All posts by jhomf.com

  • Why do so many websites promote free Kindle ebooks?

    I just came across yet another list of 100 top websites for free Kindle ebooks. Of course, the obvious question is why wouldn’t a reader looking for a free Kindle ebook just go to Amazon and look...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Paul Jarvis: His most useful business advice

    Here’s some sound advice about connecting to people: how to do so as a person, not as someone trying to sell something to them. If you are genuinely interested in helping people, it will show in your...

    • Posted September 21, 2014
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  • Holly Robinson: Should You Hire a Book Publicist?

    Every author has considered hiring a book publicist. Admit it. You’d love to have someone do all the footwork promoting your it-should-be-a-bestseller masterpiece. Is it a good idea? Here’s some advice from a successful Kindle author. It’s...

    • Posted September 21, 2014
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  • Launch your Kindle book as pre-order

    You always see these high-dollar, major publisher books set up in the Kindle Store as a pre-order.  I didn’t know that just anyone could do this until I stumbled across it on Amazon. With a pre-order set...

    • Posted September 21, 2014
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  • Paul Jarvis: Marketing tools for any self-published book

    One more author telling you how to market your books, and a lot of this you’ve read before. But Paul knows that book marketing is a grind, with no magic spells that will make your book a...

    • Posted September 21, 2014
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  • Hachette Authors United Write To Amazon Board – Business Insider

    I’m kinda on the fence on this one. Amazon certainly has a point that mainstream publishers charge too much for their books. But when those books are put into Kindle, who is making the 35% commission? Not...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Holly Robinson: Marketing Your eBook? – 5 Surefire Strategies

    Here’s a reasonably successful fiction author with some different advice on marketing your novel. One interesting method that Holly used — and I’m not saying she did this on purpose — was that her third book, BEACH...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • $6000 to Self Publish? No way!

    There are so many things wrong with this blog post on the guardian: You can try to be the next Hemingway — for $6,000. This is how the cost is broken down. ISBN: $125 —  If you’re...

    • Posted September 1, 2014
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  • The first race riot in Washington, D.C.

    Francis Scott Key, who wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner”, was the prosecutor for the trial. Read about Washington’s first race riot in this book. A gripping narrative history of the explosive events that drew together Francis Scott Key, Andrew...

    • Posted August 26, 2014
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  • Are iBooks Bestsellers Different From Kindle Bestsellers?

    The concept of the bestseller is ubiquitous not only for traditional books, but for digital media like e-books, apps, games, and music. A book or a game appears on the App Store’s “Top Charts,” or on a bookseller’s “bestseller”...

    • Posted August 25, 2014
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