Thursday Thoughts: The Cost of Profit (Book ads)

The last time I put my book on sale (99 cents), I paid various companies (Reign of Reads, AuthorsXP, Book Barbarian, Crave Books, DigitalBookSpot) for inclusion in their emails. The result? I paid $130 and made $30 on 35 sales, so it cost me $100. I have had a couple of book 2 purchases inContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: The Cost of Profit (Book ads)”

Free Book Friday Dec 30: Ch-ch-ch-changes.

As of today, my short story collection, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, is no longer available on Kindle Unlimited. I took it out so that I can offer it for free for any one who signs up for my weekly newsletter. It is still available to purchase onContinue reading “Free Book Friday Dec 30: Ch-ch-ch-changes.”

Free Book Friday Dec 23

Is promoting the work of other authors a lot of work? Yes. But it is worth it. Each writer has a readership, but those readers are not only going to read one author’s books exclusively. As a perk for signing up for a newsletter, readers get exposed to authors they may never have heard ofContinue reading “Free Book Friday Dec 23”

Thursday Thoughts: Either Or (Or, what I’ve learned after watching a World Cup game . . . oops, match)

Either football players are either very, very good … actors? Or, Football players are very, very …fragile? Here’s a [clears throat] true story [rolls eyes]. I was at the store the other day when another customer passed me in the aisle, their long coat brushing against my leg. I immediately dropped to the floor clutchingContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: Either Or (Or, what I’ve learned after watching a World Cup game . . . oops, match)”

Thursday Thoughts: About time for another Amazon rant?

What’s a week (or month) without a head-scratching, eye-rolling, why-did-you-make-it-like-that-it-makes-no-sense opinion piece. Categories. When you publish on Amazon, you get to choose two categories for your book to be hidden in (Sarcastic? Yes.) for readers to find. Some are short and simple: Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy Although, is itContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: About time for another Amazon rant?”

Thursday Thoughts: Unconventional Marketing Strategies

As an indie author, we are afforded the flexibility to market however we want. As a writer/blogger, I feel it is my duty to entertain readers as much as possible. I also get annoyed when I purchase something and then it goes on sale. If you buy from a store, usually they will refund theContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: Unconventional Marketing Strategies”

Tuesday Thoughts: Unofficial Reviews

There could be many reasons for this reader to have stopped reading my book, and if they are reading this, thanks for giving me something to write about today, and I sincerely hope that you were interrupted just as you were ready to dive in to my first sci-fi novella. I was told that aboutContinue reading “Tuesday Thoughts: Unofficial Reviews”

Tuesday Tidbits: Easter Eggs and Book News

How astute are you as a reader? Do you skim or do you pay attention to every detail? I inadvertently put an Easter egg in my book, The View from Here. As I was typing, the words just fit into the scene and I thought, “Hey, that’s kinda cool.” Then I didn’t tell anyone.Until now.Continue reading “Tuesday Tidbits: Easter Eggs and Book News”