Yesterday we sent out a newsletter that had a list of the author interviews on our site. There is apparently some confusion about the author interviews vs the book posts. Here is the list of authors that have submitted *interviews* https://bookgoodies.com/author-interview-list/ Yes it is a very long page! Use Ctrl F (PC) or Cmnd F (Mac) and search the page for your interview. If you are not on that list and remember submitting *something* to BookGoodies that included some interview … [Read more...] about What is the Difference Between an Author Interview and a Book Post?
I've been involved in indie book promoting for a couple of years now and I'm becoming alarmed at a new trend. There are suddenly a number of sites that either used to be indie friendly or were indie friendly until their sites got "legs" and all of a sudden there are restrictions on what books they will promote or you have to almost win the lottery to get listed in their newsletter or posted on their site. Now since this is their business model we have to accept it. Or do we? As an indie … [Read more...] about A New Kind of Gatekeeper?
I've been watching a very disturbing trend among indie authors that is going to, if it hasn't already, gives indie a bad taste. Authors have been blogging and posting to social media with posts that indicate they think that readers owe it to authors to leave a review on their books. This smacks of disrespect for the readers and is looking very unprofessional. I've seen posts that range from "readers should appreciate all the time it took so should leave a review" to "karma will get you if you … [Read more...] about Do Readers “Owe” Writers a Review?
Your cover represents your book on Amazon, Smashwords, B&N or where ever else you are selling it. It is almost always shown in thumbnail size. If you are paying to advertise your book on websites like Awesome Gang or BookGoodies, your cover is your ad. If you have sold the book and it is sitting on someone's Kindle or other device waiting to be read, your cover is what will make them want to read and possibly review your book. You have to make sure your cover looks good at thumbnail size, … [Read more...] about Some Thoughts About Book Covers
This is a special request from me because we all know the importance of books. My daughter is involved in an event in Moore Oklahoma in July. Some of you may know, and others may not, that 2 elementary schools were leveled by tornados in May. Many children died. Everything in the schools were lost. This is the part I hope our authors can help with: "We would also like to be able to send each teacher away with a “Starter Kit” for their new classrooms. If you’ve ever taught, are a teacher, … [Read more...] about Children’s Books for Moore Oklahoma Teachers Wanted
A video from CreateSpace and Kindle. I didn't get to BEA this year, but participated in Armchair BEA for those that were networking from home: http://youtu.be/aMHgEEzmBfQ Are you going next year? … [Read more...] about CreateSpace and Kindle at BEA
Armchair BEA genre discussion is about non-fiction, which is what most of my books are :) Non-fiction books are a very broad category, ranging from autobiographies and biographies to historical figures or events to even travel books. I actually create books that take non-fiction another step, photography books. While some can be categorized as "travel", many of my books are about nature, flowers, and butterflies, to name a few. Some have very little text, like my new series of "Take a … [Read more...] about Non-fiction – Photo Books #ArmchairBEA
Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? My name is Deborah Carney and I have been on the internet since 1980. There wasn't blogging back then, or even the World Wide Web. There was just text on a green screen, no pretty pictures. I worked at a University and learned early on about the net, using Lynx and email with arcane clients that you had to use to connect. I used the internet for research, I had children … [Read more...] about All About Deborah Carney and BookGoodies – Intro for #armchairbea
This is a common and fair question I decided it was time to address it. We have over 40 posts a day now, and rising, and we are glad to have that many posts coming in. However we aren't able to email everyone and let them know when their book post, interview or guest post is going live. I have two suggestions, one watch our twitter stream, every post on BookGoodies goes to our twitter AND Facebook page. We are also trying to pin more of our posts to our Pinterest page. Also, set a Google … [Read more...] about Will You Tell Me When My Post Is Live?