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 – 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

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