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Why Do Authors Make Their Books FREE?

This question pops often in forums… Here are the answers often posted…

 

  • Because they don’t know any better
  • To maximize downloads because they don’t care about money
  • Advisers telling newbies giveaways are the best career decision
  • People think the author is begging for sales
  • Because the books are worthless
  • I never price any of my books for free

FACT: None of these answers are helpful and some are out right lies by omission. Take the last on the list. The author who never prices books for free–can’t! Nope. That author is under contract and has NO control over the price of his/her books. I checked. And all are sucking mud to China in stats…perhaps selling one or two a year.

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A To-Do List on Steroids~NOT

Plotting  a book’s life for the second half of the Year of the Rooster ~ 2017

All about Love, Fortune and Compatibility.

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The first half of 2017 is used up~gone! Telling you up front, I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions…except sideways, such as: Don’t buy a swimsuit. That’s a top tier resolution because then I don’t have to declare a diet to fit in the thing.  I did promise myself I’d recover my dining room chairs. Got one done. I’m good.  As for my writing, I hoped in the deepest recesses of my heart, I’d finish a WIP and get it published.  That’s happening. The Sheriff’s Woman has been through editing, is in the hands of my formatter and the ebook cover is in hand.

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The Art of Being Poor–2nd Edition

Pennies to Dollars

What is “Poor” anyway?

Snip KrisKristine Kathryn Rusch aka Kristine Grayson who writes wonderful paranormal romances in addition to the popular blog kriswrites.com posted a telling article this week titled: Business Musings: Writer Finances Versus The Paycheck World. Kris is speaking of writers who made a mint early in our digital universe and now they don’t.  Back in 2011 and 2012, an indie author who ran a book FREE and  snagged Bookbub  could depend upon hitting bestseller stats, plus many saw royalties in the six figures. Here’s why: In 2012 a FREE download counted as a full sale/priced book when the free unit returned to priced on Amazon.  Then Amazon changed the algorithms that a free downloaded unit counted as one-tenth of a full sale/priced book. That leveled the playing field. Too, many of those books that hit the best seller lists did not measure up to what many readers consider Best Sellers.

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First Back Porch Cyber Chatter 2017

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Welcome again to Back Porch Cyber Chatter. We are having an absolutely sensational spring-like day in my corner of Texas. I thought I would start the chatter by talking about some great books by some top tier authors soon to be arriving on our bookshelves. A few are already available for your reading pleasure.

First up is eNovel Authors at Work very own USA Today best selling indie author, Donna Fasano.  The Inheritance is available now on pre-order on all sales venues. This is book number 3 of a heart-tugging series you don’t want to miss. The writing is superb. Cathy Whitley and Brad Henderson will live in your heart long after THE END.

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Welcome to Accent on Romance

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WELCOME! Back to Accent on Romance. For new visitors: Hello! Extending to you a warm welcome. Let me take a second to introduce you to my blog/newsletter. If you don’t like what you see or find it is not for you, scroll  down and unsubscribe. No hard feelings. I get it.  But you are gonna miss some good stuff!

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Book Promotions ~ Indie Authors Report Results

The hot question among indie authors is: Where can I get the best promotion results for my ebooks?

This is  the first in a series of blogs that will answer that very question.  Right here you will hear the facts and figures from the authors themselves.

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BACK PORCH CYBER CHATTER WITH BRONWYN ELSMORE

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Bronwyn’s Box of Fosters

Our guest today on Back Porch Cyber Chatter is Bronwyn Elsmore and boy! It is a good thing my porch is virtual because Bronwyn lives a continent away in Auckland, the stunning New Zealand ‘City of Sails’.  Though she tends to wander the world, at home Bronwyn shares her writing life with one man, one special cat and a box full of fosters.  Bronwyn is not a huge coffee drinker and for the first time ever, I’m out of iced tea. So. With no further ado, let’s hear from this very talented writer.

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Hiking the Facebook Trails

Wild life in the Facebook jungle

WARNING: WILDLIFE LURKS

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Good Morning. I’m Jackie Weger, founder of eNovel Authors at Work. I write romance novels. The heroines in my books are good girls in turmoil. The heroes  lean toward the alpha–good men all, because good men make good husbands and better fathers.  My books are not going to shake the world by its roots. I write to entertain. Sometimes I get it done, sometimes I don’t. Goes with the territory. When I don’t get the job done right, I keep trying…I don’t blame Amazon if my book doesn’t sell, or  rail at Bookbub because a book did not snag a coveted promotion slot, or sound off because readers don’t post reviews.  Which brings me to topic: Facebook and Amazon Community discussion forums. No promotion allowed.

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BACK PORCH CYBER CHATTER WITH MARY D. BROOKS

Interview with Mary D. Brooks

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It is a lovely cool day with just a bit of drizzle in the air on my back porch today. Perfect for sharing a pot of Earl Gray tea as eNovel member Mary D. Brooks and I have a chat about her fabulous career. Mary is multi-talented. Artist, actress, writer–and describes herself as an  Australian of Greek origins who has too many imaginary friends and a passion to write about strong women and unbreakable love. For twenty years Mary has hosted the top-rated The Australian Xena Information Page: www.ausxip.com/xena, to showcase fandom for Xena Warrior Princess.  But let’s just hear from Mary in her own words.

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Back Porch Cyber Chatter with P.C. Zick

INTERVIEW WITH P.C. ZICK

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The weather is cooperating for a change and I’m happy to invite you to join me and Patricia Zick on my virtual back porch. It’s the dog days of August so we’re sipping on Texas-sized glasses of sweet peach tea.  Zick describes herself as a storyteller no matter what she writes. Many of her novels contain stories of Florida and its people and environment, which she credits as giving her a rich base for her storytelling. Florida’s quirky and abundant wildlife–both human and animal, supply her fiction with tales almost too weird to be believable. I lived in Florida for more than a dozen years so Zick’s locales resonate with me.  Each time I open one of her books, I ache for sand between my toes, the susurrus of moss gently swaying and sometimes the roar of a bull ‘gator. With no more ado, here is Patricia…

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