I joined a Facebook group for writers in my genre (art in historical fiction), Goodreads, and the Historical Novel Society.

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Amy Maroney

I'm a writer living in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and daughters. It took 4 years to write and publish my first novel, The Girl from Oto. Before that I was a writer and editor of nonfiction. This blog charts my progress as an independent author navigating the fog-shrouded switchbacks of "authorpreneurship." Come along for the ride...I hope what I've learned along the way can help you, too!

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