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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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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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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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E-Book Revolution Podcast Episode 15: How To Prepare For A Radio Or TV Author Interview With Bill Thompson

Welcome to the first podcast for 2014! If the thought of public speaking makes you feel like you’ve swallowed a litre of tequila, then I’m assuming the thought of approaching radio or TV shows to promote your book is the most horrifying thing you could think of short of chopping off your ears and sewing them to a mouse. No one wants to sound the fool, and when you’re not in charge of the questions being asked that can be […]

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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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E-Book Revolution Episode 12- Creating Audio Books With Bruce Coville

My parents tell me that when I was a little girl, I use to insist that the same book be read to me ten times in a row. Frankly, I can’t remember anything that happened before high school, so I’m not sure whether or not it’s an exaggeration. But it does make me wonder if some unconscious memory of these readings has contributed to my recent discovery and love of audio books and podcasts. Hearing stories of the followings authors […]

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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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E-Book Revolution Podcast Episode 7: A Conversation with Reviewer, Blogger, Writer & Podcaster Sean the Bookonaut

I’ve always been fascinated as to how writers build their author platforms, and which platform, if any, brings in the most traffic and whether or not more traffic equals meaningful connections with readers. Are reviews important? How should you approach a reviewer? If reviews are so influential, should you be doing your own? If you’re confused as to whether you should be trying normal blogging, review blogging, or podcasting to connect with your audience then this podcast is for you. Today I talk […]

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E-book Revolution Episode 2: Great E-Book Cover Design with Kit Foster

We’ve all heard the old gambit “don’t judge a book by its cover”. But really, it’s like telling someone not to think of pink elephants. Because like it or not that is exactly what readers are forced to do every day on sites such as Amazon, Barnes & Nobel or the iBook store. Whether a reader searches an authors name, a title or a genre, the first thing to pop up is a thumbnail and a title. Whether you’re trying […]

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