Making The Most From Your Amazon KDP Free Promotion

Making The Most From Your Amazon KDP Free Promotion

Using KDP free promotion to help your book ranking Anyone who is enrolled in Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing knows about the five KDP free promotion days available every ninety days for each book if you are enrolled in KDP Select. What some may not know is that it has now become another little industry in itself, as sites pop up all over the internet, listing and promoting these free ebook offerings. When KDP Select first started, it was enough to book your KDP free promotion days and then promote it yourself via your own social networks. Now, however, there are so many free ebooks on offer every day it’s getting

In Defence Of The Indie

In Defence Of The Indie

Indie authors are innovators. After reading a blog post written by Su (@Sirra_girl), The Ugly Side of Indie Publishing on Videlicet Productions, I didn’t hesitate in adding my two cents worth by way of a comment. However, as good as the post was, it was a comment from @remittancegirl that really caught my attention. ‘Traditional publishers, with few exceptions, publish book after book of safe, tired, formulaic crap in an effort to do that trick again and again. They have become a serious inhibition to cultural growth, not the promoters of it as they once were.’ In my mind, this encapsulates exactly why self-publishing and Indie writers are a great new pool of talent

What Is A Portmanteau?

What Is A Portmanteau?

What is a portmanteau in grammar? When I formed my publishing company (Portmanteau Press LLC), I was shocked and appalled that I received the following question from numerous people (my CPA, the lady at the bank, my mother!): what is a portmanteau? Now, I feel the need to educate people about this wonderful language device. Being that Derek’s blog is called “Vandalism of Words,” I felt this was an appropriate forum. A portmanteau, in short, is when you take two words and squish them together to form a new word. For example, you have a meal that is halfway between breakfast and lunch? Brunch. You have an eating utensil that is

Eyes That Could Kill : When being abducted once, is just not enough …

Eyes That Could Kill : When being abducted once, is just not enough …

Eyes That Could Kill When being abducted once is just not enough. Langley Garret’s Sunday morning started very badly, after waking with a hangover and a depressed feeling of worthlessness, along with a foreboding sensation in his gut. With his wife working away yet again, and the realisation that their marriage was probably very close to an end, and that his life was slowly ebbing away, he pondered his misfortune. As he decided to start accepting that his life just couldn’t get any worse, over his breakfast of coffee, cold pizza and orange juice, it did, when his miserable, quiet and lonely Sunday morning was interrupted by two very nasty