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4 Facebook Groups Every Kindle Author Should Join

4 facebook groups every author should join

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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KDP Marketing Experiment: Kindle Countdown Deal

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If you’ve been following along with the Great Kindle Publishing Experiment, you know that I’ve been trying all sorts of different marketing tips and tricks in order to get my arms around what works and what doesn’t. While I’ve done the KDP free days with every book I’ve published so far (and they do seem to work – detailed information coming on that in a future post), I haven’t yet tried the Kindle Countdown Deal. So, since one of my books (which is admittedly slightly outside of my usual genre but still directed at my target audience and close enough to be relevant) isn’t selling as well as the others, I decided to try it with this one. It’s a more career-focused book and one that I hope will help me launch another series in the near future that focuses not only on discovering your passion but also on making money from it (that is, after all, what I do!). The book is called Bloom, Flourish, Shine and it’s priced at $4.49 on the Kindle store. 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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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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Amanda Hocking Case Study: 3 Early Secrets to Her Kindle Publishing Success

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According to Kindle author Amanda Hocking, if you’re going to succeed in the Kindle ebook publishing market, you’ve got to have more than passion; you’ve got to have a serious work ethic. Hocking ought to know – she’s the most recent in just a few authors who found themselves selling more than $1m in ebooks via Amazon.com’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Learn about the Great Kindle Publishing Experiment

This is the second in a series I’m working on to study Hocking’s success – you can read the first one right here – it’s called Amanda Hocking: Talented Super-Writer or Lucky Duck? and it offers a brief rundown of her story, if you’re not familiar with it. As we continue the study, we’re looking today at what Hocking learned from years of getting rejected by editors and agents. Rejected, Revise, Repeat: The Success Mindset

Hocking writes that early in her career, she found herself submitting novel after novel to traditional publishers and receiving rejection after rejection. Continue Reading →

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HubPages: Marketing Idea for eBook Authors?

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Okay, so today’s potential marketing idea for ebook authors is HubPages. I haven’t given this one much of a go before, so I’m going to give it a shot. So, help me out! IF you’re a fellow ebook author – have you personally used hubpages to aid you in your marketing, and if so, how’d it work out for you? Leave me a comment, hit me up on Facebook or drop me an email and tell me what you think. Continue Reading →

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