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How to Write a Book Blurb

FSOG Back CoverBy far, the weakest part of many self-published books is the synopsis found on Amazon and elsewhere. Worse than the cover, worse than the writing in the book itself, there are a lot of blurbs on Amazon that are pretty near atrocious.…

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What Should You Charge for an Indie eBook?

The short answer to the question in the title is there’s no set answer. Indie book pricing is a tough matter because each book and each genre will sell differently at different price points. A 10,000-word erotica short can actually get away with charging $3.99.…

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Amazon Adds New Review Options Via Drop Down Menus

If you’ve tried to review a book on Amazon recently, Amazon has added a few options for users when reviewing a book via drop-down menus.

Amazon Reviews - Overall

Here are the choices:

Amazon Reviews - Writing Amazon Reviews - Violence Amazon Reviews - Sexual Content Amazon Reviews - Narration Amazon Reviews - Plot Amazon Reviews - Mood

 

At the bottom of the page it says: “Write your reviews using the traditional review authoring page” so this is a beta system.…

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How To Stop Worrying About Google and SEO And Still Sell Your Book

google hqThe Internet is throbbing with “SEO Social Media Marketing Specialists” bursting to tell you how you messed up your author website by adding a link! Google penalties are coming to get you! You’ll be excommunicated from the INTERNET if you DO NOT ADHERE TO SEO GUIDELINES!

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Henry Baum’s “Oscar Caliber Gun” Gets New Release in 2015

oscarcalibergunFirst written when SPR founder Henry Baum was only 19 years old, living in LA as a child of Hollywood movie professionals, this novel is now re-released, in time for The Oscars, with a new cover and in Kindle format, and captures the male angst of living in the City of Dreams, faced with oblivion and little hope of “making it.”

“Hollywood celebrity stalker Ray Tompkins prowls the underbelly of Los Angeles, his new target is A-List Actor Tim Griffith, and Ray’s going to see this one through to the star-studded end.

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