How to Download Updated Kindle eBooks

The beauty of ebook publishing is that updating ebooks, especially on Amazon, is quick and easy. Getting those updates to readers, however, depends on how accessible KDP makes those updates. This post details the options readers have to download those … Continue reading

DIY – Hand-Made Micro & Mini Books

Hand-made books, micro books, and zines are not new.  I personally remember some of these before copy machines were even widely available.  Anyone else remember those cool, funky smelling purple mimeograph machines? Today’s technology, however, makes it even easier to … Continue reading

Book Review – Marketing Your Book On Amazon

Shelley Hitz’s is essentially an insider’s guide for Amazon’s KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) and Author Central.  It’s like a bag of 21+ golden nuggets of book marketing wisdom. Amazon Tools [easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B009SGXWM0″ locale=”us” height=”320″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51L-9YbxzEL.jpg” width=”236″]Through various resources, authors … Continue reading

Spinning Carousel of Your Amazon Books – WordPress Plugin for Authors

How do I put a 3D spinning carousel of my books on my WordPress site or blog? As usual, when I find an answer, I do my best to share, and there are several options for adding a bookshelf, a … Continue reading

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

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