Where Have all the Reviews Gone? Amazon Picked Them Every One…

WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH REVIEWS? REALLY. Authors and reviewers can visit any forum and if the topic is reviews, you will see a thread of dozens upon dozens of comments, all of which will dis Amazon for removing reviews.  Mercy, if it is a Five Star review that got removed, the vitriol flow could compete […]

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Are You Marketing Your First Book? If Not~Why Not?

Well, by golly, the Gurus have Spoken… Telling you up front I like The Digital Reader. But a recent blog 8 Ways For Authors to Waste Their Their Money leads with the advice that an author should not start marketing until that author has published three books.  Not all of this advice is from the […]

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Is Your Newsletter Doing Its Job? Here’s What Subscribers Say

SUBSCRIBER SURVEY RESULTS Authors are told the instant they step into our Indie Universe that we must have a newsletter whether we have a few dozen or a few thousand subscribers. My first newsletter in January 2014 went out to 58 fans. In 2018 my subscriber list has grown to above 15K. Yet, composing the […]

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#New Indie Authors~ 5 Tips To Look Like a Pro

How Savvy Indie Authors Know You’re Not~ The “Tells” First, sharing this: I was reminded in a recent forum how dumb I seemed to indie authors and editors more experienced and savvier than I when I first stepped in the Digital Universe. I asked what I considered smart questions about ehow and got snark: “What? […]

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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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Book Reviews: The Good ~ The Bad ~ The Ugly

Julie Whiteley is a highly rated Goodreads and Amazon Reviewer with  one thousand+ Reviews posted on Amazon and Goodreads. Julie has gone upmarket with her blog with a new design: The Book Review. She also reviews for NetGalley.  Here’s Julie with part Two of  her series on Book Reviews. Hello, again, eNovel Authors. Here is part two […]

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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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MASTERING AMAZON 4th in The Series

#IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS… …We learn that helps us to success as we hone our indie authorship skills.  You can take all sorts of virtual courses, hire as many PR experts as your wallet can handle and not one will tell you the little things that work. Here’s why: They don’t know them. So let’s just […]

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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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