How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle July 2014 Edition

30000 books 2014 July How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle 2014 Edition
by Martin Crosbie
4.7 average rating from 61 reviews
Available from Amazon US and Amazon UK.

In February 2012 Martin Crosbie’s self-published eBook My Temporary Life hit Amazon’s top ten overall bestseller list. Amazon referred to him as one of their 2012 success stories in their year-end press release.

This easy-to-follow guidebook details the specific steps he took to find and connect with his readers. Plus, it describes how to adjust and tweak your strategy as Amazon changes their systems. There are a lot of self-publishing books out there. This is the one you’ve been waiting for.

Newly updated version includes:

  • How to maximize the return from your Kindle Countdown promotion
  • Lists of the current and most effective promotion sites (paid and free)
  • The secret to gain maximum borrows from Kindle Lending Library
  • Earn the most paid sales after running a free promotion.

How to Write a Clean First Draft

Puppy BathI had to open my big mouth, didn’t I?

A few weeks back, in the response to a comment on one of my posts here at IU, I remarked that I save a lot of time in the editing phase by writing “really clean first drafts.” Of course, somebody had to go and ask me how I do it.

That meant I had to deconstruct how I do what I do. First, I found a calm, quiet place, and sat there with a meditation pillow and a candle, and communed with my muse for a while. Then I had a glass of wine. Okay, maybe I had more than one glass of wine. Anyway, I came away from it all with the conclusion that it’s a whole host of things. Here, as best as I can, is my prescription for writing a clean first draft. Continue reading “How to Write a Clean First Draft”

Thrifty Thursday: Savings to Sing About

HowlIs your pocketbook howling at the high prices of e-books? You’ll find some tail-wagging good deals here on Thrifty Thursday with our wide selection of low-priced and free indie titles!

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