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Top Tips for Managing Your Pen Names

If you use different names as an author, managing your pen names can get a bit confusing. It’s difficult to remember different logins and passwords for different sites. In addition, when you use multiple names, you can’t use your Facebook account for each of them


Newbie’s 3-Step Guide to Earning Commissions 30 Minutes from Now

Making money selling other peoples’ products is another way of saying, “earning commissions from affiliated sales.” Amazon calls their affiliates “associates.” You may be familiar with the reference to “JV’s” or “JV Partners.” Whatever the words, it all comes down to one thing – making money


How to Become an Amazon Giveaway Guru

Did you know there’s a place within Amazon where you can “force” visitors to “follow” you? Once they follow you, Amazon automatically notifies them whenever you publish a new book, whether it’s a Kindle or CreateSpace book. How to Get Amazon to Auto-Notify Your Followers When You Publish

Pen Name Privacy

Top Pen Name Privacy Hack You May Not Know

There are so many wonderful genres to explore in self-publishing these days. But suppose you want to keep your new work private? Here’s a pen name privacy hack you may not know about. It has to do with establishing the platform for your pen name.


How to Choose Your eBook Publishing Platform

The four most-popular eBook publishing platforms are: Kindle iBooks Nook Google Books For the most part, they are relatively similar in terms of offering the ability to publish and sell one’s eBooks online. But there are a few differences so I’ve put this chart together

Amazon to Run Super Bowl Ad for First Time Ever

In my efforts to keep you updated with the latest news in self-publishing, I’m always checking to learn what Amazon’s doing next. When I saw the new articles today, form several sources, regarding Amazon’s upcoming Super Bowl ad, I was intrigued, to say the least.

Bright Shiny Object Recovery Tip #1

You’ve. no doubt, been there. You’re in a Facebook group and come across a discussion on how you’re supposed to have a fill-in-the-blank for your blog. The next thing you know, the recommendations for WordPress plugins start flying. You go to work – in full

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