Writers! Are your characters staying within the bounds of reality?

Places and Activities ~ Story Location and Character Behavior How many times have you come to a scene in a book and said: That can’t happen? Or you stop reading a story placed in a location you know well and the author has it all wrong? Telling you up front I get reviews that say […]

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Have you checked your Book Description Recently?

Have you checked your book description, referred to as your blurb–recently. If not Do! Did you know that every time you change price, do any clean up on your book, add back matter, or change key words, the original book descriptions pops up on your book.  It’s Amazon’s default blurb on your book. If there […]

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You Just Published Your First Book~What’s Next?

What you need to know… I shortened the title of this blog but usually the question we see in Forums and Facebook pages is: “I just published my first book. What do I do now? How do I sell it?” eNovel Authors at Work often gets emails:  “I love your site, how can I join?” […]

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Indie Authors: What’s Your Plan to Sell Books in 2018?

In eNovel Authors at Work we’re looking at what has worked for us and what has not in 2017. The past in review counts. Since mid 2014 promotions have not been as successful in the past.  Yes, our members have sold books. But we’ve also noticed our favorite promoters are not moving books as they […]

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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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Can you make $$$ on Smaller promotions?

Blogging results of small promotions. Are they worth the effort? You decide. Last December I blogged about beta testing promotions sans a Bookbub slot. I wanted to learn if indie authors could earn out in promotions less costly than Bookbub. The answer on the first beta test was YES. Read it HERE. The thing about […]

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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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Newsletter Mania~Do You Have One?

Indie authors are in manic mode to gather subscribers and generate newsletters… IMO, that is not a bad thing. From the moment  we step into the indie author arena we are told to have a newsletter. Marketing experts and gurus insist that for success a newsletter is the single top-ranked item one needs in an […]

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