Kindle Scout: One Author’s Experience

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  Any one who knows me for a second knows the respect I have for horror AND political thriller writer, Allan Leverone. I gobble up his books, particularly his horror books. Recently, Al ventured into Kindle Scout for his new book, The Omega Connection, and reached out to me to see if I would be […]

Customer Relationship Management for the Indie Author

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  In business, there is a concept called customer relationship management. Defined, customer relationship management is a strategy designed for managing interactions not only with current customers, but with future customers, as well. Because these relationships are critical bloodlines to any business, they must be measured, analyzed and planned upon for ultimate performance and thus […]

Long Term Consequences for Short Term Behaviors #nohale

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Today, I want to talk about the long term consequences of supporting short term negative behavior. I was so shocked by not only the recent stalking incidents by two authors of negative reviewers, but support by some in indie publishing, of that said behavior. I am sure all of you are aware of the Kathleen […]

Twitter Bombing: Will You Stand Up?

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  I am writing again on professionalism—or lack thereof—in indie publishing because yet another incident of malice and unprofessionalism has reared its ugly head. I will write about the ugliness of the handful of unprofessional indie authors I have encountered or heard about until I am blue in the fingers. Why? Because their negative behavior […]

Barnes & Noble Booksigning: Bestselling Author Toby Neal’s Journey

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  One of the biggest questions that I get from authors is how to get their books into bookstores AND still make money. It is never an easy question to answer because there are so many factors to take into account. When I saw that a Sisterhood of the Traveling Book author member had done […]

The Professional Troll: They Exist

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    Last week my friend Rachel Thompson posted a blog on her site www.bookpromotion.com called, Are You a Writer? Then . . . Write, where she tells us about an author friend of hers who stopped writing after an industry “professional” dished out highly critical comments that were in no way helpful or intended […]

Got Friends? Networking 101 for Authors

  I recently wrote a guest post for Rachel Thompson’s blog Badredhead Media on blogging strategy. While the main focus of that post is on blogging strategy and planning, I also touch on a very important topic for the indie author: networking. While working with new authors, a common theme that comes up is their […]

Fair Use of Copyrighted Material and Book Reviews

  Anyone who has been hanging around the indie world for even the shortest time knows that there has been an uptick in authors threatening book reviewers with lawsuits claiming copyright violation. I shake my head every time I see it. Attorney/Author Sean Keefer has returned with his pithy advice on the subject of copyright […]