How long can journalists ignore the art of self-publishing authors? Self-publishing ebook author Amanda Hocking has received voluminous media coverage recently. Search for Amanda Hocking in Google News and watch it convulse. There are hundreds of stories about self-publishing ebooks starring the 26-year-old who went from an $18,000 a year job to the top of [...]
How to get your book reviewed — a recommendation of the Savvy Book Marketer’s book on the topic.
A masterclass in how not to deal with negative reviews of a self-published Kindle ebook is playing out on BigAl’s Books and Pals as I type. In mid-March BigAl reviewed The Greek Seaman, a self-published novel by Jacqueline Howett, available for the Kindle ($4.99). BigAl’s review started in a promising way for Howett: If you [...]
A long, long time ago I sometimes wrote the questions for a monthly pub quiz. The idea was that people would come in on an otherwise quiet night, relax and buy a few drinks. This particular pub had, however, attracted a serious and competitive crowd. One team kept a big notebook and wrote down every [...]
Yesterday I had an email from a reader of Kindle for Newspapers, Magazines and Blogs, which I excerpt here with his permission: Hi Steve, Just wanted to let you know that I picked your ebook on Amazon and wanted to say “thank you”. I think I spent .99 on the book and had read the [...]
Everyone has a right to an opinion but what about errors of fact, especially when they might put people off reading your books?