Posts Tagged "ebooks"

Mar
2017
12

I KNOW HOW MY TEMPORARY LIFE ENDS (And a Free BookDoggy Contest)

My first novel, My Temporary Life was rejected by over one hundred and thirty agents and publishers. Nobody wanted to publish my book. So, I did it myself through Amazon’s KDP platform. My book became a bestseller and in a short period of time sold over thirty thousand copies. Back at the beginning of 2012, this was a big deal,…

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Feb
2017
7

February Free eBooks

As some of you know I am Scottish and although I haven’t always been frugal it seems the older I get the more I seem to be aware of how far a dollar (or a pound) can go. So, anytime someone says “free” you bet I’m going to investigate further. Well, your intrepid investigator has unearthed a number of current promotions…

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Dec
2016
13

My Gift to you –
Free eBooks And My Temporary Life Book Three

All Good Men Must Fall I’m extremely grateful that so many of you have stuck with me since My Temporary Life was released in 2011. And many of you welcomed the sequel, My Name Is Hardly when I published it in 2012. And you waited patiently when I said the last book of the trilogy would be available soon. I’m…

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Mar
2016
26

Indy Authors Success Stories–
2016 Edition of my Self-Publishing Guidebook

The 2016 edition of my self-publishing guidebook, How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle, is now live and available as an e-book for Kindle, or in print. This is the book that I update every twelve to eighteen months. The new content includes current promotion sites that my colleagues and I have found to be effective as well as…

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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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Oct
2014
29

Self-Publishing Secrets Revealed –
Five Free Ways to Expose Your self Books to Readers

Over the past year I’ve had the privilege of speaking at writing events all over my little corner of the world. I’ve given a weekend workshop at a writers retreat in Smithers, in Northern British Columbia, I opened the prestigious Whistler Writers Festival, and I’ve made multiple stops in between. By the end of the year I’ll have spent time at fourteen different events….

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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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Apr
2014
16

At Fifty

My old buddy from high school, Ian Anderson had the absolute best “John Candy laugh”. You know that classic Candy, part-giggle, part-chortle, where he’d tuck his chin to his chest, look into the camera with eyes that were somehow devious and warm at the same time and make a sound that we’d never heard before. Ian could do that. In…

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