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What Makes the Top Selling eBook Authors Tick?


Sometimes when I am Google Reading in the World of the eBook Author, I come across a post that takes me back in time. A post that brings back memories of my early business career. Oh, the world of Peter Drucker, Parkinson’s Law and the Peter Principle. Daniel Hall did that with a blog on the Selling Books blog site: ... Read More »

Some Prod, Others Plod. Do First Lines Really Matter?


FIRST lines are a book’s greeting to the reader and therefore a vital element in the whole. If it strikes the wrong note, a weak opening can nullify a great cover or an enticing jacket blurb. On the other hand, a good initial hook captures the reader from the start. Yet does it signal a bestseller? Consider some of these. ... Read More »

Self-Published Books Leading at Smashwords


The most downloaded books today, Jan. 8, at Smashwords.com are by (self-published) Backword Books authors. Women’s fiction #1 – Homefront by Kristen J. Tsetsi #2 – Waiting for Spring by R.J. Keller (reviewed by me here) Literary fiction #1 – Homefront by Kristen J. Tsetsi #4 – American Book of the Dead by Henry Baum #6 – Waiting for Spring ... Read More »