Pimp Out Your Own Ride

Just a quick note today about “book marketing,” two words that are constantly on authors’ minds and filter into nearly every conversation we have with our colleagues and peers. And typically, those discussions revolve around “how to sell more” and “the latest, greatest book promo vehicles.” I just want to remind you not to forget […]

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3 Book Promos: The Results Are In

I promised to write an account of my first-time-ever free ebook promotion. I also owe readers a wrap-up about the 99 cent book sale I blogged about last summer. And, I recently nabbed a spot with BookSends. The results ran the gamut – I was thrilled, deeply satisfied, pleasantly surprised, and, well, disappointed. Here’s the […]

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Simple eBook Formatting Using MS Word

I hear lots of chat about the difficulties of ebook formatting. Now I won’t say doing your own is a cinch, but I’m here to tell authors, aspiring authors, and everybody standing on the sidelines because they think the ebook formatting process is too hard or too expensive … that you can do it yourself! […]

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Will The Learning Curve Never End?

A couple weeks ago I quietly released A Thousand Tombs, Book #4 in my Gen Delacourt Mystery Series. There was no cover reveal, no book launch party, no big announcement. Why? Because I’m not convinced that taking time away from writing to do any of those things is worthwhile until I have a fanbase of […]

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How To Build A Perfect Blog Post

I’m a formula person. Creating a standardized process that takes the speculation and confusion out of repetitive tasks works well for me. I also apply this theory to writing blog posts. Why? Because I’ve found if I build every post according to a sensible, pre-established format based on best practices, it cuts down on writing […]

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Tips For Vetting A Book Blogger’s Platform

We all know it’s necessary for self-published authors to rack up book reviews – hopefully good reviews, and a lot of them – to help sell our titles. The problem, as we’ve discussed before, is that reviews are getting harder to come by, so we need to allocate time to seek out and query book […]

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