Ok, I probably went a bit over the top with my post title, and even sacrificed my UK English spelling in the process, but as a die hard self publisher, I have to say that self publishing has succeeded on the back of daring new genres, and especially new romance genres. Every author who is now self publishing should be very thankful to the inroads, smashed down doors and the whole new reading market that these books have created for us
Most authors must have had the thought of having their novels translated into other languages, but in my case this week, my thought was of having my books translated into, um, eh, well, American! Now of course this probably sounds really dumb, as I obviously write in English. But when one stops and thinks about the differences between US and UK English, there is a hell of a lot that would need changing to adapt my writing to US reading expectations.
As some of my readers may know, I made the monumental decision a month or so ago to move all of my ebook titles to Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing Select program. Of course this meant that I had to make all of my titles exclusive to Amazon, and therefore, remove all of my ebooks from retailers such as Apple, B&N, Kobo, Google Play and Smashwords. For years I have fought the idea of exclusivity, as I believed that it was
Everyday there are more and more sites, and social media accounts promoting free ebooks. Literally thousands of them. But have you ever wondered why there are so many? More to the point, have you taken a moment to think about why it is such a popular product to promote, and where the benefit lies? Of course the answer is money. But how can anyone make money from free ebooks? This is the question I asked myself a few months ago,
Boy, are they ever. I have been experimenting with Kindle Direct Publishing’s new Pay-per-click (PPC) ad platform for ebooks for only a few days, and all I can say is that they are an absolute bargain, and a winner. Why? Firstly, with any other PPC service, one would normally be conscious of the cost of clicks, plus the cost per thousand impressions. But Amazon do not charge for impressions, only clicks, so this is the difference, and what a huge difference