Have you noticed…? Talking Book Marketing

The first quarter of 2019 is coming to an end.  Are you reaching your goals? First, have you noticed Amazon is not pushing KDP subscriptions?  This is the $9.99 a month program that readers may download ten books for free and rotate those ten books for unlimited free reading. Written Word Media suggests there are […]

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Holy Smokes! 2018 Almost Killed Me. 2019 ~ Survivor Mode.

In 2018 Awful Things Happened. Some I Understand. Some I Don’t. First up, I fell ill. We’d no more get one issue in hand and another would pop up. I spent time having sonar grams, MRIs. wearing heart monitors, swallowing cameras  and visiting one specialist after another.  I had so much blood drawn I could […]

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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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Have you checked your Book Description Recently?

Have you checked your book description, referred to as your blurb–recently. If not Do! Did you know that every time you change price, do any clean up on your book, add back matter, or change key words, the original book descriptions pops up on your book.  It’s Amazon’s default blurb on your book. If there […]

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8 Tips to Kick Start Your Writing

  eNovel welcomes this guest post from super star, sweet romance author Donna Fasano who produces new works consistently. Read all about Donna here. 8 Tips To Kick Start Your Motivation Even the King of Just-Do-It, Tony Robbins, must have days where he feels unmotivated. It’s only natural to find yourself in a slump now […]

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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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Book Reviews: The Good ~ The Bad ~ The Ugly

Julie Whiteley is a highly rated Goodreads and Amazon Reviewer with  one thousand+ Reviews posted on Amazon and Goodreads. Julie has gone upmarket with her blog with a new design: The Book Review. She also reviews for NetGalley.  Here’s Julie with part Two of  her series on Book Reviews. Hello, again, eNovel Authors. Here is part two […]

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MASTERING AMAZON ~ Second in the Series

Getting the Most out of  Amazon Like most indie authors, I’m always searching for ways to get my books visible. Over the past four years changes in our digital industry seem moment-to-moment, but for certain changes move in cycles. When I stepped into the indie universe Romance was at the top of Bookbub’s pricing list. […]

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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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The REAL Skinny on Newsletters

Marketing your books via newsletters…How does yours measure up? Indie Author newsletters have suddenly become front and center in our indie universe.  Suggestions about mailing lists have always hovered in the background like white noise:  Authors need a newsletter/mailing list so when we have a new release, we shout it to our followers. Got it. […]

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