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Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th March 2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By TinkBD
Re: This Author Earns $450,000 Per Year from Email Marketing

See my previous answer. He didn't make all that money from his list. He made it from selling his fiction books and ONE OF HIS TOOLS IS HIS LIST
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th March 2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By TinkBD
Re: This Author Earns $450,000 Per Year from Email Marketing

Because he gets traffic from his list, but it isn't the ONLY traffic he gets.

In most cases, fiction writers use their lists as strategic launch platforms and ongoing sales come from organic...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd March 2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By TinkBD
RE: This Author Earns $450,000 Per Year from Email Marketing

Claude -- Yes to all of that except when I took a quick look, the books I saw were not in KU...

There are a lot of folks doing well in Fiction... In many ways it's a much easier sell than...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd March 2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By TinkBD
RE: This Author Earns $450,000 Per Year from Email Marketing

Alex July -- I don't believe the only source of traffic is his e-mail list... Far from it.

I do believe he uses it strategically and effectively, but Amazon is also a definite factor.

He...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd March 2017, 01:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By TinkBD
RE: This Author Earns $450,000 Per Year from Email Marketing

Mark Dawson is a well known thriller writer. He is following the popular fiction success strategy of meeting the readers' expectations AND writing in series/writing multiple books aimed at the same...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Scaling Up Kindle Publishing Business

Your concerns are valid. Whatever the genre/sub-sub-sub-genre, you need to approach this strategically... No single book will do it. Plan on multiple books (preferably Series(s)) aimed at the same...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 202
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Can I sell my Ebook on Amazon and use affiliates to promote it?

This is not accurate. ;-) Yes, it can be very confusing...

Commission level is BASED ON BOOK PRICE -- under $2.99 is 35% Between $2.99 and 9.99 is 70%, over $9.99 you are back down to 35%
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th September 2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,710
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Who in here makes money off ebooks ?

The folks I know who are doing well write FICTION, not N-F. ;-) They write multiple books aimed at the same readers, they write in Series or Serial (depending on genre/sub-sub-sub-genre) They meet...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 16th June 2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 816
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Has anyone found anything better than Grammarly

It's not either/or lol

When I pay editors, I want them to find the important stuff, so I give them the *BEST* draft I can...

It is not in my best interest to waste their time telling me I have...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 16th June 2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 816
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Has anyone found anything better than Grammarly

I can offer some suggestions for FICTION ;-) which may or may not be useful for the OP, but might help someone else later on. lol

If you are writing FICTION, look at AutoCrit and ProWriter...I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2016, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Kindle Publishing Questions (Looking for Impartial Info please)

If you are interesting in outsourcing Fiction and you're a member of Kindling, check in the FB group ;-) There are many folks doing it and doing well...

There is a small amount of discussion...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By TinkBD
Re: What factors would lead Amazon to shutting down independent Kindle publishing?

I think the odds are pretty low. COULD they? Sure. WOULD they? Unlikely. If you look at the recent Author Earnings report, Indie fiction ebook sales are the clear leader ;-)

Will there be a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Which produces more sustainable sales on Kindle: Fiction or nonfiction?

There have been some good answers shared here ;-)

Generally speaking, Fiction is more evergreen and I don't see that changing in the near future.

Fiction is also entertainment so the buying...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th April 2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 575
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Best way to rank the highest with Kindle

While the explanation is aimed at fiction writers, there may be helpful info here:

Amazon Sales Rank: Taming the Algorithm | Self-Publishing Author Advice from The Alliance of Independent Authors...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,949
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Profit from Kindle?

The Kindle landscape has changed from when the OP was asked. But, interestingly, what Bill wrote (quoted below) is still true for fiction.

There are more and more sub-sub-sub-genres appearing that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,281
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Amazon says only forty (40) of their kindle authors are successfull

Isn't it great there are options out there for everyone.

I'm happy to have a far better shot at a long term fiction business than most folks have with IM. But each of us is different and we need...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,281
Posted By TinkBD
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,281
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Amazon says only forty (40) of their kindle authors are successfull

Fair enough... You might be right, but I suspect that if you include those in Geoff's group, there might be the same number if not more.

In the case of Kindle, for me it comes down to two...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,281
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Amazon says only forty (40) of their kindle authors are successfull

And here is a good post by a Warrior with numbers that further discredit the theory.

