3 Ways Your Author Bookstore Can Save Your Career

3 Ways Your Author Bookstore Can Save Your Career

With many publishers closing down their online bookstores (A mistake I believe, and if they say they “can’t afford it”, then they need new IT people), a lot of independent authors are asking me why I am such a proponent of authors being able to sell their own books...
What’s Your Newsletter For Anyway?

What’s Your Newsletter For Anyway?

I read way too many newsletters that are set up like this: Look a new book! Buy my book! Here’s another book! Have you bought my book yet? So on and so forth… After a while not only does that get boring as hell, but you’re also treating your readers...
Unscrambled Authors Episode 7: David J. Pedersen

Unscrambled Authors Episode 7: David J. Pedersen

http://media.blubrry.com/charmedchicken/p/unscramblet.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ua7_dp_selfpublishingsf.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEpisode 7: An Interview with Author David J. Pedersen This week I interview David J. Pedersen, author of the Angst...
3 Ways To Have Your Readers Follow You To Your Webstore

3 Ways To Have Your Readers Follow You To Your Webstore

It seems that authors have to pay for so many marketing services today. And compounding this issue is that it is difficult to track where purchasers came from. We can’t get stats from Amazon, for example, so we’re left to wonder if those book buys came from an ad,...
Unscrambled Authors Episode 6: Marianne Rice

Unscrambled Authors Episode 6: Marianne Rice

http://media.blubrry.com/charmedchicken/p/unscramblet.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ua6_mr_romancesmalltown.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEpisode 6: An Interview with Marianne Rice I turn to my good friend, Marianne Rice, to talk about Valentine’s...

Serials vs. Series

I admit it. I’m in a bit of a serial writing mood lately. I love my Tobine Chronicles (by Adera Orfanelli) because it’s like television episodes delivered to your e-reader every few weeks. I’ve also heard from readers who don’t like serials. So...
Can you NaNoWriMo all year long?

Can you NaNoWriMo all year long?

This past November I participated in National Novel Writing Month, which if you haven’t heard of it is where people write a 50,000 word novel in a month. My work was nonfiction, but that didn’t matter. What was important was that this was the first time in...
Unscrambled Authors Episode 3: Denise Agnew

Unscrambled Authors Episode 3: Denise Agnew

http://media.blubrry.com/charmedchicken/p/unscramblet.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ua3_da_creativity.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEpisode 3: An Interview with Denise Agnew about Creativity In this week’s episode I chat with my good friend and...