What’s New On Your Marketing List?

by Molly Greene, @mollygreene Self-published authors are constantly on the lookout for effective ways to market their books and increase sales, and I’m no exception. Sadly, though, my 2016 marketing plan went off the rails and I fell short of my goals. But with the start of a new year, I’ve returned with a vengeance. […]

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5 Author Networking Tips – And Why You Should!

by Barb Drozdowich I hear this type of comment frequently from my clients: “I have great content on my blog, but no one reads my posts!” As Canadian Blogger John Chow says, “… many authors think blogging is like the movie, Field of Dreams. If you build it, they will come. You can build it, […]

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Author Newsletters – A Spy’s Report

by Virginia King, Mystery Author @selkiemoonbooks Building an email list is regarded as the Holy Grail of book marketing. You can: Keep fans engaged with ARCs, freebies, giveaways, and updates Tantalise fans between books with sneak peeks, witty blog posts, and quizzes Build buzz around new releases with pre-orders and social shares, while a ‘street […]

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Schedule Bulk Messages With Hootsuite

by Molly Greene, @mollygreene Over the years, I’ve used several different WordPress plugins to auto-tweet my blog’s past posts, eventually discarding each because the developer stopped updating the software. The most recent was Evergreen Post Retweeter, which I disabled the minute a Good Samaritan tweeted me that my entire repertoire of old posts had been […]

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How To Beat Ebook Pirate Sites

by Kathryn Miller Goldman, Esq, @KathrynGoldman Hardly a day goes without me hearing from a writer that one of their books is showing up on a pirate site within days of the book having been published on Amazon or some other legitimate platform. It’s uncanny how fast it happens, and I bet it has happened […]

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Going Wide: Bye Bye, Amazon Select

by Molly Greene @mollygreene Leaving Amazon’s KDP Select program was not an easy decision for me. I absolutely loved the ease of being in Select and having all my titles in Kindle Unlimited. I didn’t mind being exclusive. My participation in Select made scheduling promos a breeze, KU borrowers paid a significant chunk of change, […]

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A New Chapter

by Molly Greene, @mollygreene I’ve been AWOL from my blog – and everything else! – from early June until, well, now, but I have an excuse: I sold my house! I’ve been ready for a change literally for years, and it finally happened. Yaaay! When I listed the property for sale, neighbors, friends, and family […]

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