About the Indie Author Catalog
I started publishing my book teasers as 3D flip-books and readers seem to like it a lot more than my newsletters. In May, I abandoned my newsletter because less and less people opened them, and I started publishing what I usually added to my newsletters, as monthly online magazines with fun, short anecdotes and book teasers.
It pains me to see how much the Indie authors spend on promotion, so I started adding Indie books by fellow authors.
I’m planning to publish an author catalog in January, to introduce Indie authors. The magazines I put together previously: Meet the Author Gang and the anthology One Picture Thousands of Words had been very successful in spreading the word about the authors. Both had been read by thousands and because the magazines are displayed on the shelf, readers are regularly click and read them.
Click on the covers on the shelf below to read the magazines
Why does it work as a great promo?
The flip-book type magazines are easy to read on computers, phones, or tablets, easy to share them on social sites, and they can be embedded into website and blog pages.
Although the magazines are shared by many and read by thousands, I can’t promise sales for everyone. I can only promise a lot of exposure, the rest is up to the readers. My experience is that readers tend to click on the catchiest book covers to read about the books, and they tend to click on author links if they find the bio interesting or fascinating.
What can readers expect?
Every magazine, book teaser, or anthology I publish is reader oriented, except the ones I specifically publish to help authors such as the Self-Publishing issue.
In my monthly magazines I try to add short stories and anecdotes that readers can enjoy as well as books from authors they might not know yet.
For example, the October issue had spooky stories and poems, fun Halloween recipes and decoration ideas, as well as books fit for Halloween:
How much is the submission fee for authors?
The entry fee is $5 per page to the Author Catalog. Authors who have 8 or less books published, they can fit everything on one page. Authors who have more books can fit everything on 2 pages.
Where should I sign up?
Interested authors can ask to join this Facebook group:
Book promo in my monthly magazines
I promote books in my monthly magazines.
$2 per book on pages where I add 6 books with genre and link, and $5 per book on pages where I add 2 books with blurb and link per page.
Order your book promo
If you're a member of giveaway groups or a blogger organizing group giveaways, I'll add a page to my monthly magazines about it with link.
This option is free, all I ask is that members of the giveaway share the magazine link.
If you're organizing or participating in a giveaway, send me a message in contact.
Short stories, anecdotes
If you submit interesting anecdotes to be published in my monthly magazines, I'll promote your books in the magazine for free.
For the December magazine I'm looking for holiday stories (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza)
If you have a story, send me a message in contact.
Erika M Szabo
Author of urban fantasy, magical realism novels and children's books,
READ MY PAGES
Enjoy my videos