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Why You Didn’t Get Any Sales from Your KDP Select Promotion

You wrote the book. You did the research. You got a cover. Finally, you formatted the thing for Amazon Kindle and decided to try KDP Select. Gleefully, you set up the promotion and let ‘er whirl. You scaled your expectations … Continue reading

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Libboo: A New Social Media Platform that Might Actually Help Authors

 When it comes to social media for authors, I’m skeptical at best. The average conversion rate for B2B companies on social media is 1.6 percent and they’re selling a solution to some kind of problem. Authors are selling a commoditized … Continue reading

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Why Authors Shouldn’t Pay for Social Media Services

I accidentally clicked a press release the other day. This release announced an exciting new “social media system” to help independent authors create buzz for books. A noble goal, albeit a lofty one. Dog Ear Publishing, one of the many … Continue reading

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Download “Technology & Culture Stink” for Free!

Today’s the last day of my KDP Select promotion of my short story collection, “Technology & Culture” stink. So if you’re remotely interested in reading short stories about topics that few authors have covered yet, like: social media ebooks cloud … Continue reading

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Keep in Mind: 59% of Readers Don’t Care About eBooks

Ebook sales have slowed down. Flattened. Softened. Whatever word you want to call it. Worldwide sales for the first quarter this year? They declined. Over at Rough Type, Nicholas Carr speculated a little bit about why eBook sales have so abruptly become … Continue reading

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Amazon is Not Waging a “War” Against Books

Amazon is waging a war against “bookstores” and “book culture.” According to a new article from Salon, anyway. Well, if Amazon is at war, I guess I’m a soldier. Of the last three books I’ve bought, two have been through … Continue reading

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J.K. Rowling and the New Author’s Discoverability Problem

By now, anyone in the literary world… who reads Internet News… has learned that J.K. Rowling released a novel about four months ago under a man’s name. Robert Galbraith, to be exact. The book, The Cuckoo’s Calling, sold a whopping 1,500 … Continue reading

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