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Twice Shy free today and until Good Friday

I’m coming with my Gilt•ed novella in the next week, so I decided to offer Twice Shy for free as a promotional tool and an Easter present. I’ve just rebranded the series (Novella number 2 will be out very soon), and a sexy new cover. The cover’s been uploaded to Amazon, but unfortunately not showing yet. …

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To NetGalley or Not to NetGalley?

I’m releasing the first two books in my Gilt series in April. I have a whole-bunch-a stuff organized for promoting my books. I’m doing everything I can to make Gilt•ed and Gilt•y a success. My first foray into self publishing, “Twice Shy‘ wasn’t a bomb. I’m still proud of the novella, but I made many mistakes …

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Gilt•ed

Ash needs to make money. Her brother is going to trial, her sister is pregnant, her mother’s health isn’t great and her father is a dreamer who spends all their savings on the next best thing. Good thing she was brought up to con people. Even better that she has always had a little bit …

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Gilt•y

It’s been over five years since Ash has been in the same room Keithley “Lee’ Hierne, black hat hacker turned white collar cyber-strategist. He’s out for revenge, and threatens the stable quiet life she’s managed to assemble. Lee knows from their shared past that there’s nothing Ash won’t do for her family. And it’s a …

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Twice Shy

Leaving Cutters Creek was the best thing Stacy Jones ever did. Returning is the last thing she ever wanted to do. Unfortunately it’s her only option. If she wants some questions answered, she needs to go back and confront her mother. If she doesn’t get the answers she needs, her whole future is at stake. …

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Not so Quick Tip: Further to Keywords and Categories

Last week, I posted a quick little blog on keywords and categories. Further to that, last week Lindsay Buroker recommended Self Publishing Roundtable Podcast #39 interview with Kevin Michael. I highly recommend it.  If you don’t have time to listen to it, it brought up some very interesting things about keywords and categories. Oodles of Categories Do you ever …

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Quick Tip: Amazon Algorithms and Categories

Okay, this one’s a quickie because it’s not a hard one in any way. The short version is: Change up your categories on Amazon about once a month and your discoverability will increase. NB Make sure that the category applies to your book though. Do not put your book in non-fiction biography when it’s a …

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Keywords – Adding to Your Discoverability on Amazon

 Amazon Book Description: 7 Keywords Plus other Keywords Confused by the heading above? This is how I felt when I first started reading articles about keyword searches. If you’ve uploaded a book to Amazon’s KDP, you know that you have to enter seven magic keywords that are supposed to find you readers. But did you …

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Bling Up Your Amazon Book Description!

Did you know that you can change the appearance of your Amazon book description? Me neither, until recently. But you can. Would you like your product description to look like this: “A Sweet BDSM? I Never Would Have Pictured It.” Leaving Cutters Creek was the best thing Stacy Jones ever did. Returning is the last …

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Indie Profile – Nicoline Evans, Author of Haemans

Nicoline Evans I began writing novels in 2009 and finished what I thought would be my first book to be published in 2011. After searching for agents and publishers for a year, I realized that my style and genre might be too specific to fit what the publishing industry was looking for. I continued writing …

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Quick Tip – How to Add an Amazon Store to your FB Page

You can now add an Amazon store to your FB page. Step by step instructions are here: http://self-publishingforbeginners.blogspot.ca/2013/06/how-to-add-amazon-store-to-your.html It’s a little bit different than the directions, but go to your associate page (if you’re not an Amazon Associate it’s really easy to sign up) In the instructions, it says click aStore and then Categories. Now …

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Audiobooks, ACX and Canada, Eh?

OR HOW being a non-Resident of the US changes (& May Limit) our choices Has anyone considered getting their own book into audio format? Why Audiobooks? Why do audiobooks? Well, it’s another market that’s growing exponentially right now, and as this article states, Do You Want 8390 or 15 million competitors? http://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/do-you-want-8390-or-15-million-competitors/ There’s some good …

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Createspace, Createspace Expanded and/or Ingram Spark?

Okay – for those of you self-pubbing and wanting your titles available in print, everyone I know has gone with Createspace. Until recently, that limited your print books to being only available on Amazon, whereas you could distribute your ebooks freely through B&N, Apple, etc. Now Createspace is offering Createspace Expanded, where your distribution can …