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Why Authors Should Not Use Social Media

social media
I read this post today on the TCK Publishing blog. It really resonates with me so I thought I would share it. As an author, you’ve probably been told that being active on social media will help you sell your books. And maybe you’ve been doing all you can to promote your book and engage […]The post Why Authors Should Not Use Social Media appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Free eBook ARC – Dilemma (Book 2 Steve Regan Undercover Cop)

Free ebook ARC
Free eBook ARC – Dilemma (Book 2 Steve Regan Undercover Cop) by Stephen Bentley I have posted about Book Gobbler before. It’s a great service for indie authors to get reviews for newly launched books. Dilemma is Book 2 in my Steve Regan Undercover Cop series. There are 20 ARC copies available for review purposes […]The post Free eBook ARC – Dilemma (Book 2 Steve Regan Undercover Cop) appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Forget Book Formatting! #1 App for Indie Authors

Forget Book Formatting!  #1 App for Indie Authors
Wish you could forget book formatting? If, like me, you dread the formatting of your books whether for eBook or paperback, I have some great news for you. Reedsy has the most gorgeous online app for formatting, and guess what? – It is FREE! Some indie authors pay small fortunes to have books formatted. I […]The post Forget Book Formatting! #1 App for Indie Authors appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Transforming Twitter Through Triberr

Transforming Twitter Through Triberr
Transforming Twitter through Triberr ? What are you talking about? Let me show you. Some authors say Twitter doesn’t work for them. It does for me but you need to understand it. One of the biggest mistakes people make on Twitter, not only authors, is to fail to introduce new and fresh content to their […]The post Transforming Twitter Through Triberr appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Whisper it Loud! WHISPERSYNC -A trick to save big on #audiobooks.

whispersync
Whispersync? You may well ask. I had not got a clue about it until recently and what a brilliant feature it is. What is Whispersync Whispersync is Amazon’s technology that lets readers switch “back and forth between a Kindle book and Audible professional narration – without ever losing your place.” The way it works is […]The post Whisper it Loud! WHISPERSYNC -A trick to save big on #audiobooks. appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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#Cockygate: Heroes and Villains

#Cockygate
I know you are probably tired of hearing about #Cockygate. I have no intention of going through it all over again, chapter by chapter, blow by blow. It is well documented elsewhere not least in this brilliantly scathing article by Jenny Trout. The Hero It’s also worth checking out the Twitter thread on Kevin Kneupper’s […]The post #Cockygate: Heroes and Villains appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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#Audiobooks Breathe Life into Written Words

breathe life into written words
You’re an indie author. No agent, no publisher, so how do you breathe life into written words? I think it’s an indisputable fact the more formats your work is available in, the more you will sell. The days of Henry Ford and “you can have any color you wish as long as it’s black,” have […]The post #Audiobooks Breathe Life into Written Words appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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An Insane Amount of Amazon Reviews are Fake

An Insane Amount of Amazon Reviews are Fake
Under the headline An Insane Amount of Amazon Reviews are Fake, and It’s Hurting Legit Businesses, Dealerscope follows up on a recent Washington Post article about Amazon fake reviews. The Dealerscope article says” Sellers have found ways to circumvent the direct promotion of paid reviews by creating online communities away from Amazon itself, soliciting consumers in […]The post An Insane Amount of Amazon Reviews are Fake appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Digging BookBub More: Part 2 BookBub as a Marketing Tool

bookbub
It appears I stimulated some interest in BookBub, one as a marketing tool for authors and two, as a possible alternative site to Amazon and Goodreads to hang out for authors, readers, book bloggers and reviewers. If you wish to read Part 1 of my thoughts on BookBub, click here. The more I check it […]The post Digging BookBub More: Part 2 BookBub as a Marketing Tool appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Digging BookBub! The Review Answer to Amazon & Goodreads?

digging bookbub
I’m digging BookBub. Are you? Is BookBub the Answer to Amazon & Goodreads? These are questions worth asking and should be of interest to authors, book bloggers, book reviewers, and readers alike. I believe there is a strong case for authors, readers, book reviewers, and book bloggers to make BookBub the first port of call, […]The post Digging BookBub! The Review Answer to Amazon & Goodreads? appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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This Author Needs You: Readers Choice Awards 2018

readers choice awards 2018
Readers Choice Awards 2018 – I have seen Readers Choice Awards before. Last year in fact. Then I saw a writer friend of mine had her romance book approved as a nominee for the awards. I thought… why not? This is the email I received from TCK Publishing following the submission of my memoir: Hi […]The post This Author Needs You: Readers Choice Awards 2018 appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Goodreads Giveaways? You Have To Be Kidding!

