IAN membership works best when members and IAN admin work together as a team. IAN is all about bringing exposure to indie authors. Membership can be an effective tool in increasing sales. However, it isn't magic. It takes a bit of work on the member's part and on IAN admin’s.
1.) Share your IAN page on your facebook fan page and or private fb page. Share your IAN page at LinkedIn and other social networks. A post on your blog is good too.
2.) Write and post tweets that welcome readers to visit you at your IAN page and include a link to the page and use the #IAN1 hashtag. Post a tweet at least once a day. Two to four a day is most effective.
3.) Spend a few minutes each day browsing the #IAN1 hashtag and RT as many of your fellow members as time allows. You RT and others will return the favor.
4.) Link your website and or blog to your IAN member page. Search engines like Google love these links and will rank your blog and your IAN page higher.
5.) Follow all three IAN twitter accounts @authornetwork @IAN_authorpromo and @AvidReadersCafe Like the IAN facebook page
IAN Admin's part
1.) We watch the #IAN1 hashtag daily and re-tweet hundreds of member tweets to three Twitter.com accounts and over 210,000 followers.
2.) The more a member tweets their page the more we do. We place active members on a daily list and tweet their member page 3-7 times per week. Other members RT your tweets and ours. This teamwork between you, IAN admin and other members, attracts a large number of readers to an active member’s IAN page. (300-500 visitors a day is possible) Over 10,000 readers stop by the website every day.
3.) We promote the website to attract readers to the site. Readers click on the Tweet links and facebook shares and visit IAN members. And when they like what they read...click on to Amazon and B&N and make a purchase.
Free Services for IAN members only
Along with added exposure through social networking there are several FREE services available to all members. Contact IAN admin at email@example.com to use any of these free services.
1.) Free Kindle listing. http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/free-ebooks.html
2.) New Release listing http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/new-releases.html
3.) Event Tweet service http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/book-tweet-service.html
4.) IAN Blog http://www.indieauthorsnetwork.com
5.) IAN Social Network http://iansocialnetwork.ning.com