Dear Author, Don’t Quit!

A Letter to Authors Who’ve Considered Giving Up

All authors eventually go through what I call “White Flag Syndrome.” It looks something like this. You painstakingly write everyday, but you’ve been struggling with it for too long. You wake up one morning completely discouraged. You’ve already discarded an earlier draft, and now once again the book’s direction seems completely lost. You decide to […]

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Gain Exposure with an Online Blog Tour

50+ Book Blog Tour Sites with Comparisons

Traditional and self-published authors alike know that their books need exposure to find new readers. Of all the ways for a self-published author to promote a new book, blog tours remain one of the surest ways to grow interest and awareness in your books. If you’ve never heard of a blog tour before, the best way I can think […]

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Jumpstart Book Sales with Book-a-Day Sites

100s of websites to promote discounted books

So if you have to get a lot of downloads without asking your existing audience, what is the best way to do it? When using your Kindle free promotion days or promoting a discounted price for your book, the best way to market is to tap into the thousands of readers already looking for deals on books to read.

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Don’t Miss the Mark

Book Interior Design: Layout Mistakes Not to Make

When it comes to a book’s overall visual appeal, the cover design isn’t the only thing people use to judge a book’s credibility. People view the entire layout of a book as a large determining factor of whether or not they will purchase the book. The book’s cover design could be impeccable, but if the interior book layout isn’t up to par, a potential reader could be instantly turned off.

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Cracking the Sales Rank Code

Get insight into the real numbers behind Amazon's Sales Rank

The Kindle Direct Publishing program is one of the best self-publishing platforms available for authors. Authors who sell their books through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing have the potential to maximize the sales potential of their books by tapping into the vast market of Kindle users and Amazon patrons. Amazon assigns a sales rank to each title in the Amazon Kindle marketplace based on the number of sales a book has made and other criteria. The more sales a book makes, the lower the sales rank for that title.

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