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 […]

Read the rest of this entry »

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 […]

Read the rest of this entry »

The REAL Skinny on Newsletters

Marketing your books via newsletters…How does yours measure up? Indie Author newsletters have suddenly become front and center in our indie universe.  Suggestions about mailing lists have always hovered in the background like white noise:  Authors need a newsletter/mailing list so when we have a new release, we shout it to our followers. Got it. […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Is Your Amazon KDP Account in Jeopardy?

It could be~if you don’t ask the right questions… Last week was awash in high profile Amazon driven events. First, we saw Nate Hoffelder’s blog on The Digital Reader with the news that Amazon had pulled the Affiliate accounts of Fussy Librarian, eReaderIQ and Pixel of Ink. Fussy is staying on as a book promoter.  Christian […]

Read the rest of this entry »

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 […]

Read the rest of this entry »