IndieReCon Rocks

Moonday Mania

A Free Con for all!

Like almost every author I know I’m always thinking about self publishing. Should I or shouldn’t I. What are the benefits? What are the costs? This year I’ve decided to explore it in depth and figure out not only am I interested, but create some serious plans to evaluate how interested I am. So I’m up for almost anything that will help me make this decision, not just for this week, or next month, but moving forward into the rest of my career.

Last week I attended the first ever IndieReCon, an absolutely free online conference all about the ins and outs of indie publishing. There were blogs and chats from Joanna Penn and Bob Mayer and CJ Lyons, just to name a few and all for free! I had a great time darting in and out of posts and trying to keep up with the flying fingers of all the chatters. Okay, I pretty much lurked, but it was good quality lurking.

There was advice on marketing, what’s worked and what hasn’t and where do they think it will go from here. Articles on mistakes newbies make and articles on everything from YA to NA. What’s meta-tagging and why should you care? Mailing lists and reaching readers. Branding, audio books and international sales. If you want to know about something there were posts on everything.

In fact, there were so many posts that I didn’t check out all the information I wanted to. And that would be really sad, except they are leaving them up! Yes, you too can go hop from post to post and discover all you ever wanted to know about indie publishing and more. So hop on by and check it out! Although you did miss out on the drawings for prizes, those are over and I didn’t win anything! Too bad for me, but good for all the prize winner attendees out there. 🙂

If you visited the site which were your favorite posts? I have to say I really enjoyed the interview that Joanna Penn did with CJ Lyons. The video was entertaining and I learned a lot. Do you indie publish? Do you have questions about indie publishing? What would be the one question you would want information on if you could ask any of the presenters?

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6 responses to “IndieReCon Rocks

  1. That sounds like a great fact-finding resource, Jessica. I’ll be checking it out as I make my way down the Indie Road myself.

  2. Disappointed I missed this conference, but must say, one of the smartest decisions I’ve made in my writing career was to subscribe to CJ Lyons’ newsletter. She is very generous with her knowledge, and I glean something new & wise with every issue.

    • The beauty of this conference is that it is still up! I think they are planning on leaving it up, so you can check it out any time. I love CJ Lyons newsletter and you are right, she is very generous.

  3. This sounds like a great one to attend. Maybe next year… I’ll see if this year’s post are still up when I return from Margie’s. I leave tomorrow. 🙂

  4. That was a great informative post. I didn’t know about that online conference. Thanks Jess!

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