If you REALLY want to know. . .

It’s just the two of us here, so I can be direct and honest with you, right? After all, that’s why you visit my blog in the first place – to know my unadulterated thoughts. The thing is: I adulterate a lot. It’s politically-correct, and a largely accepted practice. Isn’t it? If someone in your inner circleContinue reading “If you REALLY want to know. . .”

The point of pricing

I’m an advocate of indie publishing, if you didn’t know. Here’s one BIG reason: price points. Most authors don’t control their price points. If you go through most self-publishing companies, that means you too. Hardcovers, trade paperbacks, and yes, e-books. And it’s about to get worse. In one of my Facebook groups, I asked the e-readerContinue reading “The point of pricing”

How to market your books on the cheap

The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing by Tom and Marilyn Ross, advises that you send out up to 200 copies of your book to gain buzz. Sorry, but the majority of reviewers still prefer trade paperback books (tpbs). Quick math: if your tpb is 250 pages, it costs $4.65 to print (are you paying more?). MediaContinue reading “How to market your books on the cheap”