Welcome to AuthorDiscovery.com a site dedicated to helping you GET FOUND, GET FEEDBACK, GET FANS, and even GET FAMOUS for your work!
There’s never been a better time to be an author. It’s easier (and cheaper) than ever before to find the resources you need to write, edit, publish, and launch your book into the world. But this ease comes with a flipside. With hundreds of thousands of book flooding into the market each year, knowing how to differentiate yourself and your books to readers is the single most important task for today’s authorpreneurs.
My name is Omar Luqmaan-Harris, and like you, I am an author navigating this brave new world of publishing in the digital era. My purpose for creating AuthorDiscovery.com is to save you time and money, and help you avoid mistakes, so you spend your time and money on things that move books, become wildly successful, and help someone else like I helped you! Whether you are an author just publishing your first book, or a publishing veteran, there is something for you here.
Let’s walk through the site, shall we?
Click About Me to learn more about who I am and why you should invest your time and energy in my site. You can also find out more about my fiction writing alter-ego, Qwantu Amaru and my publishing company The Pantheon Collective.
On the Blog, stay up to date with the latest and greatest book discovery ideas and resources. I regularly interview other book discoverability experts and people of interest with platforms that can help you gain the exposure you need to break out of the pack. My blogging objective is to provide insight into what’s working and what’s not in the world of book and author discovery as well as provide insight into my personal platform of success that I have used to sell nearly 40,000 e-books since June 2010.
In Author Discovery Basics, find free resources to build your own book discovery plan, book launch plan, and daily action plan. Also, learn the basics of using the following platforms to find and actively engage your audience:
- You are not alone: Introduction to the indie community
- Building an author website and blog
- Making your message visual and viral with video
- Search engine optimization made simple
- Maximizing your Amazon presence
- KDP Select best practices
- Successfully using Smashwords
- Becoming Google fluent
- Track your progress with short links
- E-mail marketing must do’s and how-to’s
- Getting the most out of reader communities like Goodreads and librarything
- Grow your fanbase with Facebook
- Top twitter tools
- Pinterest tips to mesmerize your audience
- Powerful publicity platforms
- The 50 best book promotional ideas
For you authors already well-versed in these tools, The Author Discovery Next page deals with the next wave of author discovery tools. I give you an overview and teach you how to use these services:
- Wildfire Interactive
- And many more…
If you are not the Do It Yourself (DIY) type, then the Need Help? page is for you. Here you will find a list of my services, pricing, and contact information.
And as if that wasn’t enough, I have provided even More Resources from helpful sites and books you should consider getting to increase your knowledge.