Archive for January, 2016
Since I first stepped into indie authorship, advice has poured into my mailbox that I must blog. And recently suggestions are piling up telling me to blog about anything other than my books. Blog about cooking or recipes or crystals or knitting… And once foodies, new age aficionados or knitters are following my blog, they might also notice I write romance novels and buy one. HUH?
Not to put too fine a point on it, but those folks who are telling me and you how to generate sales by blogging off-topic areRead the rest of this entry »
Yep! New rules! For all authors…Beginning February 03, 2016, Amazon will start posting a little message on all Kindle books not up to snuff. Doesn’t matter if the book is by an indie author, small press, online publisher or boutique publisher. But this will most assuredly affect indie authors the most. Here is the notice that will show up on your book if errors are discovered or Amazon has received complaints, courtesy of Michael Kozlowski, Good E Reader on January 21, 2016.
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Perhaps you overlooked this in Amazon’s Content Guidelines:
No matter what anybody tells you, there ain’t a road map to Success…
So you read a book or an advert landed in your mailbox that tells you the ten things the most successful authors do. Honey, those authors did not do those ten items overnight. And if the successful author is a man, he ain’t ironing his own shirts, cooking his own dinner, changing diapers or caregiver to his aging parents, one of whom suffers Alzheimer’s. Often as not, he isn’t even typing his own manuscript. Nope, he has paid help–for all of it, and he didn’t make that start up $$$ writing and selling ebooks.Read the rest of this entry »
What is the number one task indie authors fail to do?
We are a week into the New Year and if your mail box is like mine, it is in a frenzy with indie service providers and promoters begging for your $$$. This before we have even earned five cents in 2016. Hand over your money, honey and we’ll show you how to get more readers, more reviews and spy on your competition. None of which will actually sell books.
Here is a list of tasks many indie authors don’t do. Not in any particular order but none is the number one overlooked task.Read the rest of this entry »