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BadRedhead Says: How Much Can Indie Authors Realistically Make?

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.                  ~ Plato  Two friends have told me this week that they’re disappointed in the sales of their first book, because it’s not enough for them to quit their jobs and write full time. I also […]

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BadRedhead Says: 5 Top Tips for Marketing Your eBook

Many authors, at this point, are producing only digital work, given that 25% of books purchased are eBooks (American Association of Publishers, 2012 data), and the fact that major online bookstores have free apps (i.e., Amazon, Barnes & Noble), which makes eBooks more available than ever, because […]

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Is Twitter Just Too Darn Hard? No Way, Say These Five Sixtysomethings!

As you can probably imagine, I spend the majority of my days interacting with authors on social media – primarily Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ – primarily to build relationships, but also share information on topics I’m interested in, and sure, share my books and business services. If […]

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BadRedhead Says… Why AutoDMs on Twitter Are the Biggest Mistake You Can Make

What is an autoDM? It’s an automated message that ‘welcomes’ new followers to your stream or creates a call to action, typically but not always, with a link…but most people consider it spam. A Story: When I first started on Twitter back in 2009, an ‘expert’ told […]

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BadRedhead Says: The Advantages of Being Positive on Social Media

Have you ever had to block someone because you just couldn’t stand the negativity for even one more minute? I have. I’ve recently had to block (or mute) a few people on social media, primarily because they were such disagreeable downers. Every time I’d post some type […]

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BadRedhead Says: What Does Success Feel Like?

Heidi, the lovely and brilliant owner of this publication (and I didn’t just say that because she made me) asked me to answer the question: What Does Success Feel Like? It feels kind of odd to me, because I certainly don’t consider myself a household name. In […]

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BadRedhead Says: 5 Top Twitter Tips to Guarantee an Interactive Stream!

I’ve been on Twitter since March 2009. Given that this is my anniversary month, I thought I’d give you some top tips on how to make the most of Twitter, get more targeted followers and grow your account quickly. Despite the fact that they didn’t take me […]

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Top 5 Ways to Start Your Author Platform NOW!

Part of what amazed me (over President’s Day Weekend) at the San Francisco Writer’s Conference is this: most writers have absolutely no idea what an author platform is or how to start. They took to calling it the P word, to take away the scariness of it […]

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BadRedhead Says: 3 Top Tips to Run Your Social Media Platform More Efficiently

People often wonder how on earth they’re going to keep up with all the various social media accounts, so they ask me what I do. A lot. Actually, there are really three main applications I use on my laptop that help me tremendously in regard to time […]

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BadRedhead Says… What Makes a Bestseller?

I got into a Twitter discussion today about what makes a bestseller. I shared the five key secrets I personally utilize that have worked amazingly well for me. Someone said fine, okay, but then why isn’t every book a bestseller? If it’s so easy, why isn’t everyone doing what you lay […]

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