Book Review – Damn! Why Didn’t I Write That? and The Benefits of Writing Nonfiction

[easyazon-block align=”right” asin=”1884956173″ locale=”us”]As a member of several writing groups, I’m often asked about my favorite/most useful book on writing. Hands down, Marc McCutcheon’s is always at the top of my list.  (Please forgive the title.  I didn’t write it, … 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

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