Monthly Archives: April 2013

Analyzing KDP Select – The Latest Results Of My Free Days

As all my regular readers know, I have been outspoken about the KDP Select program.  I don’t like how Amazon demands exclusivity in order to have an ebook in the program, and I don’t think that using the program is … Continue reading

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Try A Reed Ferguson Mystery At No Cost

I don’t normally put out blog posts that are blatantly a selling pitch, but this one is.  Until the end of the month, the first mystery novel in the Reed Ferguson mystery series is free until the end of the … Continue reading

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How To Sell A Book – Guest Post By Jason Halstead

I’ve blogged quite a bit about book marketing, and in particular, Amazon’s KDP Select Program.  I’m also interested in what other authors are doing to help sell books, and I recently reached out to Jason Halstead to see what he … Continue reading

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There Are Still Good People Out There

I was going to title this post When Tragedy Strikes, Remember The Good.  That’s probably an okay title as well…but I wanted to focus on people.  As I drove my dad to the airport this morning, a radio personality commented … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – Clash By Night

This week in the Best of Film Noir, we’re taking a look at a classic movie, Clash By Night, starring the incomparable Barbara Stanwyck.  Some might think that Clash By Night is not film noir, but it has everything that … Continue reading

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Free Kindle Book Downloads And More From Digital Book Today

If you’re an indie author who likes or wants to take advantage of free kindle book downloads, then you need to know about Digital Book Today.  This wonderful site is run by Anthony Wessel, and I have been deeply impressed … Continue reading

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Amazon Acquires Goodreads – How Will This Affect Indie Authors?

I’ve been reading that Amazon announced last week that it is acquiring Goodreads.  My initial reaction was oh great, Amazon will take over another site and ruin it for indie authors.  But as I thought about this, and read more … Continue reading

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