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Amazon’s Data Mining of Novels

Amazon’s Data Mining of Novels

  I find data-mining as interesting as the next person. On any given day, you’ll find me clicking into the results of surveys about consumer habits, in any number of categories. I do this for reasons that are as unnecessary as they are ambiguous. Being from Washington, DC, and having cut my political teeth at […]

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Contribute a Guest Post to IndieBookWeek.com

Contribute a Guest Post to IndieBookWeek.com

Many of us writers and authors maintain blogs, those creative writing outlets which we tie into our social media accounts as a method of outreach to potential readers and, ideally, new fans. I’ve heard of many reasons for starting a blog, including: – Gaining readership in advance of publishing a novel– Using blog entries as […]

Spanx Me, NaNoWriMo!

Spanx Me, NaNoWriMo!

Marketing Ideas from the Vault! This post about NaNoWriMo and Spanx joining forces to create new opportunities for authors was originally published in March of last year. ———————————————————————- Forget “March Madness.” Instead, make it “March Marketing Madness.” As part of all this basketball craziness, I recently filled out my bracket for the family pool. I’m […]

The New Romance Aisle: Lover’s Lane at Lowe’s

The New Romance Aisle: Lover’s Lane at Lowe’s

Who says a trip to the hardware store can’t be romantic? Not me! Not any of my friends, either, as it turns out. Over the summer, couple after couple pointed out to me (in unrelated conversations) that once they had settled down, they spent far more time together going out to hardware stores than going […]

Writing: The Importance of Word Choice in Translation
By September 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Writing: The Importance of Word Choice in Translation

For those of you who are fans of Star Trek (or, like me, grew up with a brother who loved all things science fiction), have you ever fantasized about having communication tools like the ones Captain Kirk and his crew had? I have, and I find myself doing it all the more lately. Why? Social […]

Updated Author Interview: Micheal Rivers

Updated Author Interview: Micheal Rivers

Author Micheal Rivers Last time we checked in with you, Micheal, you were working on Verliege plus six other new manuscripts. Six! Which of those books have been published? Have you ventured into any new writing territory since then? Micheal Rivers: First, let me congratulate you on your new site! Verliege and Appalachia Mountain Folklore […]

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Blogging and Twitter: The Guide
By February 11, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Blogging and Twitter: The Guide

Are you thinking about starting a blog, but you’re not sure where to begin? Do you have a blog, but its not getting many hits? Is Twitter a mystery to you? Perhaps, you’ve written a novel or opened a small business, and you want to find ways to use a blog to connect with a […]

Book Marketing: The Genuine Article

Book Marketing: The Genuine Article

I buy books all the time, both paid and free, both paper and electronic. It generally takes me months and months to start a novel once it has found a home on my Kindle or my bookshelf. Part of the reason it takes so long is the sheer volume of writers I’ve come to know […]

Are M.B.A.’s A Thing Of The Past?

Are M.B.A.’s A Thing Of The Past?

Probably not. But there is a new category on the business education horizon. It’s something I like to call a M.S.P.B.A. or, a Master’s of Self-Publishing Businessperson Author. Want one? No problem. It is offered exclusively by the figurative School of Life, a physically non-existent place that is open to all entrepreneurial-minded people willing to […]