Book Marketing and Selling Tips

Book Marketing and Selling Tips

Book Marketing and Selling Tips

There is a book list on Amazon updated daily called “Amazon Best Sellers: Best Kindle Store” and you can decide on free or paid top 100 books. Knowing what is out there will help with book marketing and selling. I picked free and wooza-there were some great titles in that. There were indie authors, indie publishers, and others. It was a pretty neat place to check out.  Here is my opinion of things that we know as indies and what we should pay attention to. Book Marketing and Selling Tips What we should aim for as indies Write fiction. Plain

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Seven deadly sins for writers

Seven deadly sins for writers

I like writing thematic stories. The Last Dragyn Slayer is based on one of the seven deadly sins, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth – mostly lust. You can get that here for a mere 99 cents by clicking the cover: Considering the seven deadly sins got me to thinking about what those might look like to a writer. Covetousness might be jealousy. Have you ever said, “dang I wish I had written that book.” Yeah, that would be it. Lust, like…”wow, look at that book cover, that man is HAWT.” Uh huh, that’s it. Anger would be “OMG, they

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Writer Groupie Ep 42-Book Reviews and Editing with Sharon Stogner

Welcome, Groupies! This is episode 42 of the podcast, and today I chat with Sharon Stogner. Sharon is co-creator of the quirky multi-media review site I Smell Sheep, which was voted Best Review Site 2015 in the Editors and Preditors Reader’s Poll, and freelance editor(Devil in the Details Editing Services). Born and raised in NC, she received a B.S. in Biology from UNC and a Masters in Microbiology from NCSC back before cell phones became popular. Married and mother of two girls, she loves reading speculative fiction, blow’em up movies, and eating spaghetti. So, here we go…on with the show!

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SMT series: Why Brushing Off the Haters Hurts Your Brand

Social Media Triage series Part Two Here we are with the second installment of the Social Media Triage series. If you missed part one, you can go and view it here. Today, I want to talk about why writers feel it necessary to delete negative posts on their social media sites, not approve or disallow negative comments on their blogs, and as a general rule, stress over bad reviews. I call this “brushing off the haters”. The obvious reason is: it hurts. Writers are, for the most part, a sensitive lot. We love what we do so much that we

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How to Survive Bad Reviews

Reviews are as someone has said, the equivalent of a tip for any other service provider. We get better as a writer when we get feedback from our customers, our readers. This is the reason we always post everywhere for readers to leave us a review. It is vital to our continued success. The problem is, not everyone will love our work, and they are free to say so. I don’t worry about bad reviews the way some authors do, seeing it rather as an opportunity to learn. If someone leaves a bad review, one that gives constructive criticism, I

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