Archive for the 'Author Advice' Category

Have you checked your Book Description Recently?

Have you checked your book description, referred to as your blurb–recently. If not Do! Did you know that every time you change price, do any clean up on your book, add back matter, or change key words, the original book descriptions pops up on your book.  It’s Amazon’s default blurb on your book. If there […]

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Where Have all the Reviews Gone? Amazon Picked Them Every One…

WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH REVIEWS? REALLY. Authors and reviewers can visit any forum and if the topic is reviews, you will see a thread of dozens upon dozens of comments, all of which will dis Amazon for removing reviews.  Mercy, if it is a Five Star review that got removed, the vitriol flow could compete […]

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Are You Marketing Your First Book? If Not~Why Not?

Well, by golly, the Gurus have Spoken… Telling you up front I like The Digital Reader. But a recent blog 8 Ways For Authors to Waste Their Their Money leads with the advice that an author should not start marketing until that author has published three books.  Not all of this advice is from the […]

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Is Your Newsletter Doing Its Job? Here’s What Subscribers Say

SUBSCRIBER SURVEY RESULTS Authors are told the instant they step into our Indie Universe that we must have a newsletter whether we have a few dozen or a few thousand subscribers. My first newsletter in January 2014 went out to 58 fans. In 2018 my subscriber list has grown to above 15K. Yet, composing the […]

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Today is the Day~ GDPR and Newsletter Compliance.

GDPR ~  General Data Protection Regulation  and You. The brouhaha is all but over. May 25, 2018, which was yesterday in the European Union saw the GDPR go into effect. For those of us in the USA, it actually doesn’t go into effect until mid June, 2018.  The best blog and information by an author […]

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INTERNET SAFETY 101~ Must Read

GUEST POST FROM DONNA FASANO Internet safety~How To Disable Apps on Facebook This morning I watched an interview with Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg and learned that there was a huge breach of information back in 2015 in which the personal information of millions of Facebook users was handed over to third party app developers. Due […]

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8 Tips to Kick Start Your Writing

  eNovel welcomes this guest post from super star, sweet romance author Donna Fasano who produces new works consistently. Read all about Donna here. 8 Tips To Kick Start Your Motivation Even the King of Just-Do-It, Tony Robbins, must have days where he feels unmotivated. It’s only natural to find yourself in a slump now […]

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#New Indie Authors~ 5 Tips To Look Like a Pro

How Savvy Indie Authors Know You’re Not~ The “Tells” First, sharing this: I was reminded in a recent forum how dumb I seemed to indie authors and editors more experienced and savvier than I when I first stepped in the Digital Universe. I asked what I considered smart questions about ehow and got snark: “What? […]

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You Just Published Your First Book~What’s Next?

What you need to know… I shortened the title of this blog but usually the question we see in Forums and Facebook pages is: “I just published my first book. What do I do now? How do I sell it?” eNovel Authors at Work often gets emails:  “I love your site, how can I join?” […]

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Indie Authors: What’s Your Plan to Sell Books in 2018?

In eNovel Authors at Work we’re looking at what has worked for us and what has not in 2017. The past in review counts. Since mid 2014 promotions have not been as successful in the past.  Yes, our members have sold books. But we’ve also noticed our favorite promoters are not moving books as they […]

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