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 […]
If you’re an independent marketer or small business owner, chances are you’ve heard someone say to you, “You know so much – should write a book!” While yes, you definitely need to write, you can’t write about everything you know, nor should you.
This is a short speech I wrote several years ago, while living on Gabriola Island, in the San Juan islands near Nanaimo, BC. Watching art and books in revolution, and surrounded by indie artists, I saw a parallel between my own work as an indie author and their work as independent artists, each selling from […]
(This is an excerpt from my book “Your Book Title Here“, available on the Kindle platform at Amazon.com, $2.99 USD.) The editor is the one bit of outsourcing that I must recommend no matter how good a writer you are. With editors, you are paying for something that cannot be achieved any other way: objectivity. […]
If you think pictures speak louder than words, you’re right. Here are some tips for using images – beyond a snapshot of your book cover – to market your eBook. Tip 1: Don’t release anything on your blog or social media without including an image. Just like real people, Google loves pretty pictures. Including an […]