Strong Female Protagonist Writing

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What Constitutes a Strong Female Protagonist?

There are two main features of a strong female character.

They need the intestinal fortitude and ability to handle the situations they find themselves in, and they must have the courage to face life on life’s terms. That includes the loss of loved ones, broken hearts, illness and willingness . . . → Read More: Strong Female Protagonist Writing

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Sideloading your Ebooks

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Have you ever wondered how to add an eBook to your reader? When you purchase directly from Kindle or Kobo, the book installs on your reader automatically, but what about when you buy from elsewhere?

It’s called sideloading. Here’s some instructions for how it works with the Kindle, Kindle Fire and KOBO readers.

Sideloading to . . . → Read More: Sideloading your Ebooks

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Book Signing at Ten Old Books

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Just a quick note to let you know that I’m having a book signing at Ten Old Books in Duncan, BC

Date: August 30, 2014 Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Today’s world is fraught with environmental disasters, both natural and man-made. Climate change is a hotly contested subject, depending on whether one is focused . . . → Read More: Book Signing at Ten Old Books

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Promoting with Ask David

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Like most Indie Authors, I’m looking for the perfect way to market my novel, From Thine Own Well. This article provides the results of my promotion through Ask David.

Ask David offers authors and publishers the opportunity to have their book “tweeted” to over 25, 000 Twitter followers. The site tweets once and you, . . . → Read More: Promoting with Ask David

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Book Review Tours Experience

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In my marketing quest for my book From Thine Own Well I am trying different services offered for indie writers. This article chronicles the results from using a blog review tour, book r3vi3w tours.

Debdatta Sahay, the dedicated individual who operates this website creates several kinds of tours for authors and publishers. These include cover . . . → Read More: Book Review Tours Experience

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My Story Cartel Experience

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Story Cartel Experience Jan 2013

We’re told consistently that getting reviews on Amazon is a must. One way of obtaining reviews to get your book started is by using websites that offer exposure to readers that provide those reviews. I was looking for reviews for my novel, From Thine Own Well.

Story Cartel is . . . → Read More: My Story Cartel Experience

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Facebook Promoted Post – Worth it or Not?

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Does getting close to 8,300 viewers of your Facebook post that results in 17 actually seeing what you want them to see interest you?

Perhaps not, but that was my experience recently when I decided to run a little experiment with Facebook’s promoted post option.

My post informing my Facebook fans on the From Thine . . . → Read More: Facebook Promoted Post – Worth it or Not?

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Good News From Kindle Direct

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Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) announced today that the minimum thresholds for payment to publishers and authors who are using Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) has been eliminated.

In an email delivered December 16, 2013, they state:

As of December 16, 2013, the minimum threshold amount has been removed for accounts selecting Electronic Funds Transfer . . . → Read More: Good News From Kindle Direct

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Why Write Book Reviews?

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Book reviews are within the scope of any reader, as long as their intent is to be of help to others. Reviews are really nothing more than sharing one’s opinion about a book with others…like sitting at a table with friends chatting about the latest book you read.

For Readers:

Each volume has a life, . . . → Read More: Why Write Book Reviews?

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Interior Styles for E-books

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Formatting e-books can be a daunting task, often best left to a professional. However, whether you are preparing your manuscript yourself or having someone else format it, there is a simple questions you need to address.

How do you want your book to appear? e.g. What font will you use, where will the chapter titles . . . → Read More: Interior Styles for E-books

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