Author Alert: Check Your Book Description & Keywords on Amazon

Amazon has pulled down books that contain author names and book titles in their description and keywords. Most of this keyword use has occurred in the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) program; some authors were warned to change their keywords, while others found their books were simply pulled off the site. Check your book description and […]

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Before You Sign a Contract: What Authors Should Know About Their Book Deal

Authors should never rush to publish. That’s one way to end up with a subpar book. There are nine things writers should know before they have a contract, starting with: take your time. By taking your time you can also learn more about writing. You’ll hone your skills, develop your prowess and be in a […]

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What Authors Should Know About Kindle Unlimited

Amazon has launched a subscription service called Kindle Unlimited. Learn if your book is listed, or what requirements your book must meet in order to be added.  Authors will be paid if their books are on Kindle Unlimited, based on Amazon’s formula. Get the full story: The program has raised many questions, and you can […]

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Building Your Website: Researching Your Marketplace

Whether you’re trying to determine if you need a site or if you just want to get a sense of what your competition is doing, the research is fairly simple. You’ll want to head on over to your favorite search engine and plug in the keywords or phrases that describe your product, service, book or […]

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Don’t Let Your Posts Disappear on Facebook!

Facebook Pages have been declining in reach – and it’s about to go down again. Under the new changes, some experts predict that 1% or fewer of your fans will now see your newsfeed updates. But you don’t have to give up on Facebook. However, you do have to get your fans involved so they understand what’s […]

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Building Your Website: Why You Need a Site

When it comes to websites, some people still wonder if they even need one. I mean, you have a Facebook account, right? Who needs a website? It’s just another thing to manage.I like to compare having a website to having a fax machine. These days most of us don’t give a fax machine (or a […]

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Top 12 Useful and Informative Blogs for Authors

One of the great things about being an author these days is there is so much available online to help you along the way. Training Authors Blog shares 12 of their favorite blogs for authors. Take a look at the list and feel free to add your favorite blogs in the comments. Read more: Top 12 […]

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