Posts Tagged "Amazon"

Sep
2015
9

Hot and Trending in Kindle Scout
(Day 8)

I hope you’ve had a good summer. I’ve been exceptionally busy – writing. I’m sorry to tell you that I have not been working on the third book in the My Temporary Life Trilogy, but I do thank you all for your encouraging messages asking me to complete that series. And, one day it will be done. Instead, I’ve been writing the first book…

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Apr
2015
30

4 Free Ways to Connect With Readers
And 1 Secret Weapon

I previously posted about the mistake I made a couple of years ago. In my efforts to keep my books in the forefront and advance up the ranking lists I did everything I could think of to connect with readers. If there was a social network or website where authors claimed to be selling books I was there. If there…

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Feb
2015
23

Paying It Forward (Revisited)

I’ve heralded the benefits of paying it forward and told my particular story many times in articles I’ve written. Paying it forward, or helping others without expecting anything in return, has been an effective means of furthering my career as a self-published author and is a great way to spread a little positive energy. I thought I’d share some of…

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Feb
2015
6

Self-Publishing Secrets Revealed –
Facilitating A Blog Hop Event

At the beginning of December, when I should have been working on my new book, I had a brainwave. I wondered whether an event involving twelve authors over twelve days leading up to Christmas Day might attract new readers to my work. My idea was that each author would write a short article that mentioned Christmas, and we’d share the…

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Nov
2014
20

Self-Publishing Secrets Revealed –
Free Author Tools

I’m going to give you 4 free author tools that will help you determine whether an individual or company is indeed walking the talk. The Wizard of Oz was a tired old man hiding behind a screen. The only real tool he had was that he knew how to control the switch for the strobe light. Once he flicked that switch he appeared…

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Sep
2014
8

Canadian Authors- How To Avoid Amazon/Smashwords/CreateSpace from Withholding Taxes

So, you’re sitting in Cobourg, Ontario, or Biggar, Saskatchewan, or perhaps even Yarrow, British Columbia. You’ve published your e-book masterpiece through Amazon or Smashwords, or maybe you’ve released a print book through Amazon’s print on demand company – CreateSpace. You’ve sold some books and you’re waiting for your royalty cheques to arrive. Your first cheque is 30% light. Your chosen…

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Aug
2014
21

Self-Publishing Secrets Revealed –
Comparing Free and Discounted Promotions

Let’s assume for a moment, or at least for the length of time it takes to read this article, that all authors realize that free promotions are a necessary tool that will help sell books and build their reader base. I know – many of you disagree. Some of you are philosophically opposed while others have different reasons. Leave that…

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Jul
2014
28

5 Self-Published Books You Should Be Reading

I knew I wasn’t reading enough, and it bugged me. Stephen King didn’t have to tell me, or maybe he did.  You may have had his quote bouncing around your own head from time to time “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write.” So, just over a year ago, I…

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Jun
2014
15

You Gotta Stay Positive

Have you ever read an article and gotten halfway through, or perhaps even read it to the end, and thought to yourself, “Wow, that guy was a real flake.” I’m going to make a concentrated effort to not leave you feeling that way, but with the subject matter I’m about to cover I might just lose you. I’m going to…

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