10 Ways to Boost Author Discovery After Winning a Book Award

Winning is great isn’t it? Especially when what you’ve won is an award for your creativity in producing a literary work. My novel recently won a 10th literary award since its publication in December 2011, and after the initial euphoria

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Author Richard Stephenson’s tips on how to hit an author discovery home run right out the gate

AD.com: Welcome to AuthorDiscovery,com, Richard. We’re big fans of your book Collapse over here and eagerly awaiting the follow-up, Resistance (due July 15, 2013). Collapse was your debut novel, yet you have a presence and following usually reserved for authors with

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12 Author Profile Sites to Boost Your Discoverability

Last night I was reading a report by Digital Book World called What Authors Want: A Survey of Authors to Understand Their Priorities in the Self-Publishing Era – in which they surveyed nearly 5,000 authors-aspiring, self-published, traditionally published and those

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All Publishing Paths Can Lead to Author Discovery

It’s been stated before that there’s never been a better time to be an author. This is largely because there are so many ways to bring your work into the world. This best epitomized by the recent post on publishing

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What the Turkish #OccupyGezi protests have taught me about Author Discovery

I moved to Istanbul, Turkey back in December 2012 for a job (and to research my upcoming novel). As I’ve been chronicling this new adventure for my blog: An American Author in Istanbul, I realized the importance of authors using

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KDP Select Still Works in 2013 (or how my novel was downloaded 17,000 times in 3 days)

One of my pet-peeves is the so-called marketing expert who has no proof to show for all their wisdom, knowledge, and so-called advice. With that in mind, I felt it is only right to let you know how my latest

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Author Discovery Tip of the Week: Promote your Editor!

Independent publishing is under fire, folks. First came the fake review scandals on Amazon. Next, book critics started lamenting the rise of the authorpreneur as the death knell of publishing. And recently, James Patterson took out full-page ads to petition

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Book Trailers Don’t Increase Book Sales (but done right, they may boost Book Discoverability)

I came across an interesting article on The Four Hour Workweek site today that sparked my desire to write this week’s blog. Tim Ferriss does a great job explaining how he got 1 Million views for his video on The

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Is there a magic pricing strategy for e-books?

AD.com comments: E-book pricing is one of the pillars of Digital Book Discovery and below you will find a thought-provoking, but not very helpful to the average indie author (in my opinion), article from Digital Book World about how publishers

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What’s happening with the Amazon Affiliate Program – An Update from Anthony Wessel of Digital Book Today

In February 2013, Amazon announced changes to the Amazon affiliate program, via their updated Terms of Service that states:  if we determine you are primarily promoting free Kindle eBooks (i.e., eBooks for which the customer purchase price is $0.00), YOU

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