Why aren’t my books selling?

In one of my private Facebook groups, an author is asking whether he should change his author photo and use initials for his author name – to be more gender neutral. His books aren’t selling as well as he’d like and he’s wondering if this will help. If your books aren’t selling, first you need to The 3 secrets...

25 Self-Editing Tips for Indie Authors (and 8 unfortunately common writing mistakes that make you look like an amateur)

25 Self-Editing Tips for Indie Authors (and 8 unfortunately common writing mistakes that make you look like an amateur)

Years of publishing has taught me that a book written and published quickly can be just as good (or better) than one that took ten years to polish. Even though I have a PhD in Literature and spent nearly a decade as a book editor, I’ve seen far too many beautifully edited books fail; I’ve The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a...

Why Amazon is deleting book reviews: understanding Amazon’s new review policy and how to get back deleted reviews

UDPATE – also read this: Are advanced reader copies (ARCs) for book reviews illegal (against Amazon’s terms?) Amazon has been doing review purges for some time, but today was a massive glitch, with many authors seeing ALL of their reviews disappearing – both indie and traditionally published authors lost hundreds of reviews at once...