Graffiti on a junior school bathroom wall: "I love grils" "You mean, you love girls" "But what about us grils?" Messages like this one make teaching worthwhile. Most people will admit the demise of physical books was exaggerated. It appears eBooks and traditional books can live side by side after all. Now some are predicting, … Continue reading But What About Us Readers?
IndieRecon (an independent publishing on-line conference) recently presented an interview with Mark Coker of Smashword. The topic, among other things; new marketing approaches for self publishing authors. He had five central thoughts: 1. Write a good, no, a great book 2. Forget Social Media - it won’t help 3. Write a lot of great … Continue reading Five Best Marketing Approaches for Self-Published Writers
As my sales lagged this month I went back to my surefire method of the past: free books. But I found that downloads of the free book during this time diminished by half, or more. I wondered why. I took a look and thought I’d share my conclusions. There are several variables to be considered. … Continue reading The Power of Free Revisited
I find most technology somewhat frustrating. Code is written by left brain people and organized in very logical ways - logical to them. To others of us, those hierarchical layers of processing do not compute. That complaint aside, my personal method for utilizing technology is persistence...try and try and try and then go to Google … Continue reading Formatting Frustrations (learning by experience)
After weeks and months of editing and a solid week of formatting followed by 6 attempted uploads, my second novel in the Zack Tolliver Series is uploaded to Amazon KDP Select. I am told by my readers that Mestaclocan is even more intense and hard to put down than The Other. The action moves to … Continue reading New Novel Mestaclocan