Goodreads Giveaways? You Have To Be Kidding!
As indie authors, we are being encouraged in many quarters to engage more with Goodreads, especially since Amazon ended its forums for CS, KDP, etc.  Many of us, including me, have used the GR platform for Goodreads giveaways This is one author who will not be engaging in any more Goodreads giveaways. They are a […]The post Goodreads Giveaways? You Have To Be Kidding! appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Are There Any British Audiobook Users?

british audiobook users
Well? Are there any British Audiobook users? I ask for a couple of reasons. The main one is I can’t give away my UK Audible promo codes. The US – yes! As soon as I say something on Facebook or Goodreads about free promo codes – Wham! Shazam! All these Americans come running with a smile […]The post Are There Any British Audiobook Users? appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Mystery Thriller Week 2018: Guest Author – Jennifer S Alderson Plus Audiobook Giveaway

Jennifer S Alderson
Jennifer S Alderson is my third and final guest author as part of  Mystery Thriller Week 2018. Wonderful news! Jennifer has an audiobook giveaway! AUDIOBOOK GIVEAWAY You will find all details of the audiobook giveaway following the interview. Before we go to the interview, let’s find out a bit more about Jennifer. About the Author   […]The post Mystery Thriller Week 2018: Guest Author – Jennifer S Alderson Plus Audiobook Giveaway appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Mystery Thriller Week 2018: Guest Author – Brian L Porter

Mystery Thriller Week 2018: Guest Author – Brian L Porter
Here we go again with my next guest Brian L Porter as part of the Mystery Thriller Week 2018. Tell us something about yourself first of all please.   Brian L Porter, is an Amazon bestselling author with 15 #1 bestsellers to his name. He writes as Brian L Porter, Harry Porter, (children’s books) and […]The post Mystery Thriller Week 2018: Guest Author – Brian L Porter appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Amazon Secrets and Authors

amazon secrets
Let me make this clear at the outset – this is not an ‘Amazon bashing’ post. It’s about Amazon Secrets. Indie authors have a lot to thank Amazon for as do book lovers in general. The publishing scene is a far better place since they revolutionized the publishing industry with POD and the Kindle store. […]The post Amazon Secrets and Authors appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Dilemma (Steve Regan Undercover Cop #2): Cover Reveal and Pre-Order

Dilemma
Dilemma is the title of Book Two in the  Steve Regan Undercover Cop series. It’s now on pre-order both in the Kindle store and other major online stores. Steve Regan is back and this time he’s alone and undercover in a seedy area of Thailand on the trail of a Texan expatriate, Les Watkins, the […]The post Dilemma (Steve Regan Undercover Cop #2): Cover Reveal and Pre-Order appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Mystery Thriller Week 2018: Guest Author – Marc Rainer

marc rainer
Mystery Thriller Week 2018 is upon us. It runs from April 12 through April 19 2018. MTW 2018 is aimed at not only authors, but also at readers, reviewers and book bloggers. You may find a complete list of events, authors, and books on the Mystery Thriller Week website. Some of those books are subject […]The post Mystery Thriller Week 2018: Guest Author – Marc Rainer appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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FREE Can Be Good Sometimes

FREE Can Be Good Sometimes
Yes, FREE can be good sometimes. We live in an age of marketing. Everyone is trying to sell you something. That includes me. Of course I want you to buy my books. I work hard writing them and believe they are good value for the money. To the point! Have you ever tried an audiobook? […]The post FREE Can Be Good Sometimes appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Authors Are Humans Too

authors are human too
Authors Are Humans Too – what prompted me to write this post? Simply this – as creatives authors often worry and fret over the quality of their writing. I’m no different. I have to confess to going through a sticky period lately when the muse, and enthusiasm, deserted me. I had a feeling it was […]The post Authors Are Humans Too appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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