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    Independent Author Network

    Anyone familiar with this service? Is it worth the price? Particularly is the gold membership worth it?

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    Such a nasty woman SuperModerator Old Hack's Avatar
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    A link would be useful.

    Meanwhile, I'll move this from the Book Promotion room to BR&BC, where I think it's a better fit.

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    They demand ask that new members have a Facebook page. That shuts me out, right away.

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    A display site you have to pay to join (pagerank 3=unimpressive?). Then everyone is meant to tweet each other.

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    And the pages only list the authors. No breakdown according to genre, which would be much easier. No frellin' way am I going to click on over 700 individual links just to find some basic information. Pasadena.
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    The Independent Author Network

    Has anyone used this, or joined? You have pay, and I'm wondering how effective it is.
    http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/
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    Ask yourself how you heard of it. Then ask yourself what you want from your membership.

    What it mostly seems to be to me is YADS (Yet Another Display Site). Unless the organization is successful in driving general traffic to its site - and by that I mean potential buyers, not just other indie writers and service providers - then its members will be largely marketing themselves to themselves.
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    Yeah, I thought as much. A friend recommended it but I was a bit reticent.
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    I've seen some of their tweets (apparently one of my follows has enlisted their service as he retweets their mentions of him.) The actual tweets are just the standard author, book title, link, plethora of quasi-relevant hashtags (including their own, which makes them easy to mute.) Nothing that would make me buy a book.
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    I did click through once via the Twitter feed, 'cause one of their titles looked interesting to me. Once I got to that author's page, I read the summary and bailed. I frequently buy indie-published titles, but this author's page didn't even bring up the referenced title at the top of the page--I had to hunt for it. Caveat emptor.
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    They also offer awards - it's one of those "enter your books in up to three of these umpteen categories for $109!" things. There are some cash prizes of up to $1000, but readers aren't going to be particularly impressed by an award few people have heard of. And you even have to print your winner's award seal from a PNG file!

    http://www.independentauthornetwork....-the-year.html

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