Archive for the 'Book Reviews' Category

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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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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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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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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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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Five eBOOK BASICS–Are you Getting it Right? Or Forgetting it Wrong?

Five Basic Steps to Best Book Presentation There are thousands of promoters and indie author insiders calling themselves Experts and every single one has some offer in hand that will teach you how to sell your book–or if you fork over $$$–they will sell your book for you and pretty soon you will be a bestselling […]

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Top 5 Essentials for Your Books in 2015

Doing the right things for your books’ success 2014 turned out to be a watershed year. Amazon produced Kindle Unlimited which has lowered our per book borrow royalty by 25%.  New promotion sites raised their heads. Some are terrific, some not. Some deliver, some don’t.  Traditional publishers are now filling top slots in our favorite […]

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How Healthy is your Author Ego?

What are you moaning and groaning about? Since we indie authors must network to learn our industry, what works and what doesn’t, I am in touch with authors at all success levels daily.  I have noticed this phenomena:  An author publishes one book, and next starts feeling less than because a colleague has published two. […]

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Review Plague ~ A Disease more Viral than Ebola

“If I’m ever short of money, at least I know I can write this badly and still sell books to make extra cash. ” [11 readers agreed]. Those few word transmit the review plague. Every indie author is at risk of becoming infected and only the wisest avoid becoming a susceptible host. Not a day goes by that […]

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