A Primer on ISBN Codes, Bar Codes, and UPC Codes

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(This article has been updated. Original publication date was March 17, 2008, under the title “The Difference Between an ISBN, Bar Code, and UPC Code”. Updated October 14, 2015.) An ISBN number stands for International Standard Book Number, and when you are assigned one for your book product, each number is totally unique. A modern […]

Top Kindle Indie Authors Worth Following

As a followup to my blog post for VivMag.com, 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 […]

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Wrote My First eBook

I’m about to complete my part in eBook number 170. Here’s what I wish I’d known before I started this journey. 1. You will need to write much more than you thought. I knew that I’d probably want to write more than just one eBook, in fact, I could imagine dozens that I wanted to […]

How to Think Like a Successful eBook Author

  Becoming successful in any field often requires a shift in thinking. Here are some of the shifts that I myself experienced, and that I continue to witness in clients and other successful eBook creators. 1. Stop thinking of yourself as an Author. Authors are amazing, creative, driven, and professional people. However, as the motivated […]

Tim Ferriss Agrees With Me

Read this fantastic blog post by Tim Ferriss; book marketing guru, world traveler, and Author of The 4-Hour Workweek. Please pay special attention to the part where he mentions, “First off, writing books is a terrible revenue model for authors.” His summary of the opportunities in eBook marketing are very clearly pointing to using affiliate […]