Tag Archives: eBooks

Do Free Book Promotions Work? (Part I)

For years now, the prevailing wisdom in self-publishing has been that periodically pricing a book at free for a few days is a great way to build an audience. More recently, many authors are reporting that giving away thousands of … Continue reading

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It’s Free Promotion Week for The Lafayette Campaign

Over the last several months I’ve been trying, and reporting on, my success with various paid promotions. This week I’m running a blitz of promotions with the book available for free. Why not download a copy right now here? If … Continue reading

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The Lafayette Campaign On Sale: Trying out the Discount Game

First off, if you’ve been thinking about reading The Lafayette Campaign, now would be an excellent time to do so, as I’ve dropped the price to $.99 for the next few days. Why? Because I’m going to systematically try out … Continue reading

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Book Review: Selkie – Julia Lund (Fiction)

The simple title of Julia Lund’s well-crafted “Selkie” may fall strangely on non-U.K. ears, but the legends that it draws on are as old as the peoples that returned to the wind-swept coasts of Scotland in the wake of the … Continue reading

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Do You Suffer from Post Printum Depression?

So there you are, at long last. The writing, the revision (and revision, and revision and revision…) are over; the proofreading, too, and the cover design. The files are uploaded, and in due course your book has winked live at … Continue reading

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Huzzah! The Lafayette Campaign is Available at Amazon

Well, it really is a great feeling to push that final “submit” button after you’ve uploaded the cover, the file, and all of the metadata and other information that Amazon asks for. And behold – only an hour later, my … Continue reading

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Book Blurb, Take Two

With thanks to those kind enough to comment on my first take at a book blurb, here’s Take Two. As before, comments are very welcome.

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Egregious Nonsense Regarding eBook Standards

It takes something truly ridiculous to make me write an out and out rant. Still, every now and then I read something that I can’t avoid responding to, because of the degree to which it misrepresents reality in an area … Continue reading

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The Book’s Done; Now the Hard Part Starts

Today I made the very last corrections and improvements to the text of my second book of fiction, now retitled and subtitled The Lafayette Campaign, a tale of deception and elections. As the title hints, it’s a thriller with a … Continue reading

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Flash! Amazon Acts like For-Profit Company!

One of the most incredible phenomena I’ve witnessed since I’ve become interested in self-publishing has been the propensity for many authors to lionize Amazon as if Jeff Bezos’s sole purpose in life was to help avenge the author class against … Continue reading

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