Monthly Archives: April 2013

World’s oldest romantic novelist, who has worked under 10 different pseudonyms, is still writing racy bodice-rippers aged 105

  • Ida has sold millions of books over nine decades
  • The 105-year-old has used ten different pseudonyms during her career
  • Best-selling book titles include White Heat and Interlude for Love
  • Her latest novel The Runaway is due to be published shortly
  • No longer uses a typewriter, she dictates her novels to 69-year-old daughter

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Authors, Images and Copyright: How to Stay Out of Trouble

Are you a nonfiction author? Do you use photos or images in your ebooks? Do you self-publish? You may not know that using images incorrectly can get you into lots of trouble.

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Book Marketing Using Paid Promotion: Targeted Email Lists

One of the keys to promotion is building an email list of fans who like your books. This is a non-negotiable in terms of book marketing, but building that list often takes a long time!

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Want to Sell More Books? Do These Things NOW!

So you wrote a book. That’s quite an accomplishment, and don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise. You’ve overcome hurdles, dodged obstacles, and pushed through to the finish line — not too shabby of an accomplishment.

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What Should I Do About a Bad Review on Amazon?

by Dana Lynn Smith. It’s frustrating to get a bad review, but it happens to most authors sooner or later. My advice for authors is to try not to take it personally and to remember that books (especially fiction) are subjective – some people will love your book and others won’t. And many book buyers realize that most books will have some negative reviews, even if most of them are positive.

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Four Things Indie Authors Need to Understand About Google Search

As indie authors, we’re always trying to get our book to rank at number one or to appear on a better page in the search results. Getting this right demands some knowledge of Search. Let’s take Google – it is the biggest and most popular search engine. Most of the others work in a similar way.

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Indie Author Branding: How to Figure Out How to Brand Yourself

It took me about a year to figure out how to brand myself as an author. This was after I decided to be a professional novelist. Before I figured it out, I worried about it almost all the time. After all, I used to work with non-profits and small businesses to create their web presence—a form of branding. I couldn’t figure out how to translate those principles to my own company. It just didn’t work. For example, a company has a mission statement and a logo. While I have a few reasons for writing and morals when it comes to being a writer selling a product, I couldn’t convince myself to put an official mission statement on my website. That just seemed silly! In the same vein, it seemed weird to develop a logo for myself.

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