For followers of this blog please note CAT the eBook will be free FRIDAY December 7 as a special promotion on Amazon. Take advantage; give to a friend if you already have one. And if you've read this far, CAT will be just $0.99 later today. Enjoy!
Tolliver Tales News Bulletin December
Our best wishes for your Holiday Season! The December issue of Tolliver Tales is published. Here are some hi-lights: ☞ THE OTHER is now available as an audio book and you can get one free! ☞ WESTERN JUSTICE - three novellas by three Western authors including this author's prequel to the Zack Tolliver, FBI series in … Continue reading Tolliver Tales News Bulletin December
Up to now, e-books have been my Nirvana, or at least my focus. But, as mentioned in previous posts, categories on Amazon (really the only place to sell e-books) have become very crowded. In my chosen category books that had resided comfortably in the middle of the top one hundred now struggle to climb higher … Continue reading Pushing Paperbacks
Why Buy the New Zack Tolliver, FBI, Novel “Canaan’s Secret” on pre-order?
A new Zack Tolliver, FBI novel is now available at Amazon as an eBook. It is offered as a Pre-Order item. It will be offered in paperback later this summer. A paperback box set of the complete Zack Tolliver, FBI series (6 books) will be available at a special price later this summer as well … Continue reading Why Buy the New Zack Tolliver, FBI, Novel “Canaan’s Secret” on pre-order?
Marketing your book is like driving with your foot on the accelerator and the brake at the same time. One must have patience while waiting to see and understand results from Social Media advertising, waiting for readers to write reviews (or not), waiting for reviewers to read the book, waiting as the sales algorithms at … Continue reading Publishing Patience
Is the Amazon Kindle Countdown Effective?
Recent chatroom wisdom tends to dismiss the Amazon KDP marketing tools Countdown and Free Books as less than effective for eBook marketing. The reasoning is all about numbers - there are simply too many free books at any one time, too many books offering countdown prices, too many authors altogether. I disagree For those who … Continue reading Is the Amazon Kindle Countdown Effective?
A Review of Publishing Today
With a title this assumptive, I hasten to acknowledge I possess no lofty credentials or superior access to data upon which to base the ideas which follow. I am not a queen bee, I am a drone. But even the drone bee is cognizant of change in the quality of the honey over a period … Continue reading A Review of Publishing Today
A Conference just for Indie Writers
The free on-line conference for indie writers and publishers, Indie Fringe, is coming around again. It happens at ten Saturday morning March 18. This is one of the best resources you never heard of. Again, it's absolutely free. You do need to register, but that takes seconds. They just want your name and Email. Did … Continue reading A Conference just for Indie Writers
Changing Genre Midstream
As writer and reader I've noticed few authors write in more than one genre. I wondered why. An author of a crime mystery series, I decided to try another category of writing. In so doing, I think I may have learned the answer to my question. It is not about ability so much as expectations, … Continue reading Changing Genre Midstream
Help Your Favorite Author (and yourself)
There is a growing symbiotic relationship between authors and readers. Like horse and carriage, you can't have one without the other. Of course, a relationship has always existed, but until recently it was always somewhat removed, stand-offish, like the maiden aunt who visits you once a year. Over the centuries, readers have had to read … Continue reading Help Your Favorite Author (and yourself)