Book Marketing Cheat Sheet for Self-Published Authors

November 20th, 2014

Book Marketing Cheat Sheet, Self-Published AuthorsAuthors don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on promotion and marketing. But, you also can’t just put your book up on Amazon and hope for the best. Whether you have a big budget or no budget, marketing matters.

Here are 13 simple marketing tips to help you get started. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Kindle Unlimited is a Bad Idea

August 5th, 2014
Amazon has certainly been making headlines recently. Their most recent foray in to new business is the launch of Kindle Unlimited. Setup like Netflix, $9.99 per month gets you unlimited access to Kindle eBooks. For people who are Kindle junkies (and I fully admit to being one), this seems to be a good idea on paper. In fact, my husband was shocked when I didn’t sign up on Day One.

 

Kindle Unlimited
 

The truth of the matter is, I think Kindle Unlimited is a bad idea. It’s a bad idea for publishing. It’s a bad idea for authors and publishers. It’s a bad idea for readers.

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Your Amazon Book Page

March 27th, 2013

Amazon Book PageAuthors:  It’s time to look at your Amazon book page.

Most self-published authors, small presses and even some of the big houses are selling a lot of their books on Amazon.com. This is great. But it’s also daunting.

More and more books are published every year. Trying to get yours “found” on Amazon can be incredibly difficult. Read the rest of this entry »