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Let's Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books (Let's Get Publishing Book 2)
Let's Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books (Let's Get Publishing Book 2)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another essential reference for indie publishers, 10 May 2013
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David Gaughran's 'Let's Get Digital' has almost reached the status of sacred text in the indie publishing world, with invaluable, no-nonsense advice on getting started as an indie author-publisher. This follow-up takes us one step further, providing advice on what to do once you have published, and how to get eyes on your book.

The section breaking down the logic behind Amazon's many lists - Bestseller, Popularity, Movers and Shakers, et al - is clear, concise and eye opening, dispelling many of the misinformed myths that have sprung up over the last few years. Gaughran then moves on to explain the tactics and rationale behind 'Free Pulsing' i.e. setting a book to be free for a short time, and 'Price Pulsing' i.e. a limited time discount. All solid, practical advice.

He wraps up the book with a smart section on launch strategies for new books, then takes a quick look at the other players lagging behind Amazon in the ebook game, and how an author might succeed at those outlets.

All in all, an intensely practical, clear and well-written guidebook to fighting your way out of the morass of invisible books. Sure to become as essential a read as Gaughran's first.


Hope for the Wicked
Hope for the Wicked
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A dark thriller that's not for the faint of heart, 8 May 2013
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Larry Laughlin, the narrator of Hope for the Wicked, is no hero. He may not even be an anti-hero. He's a man with a terrible past, a shocking present, and by the end of this pacy novella, an uncertain future. Empathy for this protagonist is hard to find, but sympathy Larry earns in spades.

Edward Lorn's writing is tight, evocative and beautifully paced - reminiscent of Raymond Chandler, if Chandler had a twisted alter ego. Lorn leads us on a gripping and occasionally nauseating ride to the darkest corners of the human condition. This novella is not for the squeamish, but for those who aren't afraid of the dark it's a wonderfully rewarding read.


Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should: Updated Second Edition (Let's Get Publishing Book 1)
Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should: Updated Second Edition (Let's Get Publishing Book 1)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Essential, 17 May 2012
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This book is quite simply essential for any writer considering self-publishing their work, whether they are previously unpublished or have had a traditional publishing deal in the past. David breaks down the background to the digital publishing revolution, and explains why self-publishing is the best option for any writer who wants complete control over their work, to get their books out to readers sooner rather than in years (or never!) - and why this is a financially smart move too.

The second part of the book explains the 'how' - simple, sensible advice on how to produce a professionally edited, great looking book and distribute it on major platforms (Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, etc.)

The final part of the book is a set of testimonies from self-published writers who have done well. It doesn't add much to the book in the way of hard information, but it does add weight and real-world examples of what David's talking about.

Highly recommended.


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