Just bringing back the old popular Wordpreneur Reader weekly installments — on Fridays, I think, is when I did them before, so Friday it is! — with links to articles elsewhere I found informative and useful. Enjoy, go forth and learn, Grasshopper!
The Cult of Amazon Prime (Launch) — “There are two types of people in the world: those with Amazon Prime and those without… How you think about consumption, commerce and your personal time is radically different depending on if you’ve join the cult — yet… And to be clear, Prime is a cult you will be joining.”
How to Become a Top-Ranked Book in the Kindle Store? (BookBuzzr) — Interview with best-selling sci-fi and fantasy author, Michael Hicks.
Marketing Secrets of a Bookstore (Author Marketing Experts) — “For the savvy author, a bookstore is a great way to not only get to know your market, but to research your competition and get a better understanding of the sales space.”
Self-Pubbed Author Beware (A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing) — “Right now I’m looking at the Top 10 Kindle bestsellers in occult fiction… Every one of them is self-pubbed… That’s… staggering.”
Self-Publish or Perish; a Writer’s Perspective on Self-Publishing (Expats Post) — Interview with author Julian Gallo talking about self-publishing as way to reach an audience and how others perceive a publishing route that has its fair share of advocates and critics.
Self-respect and the Writer (Write Out Loud) — “[T]ake yourself and your writing career seriously and expect others to take you seriously as well.”
Top self-published Kindle ebooks of 2011 – a report, by Piotr Kowalczyk (TeleRead) — “Will self-published books continue to expand? Is $0.99 price tag wearing out? Can we expect new success stories from independent authors?”
What Book Price will Get the Most Sales for my Novel? (Writer’s Remedies) — “The self-published author has complete control over pricing the digital novel or paperback equivalent, but what is the magic figure to getting optimum sales for your novel?”
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