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Walmart eBooks takes on Amazon Kindle: What does it mean for authors?

Introducing Walmart Ebooks

Walmart and Rakuten Kobo have joined forces to create Walmart eBooks by Rakuten Kobo, a brand that aims to give Amazon Kindle and Audible competition in the ebook and audiobook markets.What does Walmart eBooks mean for ebook authors?If you’re a self-publisher who sells your ebook in the Kobo store, either directly using Kobo Writing Life or an ebook aggregator that […]

Website Tools to Build Your Author Email List

Grow Author Email List Self-Publishing Carla King

You author email list is your number one marketing tool. Here’s how to make your website an email collecting machine in 10 steps. An irresistible freebieAn email marketing funnelA self-hosted WordPress websiteA premium themeLead pagesAn email marketing service providerA notification ribbonA timer (for scarcity marketing)A search engine optimization toolTime for experimentationGROW YOUR EMAIL LIST WITH AN […]

Practical editing software for indie authors

Because professional editors are so expensive (and worth every penny), the purchase of electronic editing software can be a smart investment. Here’s a review of the four best tools for authors offering “first-pass” or “last-pass” editing to clean up mistakes in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. These tools do much more work than the built-in spelling […]

How to write a compelling travelogue

Most travelogues, whether in short story or book form, follow the narrative archetype defined by Joseph Campbell as the Hero’s Journey or Quest. The story is about how the hero—that would be you—is inspired to set out into the unknown and, through challenges and temptations (inner and outer), experiences a transformation. A lot of the […]

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