Plotting Your Book’s Life in 2017

BETA TESTING THE VALUE OF SMALL PROMOTIONS

marketing-strategy-planThere are two laments we hear day in and day out from indie authors: How do I get reviews and how do I promote my book? The first complaint can be easily addressed.  Put this gentle plea for a review right after THE END of your story.  More details HERE.

Thank you for taking the time to read [title]. If you enjoyed it, please consider telling your friends or posting a short review. Word of mouth is an author’s best friend and much appreciated. Thank you, again. [author name].

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Review Mania ll

REVIEW MANIA II

It never stops…

eNovel Authors at Work...a group of indie authors sharing our experiences and ehow. Always FREE

eNovel Authors at Work…a group of indie authors sharing our experiences and ehow. Always FREE

Good afternoon. I’m Jackie Weger, Founder of eNovel Authors at Work. It has been a short three years  since I stepped into our indie author universe. The single word that has resonated during these years is Review. Spend ten minutes surfing Facebook and lurking in forums and you will come across a plethora of posts by indie authors begging for book reviews.  Many indie authors want those reviews as affirmation that  he or she can write and tell a story. That is NOT the province of a review. Readers and bloggers share their opinions of books to alert the next reader if that reader might or might not enjoy the book.

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Joining eNovel Authors at Work

Are you considering membership in eNovel Authors at Work?

Sorry, but Membership is Closed until Further Notice

eNovel Round Logo (2)Hello, and welcome. I’m Jackie Weger, Founder of eNovel Authors at Work.  We open membership several times a year.  We are always on the lookout for indie authors with good books and a great attitude. Right this minute most of our authors are in promotions and gearing up for the fall season. We adore our new members and enjoy meeting them, downloading their books and in general making them welcome into our private Facebook Hub from whence all good information flows. As most of you know, autumn is our selling season, so we lack time to usher in new members.

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Authors Spew Vitriol at FREE Books-Again!

marketing-strategy-plan“Nobody is buying my book because they can read all they want for FREE.”

You have heard that.  It never stops. There is across our indie author universe a huge outcry about authors who promote their books for FREE and/or 99¢ . The consensus of those pickle-sour notes is: Nobody is buying books because they can read all they want for free. “Where did you get that idea?”

“BookBub is a ripoff and detrimental to indies. Readers are so used to getting eBooks for free that no one expects to pay a red cent anymore.” True or False? Read on. You decide.

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Are You All Set for 2015?

eNovel Authors at Work is a year old

Slightly Stalky

NEW RELEASE

It has been a heck of year. Putting together a group of authors to volunteer and network is a massive chore and cannot be achieved without cooperation of like-minded authors. eNovel has been so fortunate. We have two volunteer webmasters, Amy Vansant and Carolyn Steele, who maintain this site and build and our author pages. Our authors are prolific and we call on our Webmasters almost daily to add a book to our author page, exchange books on the slider or add revised blurbs and book descriptions to titles already on a page.

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#eNovAaW ~ Movers & Shakers

Jackie Weger

Jackie Weger

 

Last month’s column was so popular, I decided to do it again. Usually our blogs on eNovel are all about  eHow best to manage an indie career, effective  ePromotions, and talking about what works best for us and what does not. But November is shaping up to be another stellar month for eNovel Authors at Work members.  I will tell you straight out: When I first stepped into the digital universe, I fell flat on face. What actually put me on the path to success is networking. Aligning yourself with like-minded indie authors is essential for any success that comes your way.  Once aligned you must give as well as take and that is the foundation of eNovel Authors at Work. It is called paying-it-forward. Since we are an all volunteer group, and FREE, some members give more than others of their time and talent. Tech talent especially. I have NONE. We are so fortunate that every member in eNovel brings something to the table. So! Let me introduce you to some members who pay-it-forward, write wonderful books, answer every email and offer support to any indie author in need.

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Paranormal Book Tour – Christine Gabriel 10/9

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Meet the eBook Your Escape Authors

Christine Gabriel
Christine Gabriel, a diehard Buckeye fan, grew up in the small farming community of Monroeville, Ohio where she spent much of her time writing imaginative stories. She has spent the last ten years managing a financial institution in Norwalk, Ohio in which she’s learned that compassion and love are her greatest gifts to give to others.
She has a small tribe of children who have become her biggest fans and most honest critics. She’s an avid animal lover and has been known to bring home a stray to cuddle with her while she writes. She’s also deathly afraid of earthworms and will cross the street in order to avoid one on the sidewalk. She loves vanilla coffee and can’t begin her morning without it, even knowing that doing so has consequential effects that could potentially cause a Zombie Apocalypse.
Christine’s most important view is that her readers are able to escape out of their realities and enjoy a little piece of her imagination. She holds each one of her readers close to her heart and loves them as if they were one her dearest friends. She currently resides in Norwalk, Ohio where she’s working on Crimson Moon, Book Two of The Crimson Chronicles series.

 

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Paranormal Book Tour – Dale Furse 10/8

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Dale Furse
Dale has enjoyed many creative pursuits including playing guitar and singing in a band, acting and directing in theatre, writing novels, short stories, plays, songs and poems.
She also reads any genre so long as it’s a good story. Her writing is the highly imaginative, interweaving of Science Fiction and Fantasy where she forges tales that also take on an Action Adventure feel. After over thirty years of writing, she still delights in her journeys to unknown places, meeting unheard-of peoples.
Dale loves her family, friends and the wonderful people who read her stories.

 

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Paranormal Book Tour – Carmen DeSousa 10/11

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Carmen DeSousa
A romantic-suspense writer, my stories overflow with romance, mystery, suspense, a hint of paranormal sometimes, and of course, tragedy. After all, what would a great story be without a tragic event setting the stage? All of my novels are sensual, but not erotic, gripping but not graphic and will make you cry, laugh, love, and hope. Although some of my titles clearly include supernatural or ghostly beings, my writing dances on the edge of the paranormal, in a genre referred to as magical realism. My hope is that as you read my stories, you’ll wonder, “Hmmm…what if?”

 

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