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The Benefits of Box Sets & Collaboration

There is an idea I have been toying with for a while, one I’ve seen many successful indie authors at the top of their game try and pull off successfully. I am of course talking about joining forces with other authors to create ‘Box Sets’, something unthinkable in traditional publishing. As with many independent author innovations, a box set is very simple in set up and execution. You approach authors who you feel are of a similar calibre and thematic […]

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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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Group Promotions – Attempt One

I’ll try anything twice. Once to thoroughly mess it up, and then a second time to give myself a chance to learn from my previous botched attempt (hopefully) before I assess how effective something is, whether that be a story, a way to connect with readers, or a way to market my books. As of last week I tried my first group promotion, banding together with 6 other authors who have a bit of romance in their books, for a […]

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E-book Revolution Podcast Ep14 – How To Make Your Own Book Trailer With Red 14 Films

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 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 words, […]

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Is Your Book Not Selling As Well As You Hoped?

First of all, apologies for making this a short written post today. My body, in short, hates me and I’m in my 6th day of beating off a cold with a combination of drugs (legal – I’m my pharmacist’s best customer this week) and lemon & honey tea. My writing is still being done, but all other tasks have fallen to the wayside including the post I had originally intended for this week. Luckily I had a back-up plan thanks to the […]

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E-Book Revolution Podcast Ep 8 – Storytelling In The Digital Age With Kobo’s Mark Leslie Lefebvre

With print on demand, self-publishing and global writing opportunities it’s no wonder a new breed of writer is emerging. No longer are we restricted to traditional publishing, to shipping books from overseas, to just writing prose, or even to being in the same room as your fans at a signing. Even with ‘new’ pathways to publication you are no longer restricted, Amazon certainly isn’t the only big fish in town. In particular I am thinking of Kobo, a fantastic company […]

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It’s Time To Live Life! How To Increase Your Productivity & Keep your Writing, Marketing & Life On Track.

Typically, my memory is atrocious. No really. A family member will ask me to help with some exceptionally mundane task and my memory seems to hit the snooze alarm, like I have a black hole in my head that stops me from linking into the real world. This quirk turned into a bit of a self-hate/productivity nightmare during my first two months of this year as a ‘full-time writer’. Well, I was going to be a full time writer for […]

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