How Important is Cover Art for an eBook?

DARKIN 2 COVER Art Prophecy of the Key

Listen–I want to sell print copies of my books, don’t get me wrong. But the market I am realizing as the source of prosperity is not the print market. As I have mentioned in earlier blog posts, I am modeling my authorial endeavor after the successes of Lindsay Buroker, who modeled her success after J.A. Continue Reading →

An Advertising Review of Kindle Nation Daily and Kindle Fire Department

Sales for Darkin Fantasy

This past Saturday, I used Kindle Nation Daily and Kindle Fire Department to run ads. I chose the $30.00 FBH option for advertising on Kindle Nation Daily, and the $50.00 Kindle Freebie option for advertising on Kindle Fire Department. After the ads went live, I became severely depressed. My free epic fantasy Darkin was ranked Continue Reading →

The Wild Emotions of the Indie Author

I saw Lincoln last night in the theater. It was very good. This morning, contemplating my blog topic for today, a quote comes to me from the movie: “We are stepped out onto the world stage now.” It is true for us Indie Authors: We are stepped out onto the world stage, groping in the Continue Reading →

Will Amazon’s New Review Policy Kill Indie Authors?

To get my initial book reviews, I relied on friends and family. Some of them do not even know how to access Amazon.com, and so I have to personally show them the steps to take to get a review posted after they read my book. As of this writing, Darkin only has three reviews–that’s because Continue Reading →

Is Kickstarter Worth Doing For An Indie eBook?

I ran a Kickstarter campaign that ran from early October to early November. Was it worth it? The Kickstarter for Darkin was unsuccessful in fulfilling its financial goal. So was it still a total loss? In case you’re unfamiliar with Kickstarter, here’s a simple explanation: You post a creative project, such as a movie, book, Continue Reading →

Advertising Your eBook on YouTube

In today’s post, I will relay my experience with advertising my book Darkin on youtube. I had the idea that I should try to seek out a Youtube Book review by an indie book reviewer, someone who would champion my cause, and help me to get some new readers. The first thing I did was Continue Reading →

The Best Places to Advertise Your eBook

So you’ve decided to go the indie route and publish your own novels. One of the most daunting aspects of the process is promotion. It takes time and money that could be better spent on the creative project itself. Hopefully, the latter is not really the case–the end result, at least we all hope, is Continue Reading →

How To Edit A Manuscript On Your Own

So editing is a very annoying process at times. It can be extremely frustrating. I am finishing the last bit of editing for the sequel to my novel and I’d like to share with you how I am enduring the pain. I am happy to say that after writing the first novel, the sequel was Continue Reading →

Three Obstacles for Indie Authors

How many times have you felt that if only you could muster the energy to write your book, it would be a bestseller? Now, let’s say you actually wrote your book; that had to be the hard part right? Think Again. While writing the book is one of the top obstacles for publishing success, there Continue Reading →