Reviews! Author Achilles Heel

Author Achilles Heel ~ Reviews…Again… Oh, Mercy me…I don’t know where my brain was when I considered it was just indie authors hungering for reviews. Nope. Contracted authors, especially those under contract with small publishers or online publishers are searching for reviews, too.  I’m hearing from them. So called experts and PR folks who want […]

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Newsletter Mania~Round Three

A couple of months ago we talked about marketing our books via our newsletter, and more recently, gathering subscribers. Today, I’m updating because as usual, changes are in the air. Most authors I know love the idea of a newsletter and having a subscriber list in the thousands. I hear you.  But composing a newsletter does […]

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Plotting Your Book’s Life in 2017

BETA TESTING THE VALUE OF SMALL PROMOTIONS There are two laments we hear day in and day out from indie authors: How do I get reviews and how do I promote my book? The first complaint can be easily addressed.  Put this gentle plea for a review right after THE END of your story.  More details […]

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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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Psycho-Dynamic Book Suggestions

Are You Throwing Your Book Under the Bus? Since the beginning of the year my mailbox has filled with stuff similar to: 100 Best Suggestions to Sell Your Book. 10 Tips for Success. Successful Authors Tell you How They did it–You can, too. Or,  Let us help build your platform. Learn how to engage your readers. Only […]

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eBook Promoters ~ The Best & The Worst

eHow to choose a book promoter You have done everything right for your book. You wrote it, you had it edited and proofed, the cover is sensational. Now you have to sell it, or at the very least, drum up some exposure and get it in front readers.  For exposure, we have discovered and love […]

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UPDATED! UH OH! Your books Aren’t Selling. NOW WHAT?

Perhaps the following will help… Since Amazon introduced Kindle Unlimited, a subscription service  for downloading  books onto  eReaders in mid-July 2014, those of us in Amazon Select saw some serious fluctuation in our royalties. My colleagues, who have in the past had successful Kindle Countdown Deals in which they saw 500+ downloads, often saw less than one hundred. […]

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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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What do Reviewers Want?

How it’s done ~ Approaching a reviewer… Hi, everyone. I’m  Julie Whiteley, a blogger, reader and reviewer. Jackie asked me to write a post for you concerning issues between authors and reviewers. And, especially to address what reviewers look for and to note some of the things we all need to work on. What makes a […]

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