How I Sold 978 Fiction Ebooks Per Day in 2014… (The Complete Breakdown) – MikeShreeve.com...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,281
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Amazon says only forty (40) of their kindle authors are successfull

Here is a good, up-to-date resource regarding the opportunities in Kindle fiction ;-)

February 2016 Author Earnings Report: Amazon’s Ebook, Print, and Audio Sales – Author Earnings...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th November 2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,190
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Novel Writing Software

And if you miss this sale, the coupon WORDSWITHJAM has worked for quite a while. ;-)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th November 2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,190
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Novel Writing Software

Absolutely... Scrivener is excellent productivity software. It is quite different from Marshall, for example, which is what I call Creativity software with a minor productivity component ;-)

I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,190
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Novel Writing Software

Yes, it is still my advice. There is good info in the book...

The *Elephant in the Room* issue with software and books about structure is one I address in one of my webinars and indirectly in my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,298
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Scrivener and/or Marshall Plan Software for writers. Which one is the best?

They do two different things... Marshall is *creativity* software... It asks you questions and then creates a story outline for you. The book is worth $10 and the time to read. I got several story...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Selling short eBooks

Actually, with the advent of Amazon's Short Reads categorization, shorter books have opportunities that they've never ever had ;-)

Do write and pubb strategically... Identify a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Kindle success stories please...

There are a lot of folks doing well with fiction self-publishing, but for the most part, they've moved on from here, and hang out elsewhere. I WOULD publish them, but know that three short stories...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 23rd June 2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,421
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Who Sells A Reliable Kindle Publishing System Based On Solid Information?

Vivian and any one else reading this thread ;-) Geoff Shaw/ Kindling, for sure. The emphasis is on fiction which is where the long term, big bucks are. Geoff has removed the WSO but there are a few...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 19th June 2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,111
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Kindling by Geoff Shaw Vs Kindle money mastery by Stefan Pylarinos

Geoff Shaw's course is updated continuously and the FB group is worth ten times the cost of the course... with folks who are *really* making it., not just teaching about it ;-)

Do note, for real...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th August 2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,270
Posted By TinkBD
Re: How many of you are making money with Kindle?

One of the major questions left out here is - non-fiction or fiction

Fiction is a whole, 'nother ballgame and with work (I know, I know... the *W* word lol) it can lead to amazing long-term...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th August 2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 559
Posted By TinkBD
Re: why would anyone promote 40% comm. product

I guess it depends on WHY you are promoting... If sales are your single objective, then obviously it doesn't make sense...

If building a long term relationship with a targeted list is your goal,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th July 2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,633
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Is Kindle Publishing A Good Choice?

JeanneLynn - Kudos to your sons for writing and publishing... I am sorry their results have been disappointing.

In a nutshell, the folks who are doing well in Kindle fiction are finding a good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,633
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Is Kindle Publishing A Good Choice?

Fiction is a good route to long term rewards, with a couple of provisions:

It will take time

There are no shortcuts

You need to read fiction -- especially in your chosen genres, even if you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,472
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Handling Paypal "Subscription Payment Failed" email notices - tips?

Even though *in theory* the customer has been notified by PayPal, I send a chatty email about.

In my coaching days, I had many clients who missed the PayPal notification...

These were all...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Self-publishing: an interesting pair of blog posts

Great share.

But I'm supposed to be working on a DWS workshop assignment and you lured me into reading these. :-(

Bad Alexa, bad!

;-)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Article: "My Amazon Bestseller Made Me Nothing"

And the elephant in the room here? He didn't self-publish. I wonder what his royalty was?

If he'd self published, he'd know exactly how many books he'd sold, if he kept track... And his books will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Over 150 authors sold 100,000+ KDP books in 2013

I would guess that this figure is low, just from the authors I know of, if you take it as multiple books by an author VS a single specific book by an author... Which is a happy thing LOLOL
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 321
Posted By TinkBD
CreateSpace Expanded Distribution Glitch

CreateSpace Expanded Distribution - Check your books. There seems to be a glitch.

CS Expanded Distribution? Check your titles! (http://www.kboards.com/index.php?topic=169113.0)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Accountability partners

We have an accountability group on FB for the Kindling members -- and others -- who are making the transition into writing original fiction.

