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What Pen Name Should You Choose?

One of the questions I get asked a lot from new writers is whether they should have a pen name. Usually, they’ve already decided they want one, they just want to know more about the process of picking a name. Here are some tips for name picking and a few things to consider if you […]

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If You Are An Aspiring Author You Have Positioned Yourself For Success

In the last few years, the self-publishing and marketing process has changed drastically. Many techniques authors used to publish and market books two years ago, are no longer done. Self-published authors can assume what they’re doing right now to make a living and sell books will no longer be applicable two years from now. As […]

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Keep Your Cover Off The ‘Bad Ebook Cover’ Pinterest Board

I don’t think there is any good argument for a cheesy cover and as an author myself, it’s pretty easy to spot the self-made covers by authors with no design skills. Indie covers are much better than they used to be, but readers are more savvy too and bad covers make them pre-judge the writing […]

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Learn Book Marketing From Facebook Groups

Writers like writing groups. We like to congregate with the like-minded to commiserate (who, us?), share tips, critiques and success. Because of my nomadic lifestyle, Facebook groups have been especially helpful to me over the last two years. You can learn the latest book marketing techniques, ask questions and offer advice of your own. Indie […]

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127 Things You Can Do To Market Your Books On Your Lunch Break

127 Things You Can Do To Market Your Books On Your Lunch Break

I’ve seen a lot of blog posts lately with titles like 127 Things You Can Do To Market Your Books On Your Lunch Break.  Some of these posts are practically book length, themselves. I try to keep up on indie publishing news and I look for great stuff to pass along to my author followers […]

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Why Aren’t You Using Twitter to Claim Your Readership?

As an indie author, you’ve taught yourself how to do countless things in order to publish and market what you know is a good book and if you’re not building your readership with Twitter you’re missing out on a huge opportunity. When I ask authors why they don’t use Twitter they mention two things. 1) […]

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The Writer’s Life and Why You Don’t Have It

The Writer’s Life and Why You Don’t Have It

What keeps you from being the writer you want to be? Luckily, with changes in the publishing world, there is a clear path now from zero to making a good living as an author. It took me less than two years starting from scratch and while I don’t like to dwell on the negative, I […]

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The #1 Bestselling Freelance Writing Book In The Kindle Store

  #1 Freelance Writing I’m happy to report that The Moonlighter’s Guide To Online Writing For Immediate Income is now the # 1 bestselling freelance writing book in the Amazon Kindle store. The impetus for writing this book was a desire to share the knowledge I had gained as a freelance content writer with new […]

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