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Why I don't accept paid reviews?


If you are an indie author, you will get offers for paid reviews, sooner or later. Someone of money hunters will approach you through your inbox or in groups, offering their review for your books, in exchange for "small fees." Indie authors are struggling with book sales, but some reviewers are like vultures, trying to get money from authors because we need reviews as a marketing tool for our books. Some reviewers will ask 10 dollars for one review, some even more. I advise you: don't buy it. Don't accept it. Why? Paid reviews are not objective. Someone will praise your book, and you paid for it. Do you remember when you go shopping and a saleswoman praises you how you look good in a new dre...
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Husband for rent - my new book


My book "Husband For Rent" is in pre-order and it will release on 18 October. This is my book number 10 on the Amazon. I am a Croatian multi-genre author. I  started with a blog and self-help books. Then I turned to romance stories with a reality check. This year I changed the direction. My role model is Agatha Christie, so I wanted to give a chance to myself to write thrillers. "The Player Without Luck" is already available and got 18 USA reviews on Amazon. Husband For Rent is thriller suspense. If you love fast action, provocative dialogues, intrigue, sarcastic humor, and unpredictable events, this is a book for you. A short blurb: Viktorija is a psychologist. She is working in an office-s...
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9 types of indie authors you might meet


When I started to write, I met many interesting people who are reading and writing. I got some advice, various kinds. Some advice was useless and ego bursting, and some were good for my progress. I also realized that is a dangerous world of competition and some people are like vultures, ready to remove you from their path or to ask money to fill their pocket. So, what kind of indie authors you might face? Smartass. The one who offers you editing for a suitable fee even you did not ask for it. Also, he will lecture you on how you must work on your books and read other writers.  The snitch. He will report you if you have bad formatting, a title that is provoking or content that damaged his mor...
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How to handle bad reviews?


Every author will face it with a bad review for his book, sooner or later. You might have a perfect book, but there is always a reader who will think differently.  If you think that a good editor and translator will help you to change the audience's opinion, you are wrong. Your book is an investment, you paid an illustrator, editor, beta readers, but still, this is not enough to be a bestseller. You got a bad review. What I consider a bad review? 1 star in Amazon. 2 stars in Amazon. Receiving bad reviews doesn't mean that your book is a pile of rubbish.  The reasons for bad reviews might be different: It could be an act of revenge. Someone doesn't like you and he will spit at your book. The ...
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Introducing author Patricia McDonald


  Let me introduce an awesome British author. She is very collaborative, one of those who motivated me to write my stories and inspired me.  British Crime Author Pat McDonald lives in a rural part of the Midlands, United Kingdom. After studying for a degree in Applied Social Sciences including criminology, psychology and sociology, she had a long career as a researcher, project manager and program manager in the National Health Service and in policing. She is now a full-time novelist and writes primarily in the crime genre.  Her crime novels have been described as ‘gritty’ although she also writes humorous satire (The Penny series) and her thrillers have included the paranormal and historica...
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Why people underestimate indie authors?


Stereotypes about indie authors are the main obstacle to their success. If you ask an average man about indie authors, he will say: " They are not real authors, because they are not publishing in a traditional way. "If you go with questions further, there are some myths:Indie authors should give their books free to readers.They are not professionals.They should make their price of books lower. Such things I heard so many times. Don't expect your friends will support you if you are on the way to become an indie author.They will say:"If she can write, I can write too. What do I have because she is an author? Why should I buy her books, she is not famous!"So, in short, when an indie author publ...
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The list of general mistakes for indie authors


It has been three years since I uploaded my first book on Amazon.  If I knew then what I know nowadays, things would be different.  I made all the possible mistakes that indie author could do, and this affected my status in Amazon, but not for so long. It was a good lesson. I did not edit the book. That is why my first review was one star. I did not order the cover. I use a Kindle pattern cover, that made book looks amateur. I did not make my Author page on Amazon.  After this, I gave a book on editing to editor amateur. Of course, professional editors immediately guessed my editor is not English nor American. I try to explain to the reviewer that I edited the book later. Never talk to revie...
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Why I started to write?


I am talking about my motives, what inspires me, and why I decided to write. Subscribe to my channel for comment.Original linkOriginal author: Kristina Gallo
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Representing author K. T. McQueen


Let me represent an awesome author. Her style is mysterious, she is writing horror stories and myths in the way it makes you feel like you got lost in a dark fairytale.  K.T.McQueen is an extension of Kate Trinity.Stars are the first story in the series and a kind of introduction.  K.T. McQueen has a degree in Applied Science and Forensic Investigation and a masters in Fire and Major Incident Response, which may or may not have had some influence on her latest offering, Bad Habit. She also writes dark fantasy and horror. Born in a post-industrial city on the east coast of England, K.T. McQueen rode steam engines growing up and horses when she left school. Returning to education much later to...
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Does a relationship without obligation exist?


