Category Archives: Book Promotion

Do you feel more like a juggler than an indie writer?

October had so many opportunities to learn that my head is still spinning.  Many bloggers talked about the importance of engaging the readers, each offering a number of best practices for doing so. They suggested commenting on other bloggers’ posts (which means you have to read them), posting content multiple times each day—5 to 15…

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Resetting the tally each month is shocking and is KDP Select for me?

On the first of each month, the book publishers reset the tally for books. Each month, I hold my breath waiting for sales to happen. Which publisher will be the first? How long will it take to make this month’s first sale. Will it be sold in Europe (which is ahead of the US by…

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Three articles on successfully promoting your book

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to promote Women of the Way, Embracing the Camino. Coincidentally this week, many bloggers are opining on this topic. Behind Closed Doors posts 5 Ways To Successfully Advertise and Market Your Book For FREE or Less Than $6? In her article, E. F. Johnson discusses using KDP Select Free…

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Three sites helpful to writers

I’ve had a busy few days. Yesterday, I finished revising the Kindle version of the book and was ready to tackle the Kindle upload process. I have been dreading doing this because my past attempts have been so frustrating. In hopes of postponing the travail, I choose to catch up on emails. Yesterday’s inbox contained…

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Women of the Way: Embracing the Camino is wildly successful

This morning I was listening the webinar “Alignment, Attraction, Engagement” by Danny Iny of Firepole Marketing. According to him, most books don’t sell 100 copies. This is across the board—not just eBooks. I was stunned. Last month, the first month that Women of the Way: Embracing the Camino was available, I sold 69 books. Granted,…

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Releasing the book trailer to Women of the Way

It is with great pleasure that I release this video tribute to the women who hiked the Camino de Santiago in September and October 2011. I interviewed many of these women for the upcoming book, Women of the Way. I thank them and others who do not show up in the video for relating to…

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Untangling the weave of social networks can leave one frazzled.

When I was setting up the social networking, I enabled Women of the Way to speak with Facebook and Twitter. I thought that I would post once and it would show up on the other sites. I was wrong. I posted once and it showed up multiple times on the other sites. To compound the…

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Organizing Yahoo Emails

I use Yahoo email. Yahoo is not structured for subfolders. I could not justify adding 30 to 35 email folders, one for each woman that I interviewed on the Camino. I, therefore, had all my emails with these women, sent and received, in one folder entitled Camino Interviews. Since I have had at least three…

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