I wouldn’t touch those readers with a 10 question poll


I wouldn’t touch those readers with a 10 question poll As the readers of WG2E know, the landscape has completely changed for independent authors since the release of the Kindle in late 2007. Prior to that, there were virtually no independently published books on Amazon’s bestseller lists. When I recently checked, 24% of the top [...]

Authors: Do You Take “Breaks” from Your Self-Publishing Careers and How Does That Affect Your Readers?


Happy Monday, WG2E-Land! Yesterday, we chatted about one of the ways I use to chill out for a bit while running my self-publishing business…Pinterest. Even though I’m using Pinterest as downtime so to speak, I’m still connecting with readers while using it. And that got me to thinking about chilling out in ways that – [...]

Authors: Chill Out and Connect with Readers using Pinterest


Happy Sunday, WG2E-Land! Many of you have asked me “What do you do to chill out?” These days, I chill out and recharge my muses on Pinterest. Yep, I’m totally Pin-dicted!!! And what’s so cool about using Pinterest in this way is that, at the same time, I’m connecting with my readers in a very [...]

The Business of Self-Publishing: What to Include in Your Ebook Besides The Story


Happy Weekend, WG2E-Land! Not only have I revamped my Ebook Pricing Strategies, I’ve also revamped what goes into my Ebooks besides the story. Why? Because a great story has the potential to build your readership…BUT…you’ve got to provide your readers with the tools to stay connected in your communities after they finish the book! You [...]

Authors Connecting with Readers: What’s Your Style?


What is your favorite way to interact online with your readers? And how do you know what readers prefer? Do you join in conversations on Goodreads? Or Google +? Yahoo groups? Some authors swear by newsletters. Others say their readers don’t like them. I’ve noticed those who visit my website will more often leave a [...]