You heard about this story already: "I want the relationship without the obligation. " This is how a man turns on his defensive mechanism when he doesn't want to commit to a woman.  He wants immediately to clear all conditions: I am not obligated to be faithful. I am not obligated to reply to your messages. Don't expect calls from me. I am not obligated to marry you. Even some women will accept such a "relationship" when they fall in love, a man could have problems.  Some women are persistent, they don't want to accept the fact that love is one-sided. So they give without return, invest, expect, and dream about a change of attitude.  They don't hear, they read between lines. "I can't be fait...
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Don't force your plans and wishes


  If you wish something really hard, take a step back.  Remember the day when you wanted something so badly and you felt you will die if you don't get it. That day, you made pressure on your wishes and plans. You were in a state of despair. You did not have plan B. Fear ruled with you because you did not reconsider, what will happen if those wishes don't realize? Let's assume you forgot what you wanted the most. Time passed, you were busy, those wishes are pushed in the background.  Suddenly, your dream is a reality. The guy who did not notice you invited you on the date. You found a job even you gave up on it. New opportunities appeared, even you did not ask for it. Your energy guides. If y...
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Why you should avoid boosting followers?


Nowadays many people wish to be popular. Everyone sees a chance to become an influencer, celebrity, and it takes a lot of followers.  How to get a proper number of followers? How to get thousand, million people to follow you? Why would they follow you? These are questions that need an answer. One of the answers is to pay your followers with boosting. Many applications offer this for money, and people will spam your inbox on social media to get you.  What you need to know, if you pay your followers, you will get it, but it is not permanent. The algorithm in Instagram will delete your followers. You might lose your account. People can accuse you of spam if you offer them a follower boost. Thos...
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About the author : Elsa Joseph


  Elsa Joseph is the author of Chloe After Dark, Best Kept Secret, and Dylan’s Cosydoze. She gained her writing degree at London South Bank University, UK. From an early age, Elsa had the ambition to be a writer. She often tried her hand at writing by entering writing contests, although little came from her early efforts. Besides her love of writing, Elsa has a passion for theatre and sits on the committee of a community theatre group that promotes new writing and encourages people to go to the theatre regularly. Elsa draws inspiration for her books from traveling, art, theatre, reading, and conversations with friends. Living in London proves to be inspirational to Elsa as she sits at her de...
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8 kind of traps for indie authors


If you are an indie author, you will publish independently your books. Probably you have no experience with traditional publishing, or you are rejected by publishers.  You will build your reader's base and promote your books. You will make your book cover by yourself, or you will hire professional cover designers. You will pay an editor. After your book will be published, you will ask for reviews. There are millions of indie authors around the world. Many will not sell more than a few books and your investment will not be effective. Some authors will give up, others will follow their passion. In your path to success, you will fall into some traps. I know that from my experience. Aware of the...
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Virtual friends could be great friends too


You can't be alone nowadays in the real sense. Your cell phone is always with you, together with tablets and computers. WI-FI is everywhere, so when you sit at the coffee bars, you can check your gadgets to see is anyone there to talk to you. You might lose your friend's circle during life. They will get married and separate from social life. They will work in another city. Even when you will wish to talk to them, you will realize there is no accurate topic to talk about. "How are you? How is at work?" it will be a formal question, and you will get an answer: "I am good. It is alright with my work." Further questions will be: "How is your wife? How are kids?" "She is good. Kids are good, too...
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About my book The seller of sins


I am talking about my book The Seller of Sins.Many couples struggle with daily routine and acceptance. Being a wife or husband is not an easy thing. While Filip regrets he was not a playboy in the past, Karolina feels unloved. She will ask for attention in cyberspace, from the stranger. Their distance will increase when Filip meets Blanka, a mysterious colleague on his business journey. Blanka's intentions are not innocent, she exactly knows what she wants.Original linkOriginal author: Kristina Gallo
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Indie author Lee Hall


Today I am representing an indie author Lee Hall. I read his book, The ghost beside me. This is a fantastic connection of dream and reality. Average man can identify with the content, when his dreams stayed unfilled, and he wishes to lives in the parallel universe. The book is manifest of philosophy and psychological insight in human behavior, when a person is antisocial, so all what it leaves is a conversation with himself. The author made his readers thinking how to deal with life when frustrations are bigger than your achievements and when others take your place. The author's biography.  Lee Hall is an indie author and playwright from the UK. The stories he writes cross many different gen...
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Indie author Ellen Khodakivska


Dear readers and indie authors, let me introduce you to outstanding indie author Ellen Khodakivska. I was reading her books, and it was a significant experience.It bases her plot on actual stories; she writes emotionally, and her story brings an important message to value your life as a special gift. She is a romantic writer and love stories are sensitive with a touch of sadness. Ellen is dancing with life and death, joy and sadness, and metaphors like "forget-me-not" are a part of  her special style. It will attract you with colorful sentences, easy reading and romance that are old-fashioned but emotional in a greatest way. We forgot about traditional love stories through this age of techno...
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The Player Without Luck - my new thriller


During the lockdown, I wrote a thriller. My emotions were mixed up, and I decided to use my free time for writing. The Player Without Luck is a story about addiction, remorse, and revenge, all in one. What would you do if someone would try to destroy your life?How would you protect your job, spouse, and reputation?Silvija is a fatal woman. She is not an example of moral, but she has her principles. Many bad guys are around her, she entered in a criminal circle. The only bright spot in her life is Alen, her devoted husband, but she doesn't appreciate him enough.Circumstances will show, what is real, and what is fake? Would you choose a dangerous passion or stable family life?Do you afraid of ...
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The Fiendish Minds Podcast - Episode 5: Kristina Gallo


You can listen to my audio podcast and learn about my books, blog, and motives to write. My awesome host Jack Rollins made great questions and I was happy to answer and inform my potential readers.Original linkOriginal author: Kristina Gallo
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