Greetings, my dear friends. I’ve created this page to keep you informed. Rather than junking up your inbox with everything I’m doing and all the places you can see me, I put all of that info in one simple place.
You may see me posting this to social media as well. So, if you caught a post, but missed the time, know you can come here and get the info you need.
Events and happenings are listed below in the order of occurrence.
Looking for a past event? Check the archive at the bottom of this page.
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⇒ Best KDP Marketing Strategies for Holidays – Oct. 3 @ 12:15PM EDT
Heading into the holidays, authors often wonder what the best marketing strategies are to sell more books on Amazon KDP. Discover how Kindle Direct Publishing offers you unique ways to self-publish and market your books. Also, find out how you can further monetize your book and content with a few tips for affiliate marketing strategy.
⇒ Is Kindle Vella Broke on Amazon KDP? – Oct. 10 @ 12:15PM EDT
Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing officially launched Kindle Vella in July 2022. Since its inception, many self-published authors wonder if it is worth their time. Sure, KDP compensates authors with a monthly bonus in addition to royalties from stories sold on their platform. Meanwhile, some authors abuse the system and inflate their earnings through illicit practices. Get the one-year update and review of Kindle Vella and what you can expect in 2022 and beyond.
⇒ Sell More Books with a Writing Coach? – Oct. 17 @ 12:15PM EDT
Earlier this year, I pivoted from nonfiction to fiction writing, but I knew I’d need help perfecting my craft. That’s why I hired writing coach, Jeanne De Vita – aka Callie Chase – to help me write better. Initially, my plan was to publish on Kindle Vella, but I’m looking to expand into selling more books through Amazon KDP. Find out how authors should hire a pro and will it help you sell more books?
⇒ Why I’m Done with Amazon Kindle Vella – Oct. 24 @ 12:15PM EDT
In July 2021, Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing launched the new program, Kindle Vella. Since its launch, KDP has seen its share of authors publishing only to leave this format for the KDP Select Program. Why is that? To date, countless authors continue violating guidelines and rules leaving others to wonder if it’s really worth it. Find out why I’m done with Kindle Vella and what I plan to release my next books.
⇒ Scariest Self-Publishing Companies & Services Halloween – Oct. 31 @ 12:15PM EDT
While I’ve done my best to highlight great self-publishing companies and services, there are still many scams and a bad company or two that could mess things up for you. Find out where you shouldn’t publish your book in 2022 and who you should use to distribute your book to Amazon and beyond. I’ll be calling out a few of these companies on this podcast, so grab your popcorn and get ready for show!
⇒ Writing a Book with NO Money – Nov. 7 @ 12:15PM EST
Are you strapped for cash but want to write a book and publish it? Would you like to know how writing a book with no money is possible? Discover how publishing on a budget is completely possible based on my experience. Start your next short story or novel without worrying about breaking the bank. Good for beginners and intermediate authors.
⇒ Self-Publishing Books on Amazon with NO Money – Nov. 21 @ 12:15PM EST
Do you want to publish your book on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, but lacking the budget to do it? Find out how to self-publish a book on KDP with no money and whether it is a good idea for all your books.
⇒ Book Marketing with NO Money – Nov. 28 @ 12:15PM EST
Are you looking for ways for book marketing on Amazon KDP with no money? Are you one of many struggling authors looking for ways to self-publish and promote a book for free? Then, find out how to market and promote your books through Kindle Direct Publishing. You’ll find out it’s possible to sell more books with these tips and strategies for book promotion.
⇒ Getting Book Reviews on KDP with NO Money – Cyber Monday – Dec. 5 @ 12:15PM EST
Getting book reviews on KDP with no money is 100% possible, but where do you start and who can you trust? Find out how to get a review for your self-published book on Amazon and sister company Goodreads without violating the rules. Also, find out how marketing your book is so much easier with these book reviews regardless of good or bad.
⇒ Stupid & Avoidable Self-Publishing Mistakes – Dec. 12 @ 12:15PM EST
After eight years in the self-publishing business, I’ve done and seen my share of stupid and avoidable mistakes. While some self-publishing companies are forgiving, some are not – like Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. Get tips and advice on how to write and publish a book while you avoid making the same mistakes other indie published authors have made.
⇒ NEW Writing & Publishing Strategy (2023) – Dec. 19 @ 12:15PM EST
Going into 2023, I’m armed with a new strategy for publishing on KDP and beyond. Find out how I plan to leverage Kindle Direct Publishing and IngramSpark and what marketing strategies I’ll be using. We’ll discuss my ideas for self-publishing a novel series on Amazon, and when I plan to release my first fiction publication via ebook, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook. Get all that and more tips for indie authors looking to publish on Amazon KDP in 2023.
