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Indie Book Marketing Step Three—Early Readers

Even as I write this post, I freely admit my own indie book marketing sometimes falls short and misses the mark (kicking myself for low sales this past month as we speak). Marketing techniques change all the time, and the best way to keep abreast of changes is to...

Stuff Worth Sneezing For

Stuff’s going on. Stuff I don’t want to talk about yet, but I will soon. It’s good stuff, mostly, but I manage to worry about stuff anyway, even if it’s good stuff. As far as my writing goes—brutal honesty time—I’m pretty annoyed with the whole deal. Here’s what I’ve...

Indie Book Marketing—Step One (Editing)

Before I launch into this series, I just want to elaborate that these are my pre and post-publication marketing strategies as of today. The big news no one wants to speak aloud is this: Your marketing strategies will change over time, or you won’t be a relevant...

Taming Social Media (and Me)

I’ve been a student of social media since Facebook took off. Meaning, I missed the whole MySpace hype. (What a tacky user interface, and who has time to socialize anyway?) Being a student can be a rather passive endeavor. The teacher is doing. The student is...

Activate.

I’m feeling a bit under the weather today. Stayed home from work and tried very hard not to do anything. It seems the only way I can keep my brain from stewing about how I will accomplish all the tasks spread before me is to sleep. I did a lot of that today....