Kindle’s New Payment System

While some authors are a little freaked out about Amazon’s announcement about Kindle’s new payment system for books in the Kindle Select (KDP Select) program, which now pays Authors based on the number of pages read rather than for each time the book is downloaded, most of us are just confused about what it will […]

How-to Quickie: Make a Memorable Affiliate Link

Memorable affiliate link setups are easy, and here’s a quick video to show you how to create a link you can simply mention to anyone. Great if you’re now regularly making affiliate links from items on Amazon – especially linking to your own books and eBooks! It’s always important for authors to show off their books […]

Top Kindle Indie Authors Worth Following

As a followup to my blog post for, about why women over 30 write better eBooks, here’s a list of the top female indie Authors worth following on Twitter, and definitely worth reading. I was fascinated with how each of these women market themselves. Some have many books, others have very few. Some are […]

10 Things to Know Before You Write an eBook

My number one question of all time is, “How do I start writing an eBook?” Here are my top 10 recommendations. 1. Don’t buy any software or services. Part of the reason I do what I do is to demonstrate to Authors that they really, really can do this all by themselves. As you’ll see […]

eBook Covers: Screen Fonts vs. Print Type

Are you designing your own eBook cover? Great! Here’s how to choose a font for the title and other text on your cover. (And BTW< this is not something that’s worth obsessing over. You have a lot going on right now – and obviously, your first concern needs to be writing a great eBook.) The […]