Monday, February 19, 2024

Marketing Your Book Using Free Promotions and Pricing


Don't sell yourself short. No one will value you. Set a fair price for you, your book, your services, whatever it is that you have to offer. Most of us set way too low a price. Put it a little higher than you would normally be inclined to do. The worst that can happen is someone will come along and steal it.

John Kremer

When you self-publish your book you quickly learn that you have a number of free things at your fingertips you can use to market your book.  One of these is your book's price.  A traditionally published author would find this a lot more difficult because that decision has been taken out of their hands.

Monday, February 12, 2024

Exclusivity, Is It Worth It For Self-Published Authors?


So, let’s not beat around the bush – Amazon pretty much has the market for eBooks sewn up. As of 2017, Amazon accounted for more than 80% of all digital book sales, and just a year later accounted for no less than 50% of all online sales – of anything! If you’re serious about selling books online, Amazon is most definitely the biggest marketplace you should be playing in.

By Ginger at Hidden Gems Books.

If you're just starting out as an indie publisher you're faced with two options exclusive with Amazon or wide.

Monday, February 05, 2024

What Can a Proofreader Do For Me?

All it takes is one mistake.

Yeah, that's right, one mistake and all of your hard work is flushed down the toilet.

Let's take a look at what a proofreader can do for you:

Increase Efficiency and Performance

Time is money for any business, imagine what silly spelling errors and punctuation mistakes can do to your businesses reputation?

Monday, January 29, 2024

Why Grammar Matters in Everyday Life


The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma, it often occurs that an axiom appears a paradox, or that a sarcasm is converted into a sermonoid.

Edgar Allan Poe.

People will turn away from a restaurant if they see a grammar faux pas on the menu.

That's how important grammar is in today's world.

Monday, January 22, 2024

Grammar Hiccups to Avoid


Your grammar is a reflection of your image. Good or bad, you have made an impression. And like all impressions, you are in total control.

Jeffrey Gitomer.

Words and language can be a minefield at the best of times.

Let's take a look at the grammar hiccups and how you can avoid making them in the future:

1. Pray vs. Prey, a Difference Between Life and Death 

You can be preyed on or

You can be prayed for.