Thank you!

The new version of my sci-fi collection, The Power of Six, is now live.  There are a number of differences with the old one. The new subtitle explains the main one: the new version contains an extra story by Amos M. Carpenter, who is now a published author, as...

A-Z: Increase Sales with Countdown Deals

My A-Z Guide: How both my books reached #1 on Amazon turned out to be one of my most popular posts. It explains how I used Amazon KDP’s free days to help the two first books of my epic fantasy series, Pearseus, reach that coveted #1 status. However, free days...

Who reads our books?

I found on the Passive Voice a reference to the latest Harris Poll concerning Americans’ reading habits.  The upshot was that Americans who read more electronically, read more, period.  There is, however, a wealth of useful information to be gleamed from the...

5 Things to Do Before Posting your Blog Post and other thoughts

When I entered the social media world, I was pretty much clueless, just like everybody else, I guess.  Anyone who knows the difference between a Facebook page and profile and all those tiny but oh-so-perceptible differences between hashtags, @ signs and .@ signs on...

Basic Book Marketing Tips

It’s Sunday afternoon, and it’s raining cats and dogs. Which makes this afternoon even more melancholic than Sunday ones traditionally are. So, I decided to get some work done, hoping to forget the sad weather outside (on the upside, the garden badly needed some...

More Covers: The Power of Six

Following everyone’s private and public feedback on the cover of my new book, an anthology of short sci-fi stories, I’m pleased to report that I’ve now made more changes. No one can accuse me of ignoring your feedback, as I’ve changed the cover...

Beta-readers wanted

Exciting news!  While waiting for my wonderful beta-readers to finish Mad Water, the third book in my epic fantasy series Pearseus, I finished the first draft of another book I’ve had in the works for quite a while now. It’s a collection of six short...

How to successfully promote your new book

There are many sites, blogs and tweets about successfully promoting your new book.  We have all obviously read quite a few of them, but every now and then I find something interesting.  In this case, I was reading a smallbiztrend post and I noted a few unusual...

To DRM or not to DRM? Insights from the PWC report

When I used Amazon to publish Year 18: The Schism, the first book in my dark epic fantasy series, Pearseus, I was asked whether I wanted to use DRM for the book or not. I was also warned that I would be unable to change the setting in the future.  So, just what is...