Indie Beacon not only provides great tips and tools to help anyone in the artistic field navigate through the marketing maze, but we also provide a radio show & podcast that spotlights its members and businesses that support authors.
Indie Beacon has its roots with DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) Texas Radio and with KWVH 94.1 FM Wimberley Valley Radio where we began to produce an hour of entertainment and education by introducing the listener to Texas authors and their books. We had great success with these shows, so we broke the show into a half-hour segment and added it to SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher and other streaming services.
The show was originally co-hosted by award-winning authors B Alan Bourgeois, Allan C Kimball, and Arlene Gale. When the change to Indie Beacon Radio happened, award-winning authors Roxanne Burkey, Caroline DeChavigny, and Lorri Allen, joined us. Later, authors Denise Bryson, Josalyn Holiday and award-winning author Charlotte Canion joined the team. Each host has a unique style that keeps listeners informed and entertained.
We hope you will take the time to listen to, or watch one of the many shows we have done over the years. You never know who you might discover as your next great author and book to read.
Welcome to Indie Beacon Radio Show. We will spotlight authors from around the country as part of our continued marketing support and outreach. Listed below are the authors that we interviewed with links to their show for you to enjoy.
If you would like to get scheduled for Indie Beacon Radio, simply click here and contact us.
If you would like to order a commercial for you and your book, the commercials run for a total of three times: once a week, for three consecutive weeks. You may order additional commercial times if you would like more air play. Remember, that once the commercial airs, it remains on the show and in the system for as long as Indie Beacon exists. Therefore, while you may not have an immediate impact from your commercial, you may over time have a larger impact from people hearing your commercial over a period of years. This makes a commercial one of the most cost effective forms of advertising you can create and purchase. The cost is $50.
Indie Beacon Radio airs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7 PM. It is a LIVE internet show which is broadcast on Facebook Live, YouTube and IGTV, along with the audio version sent to iHeart Radio, Spreaker and Soundcloud as well as all other formats. For all the shows, please visit our channel here: http://indiebeacon.com/index.php/services/services-radio-show/radio-show-interviews
To order your commercial, please complete the payment option below. You do not need a PayPal account to purchase this service. Once payment is received, we will contact you to arrange the air/play dates.
We do our best to make sure that you get as much exposure as possible through our programs. Therefore, We have decided to help reduce your cost by combining both the Press Release service and the Library Notice service into its own package now known as: Tell The World Package.
Effective June 1st, you will now get the two packages in one bundle for $50 vs. spending $35 each. This will give you a savings of $20, which you can then use for other marketing programs and opportunities.
I hope this will also make it more convenient to get greater exposure for you on two different levels with one purchase.
Full Membership for Authorpreneurs
Thank you for considering membership in the Authors Marketing International, LLC which has a rich history starting in 2011 when B Alan Bourgeois founded Texas Association of Authors (TxAuthors), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and marketing Texas Authors and their books. In 2018 Indie Beacon was added to the group to help authors outside of Texas in receiving the same great benefits that TxAuthors offered. In 2019, both organizations were merged to create the Authors Marketing International (AMI) to illustrate and implement the organization’s main focus more effectively, which is to help authors from all aspects of publishing to understand and learn how to market and sell themselves and their books.
To achieve this, AMI provides a wide range of benefits. However, if the member-author does not use the benefits, they can expect to see no improvements in their book sales. Over the years, through our surveys, we have learned that authors who use at least 10% of the benefits can and will see an increase of at least 10% in book sales, while authors who use up to 75% of the benefits have seen on average an increase of 145% in book sales.
Below is everything that our regular membership includes. Notices of new and exciting events that we create to help you market and sell your books are shared with the membership as they become available.
- Listing and ability to sell your book(s) on our bookstore website http://B4R.Store Participation in the DEAR Texas/DEAR Indie events – Book Festivals, Library Conferences, etc.
- Indie Beacon Show Interview - No Less the two times in a calendar year. The show is recorded and then distributed as an audio podcast on most systems, including iHeart Radio. Video recordings are on our YouTube channel.
- Access to the Members Only section of this website which contains articles, links, and connections to a variety of items and services to help you grow in marketing and selling your books.
- Major discounts with our sponsors and other related industry businesses and organizations to help you save money.
- Access to our YouTube channel to promote interviews, readings, etc., of you and your books Newsletters with the latest information with informative articles to help you succeed Tweets and postings on our social media system to over 40,000 followers and growing.
- A copy of the Authors Revolution Workbook, a best seller by our founder, B Alan Bourgeois that has lots of tips and tools to help authors succeed.
All of the above services are included in your membership. Individually, you could spend up to $2,500 per year or more. The cost of these services is only $50 for an annual membership.
Termination of Membership:
1 - Termination of membership may be done at any time at the discretion of the Director as they feel is necessary due to the member violating rules and policies or endangering the profitability of the organization. At the time of termination of membership, the Director will supply a letter to the terminated member as to the reason for termination.
2 – Upon termination of membership, or failure to renew membership, which will be considered as termination of membership, the member has 30 days to request the return of any books in our system, that were supplied by the author. On the 31st day following termination of membership, the books, if any, will be donated to the Texas Authors Institute of History for their collection and use as they determine. Additionally, the author has 30 days from termination to renew their membership, otherwise, the membership is fully terminated. This brochure and the information contained within is subject to change without notice. (Last Updated 020121)