Category Indie publishing

August bonanza book sales #EpicFantasy

Just a quick post as I’m racing towards the end of the big bang climax of The Five Kingdoms book #4, and I’ve started wrapping up the epilogue at the same time. So nervous about what people will say about how I’ve handled it, but this month was a confidence booster in terms of sales. […]

Survey: What Readers Really Want

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
A few days ago, Written World Media (WWM) published the results of a survey on what readers really want. The company has five reader-facing brands such as Freebooksy, Bargain Booksy, and Red Feather Romance, that allow authors and publishers to reach the right readers, with each of these brands…

UK or US English – does it bother you either way?

I am a UK author, and I write my books in English – I don’t like to qualify that by calling it ‘UK English’ because in my books that’s a redundancy. I hope that doesn’t offend my many US friends. My reason for raising this, is that I often see discussions between UK authors about […]

Are you making the most of your Amazon Author Central account? #EditorialReviews

I’m assuming you have your Amazon Author page set up? If not, then do so right away! Your author page is where customers can find all your books in one place, and links to your blog too. They find it by clicking on your name, on your book’s sale page And this is what it […]

#Audiblegate and why it’s important to all authors

How aware are you of the debacle over Amazon’s ACX payments and contracts, and even if you are, do you appreciate the implications this storm has for ALL authors, and not just for those with audio books? I became aware and interested because I am intending to launch into audiobook production later this year, and […]

#BookBub Featured Deal – follow up

As I know many of you were interested to know about any lasting effects from the sales bonanza generated by my BookBub Featured Deal, I thought I’d do a follow-up post one month on, and here it is! Obviously sales have been lower this month as I’ve not done much in terms of promotion, just […]

How do you make your novel stand out from the crowd? #bookmarketing

This week I have another guest post for you, this time looking at different ways to promote your book in a crowded marketplace. Over to Hayley: 5 UNIQUE AND CREATIVE WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR NOVEL There are countless ways to promote your recently published novel on the internet. However, many novelists are already using tried-and-tested […]

#BookBub Featured Deal – final analysis

I fully admit to having had my heart in my mouth when I hit ‘send’ on the payment for this deal. It was a LOT of money, $704, to be precise. I also admit that despite applying for a Featured Deal several times a year for several years, I still dithered about accepting it when […]

The Five Most Common Publishing Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

The offered guest post that didn’t arrive last week, has now arrived. A dead laptop is something I’ve had experience of, so Desiree has my sympathy and understanding. Here is her post, with lots of helpful advice, especially if you have yet to take the plunge and self-publish your book. Perhaps you’ve just completed NaNoRiMo […]

The Holy Grail of Book Advertising

OMG! After years of applying, I FINALLY SCORED AN ALL-REGIONS BOOKBUB!!! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, let me explain. Inclusion in the BookBub Featured Deals newsletter is the Holy Grail of book advertising. Actually getting one is roughly as difficult as getting a publisher. You can make your own BB ads […]