Tag Archives: self-publishing

How Would you React if Your Book was Pirated?

We all know what happened to musicians once Napster came along – millions of people started downloading their music without paying a dime to the authors or publishers of that music. If you’re the author of a self-published eBook, is … Continue reading

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My Thanks to Recent Reviewers

I wanted to give a big Thank You to those readers who have recently posted reviews of The Alexandria Project. Where they are also authors, I’d also like to provide links back to their sites so that you can learn … Continue reading

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Why GoodReads is even Better for Authors than Readers

I was pleased to learn today that my book, The Alexandria Project, was chosen as a September Book of the Month by the GoodReads “A Good Thriller” group, which currently has 1,262 readers. Many thanks to those GoodReads members who … Continue reading

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The Yin and Yang of Book Reviews

In a rational world of publishing, nothing should be more persuasive than great reviews. Strangely, though, they often don’t seem to move the sales needle very much.  Should you care?

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The Book Promoter Wears No Clothes

It’s time authors began to call book promoters’ bluff. Yes, some types of marketing are  necessary, and yes, some of them can work. But please – stop selling us a bill of useless goods and claiming that it will all … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bomb Makers (Thriller; Marcus Case)

The Bomb Makers, by Marcus Case (a pseudonym), is not only a taut, gripping thriller, but an example of a first time indie author doing everything right. The result? It’s not only a great read, but an inspiration for any … Continue reading

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What’s Next for Self-Publishing? The Marketing Agent

New and disruptive (often technology-based) business models have wreaked havoc on a host of traditional businesses over the last several decades. One of those is publishing, with the Internet providing the technology, and Amazon providing the disruption. Much of this … Continue reading

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