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  • A little too greedy

    Well, that didn’t work. The recent pricing battle between Amazon and big publishers seemed to result in the publishers winning. Actually, everybody lost, because Kindle customers don’t generally buy expensive books. When the world’s largest publishers struck...

    • Posted September 15, 2015
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  • Easy KDP giveaway promotions

    How do you promote your Kindle eBooks? Do you use Fiverr? Maybe you have freelancer’s who promote your Kindle eBooks? Whatever you use, there’s no denying that managing outsourcers can be a PAIN. And pretty costly when...

    • Posted September 7, 2015
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  • Lighten up a little

    I subscribe to some medical websites, and occasionally one of their emails contains some information I feel I should share with others. Most of the time the juicy articles are picked up by CNN or other news...

    • Posted August 31, 2015
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  • Step-by-Step Kindle Advertising — Updated

    I’ve just updated my book on creating your own Kindle advertising campaigns. In January Amazon gave authors the ability to advertise their books on the Amazon website. Two weeks ago Amazon updated that capability to offer more...

    • Posted August 17, 2015
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  • New Kindle Borrowing Royalty System

    Alex Newton at is a terrific resource for drilling down into the “Big Data” of Amazon Kindle publishing. Here’s a guy who clearly knows how to boil down all the numbers about Kindle sales, Kindle borrows,...

    • Posted August 8, 2015
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  • Restricted Ad Content & Book Ads for Kindle Devices

    I’ve been quite busy updating my book on creating Kindle Direct Publishing Select (KDPS) ads (Step-By-Step Kindle Advertising: Best Auction Bid and Targeting Tactics to Sell Your KDP Books Using Amazon Ads). Amazon made a lot of changes...

    • Posted August 2, 2015
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  • Stephen King on how to write

    Stephen King would not want me to throw in a lot of useless words, so let’s just get to the meat of this. Can’t argue with this guy’s success: Stephen King’s 22 rules on how to write

    • Posted July 19, 2015
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  • Erotica has e-readers to thank

    Few benefits of the e-reader are as attractive as the privacy it affords, and so after the launch of the Kindle, that’s when erotic romance really took off. I was surprised when I first searched the Kindle...

    • Posted July 11, 2015
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  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    On this Independence Day, it’s appropriate to look back to the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Nathaniel Philbrick has penned a comprehensive view of the people and events leading up to one of the first battles: Bunker Hill:...

    • Posted July 4, 2015
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  • Can you get these domains?

    Just for grins today I googled “.author” and “.writer” domains. I was surprised to see that they were available. Well, they really aren’t available yet, but several companies are happy to preregister your domain name, say “” or...

    • Posted June 28, 2015
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