Self Publishing Journeys

Episode 30: Ian Sutherland

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Ian Sutherland

Ian Sutherland is the crime fiction author of the Brody Taylor Thriller Series, novels that expose the darker side of the online world to dramatic and suspenseful effect.

Exploiting knowledge gained from his career in the IT industry, Ian’s thrillers caution readers on how dangerous the internet can be for the unwary.

Ian also takes advantage of his experience in technology in the way he uses social media to help drive awareness of his books.

With over 100,000 followers on one of his Twitter accounts, and still growing, Ian has figured out how to make Twitter power his book marketing strategies.

Ian shares many of his techniques in Advanced Twitter Strategies for Authors, his first non-fiction book.

Episode 30, release date Monday 26th September, 2016

Find Out More:

Ian's website: https://ianhsutherland.com/

Follow Ian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/iansuth

Ian Sutherland on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ihsutherland/

Ian's Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ian-Sutherland/e/B00MDKCZIA/

Ian's article on the ALLi website: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-success-stories-how-i-do-it-my-indie-author-adventure-by-ian-sutherland/

Ian's Twitter videos: https://www.advancedauthorstrategies.com/

Talking points:

Audiobook Reviewer: https://audiobookreviewer.com/reviews/invasion-privacy-ian-sutherland/

AudioBook Boom: https://audiobookboom.com/authors [Promote your audiobooks and get reviews]

Advanced Twitter Strategies For Authors: https://www.advancedauthorstrategies.com/books/

Customise your book page designs: https://booklaunch.io/

Thrive Themes: https://www.self-publishing-journeys.com/AB [Affiliate link] Thrive themes is for the more advanced WordPress user and is an excellent alternative to LeadPages, which tends to get a bit pricey! This sales page is made with Thrive Themes: https://self-publishing-academy.com/

OptimizePress: https://www.paulteague.com/optimize [Affiliate link] I have used this plugin for many years now, all of my websites use it and I deploy it on some sales pages too: https://www.paulteague.com/how-to-build-your-author-platform-book/

Stuart Bache's website: https://stuartbache.co.uk/ [Stuart designs Ian's covers]

Ian's previous covers were designed by Peter O' Connor, a past guest on this podcast: https://www.self-publishing-journeys.com/episode-26-peter-o-connor/

ConvertKit for more advanced Email Marketing: https://convertkit.com/

Mailchimp – great for email marketing beginners: https://mailchimp.com/

I use GetResponse: https://www.paulteague.com/getresponse [Affiliate link]

Buffer – for social media automation: https://buffer.com

Hootsuite – for social media management: https://signuptoday.hootsuite.com/branded-free-gbr-upgrade/

The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi): https://www.self-publishing-journeys.com/ALLi [Affiliate link]

Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/ [For print on demand books]

Ian's video made with Ingram Spark: https://www.ingramspark.com/

Recommended Event - The 7th Self-Publishing Conference (27th April, 2019)

The Self Publishing Conference

This Week’s Self-Publishing News

The Alliance of Independent Authors news update for Friday 23rd September: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-flying-high/

Coming up on Self-Publishing Journeys ...

Monday 26th November Clare Lydon [Take 2] - creating a major breakthrough as a writer of lesbian fiction here.

Monday 3rd December Alissa Grosso - writing YA and non-fiction here.

Monday 10th December Edwin Downward - writer of Science Fiction Adventures here.

Monday 17th December John Hindmarsh- science fiction and thriller writer here.

Monday 24th December Gary Collins - author of The Simple Life book series here.

Monday 31st December Orna Ross- novelist, poet and Founder of the Alli and the Creativist Club here.

Monday 7th January Jeremy Thompson, the Managing Director of Troubador Publishing here.

Recommended for listing on Google Play and distributing books to China ...

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