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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FOR INDIE AUTHORS ONLY: HOW SAVVY ARE YOU~REALLY?

WHAT DO YOU KNOW? I have debated for months whether to blog on this topic or not. I just gave in. Sometimes when I read blogs by marketing doyennes such Jane Friedman, I feel like a rank amateur. Next, I’ll visit a Facebook page and a new indie author is asking: “Should I publish with Amazon or […]

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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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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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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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