SIX SECRETS TO PRICING YOUR EBOOK
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THE PRICE IS RIGHT: SIX SECRETS TO PRICING YOUR EBOOK by David Kudler from The Book Designer
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Tough call pricing a book. The post reviews the KDP Price Support service and a discussion on why too low a price can be just as bad as too high a price. Interesting.
ONE COMMON WAY WRITERS WEAKEN THEIR DESCRIPTIONS by Janice Hardy from Janice Hardy’s Fiction University
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Description for the sake of description without relevancy weakens the story. Examples are given to support the need for relevancy.
Publish date, spring 2019
HOW TO MAKE DOMINANT FEMALE CHARACTERS LIKE-ABLE by Lisa Hall-Wilson from Writers in the Storm
EDITOR’S COMMENT: The post suggests the dominant female must have common ground with the reader. Lovable and fighting against impossible odds. Then it becomes interesting with a discussion on female alpha-hood and their body language.
Publish date, fall 2019
PACING AND SPACING: THE POWER OF ARTFUL PARAGRAPHING by P J Parrish from Killzoneblog
EDITOR’S COMMENT: An excellent discussion with examples to prove the value of pacing in the story through the construction of paragraphs.
Publish date, spring 2019
HOW TO USE YOUR BOOK COVER TO SELL MORE BOOKS by AD Sterrling from The Creative Penn
EDITOR’S COMMENT: This is an awesome post with beautiful cover illustrations to prove the point that covers matter in book sales.
THE MARKETING MISTAKE IS WHERE 90% OF AUTHORS FAIL by Reedsy
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Reedsy continues to be a must read for authors who want to get into the weeds to strengthen sales. The post discusses the sales formula, conversion funnel and conversion to traffic.
FUN WITH FONTS – GETTING EBOOK TYPEFACES RIGHT by David Kudler from The Book Designer
EDITOR’S COMMENT: An interesting thorough discussion on a subject that needs more attention. A book title font can convey the theme of the story especially when seen at the top of each page. A recommended read.
3 TYPES OF CONTRACTS EVERY WRITER SHOULD UNDERSTAND by Leonard D. Duboff & Amanda-Ann Bryan from Jane Friedman
INTRODUCING TRUE CRIME THURSDAY by Debbie Burke from Killzoneblog
7 MYTHS OF USING PRESS RELEASES TO PROMOTE YOUR BOOKS by Joan Stewart from The Book Designer
WRITING BACKSTORY THROUGH DIALOGUE by Becca Puglisi from Writers Helping Writers
WHEN YOUR QUERY REVEALS A STORY-LEVEL PROBLEM by Susan DeFreitas from Jane Friedman
SUBTEXT FOR WRITERS, PART 4 – IMAGES, METAPHORS, AND GENRE by Sarah Sally Hamer from The Write Conversation
3 WAYS INSECURITY HURTS YOUR WRITING by Braeden Phillips from Live Write Thrive