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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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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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Hosting a Virtual Book Launch Party on Facebook

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It’s been a week or two since I’ve updated here, but there’s so much to say! I’m going to start with this quick bit of news, though. I’m trying something new. A couple of my books have folks making some noise – they want to have them in paperback because, for whatever reason, they don’t “do” Kindle, but they want to read my book. I am totally honored, obviously, and after having the book formatted and sent off to the publisher, I’m waiting on a package of proof copies for my approval now. 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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Loosely Scientific: The Method to My Kindle Publishing Madness

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“A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.” ~Roald Dahl

Last time we talked, I promised you that I’d explain the method to my kindle publishing madness. So I’m going to start right here. Introducing The Great Kindle eBook Publishing Experiment: My Kindle Publishing Success Formula, Beta Version! Continue Reading →

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Loosely Scientific Methods: Kindle Success Formulas and What They Have in Common

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“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

Before I was officially successful in the online professional writing world, I had to develop a bio that sounded professional even though I didn’t have a lot of online writing or publishing experience. With a bit of research, I found that SEO rules required me to sort of identify myself with certain keywords if I wanted to be found by potential clients. Continue Reading →

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My Best-Seller: ‘Powerfully Simple Life Hacks’ ebook

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127 Powerfully Simple Life Hacks: Easy Ways to Empower Yourself and Improve Your Life in 30 Days or Less is currently my most popular and best-selling ebook at Amazon’s Kindle store. I’m working on figuring out exactly what the secret sauce is with this one and on trying to improve on and duplicate its success. I’ll  keep you posted! Here are a few details on the book. Project Blissful: 127 Powerfully Simple Life Hacks is an inspirational guide designed to help you take control of your life and to motivate yourself to become the best possible version of yourself. Continue Reading →

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