What Makes a $100k Author?

Last month, Written Word Media shared the results of yet another extensive author survey they’ve run, to tease out the strategies and tactics successful authors were using to achieve their success. The survey compared authors making over $100,000 in a single...

5 Tips To Get You Tweeting Like A Pro

Author Steve Boseley, who has posted on my blog a guest post on the best time to tweet, recently published a post filled with tips on how to compose the perfect Tweet. I’m copying here his main tips, but I urge you to check out his complete post if you’re...

Market Your Book For The Right Age

How much time do people of various ages spend reading? How true is the commonly held rule of thumb, that the older a person, the more they spend reading? The answer can be found in a recent article by James Tozer published by 1843 (The Economist’s sister...

Fake Books: Amazon’s Latest Headache

In my last post, I described my positive experience with KDP Rocket. When I used the software for the first time, however, I was amazed to see that about one-third of the books in the top 20 had been published within the last week or so. This was regardless of genre,...

Review: Kindlepreneur’s Free AMS Tutorial & KDP Rocket

You may remember my recent post, Don’t Advertise With Amazon Until You’ve Read This. I mention there Kindlepreneur’s free AMS tutorial and KDP Rocket. Imagine my surprise when Dave Chesson, aka Kindlepreneur, contacted me shortly afterward to offer...

Amazon Is Changing Its KDP Reports Tool

Some of you will have noticed KDP’s switch to a new interface: The new dashboard offers several advantages over the old one. The tabbed browsing allows you to access historical data. It also breaks down royalties and sales by marketplace, author, title, and...

Don’t Advertise With Amazon Until You’ve Read This

Yes, this is the long-promised post where I share my experience advertising with Amazon and the things I’ve learned — things that could make or break your campaign. What I’ve Learned Advertising With Amazon You may remember my past experiences with...