Category Self-Publishing

How to Market Your Kindle Ebook in 10 Steps

Congrats! You’re about to publish your ebook on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Maybe it’s your first, maybe it’s your tenth. But wait – before you hit that yellow “publish” button – have you thought about how you’re going to market your masterpiece? Whether your goal is to sell a million copies or just to get […]

The Importance of Good Reviews

Ah reviews! Love them or loathe them – they are important. As a self-published author, there is nothing quite like getting reviewed. Nothing so frightening, and nothing so rewarding. Getting reviewed spontaneously, without asking for it, without paying for it, means someone out there actually took the time to read your work! And not only […]

eBooks and Marketing

Wow, little did I know, when I published my eBook last year, that the work was just beginning! Books – whether in eBook or paper format – do not sell themselves.  (Even to family and friends! … but I digress…) As a self-published author, the challenge of marketing your book, getting it profiled, and getting into […]

eBook Trailers

I’m noticing something really cool going on in the self-published realm. eBook Trailers. Yes, to be a self-published author is great. No, it’s amazing. But it does take a lot of talent! Not only do you have to be an excellent writer, passionate about the thrills of character details and life background, passionate about sharing […]

eBook Pricing: 0.99c or 2.99c?

The debate continues as we indie authors pave our way on the new eBook highway. How do you price your book? 0.99c or 2.99c or some other price? Though I haven’t compiled a lot of data on this, it seems most of us are going for the 0.99c rate. Are we undervaluing our work? I […]

We are on the Frontier!

I don’t normally do this, but I just receieved an email from Seth Godin. If you are in the self-pub world and you don’t know who Seth Godin is, you ought to at least check out The Domino Project site! I’m thinking that it’s ok to share the email/ blog post directly with you – seeing as […]

Reviewed! Flash Bites: a few short, short stories

Kate Policani reviewed my eBook of short, short stories! Check it out! http://awesomeindies.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/review-flash-bites-by-krista-bunskoek/ And check out Kate’s blog too: http://katepolicani.com/ Kate has written a number of great books, including a must read for up-and-coming indie authors, Compulsively Writing Fiction,  available for free on Smashwords: http://katepolicani.com/books-for-sale/cwf/