Comments for Molly Greene: Writer http://www.molly-greene.com Blogger & Author, Gen Delacourt Mysteries Tue, 26 May 2015 16:11:53 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Eat My Shorts by Ben Wallace http://www.molly-greene.com/eat-my-shorts/#comment-84001 Tue, 26 May 2015 02:05:34 +0000 http://www.molly-greene.com/?p=9062#comment-84001 Thanks Lisa.

I’m drinking Nick and Mark’s Kool Aid as well. I haven’ tried using a short as a magnet yet only novels. But I don’t see why that won’t work.

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Comment on What Should Authors Blog About? by Aileen Stewart http://www.molly-greene.com/what-should-authors-blog-about/#comment-83994 Mon, 25 May 2015 15:17:44 +0000 http://www.molly-greene.com/?p=8653#comment-83994 The thought that an author should only blog about themselves and their own books is ludicrous at best. As Molly mentions, that would become boring and you would quickly run out of material. It would also be reminiscent of the constant spamming (buy my book) that occurs on Twitter.

Blogs do go through phases and it took me a while to find my niche. When I did, I found that it was reviewing children’s books. The fact that I am a children’s author tends to lend credibility to my reviews.

If truth be told, speakers at conferences, although considered experts in their field, are not the end all and be all of literature. They are considered experts merely because they have found an audience that agrees with them. There is no one size fits all so find your own niche and go with it.

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Comment on Eat My Shorts by Molly Greene http://www.molly-greene.com/eat-my-shorts/#comment-83991 Mon, 25 May 2015 14:02:27 +0000 http://www.molly-greene.com/?p=9062#comment-83991 Great idea, Lisa, and thanks so much for sharing. I think it’s hugely valuable for all of us to hear what others are doing to spark book sales and increase email subscribers, and you’ve given us more to consider!

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Comment on Eat My Shorts by Lisa Maggiore http://www.molly-greene.com/eat-my-shorts/#comment-83989 Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:15 +0000 http://www.molly-greene.com/?p=9062#comment-83989 Sorry I’m a little late to the reply party! I love this post, thank you Molly and Ben. I have also been following Nick Stephenson and am learning a lot about reader magnets (free shorts) = FANS! I plan on putting into action what Nick and Ben are talking about. I have an adult novel that is still in edits but that gives me time to write a short story about a pivotal scene from the book but from a different pov. I will market this as free to funnel readers to sign up for my newsletter and for hopeful purchase of my book. I’ll keep you posted and thanks again, Molly, for the post!

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Comment on Has Your eBook Been Pirated? What To Do: Step 1 by Molly Greene http://www.molly-greene.com/what-to-do-when-your-ebook-is-pirated/#comment-83963 Sat, 23 May 2015 21:21:26 +0000 http://www.molly-greene.com/?p=8345#comment-83963 Hi Sydney, I Googled “Is brilliantdownload legit?” and found a page of reviews here that say the site doesn’t actually have the book, they’re just making money off people who give them their credit card numbers.

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Comment on Has Your eBook Been Pirated? What To Do: Step 1 by Sydney Cade west http://www.molly-greene.com/what-to-do-when-your-ebook-is-pirated/#comment-83962 Sat, 23 May 2015 19:42:02 +0000 http://www.molly-greene.com/?p=8345#comment-83962 Molly, My books have been pirated at this site.

It looks legit, but if you search on their main page for a book, that book will come up on a download page on their site. I have screenshots of all my books appearing there. I emailed them and asked that they remove them ASAP. They have responded that they will. We”ll see.

I stay logged in on their site but as ‘unpaid,’ so I can’t download the book. They charge $3.00 for a temp trial and if not canceled, the fee for joining their site (for unlimited downloads apparently) is $40.00 a month.

I don’t know how many books they can pull up and download. Trouble is, they’re located in London, but the download site that I would use seems to be in the USA. More than half a dozen countries are listed and you choose the one where you live. What a racket!

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Comment on Has Your eBook Been Pirated? What To Do: Step 1 by Joanna Moore http://www.molly-greene.com/what-to-do-when-your-ebook-is-pirated/#comment-83926 Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:19 +0000 http://www.molly-greene.com/?p=8345#comment-83926 That same site and a few others are illegally offering downloads of all four of my eBooks–including one I released less than a day ago! I had seen a very sharp drop in sales and thought it was odd. I wonder how much revenue is stolen through these kinds of sites? My niche is small, but I still want credit for my hard work!

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Comment on Eat My Shorts by Molly Greene http://www.molly-greene.com/eat-my-shorts/#comment-83900 Wed, 20 May 2015 00:16:06 +0000 http://www.molly-greene.com/?p=9062#comment-83900 EXACTLY!

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Comment on Eat My Shorts by Sue Coletta http://www.molly-greene.com/eat-my-shorts/#comment-83898 Tue, 19 May 2015 22:34:27 +0000 http://www.molly-greene.com/?p=9062#comment-83898 Now that’s a great way to use a short story. Especially for those who don’t want to wait for book two, if it’s a series.

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Comment on Eat My Shorts by Sue Coletta http://www.molly-greene.com/eat-my-shorts/#comment-83897 Tue, 19 May 2015 22:33:33 +0000 http://www.molly-greene.com/?p=9062#comment-83897 Little tip I just learned: in the back of your novel put a link to that short story. Most will buy that too. Good luck! BTW, totally agree with you about not explaining every little detail. Most readers are smart enough to make the connection.

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