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Tired of being a broke writer? Get this free ebook from the experts, NOW!

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One of my favorite writing goddesses, Carol Tice, known best for her column at Forbes Magazine and her Make a Living Writing blog, has just teamed up with Linda Formichelli to release this AMAZING free ebook, entitled “Getting the Gig: How Pitch Clinic Helped 11 Writers Land Great New Clients And Earn (Way) More.” The ebook includes 11 case studies on how successful writers broke through to success. Pick it up while you can! One writer in Spain went from nothing to earning $2,000 per week (no joke). A U.S. freelancer was offered a full-time writing job. 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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Top 3 Must-Use, Bare-Bones Marketing Hacks for Self-Published Authors

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If you’re a brand new author who isn’t familiar with the whole online marketing thing, this post is for you. If you’ve been marketing for years, this one’s going to be a bit basic for your taste. Still with me? Okay, so you’ve gone through the whole book-writing process, right? You’ve figured out a concept or topic for the book, you’ve done your research and pre-writing, and you outlined the whole book, chapter by chapter. Continue Reading →

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Go Ask Angie: 6 Keys to Getting Your Book Published on Amazon’s Kindle Store

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“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.” ~Enid Bagnold

So, you’ve written a book (or you’re writing one) and you are ready to get it published. Continue Reading →

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Get an Honest, Verified Kindle Review From Fiverr: Rare Opportunity for Broke Authors

A rare opportunity to promote your Kindle ebooks professionally for next to nothing.

Are you a starving artist? A broke writer? A creative soul, held back by the constraints of not getting any attention to your Kindle ebook? Well, I’m about to change all of that for you. If you know me personally, you know I’m all about paying it forward. 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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Amanda Hocking: 25 Favorite Kindle eBook Editing Tips That Made Me a Millionaire

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“No author dislikes to be edited as much as he dislikes not to be published.” – J. Russell Lynes

Welcome to the third in the series of the Amanda Hocking case study here at Online Writing Pro. In case you aren’t familiar with her story, she’s the self-published Kindle author who is now a millionaire with a book deal. As part of the Great Kindle eBook Publishing Experiment, I’ll be doing in-depth case studies on very successful Kindle authors, and since Amanda Hocking is among the best-known for her self-publishing success on that platform, she’s the first one I’m profiling. Today, we’re going to touch on her editing process, much of which was developed during the time she spent submitting manuscripts to editors who ultimately rejected them. Continue Reading →

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