In the upcoming months, Art of the Arcane will be entering the indie publishing world. For years now we have provided authors with much-needed advice, services, group promotions, and newsletter swaps.
Some of these endeavors, like our group promotions, have been met with tremendous success. Others, like Newsletter Swap Digest, not as much. But through it all our author group on Facebook has grown to nearly 1000 members, and our authors are more engaged than ever. Thank you to all of you who have taken an active role in our community.
Our first book will come from the creator of Art of the Arcane, and is geared towards authors. The book is Grow Your Email List for Free: A Beginners Guide to Getting 2000 Subscribers in Three Months Without Spending a Penny. It is the culmination of years of research and helping authors do just what the title says. It is due to hit online retailers in May, and the price will be $3.99.
We also have begun a Flash Fiction Contest where the prize is free promotion by AotA in the form of featured placement in our group promos, a free spot in our newsletter, and a $25 gift card. That’s over $65 in prizes, or $0.065 a word. Winners will also be included in a SFF Anthology Publication by Art of the Arcane. For more details, check the official post in our Facebook group, or the submission/signup form.
Last, but certainly not least, Joe Solari has agreed to blog about the business of writing here on Art of the Arcane! Joe has been a speaker at the insanely popular 20BooksVegas writers conference, and is fast becoming a well-known figure in the indie publishing world. Find him in the Facebook group 20Booksto50k, or in our own little corner of facebook. We will send out a newsletter announcing his first post.
See you in the group, or in the next cross-promo.