JB’S JOURNAL FOR AUTHORS – FEBRUARY 10, 2019

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WHICH AMAZON KDP EBOOK ROYALTY RATE SHOULD I CHOOSE?

JB’s Journal for Authors is a bi-weekly newsletter dedicated to the authors who never have enough time and are crushed by information. The Journal highlights important information to help authors sell books.

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 AMAZON BEST SELLING AUTHOR

 INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR

 READERS FAVORITE

EDITOR’S COMMENT ON BLOG MAILING LIST 

Please send me an email at jbmorris37@gmail. com  if you wish to add your name to our mailing list. 

Published

FEATURED ARTICLE

Published

WHICH AMAZON KDP EBOOK ROYALTY RATE SHOULD I CHOOSE?

from Birds of a Feather

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT: An excellent post that gets into the details on Amazon payments to authors on the 70% and 35% royalty rate to compensate KDP file size charges.

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

Publish date, spring 2019

TRUTHS ABOUT PUBLISHING YOU CAN ONLY LEARN IN THE TRENCHES by Heather Webb from Writer Unboxed

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Heather recalls some of the lessons she learned as a published writer including professional behavior is paramount and writing what you want vs what will sell. This is an excellent post on the insights of being an author.

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SUBTEXT FOR WRITERS, PART 3- WORDS, GESTURES, AND ACTION by Sarah Sally Hamer from The Write Conversation

Click here to read more

 

EDITOR’S COMMENT:  Saying one thing and meaning another is the technique of subtext. Examples are given to create subtext including gestures and action. An excellent post for improving the writing craft.

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HOW NOT TO MARKET YOUR BOOK –12 ROOKIE MISTAKES by Frances Caballo  from Social Media Just for Writers

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Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT: I have to admit I’ve made most of these mistakes. It is an excellent post for beginners as well as veterans who may have forgotten the basics. Starting too late with marketing is perhaps the most serious error. 

 BONUS

Publish date, fall 2019

NEW CHANGES TO FACEBOOK GROUPS by Edie Melson from The Write

Conversation

 

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT: An excellent post on the nuts and bolts of Facebook groups.

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THE KEY COMPONENTS OF A COMPELLING CHARACTER (ACCORDING TO PSYCHOLOGY) by Tamar Sloan from Writers Helping Writers

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Tamar notes the reader relates to characters in search of basic human needs such as hunger, protection of loved ones, and fear of death. Make the character hurt, unique, and make them more than the ordinary. Good stuff

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WRITING TIPS: WRITING BEYOND THE 5 SENSES by Gila Green from The Creative Penn

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Whoa! The latest scientific research suggests there may be as many as 22 to 33 senses. You may want to check out this post.

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10 REASONS WHY AUTHORS SHOULD STAY INDEPENDENT  by Doris-Marie Heilmann from Savvy Book Writers

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT: The focus of the post is rather simple. Don’t sell your books through one source. and offers ten reasons to prove the point. A discussion on selling books through the author’s website is also included.

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ADVERTISING WITH BARNES AND NOBLE by Amy Collins from The Book Designer

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT:  The post covers the cost involved, setup, appearance, and comparison with Amazon.

*

HOW TO REDUCE MARKETING ANXIETY AND CONFUSION by Jane Friedman from Publishers Weekly

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT: An excellent discussion between strategy and tactics. Sounds a bit in the clouds but it is relateable to all authors. Jane is at the top of her game.

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SECOND PAGE

Publish date, 2020

A PRIMER ON ACTIVE VS. PASSIVE VOICE FOR WRITERS by Lori Hatcher from The Write Conversation

Click here to read more

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20 PINTEREST ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW FOR AUTHORS by Frances Caballo from Social Media Just for Writers

Click here to read more

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MORE CHANGES TO FACEBOOK – QUALITY RATINGS FOR PAGES by Edie Meison from The Write Conversation

Click here to read more

*

HOW TO FIND THE WRITING COACH YOU NEED by Jeff Elkins from The Write Practice

Click here to read more

*

10 SEO COPYWRITING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS by Amanda Patterson from Writers Write

Click here to read more

*

WOW! 100 ISSUES OF SELF-PUBLISHING: THE CARNIVAL OF THE INDIES by Joel Friedlander from The Book Designer

Click here to read more

*

HOW TO GROW AN EMAIL NEWSLETTER STARTING FROM ZERO by Christina McDonald from Jane Friedman

Click here to read more

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MORE THAN 1,000 FREE ICONS YOU CAN USE FOR YOUR WEBSITE OR MARKETING DESIGNS from Jane Friedman

Click here to read more

*

KDP UNIVERSITY by Nate Hoffelder from The Digital Reader

Click here to read more

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WHY QUERYING WRITERS SHOULDN’T WRITE SEQUELS by Meg LaTorre from Writers Helping Writers

Click here to read more

 

 

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JB’S JOURNAL FOR AUTHORS – FEBRUARY 10, 2019

Posted · Add Comment

WHICH AMAZON KDP EBOOK ROYALTY RATE SHOULD I CHOOSE?

