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Tag: Amazon

Battle of the Book Business: Publishing Cold War is Ending

Ah, the book business. So many shifts and changes since the day I set out to become a novelist…and ended up a social media expert, blogger, teacher and self-appointed author crusader. I’ve dedicated millions of words and countless hours of research to guide y’all through the massive changes in the publishing industry. My goal was …

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The Book Blurb—An Invitation Readers Simply Can’t Turn Down

If the cover is an invitation to the party in your book, then the blurb (the back cover description, the summary, whatever you want to call it) is the RSVP card readers check off as attending-with-the-chicken-option when they buy your book. The trouble is that for so many books, while the cover is invites you …

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Author Brands & Book Sales—Why Boutique is BIG

Normally my blogs are all about telling y’all you are not a special unique snowflake. But yeah y’all are but don’t get a big head about it 😛 . We just need to discern the places we are not special (I.e. we all have to do the work) and figure out the places we are …

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3 Myths Writers Need to Ditch Like a Bad Ex

Thing is, we have to be really, really careful that as artists we are not perpetuating the very behavior that pisses us off. We like getting paid for our work. We work really really hard and expect (rightfully) that we should be rewarded for doing so.

Move Over Barnes & Noble, Hello Amazon Brick-and-Mortar—Bringing Back the Bookstore Only Better

But Amazon knows who is selling. It has the data. It also knows not all areas have the same tastes in books. What if you could strategically stock every store? Wait! Now, you can.