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Kindle Free Promoton — Part Two

In last week’s post I announced my first free promotion of MATANZAS BAY as part of the KDP Select Program which gives authors up to

five days over a 90-day period to offer their book free of charge. I’d heard from many authors who had done free promotions with varying results. read more…

Kindle Free Promotion

Several months ago I decided to add MATANZAS BAY to KDP Select, Amazon.com’s program which loans books to Amazon Prime members. The book loan is free to Prime members, and authors are compensated through a  global fund ranging from $700,000 to the current $2.2 million for this month. All of the authors read more…

Playing God

Writers hold an awesome power in their hands. We’re able to create “storybook people” from the depths of our imagination. I like to think of it as playing God. Of course, with great power comes great responsibility, and I take the people-building process quite seriously.  I hope my readers appreciate read more…

The Stay-At-Home Book Tour

The question most indie authors are asked is how can you get people to notice your book. It’s a good questions considering hundreds of thousands of new books, many of them ebooks, enter the marketplace each year. After the more traditional marketing techniques are tried, we begin looking for the read more…

The Next Big Thing — Blog Hop

I know the anticipation has been building and you’re about to burst to learn more about The Next Big Thing. Here it is: A Blog Hop is a way to help readers find new authors through social media, and, hopefully, help the authors sell more books.

I was tagged to be read more…

Blog Hop

You’ve heard of Hip Hop, the Bunny Hop, the movie HOP and maybe you older folks have even heard of Hopalong Cassidy. Now comes a totally new Hop — the Blog Hop. I’ve been tagged to participate in this new form of network marketing for authors by Amy Shojai who read more…

Writers On The Fiscal Cliff?

Writers dream of making it big, hitting the bestseller lists, having our books made into movies. Who can blame us since living inside our head all day where we create imaginary worlds and characters can fuel extravagant fantasies. Thanks to today’s e-publishing revolution, more and more people are following their read more…

Where do ideas come from?

Writers are often accused of living inside our heads where we carouse with imaginative characters. Some of us also invent frightful scenarios to cause great bodily harm to these characters.

I must plead guilty to all of the above.

When asked where I get my wild ideas, I sometimes inform the inquirer read more…