Posts belonging to Category Promoting ebooks

The Power of Promoting eBooks as a Team

I just returned from the 2013 Novelists, Inc. conference in Myrtle Beach, SC and I’m more energized than ever by the opportunities available to authors. Not just indie ebook publishing, but audiobook creation, print on demand, and foreign markets. The merchandisers were there in force, talking directly with the authors about platforms they provide to […]

Anatomy of an Effective Tweet

A frequent mistake I see is for people to turn half the words in their message into hashtags in their Twitter tweet. Doing that reduces the tweet’s effectiveness. … resist the urge to put the # in front of too many words in the message portion of your tweet.

Goodreads Can Be a Good Friend to Authors

Goodreads is a very popular website where readers and reviewers convene to share their love of books. It’s also a powerful tool for authors to connect with those readers and build lasting relationships. But where does an author begin to be a part of this community that can seem complex and daunting?

Three Quick Tips for Pinterest

I’ve only been on Pinterest a short while, but every day I’m discovering nifty little tricks that help me use this site as a powerful promotional tool. I thought I’d share three of them. 1) You can tag other Pinterest users by using the @ symbol followed by their Pinterest user name. You have to […]

Authors, How to Promote on Pinterest

by Guest Author, Sherri Browning Erwin By now, most authors recognize the importance of establishing a presence on Facebook and Twitter to help drive promotions that can lead to sales. But what about Pinterest? What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a virtual pinboard, a way to organize and share things that you find on the web. […]

How SEO Can Help Promote Ebooks

I know many authors who recoil at the very thought of promoting ebooks. I suspect the reason is that many authors think promotion equals endlessly tweeting “Buy my ebook!” The good new is: that is not what I mean when I talk about effective ebook promotion. The bad news is: effective promotion is more complex […]

My Journey as an Indie Author

It was a year ago this month that my world changed forever thanks to the ebook revolution. April 2011 was when my sales exploded. I have been reeling – in a good way – ever since. This journey, however, started long before that. It started in the fall of 2009. Back then, I had one […]

Rocky Road to Launching At Last, the Soundtrack

If you read my last post, Making a Music Soundtrack for a Novel, you know At Last, my new ebook release from Amazon/Montlake, has a companion soundtrack. It includes eight romantic American standards that were recorded by the amazingly talented Barbara Calderaro specifically to go with the story (since my heroine is a singer). The […]

Indie Anthologies, the Wave of the Future?

Those of you who follow this blog won’t be at all surprised to hear I’m blazing yet another new trail in the ever-evolving ebook revolution. This time, however, I’m not going it alone. I’m traveling into uncharted territory with five of my closest author buddies by doing a multi-author, ebook anthology. For those of you […]

NINC Conference, 2011: The Ebook Gold Rush is on!

As with the historic Gold Rush of the 1800s, the the Ebook Gold Rush in unfolding in much the same way. Those of us who arrived early enjoyed a brief time in which striking a mother load was much easier. As the population out in the Wild West grows, the percentage of authors making a huge strike will become smaller, but, as new territories open up (more ereaders in the US and abroad) the overall amount of gold out there increases, providing opportunity for small but steady gold mines.