Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about time management. Namely, am I spending time and energy on the things that are bringing me money. As a freelancer, this question is vitally important, because if I don’t spend my time on the things that make me money, I will have no […]
I like to share my End of the Year Report for a few reasons. First, I believe in truth-in-lending. You guys are my stakeholders, and every book you buy, in my opinion, goes toward investing in the business. In the second place, I like sharing my dirty laundry because it’s not unique. […]
I did a book signing this past weekend at Barnes and Noble. It was my third bookstore signing and second at a Barnes and Noble. Going in, I wasn’t expecting much. The first two signings were abject failures on all objectives. But I thought being home in Pensacola, where my support […]
Hooray for having a blogging schedule again! Since I’m ramping up to share Lexie (preorder now), I’m dusting off the ol’ blog and trying to be a bit more active about blabbing here. Last week, I talked about my love for planning, Scrivener, and how unpredictable my drafting […]
How to sell a book on Twitter… Click-bait title much?
So I’ve been doing this publishing thing for a few years now, and I’ve racked up a nice little bevy of sales and whatnot. Not super big numbers, but enough that I feel like I have a handle on what’s going […]
Last week, I tried a little experiment. I wanted to test out how many eBooks I could sell on a $0.99 promotion week with a different eBook Advertising site every day. The goals were simple–make back the cost of the ad–and it was a chance to see if I could […]
I got into a lovely debate with my favorite author assistant Kate Tilton today, talking about Amazon Giveaways.
Here’s how I see these giveaways going down:
- You pay $6 to put two $3 ebooks up for giveaway (or whatever)
- Magic happens and somehow people discover your book giveaway (I still don’t […]
Note: While this is geared toward authors, there’s some nuggets for anyone with an online persona (read: bloggers).
I guarantee that at least ten authors will see the title of this post and roll their eyes saying they don’t need no brand because they’re “authentic” and “real” and corporate bullshit and…
Oh! You guys
hate love these!
If you’re just joining us, a hotwash is what the military does after an exercise. It’s where everyone gathers around a table right after an exercise and talks about what went good, what went bad, and what could be improved.
Overall, The Island Kickstarter was a smashbang success. […]