Top free ways to increase traffic to your author website

I hope some of you non-fiction authors find this helpful. I have many ideas for non-fiction (and will blog more on this later) … not so for fiction authors–which is what I am. Top tips for my non-fiction author friends to help in their book marketing. Unlike fiction authors like myself there is a fast…

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Convert a manuscript to Mobi and Epub files free, at a click of a button.

  Most writers already know that to be self-published we have to have our books on Amazon and hopefully on iBooks or Kobo. But how do we convert our word doc manuscripts without having to go through all the technical stuff, or paying hundreds of dollars for conversion? (I’ve done both. Multiple times!) If you…

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How to set up a Goodreads Giveaway (physical book)

If you’re an author—even a new one—and have done any form of research on Indie or self-publishing you’d have heard of Goodreads. An arm of Amazon it’s where voracious readers congregate and opine about their latest reads. It’s not a bad place to conduct a giveaway. At the time of this writing, Goodreads is experimenting…

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Book Marketing Help– A global customized Amazon link

For many of us authors we sell on Amazon. Unfortunately, Amazon has unique links for different countries. It may not seem like a big deal but why even lose a single potential reader? I thought Book Linker gives us a simple and elegant solution. Get it for each of your Amazon books and when your…

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How to format your Microsoft word document (manuscript) for print books (paperbacks)

  Again a follow-along step-by-step process. I have scoured the internet and since I am a visual learner others who are new to Indie publishing and also learn best by watching would find these step by step tutorials I have watched myself useful. There are hundreds (maybe thousands) of new Indie authors who waste thousands…

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Indie author marketing tips–email harvesting and free book

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…

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

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…

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