Archive for the 'Book Reviews' Category

#eNovAaW ~ Movers & Shakers

  Last month’s column was so popular, I decided to do it again. Usually our blogs on eNovel are all about  eHow best to manage an indie career, effective  ePromotions, and talking about what works best for us and what does not. But November is shaping up to be another stellar month for eNovel Authors at Work […]

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Cliffhangers or Hang by the Neck until…

CLIFFHANGERS: THRILLING LEAP OR PERILOUS PLUNGE?   I’ll say it right off: in general, I don’t like cliffhangers.  That said, I agree that some of the most enjoyable and successful series ever written have had cliffhanger elements. Tolkien’s Ring Trilogy, Lewis’ Narnia series, and of course, Rowling’s Harry Potter series, all have some long story […]

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Five Steps to an ImPerfect Book Blurb

How to make certain your book blurb is the worst thing you have ever written. Subtitled: After all, the last thing you want your blurb to do is represent your best writing. Sub-subtitled: Jackie and Carolyn go searching Amazon… Compose run-on sentences Misspell words and use bad grammar Tell instead of show Confuse the reader […]

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90% of Indie Authors Don’t Act

In March I wrote a blog Your Amazon Author Page~Is it Working for You?  That blog generated the  least amount of traffic on this site. I was stunned at the lack of interest. Yet, creating an effective Amazon Author page is the single most critical and basic step to an indie author’s success.  When I first stepped into […]

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Read & Review Program to Rival NetGalley

  A Read and Review program for indie authors that rivals NetGalley. How did that happen? Is it true? Yes it is true and eNovel Authors at Work has the privilege to announce it. You want the skinny up front.  Here it is: Jay Lee, the founder of Choosy Bookworm rolled out the program in an email […]

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Amazon TOP 1000 Reviewer Dilemma

  Here is what is new in the life of a freelance book reviewer. A few months past, I received a request from a self-published author seeking a review for two of her books. I read the first book, wrote a review and posted the review on Goodreads and Amazon US.  I alerted the author […]

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Advice on marketing your book from Donna Fasano…U.S. A. Today Bestselling Author

Hello, everyone! I’m Donna Fasano. I wrote for HQ as Donna Clayton for 20 years. I started self-pubbing in early 2010. I gave away a lot of books in the beginning. That worked for me for a while. In fact, I made close to 6 figures one year. However, in late 2012 Amazon changed how […]

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