We all get busy. Too busy. There is a lot of work involved in being an indie author, especially when you are doing the majority of the work yourself. But you can’t let that be an excuse. You still need to make sure you stay on top of your book(s). Do you know where they are being sold? Do you know what is being said about them? Have you linked to all the author interviews you’ve done—okay, you caught me, I still need to finish up on that one. The point is, you need to know what is out there. Sure, we all check our book reviews on the different sites where we know they are being sold. However, when was the last time you did a google search on your name, your series, or your individual books? Be prepared at what you might find!
Think of it as Spring cleaning. Sometimes you might be pleasantly surprised at the treasure you’ve uncovered and other times you might grimace at what you’ve discovered. Really? Free pirated download—where’d that come from? So today it’s time to roll up your sleeves and gather up your supplies. Copy down all the links you want your website to refer back to, and start contacting the sites who are offering your book gratis if it bothers you.
Now be sure to create a link page on your website for all the positive information you find. It’s your choice on whether you wish to go public with it, but why wouldn’t you? Capitalize on that good publicity! The second best part is that it is an easy place for you to keep track of those important links.
Wishing you all the best,