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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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Overcoming Problems: Short & Sweet Thought Of The Week

Okay! This post won’t take a minute to read, but should help start your week off right. When your day (week/month/year) starts with a plop instead of a bang, how do you cope? Do you wallow, cry, hang out in your pj’s and rant about your problems on Facebook? Nah. You’re a smarty-pants. You do […]

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Best Websites For Self-Published Authors

I often receive messages from new authors, lamenting the fact that they’ve written books and are struggling to get attention for their work despite repeated attempts to market their (one or two) stand-alone novels. News flash: I have no secret formula to overcome this issue. Neither does anybody else. What I do have is a […]

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Guest Posting & Hosting Guest Bloggers: Strategy Or Time Suck?

Hosting guests on your blog – and guest posting on other blogs – is a great way to get your name out there in the blogosphere. But it works best if you create a plan and follow it. I’ll break down what I’ve heard and what I’ve done. Guest posting as a marketing strategy Sharing […]

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