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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18725 on: February 10, 2018, 10:32:32 AM »
Wrote a post titled "Pros and cons of traditional book distributors," and what my publishing company did when it came to evaluating distributors.

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Its important to note that distributors dont represent everybody. They choose which producers they want to include in their catalogs, and take a cut from any sales that occur. They also demand exclusivity if you sign a deal with a distributor, thats the only outlet for your product in a particular geographic area. Obviously, if you have a distributor, you can get onto shelves in retail outlets, which increases your chance for retail sales. If you dont have traditional distribution, youre probably out of luck, unless you can work out a deal on your own with a shop or chain of stores.

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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18726 on: February 11, 2018, 07:26:52 PM »
I posted Making Strides in 2018...

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In my last blog post I talked about a renewed sense of determination to get things back on track after a very destructive year. So far, 2018 is off to a great start and things are looking up, although I certainly can't take anything for granted. It's early still, but if I can get things to continue snowballing in a good way instead of a bad way, this year should be a stark contrast to the last one! I've already released one new work (The Vengeance of Mirickar) and I have more on the way....
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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18727 on: February 11, 2018, 08:30:02 PM »
I posted Making Strides in 2018...


I'm sorry you had such a tough year, Stu.  I can't imagine going through the things you went through.  I'm glad you seem to have found some stability recently, and I hope you can continue to improve your life throughout 2018.

In the meantime, it's nice to see you posting here again.  :)
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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18728 on: February 13, 2018, 10:40:40 AM »

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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18729 on: February 14, 2018, 04:40:02 AM »


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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18730 on: February 17, 2018, 07:46:35 AM »
I posted to my editing blog, talking about how Chicago and AP both now agree on internet terminology:

https://editforindies.com/2018/02/06/when-style-guides-agree/

AP and CMOS agree on something? Time to stock the bunker. The end times are coming.  :P
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« Reply #18731 on: February 17, 2018, 08:43:24 AM »
Dark Regions Press - A Statement

In the fallout from Brian Keene's latest podcast Ive been asked several times about Dark Regions Press. Here's my take.

https://williammeikleblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/16/dark-regions-press-a-statement/

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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18732 on: February 20, 2018, 09:00:54 PM »
In the meantime, it's nice to see you posting here again.  :)

Thanks, Jeff! I somehow missed your reply earlier.

Also, managed another blog post -- two in one month, wow! :D Traction, Tail, and Selling Books Wide
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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18733 on: February 21, 2018, 05:08:25 AM »
It's Wednesday and that means Editing for Grammarphobes. Today, we tackle who vs. that. Please join me as I answer a fellow writer's grammar question.

https://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com/2018/02/editing-for-grammarphobes-20-who-vs-that.html


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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18734 on: February 22, 2018, 05:26:14 PM »

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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18735 on: February 22, 2018, 05:30:03 PM »
Only just started my blog last night, still setting it up :)

Not sure what I'll post on it once I've added my books.

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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18736 on: February 24, 2018, 01:40:56 PM »
As the release date of my newest novel approaches, I'm running a series of excerpts and giveaways.  This two-week giveaway is a stained glass window cling of Robert the Bruce, bought in Scotland. http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2018/02/random-excerpt-battle-is-oer.html

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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18737 on: February 26, 2018, 08:35:58 AM »
I just posted a book review on my blog of a shifter romance called Kodiaks Point by Eve Langlais. I just started my blog last night.

https://saraconklinwrites.wordpress.com/2018/02/25/book-review-kodiaks-claim-by-eve-langlais/

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« Reply #18738 on: February 26, 2018, 12:00:41 PM »
I posted to share the new cover for an older release and talk about why I think the book flopped in the original release.
https://www.christatomlinson.com/blog/dont-call-it-a-comeback

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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18739 on: February 26, 2018, 04:47:16 PM »

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« Reply #18740 on: February 27, 2018, 10:26:44 AM »
A bit of a reflection on some of the strong women in Black Panther:D

http://blog.alexagrave.com/2018/02/powerful-women-in-black-panther.html
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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18741 on: February 28, 2018, 04:20:58 AM »
It's EFG Digest's 1st Anniversary! I'm celebrating over at Editing for Grammarphobes with a contest to win a $25 Amazon gift card along with all of the usual grammar and writing tips. Please stop by for your chance to win....and to find out how to spell the capital of Mongolia.

https://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com/2018/02/happy-1st-anniversary-efg-digest.html



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« Reply #18742 on: February 28, 2018, 07:13:23 AM »
10 Tips for Achieving a Successful Author Website
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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18743 on: March 01, 2018, 04:18:52 AM »

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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18744 on: March 01, 2018, 06:09:27 AM »
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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18745 on: March 01, 2018, 10:05:22 AM »
Posted on the Lean Media blog about Amazon Marketing Services metrics, specifically ACoS and why it's a terrible metric:



... I created two other metrics to evaluate the success of my campaigns. The first is ACoN, or Average Cost of Net. Net is the net revenue from Amazon, or the amount remitted from Amazon to your companys account for the sales of products. For example, if you sell something on Amazon for $10 and Amazon takes a 30% cut, your company (assuming you dont have a distributor) will net $7.

Lets break down ACoN, using the same example from earlier. ...

Read the post here: Why you cant trust ACoS metrics in AMS (and two alternatives)

 

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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18746 on: March 01, 2018, 10:16:27 AM »
Links to several other blogs showing different perspectives on Amazon's Kindle Scout program.

http://jaxonreed.com/bookpromotion/kindle-scout-perspectives-2018/

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« Reply #18747 on: March 01, 2018, 10:23:40 AM »
Been blogging about this...

Cover of the month competition

https://allauthor.com/cover-of-the-month/1501/

My Witch Spelling cover has been entered for the All Author cover of the month for March.
I don't expect to win, as there are some fabulous covers out there but if anybody does feel they could vote for me, it would be hugely appreciated.
Thank you.

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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18748 on: March 02, 2018, 02:24:38 AM »
Blogged my review of the movie 'Dunkirk' a couple of weeks ago.

http://cmharald.net/dunkirk

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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18749 on: March 02, 2018, 11:27:42 AM »


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