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9 Tips to Help Ensure E-Book Success

This week is our second installment from James A. Rose on self-publishing and marketing tips. Be sure to check out his post last week too in case you missed it. Thanks James! We’ll be back to our usual stuff next week with a look at author intentions. Indie e-book publishing has exploded in recent years […]

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8 Tips to Boost your Self-Published Book

This week and next week James A. Rose has very kindly offered to do some guest posts for us about writing and the self-publishing process, specifically as regards marketing. Thanks again James for some wonderful nuts and bolts stuff! As if the undertaking of the monumental task of writing a book was not enough; marketing […]

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Mark Twain and marketing

In a very difficult decision my family and I recently moved out of Tokyo and into the southern hinterlands of the country, but before we left that glorious capital I was able to sneak in one last visit to a used books bookstore, and what I found was something remarkable indeed. In a thin little […]

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Sales, charts, and egos

As any writer who is not already famous can tell you – and I mean anyone, trad-pub or self-pub makes little difference here – marketing your book is probably the toughest nut to crack. If you’re going trad-pub you have to pre-market it to agents and/or the in-house gatekeepers before standing on street corners and […]

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Helpful hints from CreateSpace on getting noticed

When you sign up with CreateSpace you start getting newsletters from them emailed to you. I think the newsletters are done monthly, but to be honest I haven’t really been concerned enough to make much note of it. Often the newsletters contain mildly interesting articles that are sprinkled with advice – some good, some obvious, […]

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Another look at agents

After Paul’s comment on my last post, and then his excellent summary of where things are now in his last post, I thought that I should state a bit more clearly where I stand on agents and what they can offer a writer in these very difficult yet very exciting times. Although I think it […]

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The End of the First Month

Mark Porter’s final instalment about his new book, “Dogs Chase Cars“. I have just reached the end of my first month as a published writer. (I have never liked the word ‘author,’ sounds too much like Arthur). As Andrew and Paul kindly gave the entire month’s worth of blogs over to promoting ‘Dogs Chase Cars,’ […]

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Outlooks and Expectations

I’m not sure what I expected when I first put my books up for sale. I certainly didn’t think I’d be able to quit my day job and spend my mornings hanging upside down from a pair of gravity boots to jumpstart a days’ worth of creativity and more writing. Nor did I picture myself […]

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