The Joys of Kindle Unlimited

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Good morning everyone! This is a post I’ve been kicking around for a while now. The problem was, I couldn’t think of how best to explain my thoughts on Kindle Unlimited until recently. As I’m sure many of you have either heard or maybe even experienced, there are mixed feelings about Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited program. Basically, it allows the user to “borrow a book that is KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) Select for one month for free. If they read … Read More »

Author Website Essentials

Is your author website as effective as it can be? Is it really working for you? Is it time for a website tune-up? To save money and because so many “free” resources are available, many writers build their own websites. I love and believe in the entrepreneurial spirit. But book marketing is challenging; you can’t do everything yourself; and writers can’t be expected to have all  the skills  or knowledge they need to create a professional author website. Here are some website essentials you might … Read More »

Social Media 101: Variety is the spice of life

Note: Sorry this post is late today. It’s been one of those weeks! The old saying is cliche, but it’s true. One of the biggest mistakes some make is putting all their social media eggs in one basket. Let’s take a look at why this is a bad idea. When you limit your options, you limit your audience. Every site is a unique entity with its own membership and style. By sticking to only one site, you’re missing a vast … Read More »

Social Media 101: Buyer Beware

If you’re on social media and trying to build your name (especially on Twitter), you are probably being inundated with follower requests from people who tell you that they can guarantee you X number of followers for a fee. Sounds tempting, right? I can spend a small amount of money and someone is going to do all the work for me. Wrong. Here’s the thing that some people don’t know. A lot of the Twitter accounts that promise these huge … Read More »

Why Should You Use Facebook?

There’s not a day that goes by where someone isn’t on Facebook for some reason or another. Every blogger, author, or person trying to get notice should be using this to their full advantage. Authors are using their pages to promote their books, where they’ll be signing, and just over all as a way to connect with their fans. Fans that in turn share posts, tweet, and go out to buy the author’s books. It’s like word of mouth….just word … Read More »

Social Media 101: Making a personal connection

Social media is a great way to sell your books online, but it’s not the main reason to be on there. Sure, some people might see your book blurb and decide to click, but most will not. Even fewer will bother to read that free book you pimped out or review later. The fact  is, there is a lot of noise online these days and most will not notice you unless you do something that makes you stand out in … Read More »

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