Some things to keep in mind about using WordPress for your author site

After reading another post in a forum where someone has had a WordPress site hacked, I felt compelled to write this post. Lots of authors let others set up websites for them and have no clue how they work, and the designer/developer decides to use WordPress to build the site because WordPress makes it easy … Continue reading Some things to keep in mind about using WordPress for your author site

Kindle Unlimited: a pirate’s treasure

Here’s a screenshot of a post on a forum. Maybe you can guess the forum, but I’m going to do the sane thing here and not mention it by name, because I’m not interested in sending goons after the bad guys and becoming a bad guy myself. But ain’t that grand? Personally, it’s just one … Continue reading Kindle Unlimited: a pirate’s treasure

Amazon.co.uk is having a sale on print books that’s causing KDP to price match my ebook

I don’t know exactly what’s going on this morning with Amazon.co.uk and KDP, but I came across an odd value in my sales report from KDP for one of my books. I double checked the book on Amazon.co.uk, where the odd “royalty” came from, and realized Amazon.co.uk is price matching one of my books. The … Continue reading Amazon.co.uk is having a sale on print books that’s causing KDP to price match my ebook

Changing a book cover on a paperback: New edition or not?

This post has been updated with an addendum. Turns out I was wrong. I understand that technically I do not have to create a new edition of a paperback at CreateSpace just for a book cover change. But I’ve been mulling over my options and I’ve decided I should. Here’s why: Resales. If the book … Continue reading Changing a book cover on a paperback: New edition or not?

Revisiting the cumulative title sales spreadsheet

I had a thought that maybe there was a way to make updating my cumulative title sales spreadsheet easy enough that it would be worth keeping it up to date so I revisited the spreadsheet today for about an hour or so. As you can see in the image above, I have several sheets in … Continue reading Revisiting the cumulative title sales spreadsheet