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What the heck? Sales and KENP Sinking Like Treasure Ships of Old.

Amazon Sales and KENP Sinking Like Treasure Ships of Old My sales and KENP have flat-lined. I’m not the only indie author asking: What’s happening? I’m hearing all kinds of reasons, but no facts. And I don’t deal in rumor. There are a plethora of tech things I don’t know ehow to do. I hire […]

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How’re You Keepin’ in Hard Luck Times?

On the surface of our lives, all seems well… But! That’s only if you and yours have not been in the path of a flood, fire or hurricane. I’m looking now at the devastation of Panama City and Mexico Beach, which was flattened by Hurricane Michael. Places I know well and have family and friends. […]

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FEED Your listening Pleasure Addiction ~ Enthralling Audio Books

What books are you listening to these days? In the not so distant past, if we wanted to listen to books while driving cross-country,  while sewing or doing dishes, we bought old radios shows on CDs. My family loved ’em. Now we have audibles. I’m telling you about a few favorite audible books that readers […]

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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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#Indie Authors~ Finally! A Library for your Print Editions

Finally! A Library that won’t refuse your book… Yep, all across America and Canada are Little Free Libraries~Take a book. Return a book. I first learned of these tiny street kiosks of books from a granddaughter, Jennifer,  who lives and works in Philadelphia. I gave her a few of my print editions to put in […]

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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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2017 Coming to an end. What’s next?

2017 IS COMING TO A CLOSE ~ WE’RE EVALUATING WHAT WE’VE DONE AND GLORY BE! WHAT’S NEXT? This is a really tough blog to write because just when I think I’ve learned a few things, I find I’m eating Stupid for Breakfast again. When I first stepped into the indie publishing arena, I did what […]

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Hype and more Hype. What’s real?

 Indie author Alert:  How the heck do you sort the Wheat from the Chaff? Gonna tell you something. I’ve lived on a wheat farm and I know how to sort the wheat from the chaff. Sorting the good from the just plain awful in our indie universe is more difficult. The reason: We want to […]

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