Amazon and Keywords: How to Choose Keywords that Work

I’m still travelling in Australia (hopefully somewhere near the Great Barrier Reef by the time you read this), so I’ve invited the very helpful Lisa Grace here today to talk about keywords and how to use them to maximise your Amazon exposure… Amazon and Keywords: How to Choose Keywords that Work by Lisa Grace Recently [...]

Go-To List for Helpful Indie Rescources

As Indies we are responsible for everything from writing the book to putting it out into the big wild world. This means editing, finding cover art, cover-designing, formatting, marketing, advertising, keeping up with what’s going on in the publishing world, and much, much more. So wouldn’t it be helpful to have a go-to list of [...]

Draft2Digital – A New Ebook Distributor in Town!

I know there are many different opinions about exclusive sales platforms like KDP Select, but personally, I don’t think it’s good for authors. An exclusive agreement means cutting out the competition, and while no competition will be good for the top dog, it’s not good for the little puppies at the bottom of the chain [...]

It’s all in a name!

Stephen King’s done it. Ian Rankin’s done it. So has Elton John. What am I talking about? Using a pen name or pseudonym, of course. But why would you want to? Well… If you’re writing erotica and children’s books, you don’t want readers mixing up stories about cute, fluffy rabbits with another kind of Rabbit! [...]

Advertising Your Freebies

With KDP Select, Pubit, and now KOBO offering direct uploads and price controlling, there are more authors than ever experimenting with making their books free. When I did my freebie experiment there weren’t very many free books out there so you were able to get massive amounts of downloads. Now, authors are reporting vastly reduced [...]