Category Archives: Book Marketing

On Publishing: Amazon Kindle Unlimited Borrows vs Selling on Other Platforms

Is it worth it from a monetary standpoint to forgo the Kindle Select program in order to be able to sell eBooks on other platforms like Barnes and Noble (Nook), Apple, Sony and KOBO? Does an indie author make more … Continue reading

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Amazon Authors: Why aren’t You on Shelfari?

Most authors have heard of Goodreads. It’s a site dedicated to readers and the books they love. A lot of authors participate there in an effort to find readers and to interact with them in a social setting. It’s where … Continue reading

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My Ideal Reader – A Profile

When you write novels and you sell what you write, you spend a lot of time wondering just how many books you can sell. You’d very likely be lying if you said you never ran calculations to see how many books … Continue reading

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Why Goodreads is Important for New Authors

Have you published a book? Are you working Facebook groups and Twitter trying to connect with readers and market your work? How’s that working for you? If I were a betting woman – and I am – I’d bet that it’s … Continue reading

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Why a Facebook Fan Page is Useless for a Debut Author

My first book was released in November of 2014. I started a Facebook fan page just before the release. Again, as with Twitter (see my January 29th, 2015 post), I was working off of the advice of supposed author marketing gurus. … Continue reading

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As an Author, Who I follow on Twitter and Why You Should Too

I joined Twitter because just about everything I read about marketing for Indie authors said I should. Twitter is touted as the place to be if you want to build a social network that you can ‘sometimes’ promote your books … Continue reading

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On Marketing for Authors: To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

When it comes right down to it for me I’d rather be writing than marketing. As a self published author though, marketing is a necessary evil if I want to sell books.  I hate that it takes time away from … Continue reading

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New Cover Creative!

I contracted a guy I like on Fiverr recently to create a new cover for me for the second book in the Morelville Mysteries series, ‘Busy Bees’. He turned in a truly great cover yesterday morning but it just didn’t … Continue reading

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A Writer but Not an Artist

I’m artistically and musically challenged. A high school teacher made my day – my year even – when she pronounced in front of the entire class, “Here’s another one that can write,” as she was handing back a graded fiction … Continue reading

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To Market or to Write?

The battle cry for real estate agents is location, location, location. When I bought my former home, my agent expounded on the desirable location. When I hired the same agent nearly 17 years later to sell the house, his interest … Continue reading

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