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MASTERING AMAZON ~ Second in the Series

Getting the Most out of  Amazon Like most indie authors, I’m always searching for ways to get my books visible. Over the past four years changes in our digital industry seem moment-to-moment, but for certain changes move in cycles. When I stepped into the indie universe Romance was at the top of Bookbub’s pricing list. […]

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COWBUNGA! Report: Newsletter vs Newsletter

More About Newsletters Good morning all of you awesome authors.  Are you wondering what the heck Newsletter vs Newsletter means? You know me. I’m gonna tell you.  It’s something specific I discovered by accident. My blog topic was gonna be about my most recent promotion, because we in eNovel often report results. But this happened: […]

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Is Amazon Really Stupid?

What do you think? Folks, I am in no way a spokesperson for Amazon. I doubt Amazon even knows I exist outside of books I upload. Amazon previews cover art and text for publication, says yea or nae and Amazon is done with me. In the past ten days since Amazon posted new review policies […]

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Now I know why

Savvy authors distance themselves from those less savvy Listen up. I was dumb as rock when I entered our digital universe. I signed a seven book contract with an online publisher that was the pits. They did not move sweet romance books. I went to the publisher’s Skype forums and was told SEX SELLS. So? The […]

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MASTERING AMAZON 4th in The Series

#IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS… …We learn that helps us to success as we hone our indie authorship skills.  You can take all sorts of virtual courses, hire as many PR experts as your wallet can handle and not one will tell you the little things that work. Here’s why: They don’t know them. So let’s just […]

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Newsletter Mania~Round Three

A couple of months ago we talked about marketing our books via our newsletter, and more recently, gathering subscribers. Today, I’m updating because as usual, changes are in the air. Most authors I know love the idea of a newsletter and having a subscriber list in the thousands. I hear you.  But composing a newsletter does […]

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Newsletter Mania~Do You Have One?

Indie authors are in manic mode to gather subscribers and generate newsletters… IMO, that is not a bad thing. From the moment  we step into the indie author arena we are told to have a newsletter. Marketing experts and gurus insist that for success a newsletter is the single top-ranked item one needs in an […]

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The REAL Skinny on Newsletters

Marketing your books via newsletters…How does yours measure up? Indie Author newsletters have suddenly become front and center in our indie universe.  Suggestions about mailing lists have always hovered in the background like white noise:  Authors need a newsletter/mailing list so when we have a new release, we shout it to our followers. Got it. […]

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PROMOTION 101~ NOT JUST FOR NEWBIES

Wanna know the best promotion site of all time? I’m gonna tell you…right here, right now. It is under your nose: AMAZON. Absolutely, we all hunger for a Bookbub slot. But snagging a Bookbub slot is not a sure thing. I collect more rejections from Bookbub than I once did scouting for an agent or a publisher. […]

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