Kindle Book: Dogs, dogs, Dogs - Free on Fridays in July

Just a quick post to say that Dogs, dogs, Dogs (on Kindle) will be free on Fridays in July.
The paperback version should be available on Amazon by July 25th! FINALLY!!! We had some challenges creating the paperback version. First the ratio of height to width had to change. The [...]

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Interview with Sammy the Bookworm

I bumped into Sammy the Bookworm on Goodreads and invited back here for the following quick interview. Sammy usually calls SammyTheBookworm.com home.
Me: So can you tell my readers, what IS Sammy the Bookworm?
Sammy: Sammy the Bookworm is me on a web page. It’s reviews of just about anything I’ve read recently and [...]

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Interview with Author Jonathan Clark

Today’s blog post is a question and answer session with author Jonathan Clark, a writer from the UK who describes himself as, “a tutor and writer.” and “a Beatles and Shakespeare obsessive”. Clark says, “I believe in the potential of children to become whatever they want and the power of a good educator to help [...]

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More Self-Publishing Adventures

So I continue to make forward progress with self-publishing. I released Mattie Monster is Too HOT to Sleep
Hmm…. maybe I should have made that image a little smaller. Ah, well, next time. That’s the sequel to — there a smaller picture.
I have one more Mattie Monster book [...]

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Getting Legit Amazon Reviews (my experience)

Another writer on a forum commented to me that I seemed to have a lot of good reviews and where had I gotten them. After I replied, I realized this info would make a good blog post, so here it is:
For The Day I Met Dr. Seuss, I went ahead and asked friends and family [...]

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Self-Publishing for Profit

Even though I officially became a self-publisher in 2007 when Poster GirlĀ rolled off the printing presses and arrived at my home, I think it’s only been in the last month that I actually became a publisher.
What do I mean by that?

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Dogs, dogs, Dogs — Funny and Free

Dogs, dogs, Dogs is funny AND free, today (Jan 31st) and tomorrow (Feb 1).
Don’t despair if you missed it, it’s pretty cheap the rest of the time too.
Don’t despair if you don’t have a Kindle, you can read Kindle books on your computer, by downloading the free application Kindle for PC

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My Kindle Sales Pick Up

Well good news and more good news has been the theme of my children’s books on Kindle in January. I was pleasantly surprised at how well Mattie Monster is NOT Tired has done both with its cheapy 99 cent price and initially as a free download, where it climbed to #1 for Free Books [...]

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Self-Publishing Children’s Books on Kindle - Ebooks in 2013

So a year ago I did not have any children’s books on Kindle. Today, I have four shown here (hopefully):
Amazon.com Widgets
My most recent title Mattie Monster is NOT Tired is a slightly different approach for me.
You see normally I write the story I want to tell, then get feedback from others and [...]

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How Can Amazon Stop (or Greatly Reduce) Paid Book Reviews?

While a few people, primarily Joe Konrath, think authors buying fake book reviews on Amazon is not a big deal, most of us would rather it stop.
I was going to outline the evils of paid Amazon reviews, how they reward people who lie, but let’s cut to the chase:
How [...]

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How I Became a Bestselling Author

First, what I didn’t do.
I did not become a bestselling author by:
- paid reviews
- carefully researching niches in Amazon until I found one that looked soft to break into the ‘bestseller’ rankings
- being rich, famous or having a big list who I could convince to buy my book
- offering fabulous bonuses if you [...]

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Free Kindle Books Rock

Amazon has found a winning formula for new undiscovered authors. I’m running down what’s quickly becoming a well-worn path, publishing two of my stories (shown above) directly on Kindle. Yes, I still had the expense of hiring a cover illustrator/designer and an editor/copyeditor (you don’t want to read something where I put the [...]

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