Should You Give Your Book Away--Free Books

As many of you know, I write women’s fiction and romance. My next book, Finding Home (self-published), comes out the end of September. I have been and still am, a member of several online writing communities.

Periodically, there are discussions about the pros and cons of giving away books as part of the marketing …

To Use Amazon KDP Select or Not? That Is the Question ...

(with apologies to the Bard.)

In 2017, Mark Coker, Smashwords owner, made ripples with one of his predictions: “The publishing industry will begin to recognize KDP Select as the cancer that it is.”

Not everyone agreed.

But still, as a self-published author, you need to decide whether or not to publish exclusively with …

Should You Give Away Free Books?

As many of you know, I write romance. My next book (not self-published) came out the end of November. As a romance writer, I’m a member of several online writing communities. Periodically, there are discussions about the pros and cons of giving away books as part of the marketing effort. Does making a book free …

Amazon KDP Select: Is It the Right Tactic for Self-Publishers?

Amazon has a number of programs they offer self-publishers. The largest of these is KDP Select. Here are the pros and cons of publishing with KDP Select at this point in time. (Unclear on what KDP Select is? Click here.)

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