Kate Danley’s debut novel, The Woodcutter, was honored with the Garcia Award for the Best Fiction Book of the Year, the 1st Place Fantasy Book in the Reader Views Literary Awards, and the winner of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Recently, it was signed with 47North. In this, the first [...]
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My father is a bullfighter. I grew up in Spain and Latin America due to this passion of his. Though I have suffered for it, I would not trade the journey for the world. I have learned to embrace it as part of who I am. I am a bullfighter’s daughter. I was born in [...]
There are tricks of the trade to ensure the sale of your book via Amazon reviews. Here are our tips for making the most of these. When someone reviews your book (Self-Publishing Review ranks high – profile here) make sure you click ” Yes” to “Was this review helpful to you?” Amazon ranks its reviewers [...]
Self-Publishing Book Expo is coming up in New York City in November, with some wonderful panels and seminars. CLICK PANEL TITLE TO READ MORE: Keynote Address: Thoughts on Self-Publishing From a Leading Traditional Publisher Raise the Funds You Need to Build a Team and Successfully Publish Tips and Advice for Finding a Great Editor Upload [...]
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Self-publishing a book can be a labor of love and for some of us, it’s what we live for. But why is it so many people now fancy themselves an author? And why is it that so many simple and frankly unreadable works are hitting the Amazon e-book charts? Should we all join in and [...]
The current buzz in book marketing is paid on-line advertising. Some authors report excellent results, other complete disappointment. This study is divided into two parts: the Good News and the Bad News, as reported by authors who have paid to promote their books. The study started with a conversation with a fellow author whose blog [...]
Here’s what I hope to be a new feature on SPR: book excerpts. If you’re interested, follow these instructions to post an excerpt. The novel can be purchased here. This is the introduction to the novel. People either love this book, or they’re mystified – which is to be expected, as I was going for [...]
Well it’s time for another Free Book Promotion. The last one pushed by mystery novel, Black Mountain Secrets, up the Amazon ranking ladder to number ten. But it was definitely a learning experience. One lesson I learned was you needed more than a general goal of being a successful writer. Giving your work away for [...]
So what does the news that Amazon is to acquire Goodreads actually mean for us self-publishers? Most of us relish Goodreads, and actively star each other’s work, as Goodreads proves to be a more successful platform for honest consumer review than Amazon in some ways – less glitchy than the strange process used by Amazon’s [...]