Author Presence, Post Publishing, Tips & Tricks

Pirating Sites—The Rampant Rash of Writers

From small fries to world renown authors, pirating and plagiarism go hand in hand. Some "writers" take snippets and weave it into a story while others just straight up copy an entire book and claim they wrote it. Thousands of readers flock to pirating sites that remind us of Napster or LimeWire (for those too… Continue reading Pirating Sites—The Rampant Rash of Writers

Post Publishing, Prepublishing, Tips & Tricks

Rapid Release

Rapid release is the idea of releasing books in a series in a short time frame. It comes with a host of myths, pros and cons. What's the purpose? This capitalizes on readers attention spans and market trends. Don't think this works? Look at Netflix. They drop all the episodes of a season at one… Continue reading Rapid Release

Author Presence, Post Publishing, Prepublishing

ARC Team File Management

ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) teams are some authors bread and butter. It helps expands word of mouth, gives loyal readers the chance to be part of the "me first" movement, and can stack your release week with reviews. Building a solid team can be hard: finding people, handling the files, making sure they adhere to… Continue reading ARC Team File Management

Amazon, Author Presence, Post Publishing

Magical Number of Reviews

We’ve seen posts like this circulating on Facebook and Twitter. Authors holding hard to the line that there is a magical number of reviews when Amazon does these magical things. “Also Bought” and “You Might Like” lists These aren’t determined by a magical review count. When your book has enough sales, Amazon’s AI determines, based… Continue reading Magical Number of Reviews

Post Publishing, Prepublishing

Approaching Book Bloggers

Book Bloggers can be your best friend or a headache that you tackle because you don’t know where else to turn for reviews. Some authors find the whole process intimidating and others find it a time-consuming sinkhole. Other authors find working with bloggers the magic that gains them new readers and valid/credible reviews. I hope… Continue reading Approaching Book Bloggers

History of, Post Publishing

Why Do Stores Tear Off Book Covers?

If you've never worked in a bookstore or for a retailer and noticed what happens to magazines and books, then this might come as a shock. When they are "returned" to the publisher, the covers removed from the books/magazines and shipped in place of shipping the whole book. Stores don't do this for all books.… Continue reading Why Do Stores Tear Off Book Covers?

Amazon, Post Publishing, Prepublishing

Is Kindle Select Good For Me?

Kindle Select gets confused with the Kindle program. They are not mutually exclusive. Your book can be in the Kindle program but not be in Kindle Select. Until recently (Autumn 2018), to enroll the book into Kindle Select, you had a check box on the third page of the book set up. They have now… Continue reading Is Kindle Select Good For Me?