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Get More Done As A Writer

Get More Done As A Writer

As writers, we all want to get more done. If you’ve been at this for any period of time, you already know just how massive an author’s to-do list can be, and one of the keys to getting it all done is admitting that you can’t! I’m serious. You can’t do it all. There are […]

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Self-Publishing Success Takes Time

Self-Publishing Success Takes Time

One of the things that can be hard to come to terms with about self-publishing is that self-publishing success takes time. No matter what some scam artists out there may tell you, this is not a get rich quick scheme. Not if you want an actual long-term career. But sometimes it can be really difficult […]

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Always Think Long Term

Always Think Long Term

I’m back today to share more of my Top 8 Lessons Learned in 8 Years of Indie Publishing, and I want to share with you one key component to a successful self-publishing strategy. Right now, everyone seems to be preaching short-term tactics. “Here’s how you can make money fast with this simple hack.” Well, I […]

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Don’t Take Anything For Granted

Don’t Take Anything For Granted

I am back today with some of my best advice on self-publishing, taken from my own lessons learned over the course of eight years since I published my first book, Beautiful Demons. My second tip is really one of the toughest truths about self-publishing, which is that you can’t take anything for granted. Tip #2: […]

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My Best Self-Publishing Advice

My Best Self-Publishing Advice

As many of you know, I recently celebrated eight years of successful self-publishing. Today, I would love to share with you some of my best self-publishing advice. In fact, I thought it would be awesome to give you 8 of my best tips. One for each year I’ve been indie publishing. Over the course of […]

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Should You Be Writing For Love Or Money?

Should You Be Writing For Love Or Money?

One of the most common questions indie authors wrestle with is, “Should I write for love or money?” In my opinion, this is the wrong question to be asking yourself. What you should ask instead is “How can I make money writing the books I love?” Love Or Money? We all have some ideal vision […]

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How Long Should A Self-Published Book Be?

How Long Should A Self-Published Book Be?

One of the most common questions I am asked lately is, “How long are your books?” or “How long should my self-published book be?” This is a great question, and I think there are four main things you should take into consideration when planning out the target word count for your novel. The Top 4 […]

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Mini Marketing Tips For Authors: Great Taglines

Mini Marketing Tips For Authors: Great Taglines

I have a great mini marketing tip for you guys today. Writing a handful of punchy one-liners that hook readers in and make them want to read your story is an amazing way to increase your return on investment when you’re running ads or talking about your book. These are called “taglines” and they are […]

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How To Write A Best-Selling Series (And What Is An Anchor Series?)

How To Write A Best-Selling Series (And What Is An Anchor Series?)

Over the next couple of weeks I am going to bring to you a series of videos and posts where I will talk about how to write a bestselling series. In my last video, I shared with you my top tips for how I sold over half a million books self-publishing, and in that video, […]

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How I Sold Over Half A Million Books Self-Publishing

How I Sold Over Half A Million Books Self-Publishing

I am so excited to have the chance to talk about how I sold over half a million books so far in my self-publishing career. I self-published my first book, Beautiful Demons, back in October of 2010, and since then, I have sold more than 600,000 copies of my books. Of course, there are a […]

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Sarra Cannon

Hi, I'm Sarra!

I have been self-publishing my books since 2010, and in that time, I've sold well over half a million copies of my books. I'm not a superstar or a huge bestseller, but I have built an amazing career that brings me great joy. Here at Heart Breathings, I hope to help you find that same level of success. Let's do this.

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