Topic: eBook Power

Do You Have an eBook? How about Entering the Global eBook Awards?

Do You Have an eBook? How about Entering the Global eBook Awards?

There are several book award possibilities that have deadlines coming up. One of AuthorU’s benefits to AuthorU GOLD members is to deliver discounts from other publishing providers for services to our members.
In the eBook area, one that should be getting your attention is the awards that self-publishing pioneer Dan Poynter created a few years ago. Dan’s untimely death last year left a huge void of wisdom to many starting out authors. His legacy leaves on …

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Author Alert: Kindle Unlimited Is … Disappointedly Limited

Author Alert: Kindle Unlimited Is … Disappointedly Limited

e Book News alert: Kindle Unlimited adoption continued to grow last month, but unfortunately it grew faster than Amazon’s willingness to fund it.

Last month, Amazon released the latest statistics on KDP Select, the program used to fund indie author and publisher participation in Kindle Unlimited. You may recall all the hype around the launch of Kindle Unlimited in July of 2014–that it would be like a revenue stream a la Netflix. There were plenty …

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Getting Inside Amazon’s “Head” with Your eBook Category

Getting Inside Amazon’s “Head” with Your eBook Category

Let’s face it, most authors scratch their heads when it comes to figuring out where they should be in the Amazon machine. Oh, they have a general idea … but how in the heck does one drill down into some of the odd-ball categories so frankly, they can own it. With the millions (yes millions) of books in the “e” world popping annual, claiming the top spot(s) in categories can push book sales. Doing …

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Amazon Delivers a Huge Treat with No Tricks with MatchBook Program

Amazon Delivers a Huge Treat with No Tricks with MatchBook Program

                     
This is hot and it puts Indie Authors in the catbird seat … Amazon came up with a program last month that pushes print books … the bonus is that your get the eBook at a deep discount.

 
Matchbook bundles the print book with the ebook.  The customer they get a deeply discounted or free Kindle version of the same book. It’s similar to what Amazon’s audiobook program.
Traditional publishers are doing something that sounds like, but …

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The Top Ten Twitter Tweets of the Week …

The Top Ten Twitter Tweets of the Week …

Did you know that it’s Share a Sunset with Your Lover Month? … how fabulous is that!
… definitely don’t forget to attend the Author U-Tattered Cover event on Monday evening, July 23rd …  http://authoru.org/tattered-cover.html
ALL profits go to support the fire-fighting efforts that so devastated major areas of Colorado in June and July. Come and out and let your educational/investment in your book dollars count. Tell your friends!

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets: A Tweet Is Worth a Thousand Ideas

Top Ten Twitter Tweets: A Tweet Is Worth a Thousand Ideas

The Mansoons have hit Colorado …amazing thunder and rain storms this past week … If you are in Colorado and new to authoring and publishing, don’t forget to register for the August 18th Is There a Book In YOU?  half-day program designed for the Eaglet—the newbie—to the authoring and publishing worlds. It’s only $47 and includes breakfast, workbook and a copy of Judith Briles’ book, Show Me About Book Publishing ($20 value). Early bird deadline …

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Your Book Success Is Up to You … and ONLY You!

Your Book Success Is Up to You … and ONLY You!

Your Book Success Is Up to You … and ONLY You!
This week, I send three emails to three separate authors that I had shephered and agreed to co-publish their books about the lack of sales. Publishers don’t love the term, “lack of sales.” None of these authors should have got the “Wake up and smell the book roses … possible death toll bell” from me.
I hated writing them … I hated sending them.
And, I had …

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Where Do Your Book Sales Come From? Are You Findable?

Where Do Your Book Sales Come From? Are You Findable?

Book Publishing Savvy Today:
 
Do You Know Where Your Book Sales Come From?
       Do You Know Where Your Clients Come From?
              Do You Know Where Your ____ Comes From?
Having a marketing and sales background, it was drilled in that I had to follow my leads, track my leads and know where my business came from. Maybe. Maybe not … at least today. The Internet has changed a lot of the rules of yesterday … yesteryear. It’s …

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Book Marketing and Selling: The Web is the Author’s Best Friend …

Book Marketing and Selling: The Web is the Author’s Best Friend …

You’ve got to be strategic in how you market yourself and your books. Book selling is way beyond the bookstore—in fact, bookstores are minor players for many authors. It makes sense to be on Facebook (continues to grow–and change–by leaps and bounds), LinkedIn (business connecting); and Google+ (savvier than Facebook–watch it really take off next year); to send out tweets on Twitter (if you have different hats of expertise, more than one Twitter account makes …

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Book Publishing: Everyone is a Publishing Professional

Book Publishing: Everyone is a Publishing Professional

Everyone is a Publishing Consultant/Professional … really?
Years ago, I was a financial planner … before financial planning was a profession. Starting as stock broker with EF Hutton, I learned that savvy investors did something besides buy and sell stocks and bonds. An early bird in the CFP arena (Certified Financial Planner), I eventually left Hutton to start my own company, where I specialized in overall financial planning. Then a national study was done on up-and-coming …

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