Two Fiverr Gigs Worth the Money for Erotic Authors

Fiverr is one of those mixed bags. For those of you not familiar with it, it’s where you can get a job done for five bucks. It’s hard to believe anything is less than five bucks these days. Oh wait, all my books are… but aside from awesome spanking smut, it’s hard to believe you could say, buy an ad that will get actually get seen, or have a book cover designed. But in fact you can.  Here are a couple of the...

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Selling Books with Email Recommendation Services

Eroticon is coming up in just a couple weeks! I’m so sad I can’t go this year. I’m hoping to be at the next whether it’s in the U.S. or the U.K.  If you’re still on the fence about going, I’d like to refer you back to my February column Ten Reasons You Should Attend Eroticon.  If you are attending, please give everyone a big hug or spank from me.  I’ll be twitter stalking ya’ll.   ***...

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Free Book Marketing: Converting to Direct Sales

Free book marketing When I began as a new author, I was advised to put a free book out to get my name out there.  I wrote an 8K story in one day and put it out there for the five days free, and later converted it to permafree on Amazon. I don’t know whether it helped raise my visibility or not. I certainly did have a ton of downloads, and three years later, it still is being “bought” but in retrospect, I don’t...

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Why You Shouldn’t Put your Book on Amazon Pre-Order and Thoughts on Kindle Unlimited Options

Kindle Direct Publishing has a few new options for publishers. The jury is still out on them, particularly Kindle Unlimited, as we don’t know what authors will end up getting paid, but I’ve got the quick and dirty here on both. Amazon Pre-order Don’t do it.  That’s my expert advice.  Here’s the scoop:  unless you are close to reaching New York Times or USA Today’s Best Seller lists, it will only hurt you. Why? Because if you’re like...

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Audiobooks – The Full Scoop on Producing via ACX

My third audiobook just released this week, about a year and half from the time when I decided I wanted to have audio versions made of my books.  My initial idea was that I would record them myself. I figured I have a sexy reading voice, and I am entertaining when I read (at least my kids think so when I read bedtime stories!) so I can totally do this, right? Wrong. Well, maybe I could have, but the fact was, a year and a half later,...

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Using Amazon Affiliate to Generate Revenue from your Blog

I was chatting with spanking romance author Patty Devlin about the presentation she was giving on using social media to promote one’s brand as an author. I reminded her that she was the one who introduced me to Amazon Affiliate links when I first got started blogging. She snorted and said she made about $.50 a month on it.  This made me think that maybe bloggers don’t realize how lucrative and informative Amazon Affiliate...

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