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Quick Link: How to Sell Thousands of Books When You Don’t Have an Audience

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Sometimes it feels like a no win situation. People can’t find you because you don’t have any sales but you can’t make sales until people find you. Getting that initial lift is hard for a new author. Thankfully Frank McKinley from Postive […]

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Quick Link: Fringe Highlight: Should Indie Authors Go KDP Exclusive or Go Wide?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. For all you indie authors out there or even traditional authors who are curious, The Self-Publishing Advice Center has a great article/podcast on what you should think about when you decide to go KDP exclusive with Amazon or Go Wide. ~ * […]

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Quick Link: Driving Down the Price of Publishing

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. This article hits home for me. I used to love creating quality ebooks for authors. Whatever you wanted I could do, things like drop caps, special inserted quotes, linked references all no problem. It is all just HTML/CSS to me. But I […]

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Quick Link: The Only Rule Amazon Truly Cares About

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Oh-oh. Watch out Kindle Select authors, Let’s Get Digital‘s David Gaughran has a horror story to tell about a promotion gone sour and what he is doing to deal with it. Could this happen to you? ~ * ~ The Only Rule […]

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Quick Link: How To Get Book Reviews As An Unknown Author

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. The hardest thing is for a new author to get recognized. There are so many titles out there and other authors trying to get recognized as as well.  With a limited number of resources, how do you get started in gathering publicity […]

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You can’t force success

You may have heard about The Handbook For Mortals scandal, where they tried to scam the New York Times best-selling list.  I am not sure how they thought they would get away with it and not have people figure the situation out. It was pretty blatant. Through out my career, I have had people ask […]

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Quick Link: KINDLE SCOUT –STEP INSIDE FOR A TOUR

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Have you tried using Kindle Scout for one of your titles? What did you think? I love it as a reader. (Because we all know I haven’t finished anything yet.) If you haven’t heard of Kindle Scout, or you wanted to learn […]

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Quick Link: A New You—In Name Alone? When to Adopt a Pen Name

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I never really liked my name until I found out I was named after Paul Revere. My mother, weird but cool in her own special way. As a writer you can make your name anything you want, but does it make sense […]

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Quick Link: Book Marketing: How to Get Your Self-published Books into Bookstores

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Indie publishers in brick and mortar stores? Yep, the post from the Self-Publishing Advice Center is more a cautionary tale of what not to do BUT if you join the Alliance of Independent Authors you also get a free (!) download of […]

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Quick Link: Audiobooks are the Fastest Growing Book Market: How to Get Your Book Recorded

Quick Link: Audiobooks are the Fastest Growing Book Market: How to Get Your Book Recorded

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Audiobooks are growing in sales and are very popular. You can also use them as part of an up-sell or deal for your customer. Check out the article from Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris that interviews someone who actually voices […]

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Quick Link: Audiobooks: What You Should Know

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Audiobooks are a hot and growing market. Definitely worth looking into for your title. Romance University‘s contributor Veronica Scott runs down what you need to know if you are thinking of going audio. ~ * ~ Audiobooks: What You Should Know – […]

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Quick Link: Inexpensive Promoting

Quick Link: Inexpensive Promoting

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. It’s summertime! That means lots of events and chances to promote your book! Check out the excellent post from Elizabeth Spann Craig that has some fantastic tips on how to publicize your story without breaking the bank. ~ * ~ Inexpensive Promoting […]

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Quick Link: 6 Ways You Are Destroying Your Chances of Finding Readers

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Getting readers who hopefully love your story is the whole reason behind publishing your stories. Make sure you are not doing any of these six mistakes from Laurence O’Bryan at Books Go Social! ~ * ~ 6 Ways You Are Destroying Your […]

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Quick Links: Guide to Self-Publishing Marketplaces

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Today’s offering is a basic guide for self-publishers on the major different marketplaces. There are smaller places out there as well and niche stores, all of which a quick google search will show you. Writers And Authors poster Fred Johnson’s article is […]

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Quick Link: How to Write a (Romance) Blurb by Rosalind James

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Your book blurb is one of the best tools you have in marketing your book. You have gotten the potential reader interested enough to come look a little more at your title. This is where you can make a big impact on […]

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