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7 Make-More-Money Hacks for Non-Fiction Kindle eBook Authors

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If you’ve considered writing a Kindle ebook, you’ve probably thought about what the best-seller lists usually look like – a whole lot of fiction peppered with a few breakout self-help books.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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4 Facebook Groups Every Kindle Author Should Join

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If you’ve been publishing on Kindle long, you’ll certainly have already become aware of the fact that membership in certain Facebook groups (and active participation) can definitely increase your bottom line. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Introducing the Pay It Forward Marketing Program for Writers and Small Biz Owners

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“They say don’t believe your own hype, but if you don’t why would anyone else?  To be great you have to believe you can do great things.” ~ Charley Johnson (more…) Continue Reading →

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Kindle Writer’s Toolbox: 10 Powerful Productivity Tools I Use Every Day

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“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” ~Confucius

Since launching my Great Kindle Publishing Experiment, I’ve been doing tons of research and refinement when it comes to getting stuff done. I need to be productive, but sometimes when I feel overwhelmed, I’m exactly the opposite. See, I’m doing a LOT of stuff right now work-wise, between my online ezine, writing and publishing my Kindle books and running my various other projects- and that’s just the professional side of life. Anyhoo, since I’m so busy and my mind moves pretty fast, I tend to have all of these great ideas and thoughts and plans that fall by the wayside eventually because I think I’ll remember to write it down and never do. Continue Reading →

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5 Big Reasons I Won’t Buy Your Kindle eBook (and how you can change my mind)

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As someone who makes a living writing books, I read a lot. I mean, a LOT. So when I started making the majority of my money through the Amazon Kindle Select publishing program, it only made sense to pay the $80 a year for the Kindle Unlimited program. And to be fair, it has already more than paid for itself in the few months I’ve been a KU subscriber. Several times over, if I’m being honest. Continue Reading →

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Kindle Marketing Tip: How to Use Your Own URL for Your Amazon Author Page

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“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” ~Steve Jobs

Before I get started, let me just point you to my own brand new URL that I’m currently using for my Amazon Author page – it’s BooksAngieWrote.com. Check it out! And now, for the real point of this post. Continue Reading →

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How a serial killer helped this writer become famous

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Found a very interesting Kindle author success story and I just had to share it with you. So there’s this crazy-successful indy author named Mark Dawson says that when he hit the bigtime, it was just as much of a shock to him as anyone else. In fact, he happened to check his downloads on the day he released his breakout book. “I could hardly believe my eyes – it was in the tens of thousands. At that moment I realised that I was onto something interesting,” he said in an interview. Continue Reading →

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Find Best-Selling Kindle eBook Ideas: Ask the Right Questions

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As a Kindle ebook author, you’d like to make a living writing and nothing else, right? Well, if you don’t love marketing, you’ve got to know this: get into the right niche. So what niche is the right niche? Well, that’s why you need to know that asking the right questions is the most important aspect of establishing your expertise in a successful niche. So, what does that mean, exactly? Continue Reading →

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Sweet-Spot: Amanda Hocking on Choosing a Profitable Kindle eBook Niche

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Welcome to the fourth installment in the Amanda Hocking case study series. I’ve been studying Hocking’s career in order to learn and share the steps she took that led her to her significant level of success in Kindle ebook publishing (and later, signing a traditional book deal with a “real” publisher). (more…) Continue Reading →

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