The Care and Feeding of an Author on Amazon

The post and infographic on The Care and Feeding of an Author seemed to help a lot of authors and fans of authors, so here’s the next installment, The Care and Feeding of an Author on Amazon.  The infographic is … Continue reading

The Care and Feeding of an Author

We DO tend to mention very cool books and authors to friends, but we don’t always think of that conversation as a “referral.”  We refer plumbers, painters, teachers, and tools to help friends, and we do that for books and … Continue reading

Book Review – The “Wow” Factor: Discover the Secrets to Book Covers that Sell

[easyazon-block align=”right” asin=”B0082FGDI8″ locale=”us”]Kristen Eckstein, best-selling author and power publisher certainly delivers in this short, concise eBook about book covers. It’s not a step-by-step how-to.  That would probably take multiple volumes. This little gem covers some very specific advice and … Continue reading

Book Review – How to Make, Market, and Sell eBooks All For Free by Jason Matthews

[easyazon-block align=”right” asin=”B003CJU49I” locale=”us”]Matthews previews the book’s content early with the following: “I will only market my books in ways that are free or extremely cheap! Guess what? The free stuff actually works better than the expensive stuff. Who knew?” … Continue reading

Book Review – Quit Your Day Job, A Guide for the Self Published Author

[easyazon-block align=”right” asin=”B005FM7P7E” locale=”us”]Great overview of effective tools and resources for the indie author Quit Your Day Job, A Guide for the Self Published Author is NOT an in-depth technical “how-to.”  It IS a conversational guide (i.e., more English/less tech-speak) … Continue reading

How to Create a Subscribe Via Email Link Widget for Your Blog

We Want Our Blog Notifications by Email Recent discussions have brought many of us to assert our preference of receiving new blog post notifications by email. We know there are several RSS tools that can collect multiple blog posts for … Continue reading

Guest Panelist on Indie Authors Online Cable Show

The latest episode of Indie Authors (the online cable network show about writing and publishing – sponsored by Hangout Networks) is now available. All the live shows are recorded and posted on HangoutNetworks.com. If you’d like to see previous episodes, I’ve also listed … Continue reading

Using QR Codes and Smartphones for Marketing

What are QR Codes? My favorite definition says that QR codes are bar codes on steroids.  It makes sense.  QR codes (abbreviated from Quick Response Codes) are scannable images very much like the UPC codes and bar codes we see … Continue reading

Adding Pinterest Pin and Follow Buttons on Your Site

Why Add Pinterest Buttons? Why would you want to add Pinterest buttons to your site?  Can’t folks just copy the URL and paste it when they want to pin my page/image? Well, yeah…but there are several reasons to go ahead … Continue reading