"Hey! It's my day off." Cut and Run After two years of fighting with Amazon (don’t we all?), I finally decided to unpublish my poetry reader magnet from their platform. “Oh, no!” the Amazon executives exclaim. “An unknown indie author—and a poet no less—is taking their free book off of KDP. We are ruined!” [uproarious … Continue reading Thursday Tirade: Amazon (yes, them again)
Yeah, the book cover is a bit blurry in the thumbnail. I've updated the picture with the highest res and still...(thanks, Amazon). Looks OK on the book page. Free books. Who doesn't love 'em? [murmuring]"I do. Do you?""Yeah. Maybe that guy over there?""Maybe..." So, if you have been following the ongoing saga of the not-so-free-perma-free … Continue reading Free Book Friday / Inktober Day 8 (Watch): Looking out for #1? Right here.
All previous drawings: https://linesbyleon.com/inktober/ It happened again. My free book on Amazon had been changed to the LPP (Lowest Possible Price) for the fifth time since I went through the process of getting it offered for free. All one has to do is to show that the book on Amazon is offered for a lower … Continue reading Tuesday Tirade / Inktober Day 5 (Raven): Amazon’s Algorithms
Everyone likes free. Free books bring readers into your world, and introduces them to your writing at no risk. Sure, they may have to sign-up for my newsletter—depending where they have heard of it, but that’s marketing. The first place I published my free sample eBook was on KOBO (now Rakutan-Kobo). It was pretty easy … Continue reading Tuesday Tirade: Yet Another Aggravation Courtesy of Amazon.
I’ve said it before - marketing is harder than writing. For indie authors it can be a full time job. Resaeching the best platforms to use, deciding where advertising money is best spent, and promoting your creations without being too pushy, or as one Goodreads group calls it “bookwhacking” I recently updated my free poetry … Continue reading Movin’ On Up: The Amazon Staircase
Yeah. I used the cat again... Have you ever tried to make your book perma-free on Amazon? I finally did a few weeks ago...or thought I did. Well, it was free. Then about a week later I just happened to be checking my pages (hint: good idea), and noticed that it was back to $0.99. … Continue reading More Free Fiascos: Perma-free on Amazon