2017 Coming to an end. What’s next?

2017 IS COMING TO A CLOSE ~ WE’RE EVALUATING WHAT WE’VE DONE AND GLORY BE! WHAT’S NEXT? This is a really tough blog to write because just when I think I’ve learned a few things, I find I’m eating Stupid for Breakfast again. When I first stepped into the indie publishing arena, I did what […]

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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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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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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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MASTERING AMAZON ~ 3rd in the SERIES

Amazon is Flat Out on a Roll… New updates to Amazon Terms of Service and techie stuff just keeps on coming.  In eNovel Authors at Work we have jumped on Amazon Giveaways to build our follow list. We do this to snag the email Amazon sends out to one’s followers upon a new release. That’s […]

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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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