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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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5 Reasons why Amazon’s acquisition of Goodreads is a match made in heaven for Author Discovery and Book Marketing

If you haven’t noticed by now, I enjoy taking the contrary point of view whenever possible. When everyone is running to the right, I invariably have to go left. It is with this spirit that I review the recent acquisition

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Why I’m All in with KDP Select

Before we get into why I’m all in with KDP Select, first let’s cover the basics. Amazon announced the Kindle Direct Publishing Select Program back in December 2011 designed to let indie authors and publishers “make money in a whole

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Confessions of a Book Promotion Junkie: Unfound

These are the confessions of a book promotion junkie. What follows is a detailed account of my addiction and how I feed it. It’s every author’s worst nightmare. No, not the dreaded 1 star review. Those are hard to stomach,

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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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