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Have A Character Named After You

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I’m very excited to announce that the second book in my Madeline Cain series, Madeline Cain: Adventures In Fashion, is set to be released on the 29th of December. The book will be available for pre-order from the 12th of December, and the first book in the series will be at 99 cents from the 19th of December until the second book’s release. At the end of the pre-launch I’ll be doing a post analysing what worked and what didn’t! Also, as part […]

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A Simple Way To Build Your Author Brand

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One of the greatest mountains an independent author has to climb is the Mountain of Legitimacy. In the past, if you were traditionally published, you were a real boy (author) and your work was clearly of ‘high quality’. This idea of quality is still a strong motivator for the reading public, particularly with the number of poorly produced self-published words equalling (or out numbering) the professionally produced self-published works. While many readers are happy to read the work of independent authors these […]

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3 Ways Indie Authors Can Use Skype To Connect With Readers

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The best thing about being an indie author is that your book is available across the world! But unfortunately, until teleporters are invented and we voluntarily agree to being broken down into itty-bitty particles and reassembled on the otherside of the world, actually connecting with readers face-to-face is still a big hurdle. So in this video I’m going to cover three ways indie authors can use Skype to connect with readers. In this video I discuss digital book signings, Skype […]

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Making Friends With The Locals – Building A Relationship With Your Local Librarian/Bookseller & Hosting Author Events

 Welcome to the final post for the E-book Revolution website relaunch! You may be the best book marketer in the world, but in the end marketing all boils down to the one thing – getting people to hear about your book via word of mouth. Because let’s face it, we were taught not to trust strangers when we were little, that’s not going to change when we are adults. Readers are more likely to take the recommendation of someone they […]

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5 Mind Blowing Facts About Book Trailers – And How To Do Your Own

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one out there who thinks scrolling script, stock images, or god forbid, a PowerPoint presentation that zooms in on those images, is not a book trailer. Not even close. If I wanted to be bored for 2 minutes I could watch the political debates. Or grass grow, or paint my toenails. No, a trailer is meant to entertain, excite and intrigue. Frankly when I think trailer, I think dynamic movie trailers with minimal […]

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E-book Revolution Podcast Ep 16: iBooks Alternatives – How To Make A Book App With Authorly

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Welcome to the podcast episode for the relaunch! UPDATE: The giveaway is now over, thanks to everyone for participating! Today’s Giveaway is an all star e-book bundle for independent authors! This e-book bundle consists of 8 of the best books on the internet to help independent authors in their journey. Thank you to those authors who donated a copy to this giveaway! To find out more about each book just click on the links. The e-books included in this prize are: My […]

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Author Branding – Being Judged by Your Cover

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It is a common trend these days for authors to focus on marketing their books rather than marketing themselves. It’s odd to think of yourself as being a product to market (should I get a barcode tattooed to my neck?), a thing that people can latch onto and connect with, but branding yourself as an author is key to your success. I’ll admit, when I first started this blog I had very poor branding, you could in fact say I […]

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How To Get Your Print Books Into Your Local Book Store In 7 Steps

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Welcome to the E-book Revolution Relaunch, seven days of giveaways and posts for writers and independent publishers. [Update: The Relaunch occurred from the 4th-10th April 2014] You’ll notice that I’m no longer using the term ‘self-publishing’. It is a term that has been misappropriated by the industry and indicates books of low quality. That is not what we do, and not what I’m about. So this week is also about taking ownership of the title ‘independent publisher’ and being proud of what […]

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3 Year Anniversary, Relaunch and 7 Day Giveaway!

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Get ready for a week chock full of information, prizes and unicorn wrestling fun! Three years ago, almost to the day, on the 10th of April I made the smartest decision I’ve ever made. And before you ask, no I did not decide to forgo a unicorn wrestling match (I know that was definitely your first thought). No, I decided to stop playing Gladiator with the publishing gate keepers and start seeing what I could do for myself. Enough of […]

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