For Indie book writers, only two avenues lead to getting your work into the hands of readers: Road Warrior, or Cyber Warrior. You do not have to take your pick. They combine nicely. But you only have these two choices. It simplifies things. Road Warriors enjoy eye-to-eye contact with their readers. Road Warriors meet their… Continue reading Are you a Road Warrior or a Cyberwarrior?
Wrinkled Heartbeats was recently chosen as a Finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. It received the award as one of the best First Novels of the year. It is available as an ebook, a paperback, or a hardback from Templeworks Properties. The book has also received an Awesome Indies Approval badge, which includes the following… Continue reading “Wrinkled Heartbeats” a Finalist at 2016 Indie Book Awards
Awesome Indies is one of the most-respected guides and advisers of Indie Publishing. It has just sent Wrinkled Heartbeats its notice of approval. They suggest their Awesome Indies Approval (AIA) badge “takes the risk out of buying Indie.” The endorsement does not come easily. Two AIA reviewers/editors must approve the book with at least a 4-star ranking.… Continue reading Awesome Indies awards “Wrinkled Heartbeats” its coveted Approval Badge.
If you want to succeed as an author, then sales consistency is part of the mix. If you sell, for example, two copies of a book, day after day, your ranking on Amazon best-seller lists will be high. Over a four-week period, you will sell 56 books. In most “narrow” categories, you will be in… Continue reading An Author’s Life Ain’t Fair: Here’s Why.
I’m not sure that an author’s website should sell books. Bear with me on this. I’m not just writing out loud. I have a lot of first-rate, top-tier marketing experience. I’ve dealt with marketing much of my life. I know the difference between advertising, and selling, and distributing, and marketing. They each have specific meaning.… Continue reading Should an Author’s Website Sell Books?
Follow @templewms I agree that book reviews rarely move the dial on book sales. They nevertheless should top any author’s list of requirements. You need them to get into some of the best sales channels, such as BookBub, Fussy Librarian and Ereader News Today (ENT). Without reviews, you have NO chance to participate. The avenues… Continue reading Book reviews rarely move the dial on book sales.