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⇒ Best Book Launch Strategy for Amazon KDP – Sept. 26 @ 12:15PM EDT
We all wish self-publishing on Amazon was as simple as pressing the publish button and magically we get readers. Sadly, launching a successful book requires a better plan with a practical and proven strategy. Find out how to launch your next book – good for beginners and intermediate self-publishers. So, before you write your next book, find out the best book launches online in 2022 and what you can do to implement their strategies.
⇒ 10 Best Amazon KDP Resources & Channels – Mon., Aug. 29 @ 12:15p EDT
⇒ Best Time to Publish on Amazon KDP – Sept. 5 @12:15PM EDT
Are you going to be self-publishing a book on Kindle Direct Publishing? Not sure when you should publish on Amazon KDP? Then, let’s discuss the most practical steps to publishing at the right time for ebook, paperback, and hardcover. Find out what you need to make money online from your books by releasing at the right time.
⇒ Best Pricing Strategy for Amazon KDP – Sept. 12 @ 12:15PM EDT
Are you self-publishing your book on Kindle Direct Publishing? Would you like to know the best pricing strategies for Amazon KDP in 2022? Then, let’s discuss how to price your ebook, paperback, and hardcover books that makes the most of the royalty structure while delivering value to the reader. And, you might just learn new ways you haven’t used and could make a huge difference in your author business.
⇒ Amazon KDP: Ads Certification Course – Mon., Aug. 8 @ 12:15p EDT
⇒ Amazon KDP: Keyword & Category Research – Mon., Aug. 15 @ 12:15p EDT
⇒ Amazon KDP Alternatives: 10 Best Options – Mon., Aug. 22 @ 12:15p EDT
⇒ Amazon KDP: Hidden & Unused Features – Mon., Aug. 1 @ 12:15p EDT
⇒ Amazon KDP: 10 Weird & Misunderstood Rules – Mon., July 25 @ 12:15p EDT
⇒ Amazon KDP: Reading Terms and Conditions – Mon., July 11 @ 12:15p EDT
⇒ Help! My Books Won’t Sell, What Gives?! – Keynote Speech at Authortube Writing Conference – Wed., July 13 at 3:30pm EDT
⇒ Inkers Con Digital Conference – July 13-16, 2022
⇒ Amazon KDP: Sell More Books Doing This – Mon., July 18 @ 12:15p EDT
⇒ Amazon KDP: The True Cost of Self-Publishing – Mon., July 4 @ 12:15p EDT
Since first publishing in 2014, I’ve gone to one place repeatedly for my self-publishing needs – Fiverr. But, this freelance platform can be difficult to understand and use for first timers. That’s why I’ll share how I find the best freelancers on the platform and what I do to keep working with them.
⇒ Inkers Con – June 3-5, 2022
⇒ 5 Best Free Tools for Self Publishing a Book – May 23 @ 12:15pm EDT
Are you self publishing a book online and not sure what tools you can find for free? Then, check out the five best free tools and resources. Whether you need Amazon Kindle research or ways to track your earnings, these tools are right for you!
⇒ Repurpose Your Live Content Into a Published Book – May 18 at 12p EDT
The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is a nonprofit organization established for authors by authors. But what all does it entail? And why aren’t more people talking about ALLi? Find out why ALLi is the perfect service for all indie authors and how they are the most underrated service in self-publishing today.
⇒ Publisher Rocket: The Ultimate Author Tool? – Apr. 25 @ 12:15pm EDT
⇒ Is ProWritingAid the Best Grammar Checking Software? – May 2 @ 12:15pm EDT
⇒ Better Book Marketing Starts with Book Brush – May 9 @ 12:15pm EDT
Are you looking for ways to improve your book marketing efforts? Would you like a resource that handles all your graphic design needs for promoting your books? Then, look no further than Book Brush! Whether you want to create your own book cover, make A+ content for your Amazon product page, or produce a book trailer, Book Brush has what you need.
⇒ [UPCOMING PODCAST] No Luck Selling Books on Amazon KDP? Do This… – Mar. 21 @ 12:15p EDT
⇒ Content Marketing Strategy 2022: Will It Sell More Books? – Mar. 14 @ 12:15p EST
And, hey, I get it! You don’t want to be on Instagram or TikTok? Totally fine! In fact, I’m going to share tips on how to avoid the places you don’t want to be and how content creation for digital marketing requires a few steps and one solid plan.