The Power of Free in Book Marketing

The post today focuses on the power of free in book marketing. To be frank, I really dislike the concept of permafree (permanently free) eBooks. The popularity of this marketing tactic produces at least three very negative things for authors and publishers. It conditions readers to believe it is unnecessary to pay for eBooks because […]

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Seeking the Best Caribbean Cruise

I’m taking a day off from writing today to spend some time in my search for the best Caribbean cruise. That seemed a good excuse to write a post about something besides writing, book marketing, and the like. The Caribbean is the destination I’ve decided on for my next vacation, mostly because I’ve never been. […]

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Should Self-Published Authors Pay for Professional Editing?

More and more often I hear self-publishing gurus espousing the view that self-published authors must get professional editing before publishing books. The justification behind that opinion is that readers today expect self-published books to meet the same quality standards that are set by traditionally published books. The recommendation that self-published books must be professionally edited […]

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A Tale of Three POD Publishers

Today I’d like to share a tale of three POD publishers I’ve dealt with over the past couple of months. If you’re a self-published author, perhaps you will learn a thing or two from my experiences. Maybe I was a Bit Hard on Barnes and Noble Press In April I posted My Advice to Those […]

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