The Technology of Self Publishing

Thank you for joining me at the 2014 Computer Technology Conference in Mesa, AZ.  As promised, this post is your one-stop resource for the materials used in my presentation “The Technology of Self Publishing”, presented on Feb. 1, 2014. Presentation (PDF) My Author Services is not responsible for the material on the links below.  Use… Read More

The Technology of Self Publishing

Join Karen Baney on Feb. 1, 2014 at the Computer Technology Conference in Mesa, AZ.  Karen will be presenting “The Technology of Self Publishing”.  In this session, attendees can expect to leave with a good understanding of: 1. What software is available to help with researching and writing your manuscript. 2. What software is available… Read More

Should You Blog?

Many authors get varying advice on whether or not they should start a blog in order to promote their books. So, to help weed through the confusion, here is a handy checklist to help determine if you should or should not blog: 1. Do you have dedicated time on a regular basis to update your… Read More

Tech PHX 2013

Thanks to all of the writers who joined me at TechPHX this year for my presentation:  The Business of Writing: Moving From Author To Entrepreneur. Download a copy of the presentation. Resources Book Promotion Sites – a list of places to advertise your book. Links Every Author Should Know – a list of links for… Read More

Emotionless Pricing

Pricing for indie authors shouldn’t be an emotional task.  Yet, for many of us it is. Is my price too high?  Is it too low?  Should I bump it up because I’m getting a bunch of sales right now?  Should I lower it because I haven’t moved a book in weeks?  These are the questions… Read More

How To Price Your eBook

One of the most common questions I hear from indie authors is:  “How do I price my eBook?” First, let’s deal with some wrong thinking about price.  There is no one method or approach to pricing that will work for every book.  That’s right.  There is not a single answer to this question. So, the… Read More

Marketing: Work Smarter Not Harder

As an author, it’s hard.  I know.  You spend eighty percent of your time marketing, tweeting, facebooking, writing guest blogs…  And only twenty percent of your time doing what you love: writing.  Or maybe you beat yourself up for slacking off on the marketing because it all just feels overwhelming. Well, here are a few… Read More

How selling your book for the Kindle can increase your sales.

How selling your book for the Kindle can increase your sales. Are You Leaving Money On The Table? In a guest post recently, I talked about how I doubled my sales month over month for the past three months. I shared the new marketing efforts I tried that have been successful for me. But, even… Read More

Ebook Marketing

The most important thing to remember when marketing your eBook is that most readers will not buy your book until they’ve seen it several times. (Some sources say between 7 – 12 times). What does this mean for the author trying to market their work? First, be patient. Sales will come in time. You have… Read More

Marketing: Work Smarter Not Harder

As an author, it’s hard. I know. You spend eighty percent of your time marketing, tweeting, facebooking, writing guest blogs… And only twenty percent of your time doing what you love: writing. Or maybe you beat yourself up for slacking off on the marketing because it all just feels overwhelming. Well, here are a few… Read More