Posted on 04/13/2021 at 10:06 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

David Gaughran alerted us to Amazon’s new feature for US-based authors: Kindle Vella. Vella is for stories told one episode...

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Posted on 03/04/2021 at 02:36 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Readers may still pick up your book and even forgive it if it has an odd cover or underwhelming blurb....

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Tagged As: David Gaughran, Editing

Posted on 02/24/2021 at 11:41 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’ve been pretty emphatic at Fussy that authors are best served by having a professional design their book covers, with...

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Posted on 02/23/2021 at 09:59 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Choosing a price for your ebook can feel like a no-win situation. Set the price too high and you may...

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Posted on 02/04/2021 at 03:14 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Perhaps you don’t need to be told that making money from short stories is a bit harder than selling novels....

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Posted on 02/01/2021 at 11:14 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

David Gaughran is experiencing a bit of deja vu. Sure, there wasn’t a pandemic in 2010-2011, and sure, people are...

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Posted on 01/04/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The first thing you should know about self-editing is that it doesn’t replace a professional editor, says David Gaughran. What...

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Tagged As: David Gaughran, Editing

Posted on 07/29/2020 at 01:09 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

How many times have you seen a reference to Amazon’s A9 Algorithm? And how many of those references seemed to...

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Posted on 07/23/2020 at 11:45 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s a great day when we can share a post from a publishing guru that includes the phrase “I suggest...

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Tagged As: Amazon, David Gaughran

Posted on 05/18/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You’ve no doubt been encouraged to seek online engagement with your readers or potential readers, especially with in-person engagement limited...

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