Authors Supporting Authors #cockygate

This is important for ALL writers…

L.M. Brown

As the train wreck that is Faleena Hopkins’ career implosion continues, here are some authors who are involved in this who I am giving a shout out to in support.

I will link to the US Amazon pages as I suspect most of my readers are on that side of the pond.  I will also try to keep the list updated as best I can. If you spot a link that I have cocked up on then let me know so I can get it fixed.  My email is lmbrownauthor@gmail.com.

Kevin Kneupper

Firstly I am giving a BIG SHOUT OUT to Kevin.  He is a retired IP lawyer in the US who is also a writer.  He has come out of retirement to file a petition to cancel the “cocky” trademark.  He is doing this on his own time and without payment.

You can find his Amazon page here.

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You Can Win Without Cheating FFS

David Gaughran

Most self-publishers will agree: it’s getting tougher out there.

If you are in KU, then you’re pretty much dependent on one income stream and if Amazon sales dip or you run afoul of the Hall of Spinning Knives for whatever reason then you are totally boned. And it’s getting so competitive in KU that it seems to take more titles and quicker releases, along with multi-pronged marketing campaigns – which can be complex and/or expensive – to get any real traction or stickiness.

If you’re not in KU, hitting the charts on Amazon is increasingly difficult and holding on to position is near-impossible – especially when your book is being leapfrogged every hour by thousands of borrow-boosted KU salmon running all that mad marketing. And you can’t even advertise to the same level because they are getting reads on top of those sales to make ROI easier.

Getting visible at…

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“Their Virgin Nanny” is LIVE on Amazon! Enter my Rafflecopter draw to win a US$10 GC and a signed paperback!!!

SC Daiko

I’m super-excited to tell you that “My Virgin Nanny” is live on Amazon at the special intro price of $0.99 (for a limited time only), and free to read on Kindle Unlimited. Scroll down for my latest teasers, the book trailer, and enter my giveaway!!!

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Two super-hot daddies for one sweet, sexy girl.

ELERI

Working as a nanny in an exclusive London borough

for two bisexual alphas

is my dream job.

Except Gabe and Luke are so freaking hot they’re making me think dirty thoughts.

I can’t have them, though… it would be totally outta line.

And they couldn’t possibly be interested in a twenty-two-year-old virgin like me.

I’ll have to find someone else to punch my V card, right? Yeah, right…

GABE AND LUKE

Sweet, innocent Eleri…

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Who’s Pointing At You?

David Gaughran

The Also Boughts on your page are an important indication of what readers are buying along with your books.

But those particular Also Boughts are only part of the story. What’s really important is which books are pointing back at you.

Let’s use my long-suffering book Liberty Boy as an example again.

As I explained yesterday’s post – Please Don’t Buy My BookLiberty Boy was dragged down into the ranking depths after having no Also Boughts for months thanks to an Amazon snafu. I eventually fixed that problem in a fairly crude way by running a 99c Countdown and throwing whatever ads I could get at it.

The promo itself did okay and sold a few hundred copies for me. But I didn’t target the campaign in an optimal way. If you look at the Also Boughts which appeared afterwards, I had lots of books outside my target…

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Please Don’t Buy My Book

David Gaughran

I’m just back from The Smarter Artist Summit in Austin, Texas. I won’t try and capture the magic of the event – Kobo Mark does an excellent job – but I would like to talk about the big takeaway: the dangers of Also Bought pollution.

Also Boughts are probably the most important aspect of the entire Amazon recommendation ecostructure. And also the least understood.

They are much more than a little strip under your book’s description – they power a huge chunk of the recommendations that Amazon serves to readers.

The Also Boughts are what tells Amazon that the readers of my non-fiction also like reading Susan Kaye Quinn, Sean Platt and Johnny Truant. Amazon uses this data to decide who to recommend books to – because Amazon is always seeking to show readers the books they are most likely to purchase.

For this reason, it’s important to monitor your…

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***GUEST POST*** No Restraint, Elizabeth Black

I’m delighted to welcome Elizabeth Black on my books blog.

Romancing the Past Blog

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Thank you, Romancing the Past, for having me as a guest blogger. My name is Elizabeth Black, and I’m here to tell you about my new, delicious erotic romance novel, No Restraint. I’m also offering a give-away of one of my two erotic retellings of fairy tales, either Trouble In Thigh High Boots (erotic Puss In Boots) or Climbing Her Tower (erotic Rapunzel). Your choice. Enter the contest and good luck!

I love to eat. I especially love to bake and make treats. My husband specializes in meals, and I specialize in desserts. The more decadent the better. I get out all my baking gear in the Fall .There’s something about Fall that brings out my homing instincts, and you can’t get homier than when you bake pumpkin bread and gingerbread men. So far this season I’ve made maple candy, gingersnaps, pumpkin bread, angel kisses (meringue cookies with chocolate…

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