Maximizing Your Reach as an Indie Author

Maximizing Your Reach as an Indie Author with Lindsay Buroker

Lindsay Buroker knows how to maximize her reach as an indie author. By writing under multiple pen names across multiple genres, following a rapid release model to generate interest, and running a podcast to help uphold her brand, she continues to expand her audience and influence across the writing landscape. Buroker is a full-time independent author who focuses primarily on the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Among her impressive number of successful series are Death Before Dragons, Dragon Blood, and Star Kingdom. She is also known for co-hosting Six Figure Authors, a podcast dedicated to providing writers with tactical knowledge to help improve their careers. Lindsay’s latest release, Elven Doom, is available now.

From Amazon.com:

Lindsay is a full-time independent fantasy and science fiction author who loves travel, hiking, tennis, and vizslas. She’s written over sixty novels, appeared on the USA Today bestseller list, and has been twice nominated for a Goodreads Readers’ Choice Award. She grew up in the Seattle area but has itchy feet and moves every couple of years. She’s currently living in Bend, Oregon, and working on the next book.

Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business – editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How to utilize the rapid release model
  • When to commit to a genre
  • When to use a pen name
  • How to approach cowriting
  • How to structure a day of writing

Links:

J. D. Barker – http://jdbarker.com/

J. Thorn – https://theauthorlife.com/

Lindsay Buroker – https://lindsayburoker.com/

Elven Doom by Lindsay Buroker – https://books2read.com/ElvenDoom

Six Figure Authors Podcast – https://6figureauthors.com/

Supercharge Your Scene – http://superchargeyourscene.com

Save Indie Bookstores – https://www.saveindiebookstores.com

Music by Nicorus – https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 

Voice Over by Rick Ganley – http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio – http://www.millpondstudio.com

Contact – https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 

“Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen – https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/

*Full disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links.

2 thoughts on “Writers, Ink Podcast: Episode 29 – Maximizing Your Reach as an Indie Author with Lindsay Buroker”

  1. Good interview. I can empathise with Lindsay. There’s nothing I enjoy better than waking up and looking at my imaginary timetable for the day and week and seeing them blank.
    I’m on board with writing 3 books and seeing if they get nibbles from the fish before committing to a longer series. It makes sense to be able to foreshadow and make changes in books 1 and 2 before publication of the 3 book series.
    I always write more than one project at a time, although in my case probably too many at a time. It’s perfect for keeping one writing and it means when the current project is finished one is already into the next – there is no blank page.
    I enjoyed today’s interview.

  2. Love this interview- I’m a fan of your space opera and will be checking out your urban fantasy.
    Interesting conversation and I’m right at the bottom of the knowing how to advertise ladder, but I’ll get there. Love hearing how Lindsay rarely interacts with real people in the real world- that’s me.

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