From Author to Entrepreneur

warningFrom Author to a Business!

News Flash!!!  Do you have a book?  Would you like to sell your book?  Well then you have a business and its selling your book.  If you’re selling your book then that makes you a sales person.  Your brand is you and your product is your book!  Do you have a business plan?  Do you know who your target market is?  What about a marketing strategy?  What’s your break-even point? Continue Reading →

WordPress for Authors

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After using Weebly as a Content Management System (CMS) for the last four years I realized if I wanted to have any real impact on the internet and not have to spend tens of thousands of dollars (for the way and amount of websites I like to build) I realized I would have to learn WordPress. Continue Reading →

What is Smashwords?

Typewriter-Picture-1600x1200Smashwords is the world’s largest indie ebook distributor.  They publish your ebook to Apple, Barnes and Noble, Flipkart, Oyster, Scribd, Axis 360 and more.  They have a great author profile page as well as Q&A answers for your author page.  They give you 60% from major Ebook retailers and 85% net as smashwords. Continue Reading →

Two eBook Musts or Fail

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Two eBook Musts!

The two most important things to having a successful book might not be what you think.  There are many variables and factors that go into your book including your books layout, marketing it, creating a platform, your website,  good reviews, finding your target market, formatting it so you can upload it online, find online retailers and creating viralaty but the following two things can make or break your book despite everything else you do.

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Ebook Online Success

approve_commentTo ensure your success online the following is essential to know for your book and any other business.  If you are not tech-savy I suggest finding someone you know and trust to handle this stuff for your or take a weekend or two and watch a lot of videos online to learn more.  Also check out my Youtube Page (coming soon) for some great pointers.  Sometimes your best asset is knowing what you do not know and then going from there.  Unfortunately one simply thing can end up costing you thousands of dollars.  Whatever route you go there should be have some knowledge of the following things then things:  Continue Reading →