JB’s Journal for Authors is a bi-weekly newsletter dedicated to the authors who never have enough time and are crushed by information. The Journal highlights important information to help authors sell books.

Photo Credits:  Pixabay

Facebook Fan Page  https://www.facebook.com/JBMorrisAuthor/

Twitter                        https://twitter.com/JBMORRISAuthor

email                            jbmorris37@gmail.com

SETH                           http://myBook.to/SETHMorris

 

 AMAZON BEST SELLING AUTHOR

 INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR

 READERS FAVORITE

EDITOR’S COMMENT ON BLOG MAILING LIST 

Please send me an email at jbmorris37@gmail. com  if you wish to add your name to our mailing list. 

Published

FEATURED ARTICLE

Published

WHICH AMAZON KDP EBOOK ROYALTY RATE SHOULD I CHOOSE?

from Birds of a Feather

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT: An excellent post that gets into the details on Amazon payments to authors on the 70% and 35% royalty rate to compensate KDP file size charges.

***

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

Publish date, spring 2019

TRUTHS ABOUT PUBLISHING YOU CAN ONLY LEARN IN THE TRENCHES by Heather Webb from Writer Unboxed

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Heather recalls some of the lessons she learned as a published writer including professional behavior is paramount and writing what you want vs what will sell. This is an excellent post on the insights of being an author.

*

SUBTEXT FOR WRITERS, PART 3- WORDS, GESTURES, AND ACTION by Sarah Sally Hamer from The Write Conversation

Click here to read more

 

EDITOR’S COMMENT:  Saying one thing and meaning another is the technique of subtext. Examples are given to create subtext including gestures and action. An excellent post for improving the writing craft.

*

HOW NOT TO MARKET YOUR BOOK –12 ROOKIE MISTAKES by Frances Caballo  from Social Media Just for Writers

*

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT: I have to admit I’ve made most of these mistakes. It is an excellent post for beginners as well as veterans who may have forgotten the basics. Starting too late with marketing is perhaps the most serious error. 

 BONUS

Publish date, fall 2019

NEW CHANGES TO FACEBOOK GROUPS by Edie Melson from The Write

Conversation

 

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT: An excellent post on the nuts and bolts of Facebook groups.

*

THE KEY COMPONENTS OF A COMPELLING CHARACTER (ACCORDING TO PSYCHOLOGY) by Tamar Sloan from Writers Helping Writers

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Tamar notes the reader relates to characters in search of basic human needs such as hunger, protection of loved ones, and fear of death. Make the character hurt, unique, and make them more than the ordinary. Good stuff

*

WRITING TIPS: WRITING BEYOND THE 5 SENSES by Gila Green from The Creative Penn

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Whoa! The latest scientific research suggests there may be as many as 22 to 33 senses. You may want to check out this post.

*

10 REASONS WHY AUTHORS SHOULD STAY INDEPENDENT  by Doris-Marie Heilmann from Savvy Book Writers

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT: The focus of the post is rather simple. Don’t sell your books through one source. and offers ten reasons to prove the point. A discussion on selling books through the author’s website is also included.

*

ADVERTISING WITH BARNES AND NOBLE by Amy Collins from The Book Designer

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT:  The post covers the cost involved, setup, appearance, and comparison with Amazon.

*

HOW TO REDUCE MARKETING ANXIETY AND CONFUSION by Jane Friedman from Publishers Weekly

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT: An excellent discussion between strategy and tactics. Sounds a bit in the clouds but it is relateable to all authors. Jane is at the top of her game.

 ***

 ***

SECOND PAGE

Publish date, 2020

A PRIMER ON ACTIVE VS. PASSIVE VOICE FOR WRITERS by Lori Hatcher from The Write Conversation

Click here to read more

*

20 PINTEREST ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW FOR AUTHORS by Frances Caballo from Social Media Just for Writers

Click here to read more

*

MORE CHANGES TO FACEBOOK – QUALITY RATINGS FOR PAGES by Edie Meison from The Write Conversation

Click here to read more

*

HOW TO FIND THE WRITING COACH YOU NEED by Jeff Elkins from The Write Practice

Click here to read more

*

10 SEO COPYWRITING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS by Amanda Patterson from Writers Write

Click here to read more

*

WOW! 100 ISSUES OF SELF-PUBLISHING: THE CARNIVAL OF THE INDIES by Joel Friedlander from The Book Designer

Click here to read more

*

HOW TO GROW AN EMAIL NEWSLETTER STARTING FROM ZERO by Christina McDonald from Jane Friedman

Click here to read more

*

MORE THAN 1,000 FREE ICONS YOU CAN USE FOR YOUR WEBSITE OR MARKETING DESIGNS from Jane Friedman

Click here to read more

*

KDP UNIVERSITY by Nate Hoffelder from The Digital Reader

Click here to read more

*

WHY QUERYING WRITERS SHOULDN’T WRITE SEQUELS by Meg LaTorre from Writers Helping Writers

Click here to read more