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by dgaughran
October 28th, 2011, 10:45 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 406756

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Today, I have a long post covering crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, and how indie authors can use it to take advance orders for their books, generate buzz, and turn a profit before they even release the book. I also give an update on my own crowdfunding project, and give a list of resources to h...
by dgaughran
October 24th, 2011, 9:21 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 406756

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

There are a lot of examples of how authors with a series have boosted their sales by making the lead-in title free. But there is less talk of what happens when an author with a standalone title makes it free, and what happens to the sales of that very same title when it returns to the paid listings....
by dgaughran
October 19th, 2011, 8:48 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 406756

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Last week saw the announcement of a headline grabbing deal: a UK literary agency sold 520 books in one go, to the same publisher. However, questions are being raised, not least about whether this deal was the best possible deal for all 520 books and their authors. Literary Agency Sells 520 Books In ...
by dgaughran
October 14th, 2011, 1:12 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 406756

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

The monthly AAP figures are out (for July). No big surprises, print continues its collapse and e-books continue to surge. For the first seven months of 2011, e-books have more than doubled the sales of 2010, and that's not counting e-publishers and self-publishers (who are currently responsible for ...
by dgaughran
October 13th, 2011, 10:29 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 406756

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Lots of news today! Kobo have partnered with two major European retailers which will give them a huge boost in Europe. The American Booksellers Association is planning its own e-reader (seriously). And Amazon have launched a new Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror imprint, but some people have pointed...
by dgaughran
October 12th, 2011, 9:44 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 406756

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

My weekly column for IndieReader looks at a popular topic: success. As soon as an indie hits it big, people comb over their life story, looking for the secret formula. The problem with that approach is that what worked for someone else almost certainly won't work for you. You must find your own path...
by dgaughran
October 10th, 2011, 11:46 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 406756

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

With the opening of Amazon Spain last month, the French Kindle Store last week, and strong rumors of more to follow, I thought it was a good time for an overview of the European e-book market. Step this way to learn what's driving growth, what's holding it back, and what opportunities exist for self...
by dgaughran
October 9th, 2011, 7:57 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 406756

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

For all you history fans, I have a new blog where I share interesting stories from South America's past. No writing/publishing talk, just good stories. Today's post talks about the Brazilian slave uprisings, the Dutch-Portuguese War, and the fascinating roots of the martial art/dance capoeira. http:...
by dgaughran
October 7th, 2011, 10:26 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 406756

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

The French Kindle Store is open for business, and if you have self-published with Amazon, your work is on sale in France right now. I just signed a deal to translate "Let's Get Digital" into French. J'adore le weekend! http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/amazon-opens-kindle-store-in-france...
by dgaughran
October 5th, 2011, 12:00 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 406756

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

It’s been a while since we had a link party, so let’s dive right in to this seething mess of rip-off publishing services, terrible self-publishing advice from “top” literary agents, and the reappearance of a zombie e-publishing meme. And that’s just for starters. Hold on to your hats! Rip-Offs, Terr...
by dgaughran
October 4th, 2011, 12:28 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 406756

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

My (almost) weekly column for IndieReader is up!

Today, I focus on how you connect with those first readers who will champion your work and help spread the word.

Reaching Out To Readers

http://indiereader.com/2011/10/reaching-out-to-readers/
by dgaughran
October 3rd, 2011, 3:30 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 406756

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I'm enjoying posting on my new blog South Americana.

Today is the story of an Irish emigrant who left home in 1811 seeking fame and fortune in South America.

An Emigrant’s Tale: The Ballad Of The Irish Don Juan

http://southamericana.wordpress.com/201 ... -don-juan/
by dgaughran
October 3rd, 2011, 7:44 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 406756

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

My September Sales report.

A big drop in sales, the reason why, and what I'm going to do about it...

http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011 ... big-slump/
by dgaughran
October 2nd, 2011, 3:54 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 406756

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I've a new blog called South Americana. This is the opener:

https://southamericana.wordpress.com/20 ... onference/
by dgaughran
September 27th, 2011, 5:50 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 406756

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Amazon will be announcing their new tablet - the Kindle Fire - tomorrow. By all accounts, the spec is underwhelming, and certainly won't bother Apple, or hive off iPad fans. But content will sell this device, especially bundling it with Amazon Prime. And anyway, I think the real target here is the N...