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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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Brand Building: An Author Discovery Must – Part II: A conversation with Author Renita Bryant

A fundamental component of an author brand is putting out quality product time and time again and that means remaining dedicated to the craft of writing. While this blog and site does not specifically deal with becoming a better writer,

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50 Ideas to Help to Sell 10,000 copies of your Book (Reblog from Author James W. Lewis)

AD.com note: Three and a half years ago, I joined forces with author’s Stephanie Casher and James W. Lewis to form independent publishing venture – The Pantheon Collective. At the time, James was the debut author with his novel Sellout,

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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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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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