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Analysis of a free book promotion: what I did, why I did it, & the results…part 1

I’m probably one of the last Indie authors to drink the make-your-book free Kool-Aid. I knew the strategy behind a free promotion: give away a book to sell more books. But, I didn’t know if it would work for me, … Continue reading

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For readers: what it means when an author ‘re-releases’ a book…

A reader asked what it means when an author re-releases a book and why. A re-release means that a book was published once, then was removed from sales channels, but now is being made available again. There are two basic … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes: what actually happens when you a release book

You want me to do what on release day? Nooooo…. On release day, I dance to a frenetic beat, a la “Maniac” from the movie Flashdance. (See it on You Tube here) I clear my calendar for the day and … Continue reading

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FYI for authors: updating a published book–it’s not as easy as you think…

Recently I updated Naughty Words for Nice Writers, a sex scene thesaurus I originally published  two years ago. Revising the book itself was easy; re-publishing the updated version hit some snags. I thought I’d share my experience so you’ll know … Continue reading

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How I keep track of expenses for my taxes #WriteTip #TaxTip

Don’t hate me, but I have all my writing/business tax data collected, categorized, added up, and ready to take to my accountant. I discovered years ago if I kept track during the year, the end of the year was a … Continue reading

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Things they don’t tell you about being an author…#writetip

I’ve been writing for more than twenty-five years and have been published since 2009 (twenty-seven or so titles). I had 15 books published by four  epublishers before going Indie in 2014. As an indie, I’ve published another dozen or so … Continue reading

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#FridayFaves: Sedona, AZ & how not to make the NY Times bestseller list

Friday Faves is an (almost) weekly post in which I present two of my favorite things. One is personal, the other is publishing industry-related. This week’s personal Friday Fave is:…Sedona, Arizona. One of my favorite vacation spots in the United … Continue reading

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2015 Year in Review: what a ride, baby!

What an amazing year. Not a dull (or idle) moment. In 2015 I celebrated my sixth year as a published author, my one-year Indieversary, and published my 22nd book (Stranded with the Cyborg). I set some new personal records,writing more … Continue reading

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Happy Indieversary to me! Reflections on one year of self-publishing

  With the release of Stranded with Cyborg on September 22, 2015, I’ll celebrate my one-year Indiversary! One year ago on September 22, 2014, I released Unexpected Consequences, after the rights reverted to me.  Between September, 22 2014 and September 22, 2015, … Continue reading

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The business side of writing: the important of having a plan

When you first start writing, it’s easy to “pants” your career just as you would pants your way through writing. But as you publish more and more books and new opportunities come your way, a little “plotting” can keep you … Continue reading

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