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The First Annual State of Author Discovery Address – The Readers Have Spoken!

My fellow authors… Like many of you, I’ve been reading all the publishing insider’s 2015 industry predictions. The outlook appears quite dire and challenging, especially if you believe Mark Coker. I usually side with J.A. Konrath in these matters, but he has

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Give the Gift of Book Discovery this Holiday Season

I recently happened upon an interesting survey of nearly 3,000 readers conducted by author Marie Force from June 1 – June 30, 2013. Here were some of the more interesting (and valuable) findings: Readers prefer e-books to paperbacks (77 to

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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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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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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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Confessions of a Book Promotion Junkie – The Money Pit

These are the confessions of a book promotion junkie. What follows is a detailed account of my addiction and how I feed it. This blog post is rather lengthy with lots of numbers (and a little math) so consider yourself

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Confessions of a Book Promotion Junkie – Free Dumb

These are the confessions of a book promotion junkie. What follows is a detailed account of my addiction and how I feed it. Authors note: I spent 12 years writing, editing, and preparing One Blood for the world. I have

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Confessions of a Book Promotion Junkie – Reviews Abuse

Updated from January 2012 blog on qwantuamaru.com These are the confessions of a book promotion junkie. What follows is a detailed account of my addiction and how I feed it. Hello world. My name is Omar Luqmaan-Harris and I am

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The Future of Book Discoverability is Cloudy with a Chance of Rain

I recently attended the Discoverability and Marketing Conference, graciously organized by the good folks over at Digital Book World. Notably, this conference was established with the lofty objective of teaching  publishing industry professionals how to “make the leap from serendipity

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