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I am seeing a lot of people panic over the upcoming move from CreateSpace (CS) to KDP. Authors are talking about removing all of their books from CS and generally freaking out over the transition. I’m sure it won’t go perfectly smoothly (It’s too big a change for that.) but there is no reason to […]
People always judge a book by its cover. You have a great cover, right? That’s one of the most important ways to capture people’s attention when they’re searching through Amazon or any bookseller trying to find a book that interests them. After looking at a cover, the next thing people do is look at the […]
Writing a book can be a daunting task, and many writers wonder how many words they need to complete a book. Is a 50,000 word manuscript long enough? Is a 200,000 word manuscript too long? (Another question is how many words make up a page in a printed book. That varies a lot, depending on […]
Facebook is one of the world’s highest traffic websites, and those visitors tend to spend a tremendous amount of time on the site. This makes for somewhat of a captive audience, and yours ads will often get a lot more attention than ads on other websites. There are a number of subjects Facebook doesn’t allow, […]
Self-published authors have a dizzying variety of tasks to complete. As a self-publisher, you’re responsible not only for writing your book but also promoting it and building a long-term author platform for yourself. Given that few of us are naturally blessed with all of the skills needed to successfully self-publish, one of the best ways […]
Pop quiz. When should start marketing your book? The day you finish writing it. The day it’s actually published. Right now — even if you haven’t written a word yet. You might be surprised to learn the answer is definitely C. Having an audience already established and excited to buy your book is the key […]
It is still possible for indie authors to launch a book on Amazon and make it a bestseller. Don’t believe me? Watch this video as Chris Fox explains exactly how he did it. Hint: It is not about making your book free. Want more great ideas from Chris? Check out his books on writing, publishing […]
6x NBA Champion. 6X Finals MVP. 5x NBA MVP. Presidential Medal of Freedom Awardee. Number 23. His Airness, Michael Jordan Often touted as the greatest basketball player of all time, he played like no other. His tenacity on the court accompanied by his raw talent made him an unstoppable force. His achievements both on and […]
What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My most recent book is Made to Be Broken. It is the first in a trilogy called the Mystic Rampage series, and follows three individuals who are my version of genies. They don’t live in bottles or say “your wish is my command” […]
What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. (pronounced Ma-ra-vee-ya) is a contemporary story about the people who live in a remote village in northern New Mexico. The town was founded about 400 years ago when the Spanish settlers first showed up. So the book is partly about how the old […]
What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. Papa’s Shoes, is a work of fiction about immigration with a feminist and historical bent. At 99,968 words, Papa’s Shoes is a stand-alone novel with series potential. Ira Schuman is determined to move his family out of their Polish shtetl to the hope […]
What is your book about? It’s about my coming of age immigration with my family from Beirut, Lebanon to the United States when I was fourteen years old. The news I’ll be traveling to America excited me to no end. What I didn’t realize when my parents told us we’ll be coming to America, was […]
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