Creating The Perfect Newsletter

This post was originally posted on the Azure Fire Publishing website. Creating The Perfect Newsletter For many authors, the Perfect Newsletter is like the alchemist’s philosophical stone: if we get it right, we can turn our books to gold! The newsletter is our way to...

Why Is My Book Not Selling?

So, you have written your book and expect royalties to start rolling in. Then… nothing. You start reading about book promotion and realize you need to spend money to make money. You start running free days and countdown deals. You pay for ads and end up paying...

Design Your Own Logo In Seconds!

As many of you know, in my day job I work as a web developer. Most of my skills I’ve picked up in the past 25 years of web design, from Internet marketing to social media, have proven useful once I started writing. One of them was logo design: I’ve helped...

A Nifty WordPress Plugin To Take Care Of Your GDPR Woes

As you may know, I recently posted on the subject of the new European Union privacy legislation known as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and how it might affect you. The main focus of my post was newsletters. And, judging by your feedback, you appreciated...

GDPR And Authors: What You Need To Know

I’ve received quite a few inquiries regarding the new European Union privacy legislation known as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). GDPR comes into effect on May 25, 2018. This regulation initially impacts European Union member countries and aims to...

Facebook Floods Amazon With Fake Reviews

As you know, comments on an Amazon page can make or break a product. That’s why the company says that more than 99 percent of its reviews are legitimate because they are written by real shoppers who aren’t paid for them. But a Washington Post examination by...

Thunderclap’s Broken. Enter DayCause.

I was referring to Thunderclap as recently as last month, then I found out on Monday that they have been rejecting some author campaigns. Susan Tarr, author of Miranda Bay, tried to run a campaign on March 28th. Upon filling the forms and completing the process, she...

How “Also Bought” Can Help You Sell More Books

Ricci Wolman of Written Word Media recently published a detailed post on “Also Boughts.” As the post explains, Amazon is using every trick to increase sales. A particularly powerful one is Also Boughts; the list of items people who bought something also...