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  • Indie Authors: Gathering Data and Marketing Your Work

    by Sabrina Information

    You may already know, but I’m a big fan of data. It’s so useful, and can help streamline and make book marketing so much more effective, among other things. One great way to collect data is to do surveys. One great example of how survey data pays off is musician Jim Bianco’s album, Cookie Cutter. NPR […]

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    Indie Authors: Know Your Rights

    by Sabrina Information

    Writing and publishing books can be so much more than simply put a print and ebook out. As indie authors, you have rights to your intellectual property, and you can, to quote The Creative Penn, “exploit” them. Orna Ross said on The Creative Penn that “indie authors can sell rights themselves. The book is just […]

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    I Know Dino: The Podcast

    by Sabrina Publishing

    After months of researching, interviewing, and polishing, we have finally launched our long-awaited I Know Dino podcast (part of a larger I Know Dino project, which involves blog posts, books, and more)! You can find our new, free podcast on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/i-know-dino/id960976813?mt=2 Our first episode features Pete Larson, president of the Black Hills Institute […]

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    Ebook Review: The Wonderful Alice of Oz

    by Sabrina Book Reviews
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    Title: The Wonderful Alice of Oz Series: Oz-Wonderland (Book 3) Author: Ron Glick Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ron Glick Release Date: January 1, 2015 Format: ebook Pages: 181 Source: author Three Wicked Witches vie for control of the Magical Land of Oz, while the Wizard appears no closer to solving the mystery of how to return […]

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    An Interview with Heather Thurmeier, Author of Pinch of Me, Dash of You

    by Sabrina Author Interviews
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    Heather Thurmeier is the author of Pinch of Me, Dash of You, a contemporary romance novel. Here’s the official description: Kali can’t cook to save her life, but she can write. As a foodie reviewer for both a huge national paper and a successful blog, she’s well on her way to achieving her dreams. When she’s […]

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    What Indie Book Publishing and Indie Game Development Have In Common, Part 3

    by Sabrina Information

    A while back, I watched Indie Game: The Movie and was struck by how much indie game development and indie book publishing had in common. I had the pleasure of interviewing the talented and inspiring indie game developer, Jonathan Blow. Below is the second in a three-part series that discusses the similarities between developing games and […]

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    What Indie Book Publishing and Indie Game Development Have In Common, Part 2

    by Sabrina Information

    A while back, I watched Indie Game: The Movie and was struck by how much indie game development and indie book publishing had in common. I had the pleasure of interviewing the talented and inspiring indie game developer, Jonathan Blow. Below is the second in a three-part series that discusses the similarities between developing games and […]

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    What Indie Book Publishing and Indie Game Development Have In Common, Part 1

    by Sabrina Information

    A while back, I watched Indie Game: The Movie and was struck by how much indie game development and indie book publishing had in common. I had the pleasure of interviewing the talented and inspiring indie game developer, Jonathan Blow. Below is the first in a three-part series that discusses the similarities between developing games […]

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    Indie Author Marketing Guide: LinkedIn

    by Sabrina Information

    LinkedIn is known for being a professional network, and a great place to share your resume online. As an indie author, here are a few ideas of how to use LinkedIn to your advantage: Add your books with links to sale pages on your profile page. LinkedIn allows you to upload cover images, either under […]

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    Indie Author Marketing Guide: Goodreads

    by Sabrina Information

    Next up in the Indie Author Marketing Guide series is Goodreads. Goodreads is a social network for book lovers, now owned by Amazon. Users can join groups, follow authors, rate and review books, compile lists of read books, and promote books with giveaways. According to The Creative Penn, “Goodreads’ recommendation engine is an algorithm similar […]

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    Indie Author Marketing Guide: Pinterest

    by Sabrina Information

    Happy 2015! To kick off the year, I’m starting a series of posts that focus on using social media. Today is all about Pinterest. Pinterest is all about sharing (or pinning) images, and there are many ways indie authors can use this social media platform to their advantage. You can pin images to different boards, and […]

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    2014 Year in Review: Taking Stock and Setting Goals

    by Sabrina Information

    Happy holidays and happy new year! As this will be my last post of the year, I thought now would be a good time to look back and see what progress I’ve made as a writer and ebook developer, and figure out my goals for next year. This year I kept a spreadsheet keeping a […]

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    Ebook Review: Scared to Beath

    by Sabrina Book Reviews
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    Title: Scared to Beath Series: Zombie RiZing Book 1 Author: Matt Pike Genre: Sci-fi, middle grade Publisher: Matt Pike Release Date: December 18, 2014 Format: ebook Pages: 57 Source: author Elizabeth is a survivor. Sure, everyone who made it through the first few weeks of the Zombie RiZing is a survivor, but she’s a special […]

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    Indie Authors: Print on Demand (POD) Options

    by Sabrina Distribution

    For indie authors, it’s good to have options. This means making your book available in multiple formats: ebook, audio, and print. Just a few years ago, financing your own print books would have been either very expensive, take up a lot of garage space, or both. But now there are companies that offer short runs […]

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    Indie Authors: Selling Print Books and Working with Bookstores

    by Sabrina Information

    For indie authors, it can be harder to sell print books than ebooks. But, there are a number of opportunities and methods authors can use to sell print books, and even get their books into bookstores. Holly Brady outlines tips for authors when approaching bookstores. This includes working with local bookstores, working with POD services not […]

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    Indie Authors: Dealing with Reviews, the Good and Bad

    by Sabrina Information

    Not everyone will like your book. And sometimes, you may end up with a one-star review. I’ve been there, and initially it feels like a punch in the gut. So what’s the best way to deal with a negative review? Respond? Ignore? Take the feedback into consideration?

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    Lessons Learned From Lisa Kudrow’s The Comeback and Web Therapy

    by Sabrina Information

    Originally posted on my author site on 11/17. I am a TV addict. I have a spreadsheet that tells me what channel and time all the current shows I watch air. My husband set up a DVR that can record up to 4 shows at once, though that’s not always enough. I know the dates […]

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    How To Promote Your Self-Published Book (Guest Post)

    by Sabrina Information
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    By Pedro Barrento – Ideas for a Revolution This post was originally published on Pedro Barrento’s blog, Ideas for a Revolution. Barrento is the author of two books, The Prince and the Singularity – A Circular Tale, and Marlene and Sofia – A Double Love Story. After almost two years promoting my own books I’ve reached the […]

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    Indie Authors: Translating Books for Multiple Audiences

    by Sabrina Distribution

    Thanksgiving is almost here, so I’m going to keep this post short and simple. One way indie authors can expand their market and increase their sales is to offer their books in multiple languages. Here are two tools that can help you with translation: Babelcube: Use this site to find a translator. Instead of paying […]

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    An Interview with Mike Hartner, Author of I, James

    by Sabrina Author Interviews
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    Mike Hartner is the author of I, James, an historical fiction/romance novel about a young boy ripped from his family. Here’s the official description: James Crofter was ripped from his family at age 11. Within a year the prince was a pauper in a foreign land. Is nature stronger than nurture? And even if it is, […]

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    An Interview with Elizabeth Haydon, Author of The Tree of Water

    by Sabrina Author Interviews
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    Elizabeth Haydon, documentarian, archanologist, and translator of Ven’s journals, including The Tree of Water, kindly answered some questions about her latest book. Read on for the interview and an excerpt from The Tree of Water. Here is her “official” bio: Little is known for sure about reclusive documentarian and archanologist Elizabeth Haydon. She is an expert in […]

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