How can you tell who is a scammer? Avoiding a scam is on everyone's mind. Both indie authors and illustrators are scammed on a daily basis. So, how do you avoid the scam artist. Here are some easy tips.
Finally, one last resource for finding a quality illustrator for your indie book is OakieBees. This website only offers indie published books. You can browse the selection of titles to find books with an illustration style you like then research the illustrator of the work. Every single illustrator found on OakieBees has worked with an indie author.
I sure hope this article has helped you determine your path for finding the perfect illustrator for your work. Let me know in the comments which path you choose or maybe you have another thought on how to find a quality illustrator. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Are you looking for a video ad or trailer for your book?
I know that a video book trailer is a versatile and effective way to get my book's bio out to the world. In a short clip I can show and tell what my book is about. This is critical to promoting my book on social media sources like TikTok and Instagram/Facebook Reels.
Did you know that Canva has a template for TikTok videos? If you don't already know Canva is a free online tool for graphic design creation. I love it because it is so user friendly and it has so many FREE images and video. I actually opted to do a FREE 30 day trial of Canva Pro for this book launch. If it proves to be helpful and fast for content creation and I see sales conversions from the ads I am creating with Canva, I will choose to pay the monthly fee. Only time will tell.
Here's an example of the first Canva TikTok video I created
Posting several times a day to social is super important.
I follow social media guru, Rachel Pedersen (#themrspedersen), to help me learn more about what is important about gaining social media attention. Not only does she offer tons of free advise her new book, Unfiltered, she also offers great tips and motivational stories that have really inspired me to keep going. ( #unfilteredbook ) She often speaks about how important it is to post on various social media platforms several times a day. She also shares that your posts shouldn't all be direct ads. She encourages creators to post human interest videos, still shot short form statements, and other types of content. I encourage you to check out her YouTube for more tips.
Comment below with strategies that you have used to launch a successful Kickstarter campaign! I am open to learning everything I can to make the launch of THE MEANIES (#themeanies) as bountiful as possible!