Thumbs up for How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle: An Easy-To-Follow Self-Publishing Guidebook by Martin Crosbie. Nonfiction/Business.
Well, if you doubted it, here is a demonstration of the fact that I really will blog about every single book I read: even random marketing ebooks picked up on promo for 99 cents. Such things strike me as vaguely trashy, somehow. Or at least that’s what I thought before I grabbed a pen and paper to make notes. The truth is, I learned a enormous amount from this book, and not all of it was in the category of things I knew I didn’t know – I learned a fair number of things I didn’t know I didn’t know, too. And that makes even the full price of $4.99 a steal. Recommended without reservation if you’re self-publishing ebooks.
Just like in real life, the only thing I really have is my name, and yes, it’s the same name that’s on the cover of my books. Remember, other than smiley faces and clever little graphics, the only thing that identifies you online and determines who you are is your words. When you tell me what political party is the “right” party for the country, or you give me your opinion on who’s going to win the Super Bowl, or mention emphatically that all people who eat aged cheddar should be tortured at midday in the town square, I’m going to form an opinion of you. Yes, you might post exceptionally attractive pictures of yourself too, but I’m going to define you based largely on what you say because that’s what we do. So when you offer your opinions, and we all do this, it’s important to remember to do it courteously and politely.
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