My Adventure with Kindle Scout: Re-Vision

Please vote for my Kindle Scout Campaign here through 2/06/16:  https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/X0Z1F8GSDDVB If you’ve noticed a distinct lack of articles here recently, it’s because I needed some time off. Kindle Scout campaigns are a ton of work and stress, and it’s hard to stay focused on what’s important vs. what really won’t matter in the end. … More My Adventure with Kindle Scout: Re-Vision

My Adventures with Kindle Scout: Desperation Sets In

Please vote for The Grim Reaper: And Company! here: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/X0Z1F8GSDDVB Going into this, I knew there would be high points and low points. A few days ago was a high point. Today is a low point. The paid advertising has ended and I’ve exhausted my ideas. Yesterday I even started a Facebook game (totally unsuccessful) and … More My Adventures with Kindle Scout: Desperation Sets In

My Adventures with Kindle Scout: The Dark Side

Please vote for me at: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/X0Z1F8GSDDVB The Powerball lottery is really high right now. I mean, really high. $1.3 billion, to be exact. And people around me are starting to get antsy about it. Most people have at least one or two tickets or are joining in a pool to split winnings. I’ve heard of some … More My Adventures with Kindle Scout: The Dark Side

My Adventures with Kindle Scout: Day 3: Bill Goodwin

Vote here: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/X0Z1F8GSDDVB This is day three of my Kindle Scout campaign. I’ve tried every publicity method I could think of and am starting to get a feel for what works. I’ve done multiple posts on all my social media accounts, I’ve printed out business cards with the info and handed them out (with the immense … More My Adventures with Kindle Scout: Day 3: Bill Goodwin

How to Find Images for Your Book Marketing Campaign–Curated Post

I’ve been meaning to actually write an article myself over the next few weeks, but it’s getting obvious that I’m still too busy. That being said, one of the hardest parts of self-publishing or publicizing a novel is finding good images. That’s an issue I run into every time I write something (even a blog … More How to Find Images for Your Book Marketing Campaign–Curated Post

Do You Have What it Takes to Be A Successful Author? Quiz: Curated

They might be cheap and all over the place as far as the Internet is concerned, but I still like to take fun quizzes from time to time. Here’s a quiz for writers from Author Marketing Experts Inc. which I found to be pretty accurate judging from my experience. Tips for taking it include being … More Do You Have What it Takes to Be A Successful Author? Quiz: Curated

Why Podcasting Interviews Are Essential for Authors: Curated Post

Podcasts are the newest evolution in the world of radio. I only started listening to some last year, and have my first official podcast interview on the Speculative Fiction Cantina on October 9. I’m nervous about it. Radio is never something that I thought I’d get involved with as a writer, but it is true–podcasts … More Why Podcasting Interviews Are Essential for Authors: Curated Post

Book Promotion: How Not to Annoy a Book Reviewer (Curated Post)

I have learned recently that one of the best ways to get publicity for a book, whether independently or traditionally published, is to have it read over by some legitimate book reviewers. It’s a terrifying experience (as I can tell you in detail here) but absolutely worth it. Here is a terrific Q&A from ALLi’s … More Book Promotion: How Not to Annoy a Book Reviewer (Curated Post)

5 Things I Learned by Organizing My Own Book Blog Tour

The past few months have been insane, but it is good to be back after a longer-than-expected hiatus! I thought setting Automaton up for publication would be the hardest part, formatting it and submitting it to different sites. Yes, it was exhausting, but I didn’t know what else would take the brunt of my time and energy … More 5 Things I Learned by Organizing My Own Book Blog Tour

Kindle Unlimited: Blessing or Bane to Indie Authors?

A few months ago I published an e-book for the first time, my NaNo novel Mostly Human. I was using Kindle Direct Publishing, which I’m a big fan of as both a reader and a writer. During the publication process, I had the option to join Kindle Select, which would mean more publicity, higher ratings… and … More Kindle Unlimited: Blessing or Bane to Indie Authors?

Know Your Rights: Online Sharing, Royalties, And Indie Publishing

Recently the music industry has been struggling around a growing problem in the age of the Internet: piracy and online sharing. Singer Taylor Swift chose to pull her music from many online sharing pools, while other artists such as Amanda Palmer practically welcome what others consider piracy–because hey, it’s free publicity. It’s an issue that … More Know Your Rights: Online Sharing, Royalties, And Indie Publishing

Almighty Internet: Your Novel’s Publicity

As a writer, your passions are probably directed largely toward, well, the writing of your book. Editing happens next, and then–hopefully!–publication. After all that, you would think that you could easily just sit back and relax while others read and discover your masterpiece as it magically appears on store shelves. Your work is done! Well, until … More Almighty Internet: Your Novel’s Publicity