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HAS MARKETING BECOME A 4-LETTER WORD? (Part 2)

QUESTION: Is it easier to build a following of 10,000 people or get 10 people with 1000 followers each to share something exciting about your book? Or 20 people with 500 followers?   Time to assemble your TRIBE! A Tribe by any other name Launch Team Street Team Advocates Any other name you want or…

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HAS MARKETING BECOME A 4-LETTER WORD? (Part 1)

Facebook Facebook ads Twitter Twitter ads Goodreads Goodreads ads Goodreads giveaways Instagram Linked-In Pinterest Mashable Hubspot Google + Vimeo Digg Flickr YouTube Periscope Blab Tumblr Reddit Paper.li LitRing Book Gorilla BookBub Book Funnel iReads Ryan Zee Many Books eBook Lister eBook Booster eBookasaurus Book Pebble   Feeling overwhelmed? I haven’t yet mentioned review houses or…

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An Open Letter to All Indie Authors.

A Guest Post by Mike Pettit~ One of the best-kept secrets in the publishing business is how many authors use Amazon to publish their work. The number of published Amazon books is around 3 million plus, but the number of authors is not known. Just using basic math suggests there are 3 million authors assuming…

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Oh no! Where did I pack my manuscript?

  If you’ve ever moved across country or any long distance for that matter, you know how easy it is to forget where you packed something. You think you know, but when you open that box, you scratch you head, swear, and think I thought I packed it in here, now which box is it…

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Mark your calendars for the release of BLOWN!

THE BIG NEXT BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT! I know what you’re thinking…What the heck took that bald headed guy so long to come out with another book?!You know the old adage, “Can’t rush a good thing.”First, let me say thank you to all my readers and followers for making Breach of Power such a huge success. It…

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Next Book Announcement on Friday!

The countdown is on! On Friday (Jan. 16) I will reveal the new book cover and all the details about the upcoming release. I will make the announcement in my newsletter, so if you haven’t signed up yet, do so before next Friday or miss your chance to be one of the first to get…

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Crunch Time Again! ~ But what does that mean?

Crunch time. We’ve heard it said many times. Everybody seems to have one and it means something different to each one of us. Basically it’s a deadline. Like being tied to a railroad track while a locomotive is bearing down on you. Can I get untied and off the track in time? For a writer,…

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THE NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP

Welcome to this blog hop. What is a blog hop? Basically, it’s a way that readers can discover new authors, because with bookstores closing and publishers not promoting new authors as much, we need to find a way to introduce readers to authors they may not see in their local bookstore. I’ve been tagged by…

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Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained—Epilogue

It is now October 2012, and my experiment ended months ago. So how did it all work out? Is KDP Select worth it? How about the giveaway, was it worth it? I’d like to be able to give a definitive ‘yes’ or ‘no’ but I’m afraid it just isn’t that simple. There are certainly pros…

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