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Tapping and Setting Up that First Amazon Ad

Yesterday, I set up my first two Amazon ads ever. It was surprisingly easy, once I got the advertising interface to work – it was an Amazon glitch, so I don’t expect you to run into that problem. I followed … Continue reading

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What are Also-Boughts, and why do you need them for Amazon Ads?

Also-boughts are the recommendations Amazon gives you when browsing (almost) any product. They are generated from their sales database and try to match your preferences. The full text is basically: Customers who bought this (whatever you’re looking at) also bought … Continue reading

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Heat Wave Break

Apologies, my friends. Germany is experiencing a record-breaking heat wave. In a country where air conditioning is rare, having days and weeks of temperatures over 30°C is a tad… exhausting. Now, I’m lucky that I live on the northern edge … Continue reading

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EFT for Authors – I Hate Marketing!

Sadly, books don’t sell themselves. I know. I know. They really should. A good book should find its audience easily, it should impress readers and make them rave about it. And send them scurrying to buy more books by you, … Continue reading

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New Beginnnigs – Why EFT for Authors

Today, I’m starting something new on this blog: Video. Since most of you haven’t seen me (well, maybe you did watch the NaNoWriMo videos on Facebook), and since it’s easier to decide to trust someone you see, I want to … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Perfectionism

Perfectionism is a bit like the big brother of the fear of mistakes – the stakes, however, are much higher. You can’t allow a single blemish, because then it wouldn’t be perfect anymore. It takes enormous amounts of time and … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Introduction

I think you all know this feeling. This feeling of… nah, I’ll do it later. No, not now… later. I’m not in the mood, I’m not inspired, I’m not… whatever. And then we procrastinate. Nah, I’ll do it tomorrow, there’s … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Conclusion

Today, we come to the end of the blog series about the author’s mindset when publishing. And I can tell you from experience that the whole process is not for the weak-minded. (Insert long story of mix-ups with Amazon and … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Self-Publishing

The entire publishing world changed dramatically – although people wouldn’t realize that until a couple of years later – when Amazon introduce the Kindle and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) in 2007. Now, ten years later, there are several platforms that … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Finding a Publisher

Let’s assume you have decided that your novel is good enough, and you want to find a traditional publisher for it. That’s an awesome step. Congratulations. You just got much closer to being a real author. Because getting your book … Continue reading

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