Why Do (Some) Authors Crowdfund To Publish Their Books

When I first started as an indie author, I wasn’t in it to make money (But that’s a whole other thing.)  However, I kept seeing already published indie authors advertising their crowdfunding campaigns or Patreon to raise money for the books they were planning to publish.  And as I was uneducated in this matter, I…

11 Author Etiquette Rules for Book Reviews

I’ve been reviewing books for a few years now.  At first, I just reviewed books I chose to read for fun.  Then I reviewed books to support other independent authors.  After that I started reviewing books with a few book blog tour companies.  With all that reviewing going on it wasn’t long before authors (or…

Why Individual Bloggers Should Get Paid for Book Blog Tours

What is a book blog tour?  Most authors have heard of them, many have used them.  Book blog tours have come to replace most public appearances for the lesser known author publicizing their book.  Even large publishing houses are using them to cut costs when it comes to getting exposure for their authors.  A fee…

Airborn Trilogy Book 2: Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel – Book Review

As an Amazon affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases. Big old fat warning, there are some spoilers for book one, Airborn, below. It’s time for my Wednesday Book Review post and boy am I wishing I didn’t need to write this right now because I’m just getting ready to publish my next book Divinity and…

Review of Draft2Digital for Independent Author Self-Publishing

Disclaimer: The links to the Draft2Digital site include my affiliate link for their Refer a Friend Program. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links. I published my first two books (End of Imperium and Chieftess) under the pseudonym Delilah Bluette with Draft2Digital platform.  This review is based entirely…

Things to Consider Before you Start Blogging

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links. There are a lot of “How-To-Blog” blogs out there.  Boy, did I read the heck out of them for a few years before getting up the nerve to start a blog.  Everything I read led me to one conclusion.  Nope.  Not…

Mulligan by Drew Mitchell – Book Review

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links. Warning: This review is full of spoilers. And it is long and rambling. (I wrote this blog post before publishing my Goodreads review but did not get it posted on my website until after publishing the Goodreads review so that I…

Review of Book Raid for Independent Author Book Advertising

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links. UPDATE: Since first publishing this post on 9/26/2019 my opinion of this service has changed. I will continue to leave the post up and other authors can try the service if they like, but I no longer use them. Reasons Clicks…

Review of AllAuthor.com as an Author Resource

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links Like a lot of self-managed author resources, AllAuthor’s usefulness is dependent on an author’s existing social network or the author’s ability to accumulate interaction on their social networks.  The Twitter tweet scheduler is not particularly useful if an author does not…