When starting a new and often frightening venture...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Amazon Keyword Issues for Fiction

Hi Ricardo - I don't see that true story or not will have anything to do with this issue.

You can't use other author's names in your keywords...

About the only legit reason I can think of is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By TinkBD
Amazon Keyword Issues for Fiction

These posts are very much worth read. Basically, DO NOT use other titles or author names in your book KEYWORDS.

They haven't allowed this in the Product Description for a while.

The second...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th October 2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,599
Posted By TinkBD
Re: EROTICA Kindle Writers- Has Any Of Your Ebooks Been Blocked Lately?

Many condolences, but let's take a moment to address the elephant in the room…

Not only is good erotica harder to write than most people here are presenting, it's also much harder to promote than...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,660
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Calling All Kindle Publishers: Please Share Your Experience Using CreateSpace and/or Smashwords

KateD - You might also consider using D2D rather than Smashwords except for reaching the Smashwords Retail store. Among other things, D2D offers better sales data.

https://draft2digital.com/

Do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th September 2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,882
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Top Selling Kindle Ebook Topics?

A far better book, written by 10/11 folks who have done better and more ethically... is The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing. And, the cherry on top -- it's WAAAAY more current LOL

ALL 10...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th September 2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,882
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Top Selling Kindle Ebook Topics?

Erotica can be good, but there are far easier fiction genres/sub-genres. Erotica is popular here at the WF because of the WSOs about it and because folks think it will be E-A-S-Y

In reality there...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th September 2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Could the End of Kindle be Near?

Yeah... ;-) They do screw things up, but there are still many opportunities for the rest of the fiction authors, thank goodness.

So happy that most IMers are too lazy to join the fiction train...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 882
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Kindle Matchbook - A New Opportunity From Those Nice Kindle People!

Excellent post by Hugh Howey about Amazon and MatchBook

It’s the Reader, Stupid | Hugh Howey (http://www.hughhowey.com/its-the-reader-stupid/)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Can selling your ebook on Kindle help to get a publishing deal.

Grab a copy of The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing

The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing: Jana DeLeon, Tina Folsom, Colleen Gleason, Jane Graves, Liliana Hart, Debra Holland, Dorien Kelly,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Can selling your ebook on Kindle help to get a publishing deal.

Regarding fiction --The simple answer is... yes it can.

However, it takes a lot of hard work and good, best-selling books, in most cases.

However, these days, the *Traditional Publishers* are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,781
Posted By TinkBD
Re: What dimensions the Kindle book's cover should be?

Amazon now imbeds the cover in the front of the book automatically. It is no longer necessary to do so.

Also cover images should be larger that the previously required 600 x 800

The link from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Free Kindle eBooks - whats the point?

Not necessarily, and, there is a strong possibility that it will do the opposite -- it can tank your ranking... This is because the free days are now counted as days without sales.

At this point...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Free Kindle eBooks - whats the point?

When the Kindle Gold Rush hit the WF about 18 months ago, Free using Select was a very effective promotional vehicle.

Now thanks to many changes in the program, in Amazon's algos, and along with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Kindle Authors: Thoughts on Serials?

First, remember there is a difference between Serials and Series. Not saying you don't know it, just clarifying for others... ;-)

Second, Serials VS Series is sub-genre specific. For example,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,671
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Re-Publishing Non-Selling Kindle Books

It IS wrong.

KDP is the pubbing arm of Amazon. If you are in just KDP you can pubb your book wherever you like.

If you are in the Amazon Exclusive - KDP Select, you have to give Amazon an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,671
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Re-Publishing Non-Selling Kindle Books

A thought I had after I posted... If you use your own ISBN number and not just the Amazon AIN, you will need a new ISBN for the new title...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,671
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Re-Publishing Non-Selling Kindle Books

I am in the process of doing the same thing. I have good reviews so I am just changing the titles and covers... Then I'll start promoting them.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 9th August 2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,348
Posted By TinkBD
Re: Best Kindle Guides/Software/Tutorials?

OMG! LOLOLOL I LOVE it! Good girl! I worship at your feet!<giggle>

I include Michelle Good Fiction Fast because she teaches structure, which was an extremely important piece of the puzzle for me....
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