Category Archives: Selling Books

Kindle Fire Sales

Amazon won’t release data, but each time I read an article, the estimated figures for the Kindle Fire sales (ending Jan 31 2012) keep climbing.  Amazon is also factoring in their Prime Membership w/ movies and ebooks to create the … Continue reading

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Interview w/ author William Esmont

Today, I had the chance to talk to William Esmont, who just crossed the amazing sales mark of 20,000 ebooks… I’m sure that’s just the start of his future… Tell us about your journey, when did you decide to indie … Continue reading

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Kindle sites… credible?

Yeah, I’m ready for another rant I guess.  I hate that this is what I’ve become the past month or so, but I’m only reacting to my surroundings.  A lot of people tend to jump the gun with things, especially … Continue reading

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Amazon allows Kindle lending…

Before we go crazy, let’s talk…   Amazon is now lending Kindle books.   Holy crap, that sucks.  Right?  It’s over now, again.  We’re dead in the water.  Time to pack it up, polish off the resume, and hit the … Continue reading

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Kobo ereader

Here’s the link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2048634/WHSmith-Amazon-touchscreen-eBook-reader.html?ito=feeds-newsxml Here’s the gist:  WH Smith has teamed up with Kobo to make an ereader.  Total score for all of us! Why? As a reader, having multiple units on the market will only keep costs low and … Continue reading

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eBook sales rise, duh. Paperback… not sure

I love paper.  I love paperback books.  I hold them.  I cuddle them.  I smell their pages… don’t lie, you do too. But the ebook format has swept in and is not going away.  With it comes a new rush … Continue reading

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Amazon heading to Japan

We know it’s gonig to happen, so it’s no surprise anymore.  For those who are writers, we see our KDP menus growing… .uk .de. fr…. etc. Up next is Japan.  Amazon has announced they will be starting their Japan store, … Continue reading

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Looking beyond Amazon

You all know how much I enjoy Amazon… as a company, as an innovator, the whole package.  I enjoy them and what they’ve done – and it’s not all related to publishing.    While Amazon is the biggest kid on … Continue reading

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Two points to make.

I had a rant planned, but I gave up on it.  I prefer to stay calm, here in the now, and enjoy life.  So I’m going to make two honest points here and let you all be.  I hope you … Continue reading

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Guest post today.

Today I’m over on Coming Down the Mountain talking about marketing. Big thanks to Karen for approaching me.  We had talked for the past month or so about guest posting, so I’m happy to see this post live! http://karenjonesgowen.blogspot.com/2011/10/marketing-for-insecure-writers.html?spref=tw

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