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Proof Day

You know the adage, “the proof is in the pudding?” Well, that’s how I felt when I received my proof of Bureau 39 in the mail today. It’s a big day when you see the physical copy of your book for the first time. It’s a thrill that never gets old. Even though I had […]

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For Crying Out Loud!

For those of you familiar with Amazon’s new payout scheme for Kindle Edition Normalized Pages (KENP), authors get paid for the number of pages read versus books sold. It theory it sounded like a good idea for authors who would write very thin books and then get paid the same rate as an author who […]

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Book Marketing Strategies: How Much Should You Charge?

I’ve read a number of articles and blog posts about how much to charge for an eBook. Most of these articles suggest setting the price between 1.99 to 3.99 and I would have to agree, though I think the 2.99-3.99 range is most appropriate for most self-published authors. Of course, no one wants to sell […]

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What’s the Best Way to Promote your Book: Word of Mouth!

Let’s face it, folks, in today’s competitive eBook world, trying to carve out a niche in the market can be quite a daunting, not to mention time-consuming experience. And if you are on a tight budget, which for some people means no budget at all, trying to market your book becomes all the more daunting. […]

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How to Avoid the Self-Publishing Blues #2: You’re So Vain

You probably thought this book…. Let’s face it, one of the biggest challenges with self-publishing, other than how to best market your book is how to overcome the vanity press stigma which many people have with authors who self-publish. Back in the day, an author would write a book, go to a local printer and […]

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How to Avoid the Self-Publishing Blues

So you’ve self-published your first, second, third, or whatever number book. As soon as you hit “enter,” “send,” or “submit” that’s when the real fun begins! I’ve recently self-published my sixth book in four years and though it might seem easier when it comes to marketing and promoting your book, there are always new challenges […]

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A Little Rebellion Now and Then is a Good Thing

Even when it comes to self-publishing. There’s a really good article on the Huffington Post which you can read here. Essentially it’s about the self-publishing industry and the stigma attached to those of us who have self-published and are trying to get the word out about our books. I’ve heard it all. When I told […]

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Why Book Reviews on Amazon Matter

You’ve written and self-published the Great ______ (fill in your country’s name here) novel and now you’re ready to share your book with the world. What do you do first? One of the most difficult, if not challenging aspects of self-publishing—whether it’s an eBook, a POD(Print on Demand) or a book published with a traditional […]

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How to promote your book

That’s what I’ve been trying to figure out: the best way to promote my book. I’ve done pretty much everything I could do with Facebook and my blog and now I’m trying to find other ways to promote the book. Frankly, I’m a bit disappointed that the book has not done as well as I […]

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