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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eBook Promoters ~ The Best & The Worst Part 4

Putting the spotlight on Goodreads Ads and Amazon.com Campaigns…   This is the fourth in a series of articles about ebook promoters and indie author services. Have mercy! It may go on forever because every single day we indie authors are approached by new promoters entering our indie universe and asking for our $$$. In an […]

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eBook Promoters ~ The Best & The Worst Part 2

What makes a good promotion service? Here is the answer: Results. This the second in a series of articles about book promoters and promotion services for indie books.  In eNovel Authors at Work we tell it like it is. If you see a book promotion or author service on this site–we like it. We know […]

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ARE YOU MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR GIVEAWAYS?

Here is how to make the most of your giveaways We indie authors love our giveaways. We engage in Rafflecopters and blog tours and contests in which we give away books, swag, gift cards, and sometimes even Paypal $$$. eNovel Authors at Work tasks Book Partners in Crime Promotions (BPiC) to design our Rafflecopters and […]

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ARE YOU SELLING YOUR BOOKS ON ALL VENUES?

IS IT WISE TO PUT ALL OF YOUR BOOKS IN A SINGLE BASKET? You have heard since the early financial crashes in the 19th and 20th centuries, “Don’t put all of your eggs in a single basket. Diversify!”  New  indie authors are stepping up their game~diversifying, and publishing their books across Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes/iBooks, […]

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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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