Alfageek Shares His Bookbub Ads Experience

I discovered alfageek’s blog fairly recently, but I’m sure glad I did. Joshua, aka alfageek, generously shares his book marketing experience with his blog’s readers. His main marketing venue is Twitter Ads (more on that in a future post), but he...

#PoweredByIndie: Amazon’s Latest Indie Initiative

Chris McMullen alerted me to a brand new Amazon initiative that aims at supporting Indie authors: the #PoweredByIndie hashtag. Amazon is encouraging indie authors to use the #PoweredByIndie hashtag on relevant social media posts, namely your own writing resolutions...

Amazon Further Tightens Review Rules

My reviewer friend, C, aka the happy meerkat, recently notified me of some further tweaks in Amazon’s review policy. Most of them make perfect sense, yet a couple raise concerns. The new rules can be read here in their entirety but here are the new points: If...

How to Use the Holidays to Sell More Books

Written word media recently published a great post with ideas on how to take advantage of holiday marketing trends to sell your books. With Christmas fast approaching, I figured this is a great time to have a look at the main points: 1. Between mid-November and early...

56 Free Photo Websites

Mark Crosling of Strategic Content recently published the ultimate guide for all your free photo needs. Listing 56 websites, you can use it to download high-quality photos at no cost. All the listed free photo websites have been summarized to include information...

What’s Going On With Amazon Reviews?

Yesterday, I received a deluge of emails from worried friends. The reason? This update on Amazon reviews, posted on Amazon’s blog by Chee Chew, VP of Customer Experience. It announced how so-called ‘incentivized reviews‘ – i.e. reviews in...

Grow your Newsletter List the Easy Way

Book marketing gurus like Mark Dawson swear by the power of newsletters. The idea is that you have a free medium to contact your readers. Essentially, this turns you into a one-man Bookbub. I have posted in the past about ways to add more subscribers, while Mark...