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Indie author book marketing series

May 5, 2015 by

Part 2 of the author book marketing series. Now that you’ve signed up to an auto responder mail service for free (at least for the time being until you hit 2000 subscribers) , go to your author central (although I'd heard it best to make changes to book descriptions through the KDP site and not author central) and make sure you really work on getting your author page, and more importantly, your book descriptions. Also, make sure all your books are in the author central portal. if not you can add the books right there, or call Amazon author ...

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Indie author marketing tips–email harvesting and free book

April 28, 2015 by

This is part 1 of the indie author book marketing series I am doing. For three years now –since I first published my book Keeper of Reign fantasy novel—I’d heard about the importance of having a mailing list. But for the life of me I couldn’t figure out how to get readers to sign up. Yes, I’ve read about giving away pdfs of this and that, subscriptions to newsletters—seriously, who has the time to read all these free write-ups and newsletters? Worse, I’ve been giving away free books and even used paid advertising so readers will find out about my promotions ...

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Indie Book Marketing Strategies–What Works And What Doesn’t

September 15, 2014 by

After book marketing for over a year now and aggressively using my resources--time and money to market my books--Keeper of Reign, and then Dead Dreams-- both award-winning novels and have been best-sellers on Kindle--I have learned a few things. If I had to do it all over again, which in a sense I would  have to do with my future books, I would change some tactics I had used for marketing my books. (I don't know what it's like for non-fiction books, but at least with fiction authors we face some major battles--this is not to say that we cannot  overcome the battles ...

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The Process of Writing and Becoming an Author

July 30, 2014 by

When Diane Tatum, my friend and marketing partner with the John 316 network, so graciously requested that I take part in the world blog tour I was intrigued by the sound of it. I am so glad I went on to accept the invitation. It is an honor to be considered and to reach out to my fellow earth dwellers through this blog tour.There's little I enjoy more than cuddling up with a good book, so hopefully this tour will open up more avenues for newer books you'd never known existed before.  First for some admin stuff: To follow the tour backwards ...

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