Free Author Digital Footprint from Author Marketing Ideas

Source: PRWeb http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12289335.htm Author Marketing Ideas is offering a “Free Digtial Footprint Evaluation” to self-publishing authors. This allows authors to “see their online marketing strengths and weaknesses”, giving them information needed to improve their book sales. Author Marketing is one of the areas most authors hate to venture — but it is one that is […]

Smashwords NaNoWriMo Promotion

It’s November and that means NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).  If you are like me, this free source (donations recommended) is a wonderful challenge to write a 50,000 word novel between November 1-30.  I have written two YA novels through this event and plan to get a good chunk of my third done. Smashwords, in […]

Amazon’s crowdsourced publishing program, Kindle Scout

Amazon is taking a new approach to publishing — a 21st century approach. With Kindle Scout, readers nominate which books are allowed to progress. Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published. Selected books will be published by Kindle Press and receive […]

5 Ways Email Marketing fits the Holidays

According to Streamsend, “consumers who shop in November spend 14% more than the average shopper in December.” Also, 40% of these shoppers “begin their holiday shopping before Halloween.” So the time is NOW to implement your Marketing Campaign! The holiday season isn’t the time to start thinking about your Holiday Marketing Plan. This should be […]

Amazon Kindle now has Pre-Orders for all publishers

Received this exciting news: Hello, We’re excited to announce that you can now make your new books available for pre-order in Kindle Stores worldwide. With a few quick and easy steps you can create a pre-order page up to 90 days in advance of your book’s release date–your pre-order product page will be created within […]

Tax Tips for Authors: When and How to fill out the 1099

US 1099-MISC tax form

As a self-publishing author, you should consider your writing as a business. And in this way, there are protocols that you need to follow — namely taxes. (See Tax Tips for Authors: Are you a Business or a Hobby? ) When Form 1099-MISC must be filed The basic rule is if you promote your writing […]