How To Publish An Ebook On A Budget – An Author’s Guide to the Free Yet Professional Way to Get Your Writing Up For Sale on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble NOOK, Smashwords and more

"Undeniably useful for anyone embarking on the great adventure that is e-publishing! It certainly was for me." LOUISE VOSS, Now The UK's Top Indie Kindle Author. Killing Cupid and Catch Your Death - Nos 1 and 2 in UK TOP 100.Do you want to turn your words and pictures into a professionally-presented ebook that's good enough to sell with little or no capital outlay? THIS ISN'T A … [Read more...]

Poke Yourself

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Seth Godin came out with a book, "Poke the Box" that is all about getting started, not some day but NOW! But it seems that the pressures to delay are stronger than the pressures to act. I had a big breakthrough several years ago. I was sitting in my office under a dark cloud of procrastination and delay. I just couldn't seem to take action on anything. I was … [Read more...]

How to Test Your Publisher’s Sales Reports

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Last week, we heard from yet another author (I'll call him Author Al) who is accusing his distributor of theft because his Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com rankings moved. A few years ago, another author claimed she was owed millions because her Amazon ranking was...in the millions. As you've probably guessed, this is a common problem. New authors often try to use … [Read more...]

Selling Books to Supermarkets and Drug Stores

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There are tens of thousands of supermarkets and drug stores of all sizes around the country. Many of these sell books, booklets and videos. Some of the larger supermarket chain stores – such as Kroger -- actually have a bookstore, rather than a book section. The means of marketing to these two segments is similar, so they will be discussed together. In the past, most of the … [Read more...]

Go Big or Go Home

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"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure... Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you." - Marianne Williamson, A Return To Love After sharing my personal "Video Vision Board" with my more than 10,000 … [Read more...]

Finding Qualified Book Reviewers

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Book reviews are essential recommendations to get readers to buy your books. But not all reviewers do a professional job when reviewing; some don’t even read the books they supposedly review. Here are some guidelines to help authors determine which reviewers are legitimate and a good choice for reviewing their books. Back in the twentieth century, book reviews were in print … [Read more...]

Simon Casey – Couples in Chaos

Couples in Chaos

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My most recent book is Couples in Chaos. The book is about why and how people form addictive and abusive relationships. What kind of personalities likely to form such relationships. How and what to avoid. Tell us something about yourself. I live in Orange County California. My back ground is in mental health, … [Read more...]

7 Publishing Options for Nonfiction Authors

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Publishing is exciting because it means your book is finally going to become “real” and tangible. Yet, this is the part that so often derails even the most passionate and determined author. One reason is that many authors struggle through the writing and then suddenly have a finished book and nowhere to send it. If you are one of them, it may be that you started in the middle — … [Read more...]

Keith Kornell – Super Born: Seduction of Being

Super Born

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. Super Born: Seduction of Being, a fun, sexy, fantasy, sci-fi novel that explores what happens when a single mom suddenly finds she is endowed with superpowers and the laws of man no longer apply to her! The book is a humorous and entertaining superhero novel that takes you on a thought-provoking, sexy, satirical romp of … [Read more...]

What Are The Best Days To Send Out Press Releases?

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There are two answers. First, if you have an urgent story - a story that has to be reported immediately or it will have no value - you should send it out as soon as possible. It doesn't matter what day of the week it is or what time of day. Just get it out! Notice I said that this is the rule for URGENT stories. I don't mean that the story is urgent to you. I mean … [Read more...]