Archive for the 'Author Advice' Category

What is the Number One Task Indie Authors Fail To Do?

What is the number one task indie authors fail to do? We are a week into the New Year and if your mail box is like mine, it is in a frenzy with indie service providers and promoters begging for your $$$. This before we have even earned five cents in 2016. Hand over your money, […]

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UPDATED! UH OH! Your books Aren’t Selling. NOW WHAT?

Perhaps the following will help… Since Amazon introduced Kindle Unlimited, a subscription service  for downloading  books onto  eReaders in mid-July 2014, those of us in Amazon Select saw some serious fluctuation in our royalties. My colleagues, who have in the past had successful Kindle Countdown Deals in which they saw 500+ downloads, often now see less than one […]

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Dancin’ with the Flim-Flam Man

Dancin’ with the Flim-Flam Man… No, that is not the title of a book.  It is the name of a 1967 movie. A flim-flam  is a swindle or con artist trick.  It is designed to cheat people out of $$$. Those kinds of swindles are landing in my mailbox with regularity. I opened an email today from […]

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eBook Promoters – The Best & The Worst Part VI

 Snake oil is sold by the gallon in our indie Universe How much are you buying? When I started this series, I thought three parts would do it. Now, I know it could go on forever.  We indie authors need book promoters with active subscriber lists and media reach. We need site owners who tell […]

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eBook Promoters ~ The Best & The Worst Part 5

Bait and Switch… Do you catch it?  or  Do they catch you? Here is a heads up. When I write these articles, I name the good guys. I name the promotion sites eNovel Authors At Work has vetted, curated, like and use in our promotions, large and small. I figure you can read between the […]

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Authors Spew Vitriol at FREE Books-Again!

“Nobody is buying my book because they can read all they want for FREE.” You have heard that.  It never stops. There is across our indie author universe a huge outcry about authors who promote their books for FREE and/or 99¢ . The consensus of those pickle-sour notes is: Nobody is buying books because they can […]

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eBook Promoters ~ The Best & The Worst Part 4

Putting the spotlight on Goodreads Ads and Amazon.com Campaigns…   This is the fourth in a series of articles about ebook promoters and indie author services. Have mercy! It may go on forever because every single day we indie authors are approached by new promoters entering our indie universe and asking for our $$$. In an […]

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What do Reviewers Want?

How it’s done ~ Approaching a reviewer… Hi, everyone. I’m  Julie Whiteley, a blogger, reader and reviewer. Jackie asked me to write a post for you concerning issues between authors and reviewers. And, especially to address what reviewers look for and to note some of the things we all need to work on. What makes a […]

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eBook Promoters ~ The Best & The Worst Part 3

ePromoter Hype What to believe…or NOT This is the third in a series of articles about ebook promoters and indie author services. One of the most difficult tasks we indies face is how to sort the gold from the glitter. Not a day goes by that we don’t get emails telling us what wonderful services […]

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eBook Promoters ~ The Best & The Worst Part 2

What makes a good promotion service? Here is the answer: Results. This the second in a series of articles about book promoters and promotion services for indie books.  In eNovel Authors at Work we tell it like it is. If you see a book promotion or author service on this site–we like it. We know […]

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