How to Conduct a LibraryThing eBook Giveaway

librarything ebook giveawayHave you heard of LibraryThing?  If not, LibraryThing is a website similar to GoodReads where readers can review books, interact with authors, and more.  It is free to sign up as a member.

One of the neat features is they allow members to conduct LibraryThing eBook giveaways.  Unlike GoodReads where you have to give away print copies of your book, on LibraryThing, you are able to give away eBooks.

I like this feature as it allows authors to conduct giveaways with no out of pocket expense.  You can give away Smashwords 100% coupons or create eBook files to  give away (i.e. PDF, epub and/or mobi files).

How To Start Your Own Publishing Company – 10 Essential Steps

Publishing companyDisclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only.  I am not a lawyer or accountant and am not giving legal advice.  Consult with a tax professional and lawyer before making decisions regarding your business.

As an author, you might want to consider how to start your own publishing company.  Many self-published authors are now choosing this option.

In fact, this is what my husband CJ and I have done.  We started Body and Soul Publishing in 2012 and haven’t looked back yet.

The Pros and Cons of DRM

digital rights management locksWhat is DRM?  DRM stands for Digital Rights Management and according to KDP it is “intended to inhibit unauthorized access to or copying of digital content files.”

This is one of the decisions you must make when your first upload your Kindle book via the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) dashboard.  It is important to note that once you publish your book, this decision regarding DRM cannot be changed.

Now that we have covered the basics of what DRM is, let’s discuss the pros and cons of DRM and enabling it on your Kindle eBooks.

How To Set Up Your Goodreads Author Profile (And Why You Should!)

goodreads authorGoodreads is a popular platform authors can use to market their books. However, I know many authors who have not even set up the basics on Goodreads to increase their exposure on this popular site for readers.

In this post, you’ll learn about the power of Goodreads as well as how to set up your Goodreads author profile and get started.

Two Successful Pricing Strategies for an eBook Series

successful pricing strategiesA common question that authors ask is how you should price your books.  There is a lot of great advice on the topic and can vary greatly depending on your niche and your goal.

In this particular post, we are going to cover two successful pricing strategies for fiction authors that have an eBook series.

Although these examples are for fiction authors, the same concepts can also be applied to a nonfiction eBook series as well.