Book Marketing and Promotion

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I’ve been asked from time to time how to get a book out there and get it going, so I decided to make a post about it instead of telling everyone individually. I have a book marketing eBook on Amazon (for $0.99) and it’s on Smashwords (for free), so you can check it out if you want to learn some extra tips on marketing just to Amazon’s crowd. This is more of a general book marketing and promotion post to ...

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KindleProcessor, a tool from Late Nite Books

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I have created the KindleProcessor, a tool for processing manuscripts into properly-formatted (in essence, cosmetically “pretty” and easier to read) versions.  Basically, you put in your quarter, upload the file, and it sends you a file that can be uploaded straight to Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing site for immediate distribution.

The project started as a simple automated macro for me to format my own Kindle eBooks, but I decided to share the tool with others who need it.  ...

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The Dying Times has cleared 1000 sales

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The Dying Times has cleared the 1000 sales mark in the first 3 months it has been out.  Sales on other titles add to the numbers and remain steady, as well.

It would only be proper to thank the readers who have made this possible.  Without them, my material wouldn’t be read and would remain in obscurity.  I appreciate all of the readers who have given me a chance so far, and I hope many more will give The Survivor Chronicles ...

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Loss Leaders and Giveaways

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What are loss leaders?  Can they help you?

In the self-publishing world (and in product sales in general), a loss leader is a product that you put out in front of people at a cheap price – sometimes at a loss to yourself, thus the term “loss” leader – which is meant to entice people into trying out the cheap one in favor of possibly purchasing the other products (in my case, books) that you publish later on.

This article discusses the ...

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Self-Publishing Book in the works?

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I’ve started writing a few bits and pieces on a possible new book – a book about self-publishing.  It may become my first non-fiction piece.

Basically, it’s a book that shows you how to do the same thing that I do.  Well, I should say that it helps you publish your own book in print and distribute it.  I can’t really teach people how to write a good story.  That comes from somewhere deep inside.  I can, however, teach people how ...

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How PublishAmerica Works

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Before I start explaining how PublishAmerica works, I must indicate now that I have never been an author held with their yoke or associated with them in any way.  This article is merely to serve as a warning to those considering PublishAmerica or any similar service.  (Note:  This is not a self-endorsement of any kind, either.  At the present time, Late Nite Books only publishes one author – Brian Kittrell.)

So, let’s get started, shall we?  Do you have the courage to walk ...

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The Dying Times gets 3-Star Review on Amazon!

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On the Amazon product page, The Dying Times has received its first 3-star review.  On the Amazon rating scale, this is generally considered an average rating, not too good, not too bad.  Good points and bad points that are balanced.  (Update 01/09/2011: I’ve been advised that a 3-star is actually a good review, which makes sense (it’s greater than 51% of the stars you could receive.)

Brian Kittrell, are you insane?  How could you be excited about this?

Well, ...

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Goal Reached, but it’s not over yet!

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We have reached the goal, but the project is far from over! This is a unique opportunity for everyone to get The Survivor Chronicles swag and signed copies of the book signed, shipped, and delivered! Only 23 days left to go until the project ends, so get your rewards now!  The great thing about it is that now, all the rewards are guaranteed; if you pledge, there’s no worrying about whether or not the project will succeed!

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Self Publishing Through Third Party Printers

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This is a cross-post of an article I wrote for EzineArticles.  You can view the original post here.

It is often a dream or a distant goal to have your own book published, in print, in your hands. The internet and print on demand have changed that dream into a reality for many, and the process is creating many authors every day. I used Lightning Source for this process, but you could ...

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The Dying Times is Released!

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The Dying Times: Nadene’s Story, Book #1 of the Survivor Chronicles, has been released worldwide today.  You can find and buy the book at the Late Nite Books landing page, a page dedicated to the most recent works released from Late Nite Books!

Thank you every one who has been so supportive and helpful during this long process.  There is still time to secure your hand-signed copy and have it shipped to you, so check out how!

It took ...

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Is Traditional Publishing Dying?

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There has been a great deal of discussion and controversy over the question:  Is Traditional Publishing Dying?  For those who are not aware of the conversation or the meaning of the question, I will explain.  Many different people have been saying that the large publishing houses will soon be finished or reduced to rubble and that the self-publishers will take over.  For my take, read the rest of this story.

Traditional Publishers vs. Self-Publishers

I will discuss briefly the difference between traditional ...

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The Self-Publishing Business Model

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In this post, I will discuss the self-publishing business model in general, and the different methods commonly seen in the process of publishing a book.  These steps can be described as being from the very simple and easy all the way up to the very advanced and troublesome, depending on the route that the publisher decides to go throughout the process.

I must also apologize for the infrequency of my posting of late.  Even more than a month out from The ...

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Indie Author, Self-Pub Group on Facebook

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This post is more or less to get the ball rolling and to further explain what this group is for, what the people in this group do, and why it might be of interest to others to look into it.  In this post, I do a little bit of Q&A about the general idea behind independent authorship and self-publishing.

– What is Independent Authorship and Self Publishing?

For anything to be considered and understood, it must first be ...

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Working on The Dying Times Cover

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Getting some work done on The Dying Times: Nadene’s Story‘s cover.  I’m thinking it’s not looking too bad.  It took a little bit of editing to get it whipped into shape.  All in all, I’m liking it.

This is, of course, a lower resolution version of the final cover.  Posting the actual one up on the website would burn way too much bandwidth.  Besides, the fine detail can be saved for the print version.

From left to right, back row:  John, Wayne, ...

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