Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Amazon power...

Author of Flat-Out Love, Jessica Park, is a major cheerleader for the power of Amazon to help Indie authors reach great sales levels on their own.

She wrote a (very) long article at --- here's the take-away you'll appreciate.

"Because of Amazon and other sites, I’m making enough money that I can continue writing. I’m averaging sales of 3,500 books a month, not including the month that Amazon featured Flat-Out Love in a list of books for $3.99 and under. That month I sold 45,000 Kindle copies, and sold over 10,000 the next month. Those numbers are insane to me. Absolutely insane. The fact that I continue to sell well a year after the book’s release is humbling. Yes, I wrote a book that has earned me excellent reviews, so I take credit for that, and I worked myself to death finding bloggers to review my book (God bless my loyal bloggers who took a chance on me!), but I have to credit Amazon with giving me such a strong platform with such overwhelming visibility."

Read more, much more, in her full article at IndieReader entitled "How Amazon Saved My Life."  You, too, can put all the pieces of the puzzle together, and get everything working for you and for your book.

Helen Gallagher

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Ray Bradbury quote: one in a million

Sharing this with you from Loren Rhoads' blog at RedRoom, quoting Ray Bradbury in Zen and the Art of Writing::

“We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing
how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.”


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Digital Publishing Virtual Summit

It's not to late to join in on this Digital Publishing Virtual Summit, packed with workshops to answer all your questions. It runs through June 21, online, This is a no-charge way to learn more about how to create, publish, and sell your book (or another digital product.

Direct Link:

Listen live or get a full access member pass to download the MP3 recordings for $97. (which is a great way to listen to the archives during your summer road trip.)