Archive for the ‘From Eli’ Category:
It’s worth investing in a few different sizes of shipping boxes. You can use padded envelopes if your book is fairly lightweight. But if it has any heft to it at all, the post office is likely to tear your package apart and dent the edges. Read more »
Before you send out any piece of marketing, make sure you proof read it. A typo looks beyond unprofessional and can turn people away from your book. Read more »
Many book clubs, conventions, and book fairs have opportunities for authors to do a reading from their book. Pick out a few sections that are really catchy ahead of time so you’ll always be prepared if a reading is requested. Read more »
Finishing your novel
What do these tasks all have in common? They are HUGE undertakings. So, how do you eat an elephant??? Read more »
Many writers have told us over the years that they are the “creative” types, which they immediately follow with “I just can’t get organized”. So, here are some tips for keeping things running smoothly. Read more »
Should your book be a series? That depends. Read more »
If you’re up on your Kindle books, you’ve heard about the new Kindle lending program. You can now “borrow” ebooks through your Kindle if you are an Amazon Prime member. There are limits to how many you can borrow, but it’s a neat program.
But what does this mean for you as an ebook author? Well, you can still get paid when people borrow your book. But (and this is a BIG “but”!) you only get paid IF your ebook is exclusive to Kindle. It can’t be available through ANY other ebook service. This includes Nook, Smashwords, PDF on your own website – they mean nowhere else.
Amazon is the power house of ebook sales. This program isn’t for everyone, but it is worth considering. You can always try it for a while and then change your mind if you aren’t getting much revenue from lending.
Caveat: Your book has to be exclusive with Amazon for 3 full months before you are eligible for the lending program revenue. So this needs to be a 6-8 month trial if you’re going to see if it’s really going to pay off.
At some point, you’re going to start mailing a whole bunch of stuff. Read more »