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Mastering Amazon~Gloves Off

Getting to Know Amazon… The  brouhaha about Amazon and the Quality Control messages is still on simmer. We won’t know the shakeout until we cruise Amazon in early February and see those books with the Flags–if any. Meanwhile, we still have a lot to learn and we still have to sell our books. Amazon is a […]

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Blogging ~ A Call to Action? Or Not…

Blogging Off-Topic Since I first stepped into indie authorship, advice has poured into my mailbox that I must blog. And recently suggestions are piling up telling me to blog about anything other than my books.  Blog about cooking or recipes or crystals or knitting… And once foodies, new age aficionados or knitters are following my […]

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Amazon’s New Rules for Kindle Authors in February!

Mastering Amazon Yep! New rules!  For all authors…Beginning February 03, 2016, Amazon will start posting a little message on all Kindle books not up to snuff. Doesn’t matter if the book  is by an indie author, small press, online publisher or boutique publisher. But this will most assuredly affect indie authors the most.  Here is […]

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The Road to Glory

No matter what anybody tells you, there ain’t a road map to Success… So you read a book or an advert landed in your mailbox that tells you the ten things the most successful authors do. Honey, those authors did not do those ten items overnight. And if the successful author is a man, he ain’t […]

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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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