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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No Perfect Secret Launch

  No Perfect Secret by Jackie Weger Genre: Literary Fiction/Woman’s Fiction/Romance Cover Designer: Erin Dameron-Hill, Award-Winning Cover Artist Release Date: September 24, 2014   A single secret begets a layer of lies. Anna Nesmith believes she has it all–a great marriage, a dream job and a home of her own. When a State Department investigator […]

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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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Posts, Hops and Links ~ A Roundup

It’s been a busy couple of months. What have we learned? What do we want to know? eNovel Authors at Work recently posted an article on Amazon Author Pages and discovered it is not as popular as the articles on Reviews. We are curious why not. Are indie authors confused about how to compose a bio? Do […]

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Your Amazon Author Page ~~ Is it Working for You?

When it comes to social media authors leap onto  to Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest and a myriad of other social media platforms and often overlook the power and presentation of an Amazon Author Page. Inside Author Central is where all of your books are listed and the place to create your bio. When an author […]

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Book Blurbs Revisited

So we had some fun with book blurbs last week. Just on the off chance you want to compose a blurb that coaxes a reader to buy your book, here are a few suggestions. 1) Always compose a book blurb in present tense. Here’s why: Present tense suggests immediacy: Something is happening right now. Don’t […]

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