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Amazon Makes Life Easier For Authors of Historical & Literary Fiction

There are lots of reasons why self-publishing success stories tend to concentrate around writers of “genre” fiction, but it’s a mistake to assume that success is impossible if you write literary fiction or historical fiction (which tends to get lumped … Continue reading

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Choosing The Right Distributor: Smashwords vs Draft2Digital

Since I started self-publishing in 2011, Smashwords has been the overwhelming favorite for savvy self-publishers who wanted or needed a distributor to reach non-Amazon e-bookstores. However, a new competitor called Draft2Digital launched a beta version of their service earlier this year … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books

As you might have guessed by the new lick of paint, Let’s Get Visible is out! Grab your copy at: Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Smashwords | $4.99 Here’s the blurb: Take your sales to the next level! … Continue reading

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When Visibility Doesn’t Lead To Book Sales

Writers are pretty creative about getting exposure for themselves and their books. Self-publishers especially are always experimenting with innovative ways to move the sales needle. Like many of you, I’ve tried a little of everything at this point, and the … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Recommendation Engine Trumps The Competition

There’s an old adage that bestsellers are chosen rather than made, and there’s some truth to that. The amount a publisher splurges on the advance has to be recouped before the book turns a profit. The more money that has … Continue reading

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Popularity, Visibility & KDP Select

For most writers, anonymity is the biggest hurdle they face. The open nature of digital distribution can be a double-edged sword; there are 1.1 million titles in the Kindle Store after all. While the virtual shelves are endless, and while … Continue reading

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The Bonfire of the Straw Men

In the third of a series of increasingly misguided essays for The Guardian – Why social media isn’t the magic bullet for self-epublished authors - Ewan Morrison builds a bonfire of self-publishing straw men. Morrison is convinced that “epublishing is another tech … Continue reading

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