SavvyAuthors IndieCafe

A set of tools, classes, webinars, and events for the self-published author.

IndieCafé is a set of tools, classes, webinars, and events focused on helping the self-published author. All of us here at Savvy are going indie and we know that many of you are as well. So we’ve gathered and vetted tools, providers and classes to help you navigate the Indie territory. Our IndieCafe’ classes and events are focused on the business side of being an Indie Author. We’re bringing you information from trademarks, to marketing to publishing platform choices like wide or KU?  And because we are SavvyAuthors, we also have fun and useful events planned just for you! C’mon in and check it out

Where you find recommended services for the self-published author.

We list recommended services and service providers specifically focused on the self-published author such as freelance editors, book cover artists, formatting experts, etc. that authors like you love and recommend. These are also reviewed by fellow SavvyAuthors members based on their own experiences. Every service on the IndieCafé Recommends list is just that—recommended, and those recommendations are backed up with validated reviews.  Need more information? We got that! Check out IndieCafe Recommends Help to read our guidelines and principals. 

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This week’s Top Three Recommended services:

Classes, webinars, and special events focused on industry-changing trends and all the information that you need to succeed in your indie career.

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Blogs of interest to Indie Authors

We’ve pulled a few blogs from our archives and new releases that contain information specifically of interest to the Indie-pubbed author or check them all out here.

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How To Argue With Your Editor by Zetta Brown

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Professional books on an Indie Budget – Great Covers by SJ Lomas

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How to reduce email unsubscribes by Lisa Siefert

You’ve finally done it: you’ve gained a new email subscriber.   Woo-hoo! Break out the champagne, kick back and revel in your newfound fanbase growth.   Next, comes the hard part: what do say to this new arrival? Should you single them out with an individual...

Facebook Algorithm Changes & the Struggling Author by Terri Main

“Meaningful Content” Facebook algorithm changes. For many years, Facebook “Author” Pages have been a mainstay for authors wanting to promote their books. It was a source of nearly free advertising. Five or six years ago, something posted on your page could...