Tuesday, January 6, 2015

News

There will be news this month on my writing, and as I do so, I will be posting case studies on my success rate with all that I've ever learned after all this time, LoL. Plus I've made a goal to read 500 books. (yes, that is correct) this year, so to save time, I'll be posting on Goodreads, Amazon, Shelfari so I'll let you know when another one is done here.
I didn't make any New Years Resolutions, but I know what I want for this year, and that is to be more organized and really, really do better on handling time management. Okay! Gotta go and get back to work.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How Can You Get Amazon To Sell For You?

There are some people who do no Kindle marketing at all. Zero, nada, zip. How do they do it, is it real? Yes, if you understand how to set everything up, it does work. Still, you have to know what is selling. It is not that easy. If you're just making drip drop sales, or a few a day, then you really need to bring up your game with this course.
 

Friday, August 15, 2014

News News News

Still writing, but I will have more content for this blog soon, because my old reliable website Associated Content, turned Yahoo Contributor Network is coming to an end. I will post or re-post all my old articles  until I have the time to be on here again on a regular basis. I have a lot to say, but as my personal situation is, at the most a big question mark, I HAVE to start making a real income from home. Not just the measly under twenty dollars I have been making, yes-that is all I am making online currently.
I am hoping by publishing fiction books instead of nonfiction that will change. I have learned, and still am learning more about promotion and marketing and I have a whole lot to say. So, there you have it. If all goes well this week, there will be a post again next Friday as well as a book review! I'm almost done reading one of my many books.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Writing Like A Maniac

Hello everyone! I am sorry I can not keep up with this blog as I would like. Again, I will attempt to post once a week, or once a month at least. My nonfiction titles are not selling like I need them to, so I am working on my fiction books. I changed the header, hope you like it! I will still do book reviews, I have probably two or three hundred books collecting dust, I haven't gotten to yet and even more ebooks on my Kindle for PC so, there will always be reviews. As for book marketing articles, training, there will probably not be any more now as I'm focusing on my own work.
When I have all the answers as to the best marketing tactics for Kindle, and other sites like Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, etc. Then and only then will I post about it. Right now, I am in the testing phase of things. I tested some strategies on my nonfiction books that did not work(when the author 'promised' it would) So, if I do any marketing articles, expect it in the fall of 2014 or spring 2015. Well, that's it for now!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Update And Thanks

Thanks for everyone who has ever posted a comment. I just got around to them tonight. I am really, really behind on my work. Life keeps throwing me this way and that, and I gotta get back on track. Having said that, I will be publishing fiction as well as reviews-when  I get around to reading something. I have TONS of books to read!
I have a writing goal set in mind so I will not be around much until it's completed. I already deleted a few books on Kindle that were not selling, so I got to work on adding more that do sell. So, I gotta split. Hope to post the next Kindle article at the end of the month. It will be all about lists. Do you have one? Until next time....

Friday, December 20, 2013

What I Learned About Kindle Series

I have learned so much about Kindle, I think it's time to share somethings before 2013 ends. This will be in the first of a series of articles about self-publishing for kindle. Today I will discuss what to do, and what not to do.

Don't Do This....
1. Don't use other peoples books to sell on Kindle. I know, all of you write your own books, but if you know someone doing this, encourage them to stop. When I say other peoples books, I mean:
PLR- Private label rights books, you know those reports 'everybody' has the right to sell? Amazon will shut down your account in a New York minute if you upload those kinds of books. Don't even rewrite them.
Outsourced Books-I've read a couple of nightmare stories in the Kindle community about using someone elses book as your own. It can cause trouble for you, especially the money it will cost you. If you write it yourself the only cost you will spend is time.
KDP Free Days I know an author who started out doing those free days for her books, and didn't make much money. When she stopped and used another way to promote her books, her sales soared. Hey, if it works for you, go ahead, but for those who get no profit from it, don't do it. I have tried it, a few times and although I got some  free downloads, I got zilch on sales, which brings me to this last don't on my list.
Nonfiction Anybody who tells you nonfiction is a big seller on Kindle isn't telling the truth. I went to check out something a person on a webinar told me was a good niche. The golden book did not have a good ranking. A good ranking is anything below fifty thousand. Maybe it did once upon a time, but it didn't when he was telling all his listeners to go write books like that. Fiction is what sells more on Amazon and probably other similar websites. Here is some proof-don't just take my word for it. Click on the three graphs. 1000+ Sales A Month Club  Well, that's it for now. I'll continue the next part of the series next week. Happy Holidays!