eBook Cards Re-evaluated

It has been almost two years since I received my first ebook card to sell. I remember how eager I was then to have the cards and get out to conventions to sell them. A lot has changed since then. Mostly, my eyes have been opened to how ebook cards are viewed by the purchasing public. Unfortunately, my early optimism has not panned out as I expected. That isn’t for lack of effort on my part, however. The problem is, most people who own an eReader of one kind or another are not terribly technical. They like going onto Kobobooks.com or Amazon Kindle and pushing a button to have the book ordered, paid for and automatically delivered to their device. […]

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Experimenting

I’ve been doing some experimenting with my writing the past while. Not the mad scientist experimenting (that happened when Jeff Hite and I brought out A Method to the Madness: A Guide to the Super Evil), but trying out new things to see what might work out for me. In this case, the experimenting has been around marketing and promotion, two things I tend to be very bad at for my own work. I can talk up other people and their work until the cows come home, but I always seem to have difficulty talking myself up. But I digress. Lately I have been reaching out more to agencies that can shelve my books (the latest was the local public […]

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eBook Cards Could be a Game Changer

Ever since I attended my first convention as a published author, I’ve wanted eBook cards. I’ve known that, as an author talking to my readers directly, eBook cards will allow me to sell more books. But, what is an eBook card, you may ask. Simply put, an eBook card is a physical means to sell eBooks in various formats. The first cards I came across were the size of a postcard, had the book’s cover art on the front, the book blurb on the back with a one-time code to use on a provided website. The one-time code and website would allow the purchaser to download the book in whatever format(s) was/were provided. The most recent ones are the size […]

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