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My first ever video update!

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70+ Facebook Groups for authors (especially sci-fi) to share book giveaways, discounts, and Kindle Unlimited availability!

Below is a list of more than 70 Facebook groups that allow authors to share their free giveaways, discounts or Kindle Countdown deals, or to let members know they can read books in Kindle Unlimited. The column on the right

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Tips for Building Keyword Lists for Amazon Advertising

Being an indie author rocks. No deadlines. Complete freedom to write whatever you want. Bigger share of the royalties. But it’s no fun having 70% of ten bucks, when you have bills to pay. I’ve been at this game for

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Designing a book cover for JOURNEY: Book Two of From The Sky: an alien invasion series

You can see how I designed the cover for ARRIVAL, and the rejected cover options, by clicking here. I enjoyed writing that piece so much, and received such great feedback, that I thought I’d share with you all some of

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Designing a book cover for ARRIVAL: Book One of From The Sky: an alien invasion series

  To be a true indie author, it struck me that I ought to be doing all aspects of the publishing process myself. This meant becoming a book cover designer. Little did I know what I was letting myself in

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Arrival shortlisted as one of the Top 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading 2015

    I’m so thankful to those of you who have nominated Arrival – Book One of the From The Sky Trilogy, as one of the Top 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading in 2015 in ReadFREE.ly’s poll. Over 10,000 people

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