Source: A Tale of Two Marketing Systems
Source: Necromance by Armand Rosamilia
Source: When Reader Targeting Goes Wrong
This week, A Perfect 10 features author Armand Rosamilia. Armand is living proof that you can write in multiple genres and have success. I had the pleasure of meeting him in person at a mini comic book convention in Jacksonville, Florida just by chance. My daughter made A/B honor roll and her chosen reward is […]
Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Podcast host Armand Rosamilia and his wife Shelly went on a trip again this April. It was part book signings, part anniversary, part sightseeing, part work and all parts fun! The couple chat about a bunch of people they saw and a bunch of places they visited and a bunch of […] […]
Reblog: Lucas Pederson’s Scares That Care Campaign
I’m editing a novel Fall to Rise for Dark Recesses Press, by an author called Lucas Pederson. DRP intends to release the guys book at the Scares That Care Weekend,July 21-23, 2017 DOUBLETREE BY HILTON WILLIAMSBURG, VA . That, in and of itself isnt really unusual, however, for Lucas it’s a bit personal.
Lucas’ mother has developed Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis which is this incurable neurological disease which in the end stops your breathing and kills you. So going to Scares That Care Weekend would be a really big deal for him.
Lucas has created a gofundme campaign to raise some money to assist Lucas to attend his own book launch, but also to put some funds towards supporting his mother’s medical bills and, with luck, the Scares that Care charity. Click the go fund me logo below to go to Lucas’ campaign page and please consider donating…
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Reblog: “Real” writers don’t just write.
Listening to a podcast on best publishing practices, I felt the urge to grind my teeth. The topic was about getting paid for our work. This comes up from time to time when numbers don’t appear to add up. Did you get all the money Amazon owes you for reads within Select? Is Pronoun’s reporting of book sales up to speed and robust? Those were concerns I’ve heard before but that’s not really what this post is about. You and I are what this post is about.
The podcast guru scolded writers who are also worriers. In essence, the advice was not to worry about such piddly details as addition. Just write your next book. A “real” writer, so the wisdom went, doesn’t have time to complain or track sales or look at spreadsheets. Trying to hold Amazon accountable for what may or may not be a banking, software or reporting issue is a…
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Reblog: Amazon Myth-Busting
Reblog: Mythbusting The Amazon Algorithm – Reviews and Ranking For Authors
How to get the best out of your reviews and sales to rank high on Amazon without the myths from former search expert and COO of SPR, Cate Baum.
Despite many educated guesses that seem to have passed into urban legend in self-publishing communities online, there are no secrets to the Amazon ranking system.
I have spent the last few months tracking down programmers, algorithm experts, and reading technical documentation about Amazon’s algorithm, and the documentation that is provided online by Amazon at Amazon Seller Central and KDP. What I didn’t do was talk to any authors or bloggers, because that seems to be where the myths are coming from.
My first takehome fact for authors is that Amazon’s ranking is not a great mystery that authors must slave over…
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The Horror Show with Brian Keene is celebrating their 100th episode of the podcast! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE SHIRT! What better way to do it than to raise money for a charity they hold near and d…
Happy New Year! Hope you all have recovered from your hangovers already. I know I haven’t! Last week, I got the chance to interview Armand Rosamilia, the very talented author of over a bajil…