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An Easy Way to Multiply Your Book Sales


I recently received this question from an author: I have three books published in the Amazon Kindle store. Sales have been okay, but they have slowed in recent months. What can I do to make more sales? There are several things that can increase book sales, but I am just going to look at a […]

What is the Best Book Writing Software?


One of the questions I get a lot is about what software to use to write books. Should books be written in plain text? Do you need special publishing software such as Adobe InDesign? And what about Scrivener? You can use whatever software works best for you, but I have learned that using good ol’ […]

How To Make Your Kindle Book A Bestseller


If you’re still not publishing on Kindle, you might want to consider it. Even small books that only sell a few copies a day can still earn you a $100 or more per month in passive income. And if your book becomes a hot seller, you can do far, far better. Here then are some […]

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Recent Articles


I vividly recall my first morning after moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico. I walked out the door of my hotel and was instantly smitten by the first strands of morning sunlight radiating from beyond the Sandia Mountains. Later that day I described the experience to an amused local, who replied, “No big deal. After a […]

Start With an Outline and Make Writing Easier

How to write an outline

Writers may have different processes for creativity, storytelling or editing, but outlining is a common practice of the most prolific writers. Your outline is like the train tracks that your writing train runs on. If you just run full speed without an outline, that’s a fast track to poorly supported conclusions and scattered thoughts. An […]

10 Book Marketing and Publishing Industry Predictions for 2016


Print sales were up in 2015, self-published authors continued their ongoing momentum, and quirky trends like adult coloring books had a surprising industry effect. So what does 2016 have in store? Here are my ten book marketing and publishing industry predictions for the year ahead.

Author Interviews

Ronald Chapman – A Killer’s Grace


What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. Tell us something about yourself.  I grew up in libraries for all intents and purposes and always knew I would write. That began in 1995 with social commentary on public radio, for which I twice won the National Federation of Presswomen Award for […]

Francie Healey, M.A. CHC, LMHC – Eat to Beat Alzheimer’s Cookbook

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. I’ve just published , which is a cookbook and a manual for anyone interested in eating healthy and using food to promote brain health and prevent dementia. Tell us something about yourself. I’ve been living in New Mexico for about 15 years now […]

David W. Berner – Night Radio


What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. The book is a novel. Night Radio: A Love Story is about Jake Mulholland, a college student who dreams of becoming the next great rock ‘n’ roll radio personality. But like his father, his appetite for love conflicts with his thirst for success, […]

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