Month: February 2015

Amazon Kindle Self Publishing Success Secrets

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Amazon Kindle Self Publishing Success Secrets – are there really any? Or are all the courses, tips and hacks just online marketers taking advantage of wannabe Authors?

After all, do you think that Stephen King, Amanda Hocking, B.J LaRue, or J.K. Rowling ever took a writing course? Much less a “how to publish your ebook on Amazon Kindle” one?

That fact alone encourages untold thousands of would be Authors to think: “Well – if they didn’t have any literary education, and they made it….then I can too!” Inspirational. Definitely. And definitely wrong! Because, like Mr. Dylan sang: “the times they are a changin'”

In fact – they HAVE changed. Amazon Kindle Self Publishing is not the same “book game” it was when those authors got a leg up. There’s more competition. And the big time Authors who have already made it ,haven’t stopped publishing!

And publishing, like selling anything, is a business. And every product needs to be advertised. A book is no different. Sure, you can put your masterpiece up in the Kindle Store. Just like you can put your name in the phone book. But that doesn’t mean it’s gonna start automatically ringing off the hook, does it?

So, if you REALLY want to have Kindle Self Publishing Success – you have two options:

1. HOPE. Hope that somehow, you’ll be hit by lightening (just like Amanda Hocking)

2.KNOWLEDGE. Knowledge of how the business of Self-Publishing -Kindle and Beyond works. From someone who’s an expert in that business.


50 Grades of Shay – is not 50 Shades of Grey. It’s Better!



50 Grades of Shay – is not 50 Shades of Grey. It’s Better!

Author B.J. LaRue has three things going for her. First of all – Courage. Anyone who would name their book with a play on words of one of the most popular books in recent memory has got guts with a captial ” G”.  Clearly, most readers, as did I when first glancing at the title, would assume that“50 Grades of Shay” was just a parody of E.L. James Uber-success – “50 Shades of Grey.” But, as the saying goes :”First rule of life – Never assume !” That is most certainly not the case. Ms. LaRue’s series is original,serious and imaginative prose at it’s best.

Perhaps,due in large measure to her second attribute : Experience. As one of Hollywood’s most celebrated (not to mention secretive) ghostwriters, B.J. LaRue has helped scores of Celebrities, CEO’S and Government leaders tell their stories…

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