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Indie Author Lifestyle provides weekly advice, resources, and best practices for indie authors and enthusiasts at all stages of their careers.
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Your main hub for real talk, real life, and real strategies for the indie author life. Grab a drink, pull up a chair, and let’s chat.

Angela J. Ford is an International Best-selling Fantasy author and the Pantser of Indie Author Lifestyle. Stephanie BwaBwa is an Epic Fantasy author and the Plotter of IAL. Join them both each week as they chat about writing, marketing, and living your best indie life.

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036: BookSniffer: The New Marketing Tool For Indie Authors

036: BookSniffer: The New Marketing Tool For Indie Authors

Meet BookSniffer. An app for book lovers and the new marketing tool for indie authors. Have you signed up yet? IN EPISODE 36 YOU WILL LEARN: The NEW tool to help connect authors and readers with out the headache.What is BookSniffer, how much is it and where can you...

034: What Happens if you Don’t want to be a Full-Time Author

034: What Happens if you Don’t want to be a Full-Time Author

What happens when you decide you don't want to be a full time indie author? Listen in as we discuss how to be a multi-passionate entrepreneur and why it might be a smart choice to ensure you have multiple streams of income. IN EPISODE 34 YOU WILL LEARN: Do you really...

The best place to learn the ins and outs of the indie author career life. You’ll learn about writing, publishing, book marketing, and more alongside fellow indies pursuing the same dreams and achieving indie author success.

Indie Author Lifestyle was founded in 2019 by International Bestselling Author Angela J. Ford (the pantser) and YA Fantasy Author, Stephanie BwaBwa (the plotter).

Indie Author Lifestyle was created to support and encourage indie authors and enthusiasts at all stages of their careers by providing weekly advice, resources, and best practices for finding success as an author.

On the podcast we discuss topics related to the craft of writing, the technical aspects of publishing, creative ways to market your book (even if you’re on a budget), author platforms, branding, and the everyday lifestyle of indie authors.

We go beyond writing, marketing and publishing to discuss real issues that affect indie authors, like burnout, writer’s block, health and balancing a career while taking care of family, working other jobs and going through life changes.

What you do in life counts and Indie Author Lifestyle is all about supporting your author career AND your life. 

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Plotters Edition: How to Pre-Write Your Novel In 6 Steps

Plotters Edition: How to Pre-Write Your Novel In 6 Steps

Plotters tend to love a good roadmap to turn to when it comes to tackling their stories. Pre-writing a novel is a surefire way to avoid a messy draft and more revisions than you'd want. In this article we'll discuss some steps for you to consider so your drafting...

Lessons Learned from Selling 1,000 Books in 6 Days

Lessons Learned from Selling 1,000 Books in 6 Days

Indie authors seem to be divided into two camps, those who are making good money from their books and those who are struggling to bring in a steady trickle of sales. When the magic isn't happening, it feels daunting but read this before you give up all hope. I'm well...

Learn in a workshop

IAL - Author Website that Converts
Budgeting for Indie Authors
How to craft engaging emails-01

Ready to have a profitable website?

Our latest workshop will teach you exactly what you need to know so your site: Makes more sales, converts more subscribers, and increases your audience.

Time to publish your book?

In Budgeting for Indie Authors, we take you behind the scenes of publishing a book, a real look at book publishing expenses and tips on how to make your budget work for you (no matter how large or small).

Still struggling with email engagement?

Email inboxes are overflowing and you may be wondering if emails are still relevant, how to get readers to pay attention, and what an engaging email looks like. We’ll answer all your questions and more in this one-hour workshop.

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