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Is Amazon Becoming Irrelevant?

This is just a quick post.  I just read an interesting article about Amazon, and since the big ‘Zon is always on the indie author mind, I thought it was worth sharing.  Basically, the article discusses Amazon’s fee hikes for … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Free Day with Amazon KDP Select

My regular blog readers know that I’ve written a bit about Amazon’s KDP Select program, and that I’m hesitant about its effectiveness in selling books (at least for most authors).  As I’ve reached out to others to see what they’re … Continue reading

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Indie Authors – More Bad News If You Use Amazon Select

As many of you indie authors who read this blog know, I’ve become very ambivalent about Amazon’s KDP Select program.  It seemed a great thing at first, but then came algorithm changes in the spring of 2012, more changes through … Continue reading

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Indie Authors, Barnes & Noble and The Future of the Kindle

When it comes to writing and selling books, indie authors have a daunting task.  Along with all it takes to produce a book (the writing, cover, editing, author platform, social media, marketing strategies, etc.), it behooves us to keep up … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Posts Of 2012 On To Become A Writer

It’s been a great year on To Become A Writer.  I’ve written a lot of posts, grown the blog, and had some wonderful comments from you folks out in cyberspace.  I am grateful to all of you who visit the … Continue reading

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Indie Authors – 2012 In Review

2012 has been a whirlwind year for indie authors…changes galore, new bestsellers and more.  As we near the end of the year, I thought it would be fun to take a look back.  So here it is: indie authors – … Continue reading

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Indie Authors And Amazon In 2013

As we near the end of the year, I thought it would be relevant to discuss indie authors and Amazon in 2013.  I wish I had a crystal ball and could tell exactly what will happen (ah, then I would … Continue reading

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More On Amazon Reviews And Indie Authors

Okay, by now I’m sure you’ve all heard about the stink with Amazon reviews and how it’s affecting indie authors.  I’ve read a lot of blogs, Facebook groups, twitter feeds and more about this hot and controversial topic and here’s … Continue reading

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Indie Authors, John Locke and Book Reviews

How many of you indie authors have heard of John Locke, a fellow indie author, not the character on Lost? Probably a bunch of you.  He’s the guy who was the first to sell a million books on Amazon and … Continue reading

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Indie Authors And Amazon Removing Reviews

Many times I write posts with what I hope is helpful information for other indie authors.  I try to impart things that have helped me along my journey, like marketing advice.  One key thing that is critical to our marketing … Continue reading

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