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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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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Five eBOOK BASICS–Are you Getting it Right? Or Forgetting it Wrong?

Five Basic Steps to Best Book Presentation There are thousands of promoters and indie author insiders calling themselves Experts and every single one has some offer in hand that will teach you how to sell your book–or if you fork over $$$–they will sell your book for you and pretty soon you will be a bestselling […]

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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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eBook Sales are Down ~ Is it the Market or is it You?

How can we be successful if our books don’t sell? Not to put too fine a point on it, indie author ebook sales are down across all sales venues including Amazon, B&N, Kobo, iTunes/iBooks and Smashwords.  No, I don’t have any charts or analysis for you, but I network with best selling authors, and many indie […]

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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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How Healthy is your Author Ego?

What are you moaning and groaning about? Since we indie authors must network to learn our industry, what works and what doesn’t, I am in touch with authors at all success levels daily.  I have noticed this phenomena:  An author publishes one book, and next starts feeling less than because a colleague has published two. […]

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Cliffhangers or Hang by the Neck until…

CLIFFHANGERS: THRILLING LEAP OR PERILOUS PLUNGE?   I’ll say it right off: in general, I don’t like cliffhangers.  That said, I agree that some of the most enjoyable and successful series ever written have had cliffhanger elements. Tolkien’s Ring Trilogy, Lewis’ Narnia series, and of course, Rowling’s Harry Potter series, all have some long story […]

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