Tag Archive: self published

Mar 07

My view on authors tweeting/retweeting – you may not like this…

Big time preface – YMMV. Everyone’s does. There are authors that do nothing but tweet book links, and they do fine. There are authors who aren’t even on Twitter, and do fine. And the converse – authors doing nothing but tweeting book links not selling a lick, and authors who aren’t tweeting aren’t selling. Before …

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Jul 01

My podcast interview with fellow author Robert Swartwood. It’s cool, I promise.

A few days ago I had the pleasure of being ‘interviewed’ by Robert Swartwood, author of several novels, including The Calling, The Serial Killer’s Wife, Man of Wax, and No Shelter (one of my favorite reads of 2011, with a funny story behind the pseudonym – one which you’ll only know if you listen.) We …

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May 24

The Taleist survey is out: “Half of self-pub authors earn less than $500″. I ask, so what?

I read a very interesting article this morning (OK, most of an interesting article) in regards to the recent Taleist survey of self-published authors. I was one of the 1,007 respondents and received my comp copy of the survey results yesterday, but haven’t had a chance to read through it yet. However, the Guardian has, …

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Feb 01

Typos, spelling errors, plot holes, oh my! Gabriel’s Redemption takes two shots to the chin

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Those of you who know me (or as well as anyone can be “known” in an online, social media world) know that a huge pet peeve of mine is making an error. Whether it’s a typo, or a spelling error, or a missing dialogue tag, or misplaced apostrophe, or even a factual mistake or inconsistency, …

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May 26

Building your Author Platform

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Fellow authors, I’m going to take this time and space to chat a little bit about your platform. I’ll preface this by saying I am by no means an expert, as I’ve only been marketing my work for a few months, but I do have a long background in marketing my own company. In the …

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May 19

E-books officially pass print books, no looking back now…

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From time to time, in both my personal life and business ownership, I make decisions that don’t work out. Whether it’s to lay a tile floor (weeks of backache afterwards said that was a mistake), try to install my own fence (complete disaster), try a trade show outside of our business focus (waste of several …

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Apr 28

I’m an author unwilling to talk about himself…

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This just in: I’m uncomfortable talking about myself. The problem? It may be the only way to succeed as an independent author… Hi, I’m Steve, and I’m an author. [audience: Hi Steve…] That’s about all I’m usually prepared to say. I mean, who cares who I am, what I do, where I’ve been? My wife, …

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