Sell eBooks Online – The selfpublishing experience

In my previous post we talked about using Amazon KDP (along with Kindle Unlimited) to publish your ebook. While this is ideal for the first three months of an ebook’s life, there comes a time when it is much more lucrative to diversify and target other platforms. For instance, when you sell ebooks online using E-junkie Read more about Sell eBooks Online – The selfpublishing experience[…]

KDP exclusive or Go Wide – How to write your first ebook

So, you are the proud owner of a finished manuscript. The title rocks, the cover attracts every ounce of attention, and you have chosen (or not) an awesome pen name. Are you ready to publish your ebook?     Yes, but where can we do that? If this is indeed your first self-published ebook, I Read more about KDP exclusive or Go Wide – How to write your first ebook[…]

My KDP income report: how to make 2500€ a month writing ebooks

Looking back at this amazing year, I can’t help but think of November 2016. I was full of doubts, not sure whether to go through with this “writing thing”, wondering if success stories I read on the blogosphere were really true… So, for all those aspring indie writers carrying the same heavy load of self-doubt, Read more about My KDP income report: how to make 2500€ a month writing ebooks[…]

Advertising ebooks with Twitter ads for a successful launch

Of all the advertising ebooks services available (facebook, reddit, quora, amazon, etc.), I think Twitter ads is my second favorite (after Amazon of course).   Given the nature of my ebooks (programming), a Twitter audience is much more receptive than say Facebook, where people are expecting personal content. Advertising ebooks: consistency, consistency,… My Twitter strategy Read more about Advertising ebooks with Twitter ads for a successful launch[…]

Advertising ebooks with Amazon ads for a successful launch

Today I would like to share with you my feedback on advertising ebooks with Amazon ads.     I have not seen many factual posts about this type of ads so I would like to share with you actual numbers based on this current year’s performance. First of all, let us go through the types of Read more about Advertising ebooks with Amazon ads for a successful launch[…]

Help! Hackers leaked my ebooks for free – who will buy them anymore?

One day I was curious and decided to search for my ebooks on Google, hoping to see a few positive reviews or at least a couple of mentions on some websites. Boy was I shocked to notice the following links: That was not the kind of mentions I had in mind… Yes, hackers leaked my Read more about Help! Hackers leaked my ebooks for free – who will buy them anymore?[…]

Designing ebook cover – How to write your first ebook

So, you have the perfect title. It is both endearing and filled with enhanced SEO keywords. Your book is being proofread by a freelance editor.     What’s the next step? Designing ebook cover of course! Designing ebook cover I have a working knowledge of photo editing and have been doing it for years now. Read more about Designing ebook cover – How to write your first ebook[…]

How to Write Your First eBook – Polishing your style

Theoretically at this point you already managed to write a first vomit draft. 100-150 pages of raw material that holds the essence of your plotline. The next step involves polishing your writing over and over until you get a beautiful manuscript you are actually proud of. Polishing your writing – can it be any more Read more about How to Write Your First eBook – Polishing your style[…]

Defeating the blank page – How to Write Your First eBook

Defeating the blank page is often pictured as a romanticized struggle of the young aspiring writer trying to make a living using only the wit of their words.   What’s the big deal about the blank page? Nothing really. It is just a concept hyped by Hollywood TV shows or struggling wannabe writers desperate to Read more about Defeating the blank page – How to Write Your First eBook[…]

How to write my first ebook – The idea comes first..or does it?

This series of posts is compiled wisdom of some sorts on “how to write my first ebook”, rather than a strict guideline to follow per say. In fact a more appropriate title would have been: “how I managed to write successful books”, but please indulge the SEO title bullshit. It seems the only way to Read more about How to write my first ebook – The idea comes first..or does it?[…]

advertising ebooks with Quora for a gaining a wider audience

From a marketing perspective, Quora offers indie authors a priceless opportunity: Exposure! Think about it, how many websites offer you the possibility to talk openly about your subject of expertise, without being limited to 140 characters, or being interrupted with juvenile comments (facebook). I am not advocating spamming every question with 10 links to your Read more about advertising ebooks with Quora for a gaining a wider audience[…]

Selling tshirts for a few more bucks – passive income style

Selling tshirts – The idea seemed so unlikely at first I remember stumbling on a post claiming that selling tshirts was the new gold mine everybody should be drilling. The idea resonated with the artist within me so I instantly decided to give it a shot. Several posts claimed tens of thousands of dollars per Read more about Selling tshirts for a few more bucks – passive income style[…]