Monthly Archives: September 2014

More Books, More Options, More KARMA!


More Choices on Bookarma!

If you’ve found it a little overwhelming to find and share books because they’re all lumped into one category, you’re going to love what’s coming on Bookarma. Every day more authors join and more books are added to Bookarma. Today we unveil a new feature: Queue Filtering.

Starting today, you’ll see a new look in your Book Queue. You’ll be able to filter the types of books you see by both genre and by language. If you only want to see fiction, you can select fiction – or any one of the subcategories. The same is true for nonfiction, poetry, and children’s books. If you like to mix it up, you can display any

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Book Promotion and Book Covers


A great book cover is one of the most important parts of book promotion!

Guest Post by Chris Robley, BookBaby

Book promotion is a high priority, but have you ever thought about how your book cover might be hindering you? Think about the way you scroll through your social media feeds, or surf cable TV channels, or breeze through the aisles of a bookstore; you’re inundated with information and entertainment options — so if something doesn’t grab you within a few seconds, you’re probably going to move on to something else, right?

Most people will give your book the same treatment. Before you’ve built up a large readership, your book cover is not just

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Authors and The Trust Factor

Independent and self-published authors have weathered a lot as the industry has shifted from big publishers acting as the gatekeepers—deciding who’s in and who’s out—to a marketplace of free-flowing ideas. The publishing industry, like any other, is complex, and there’s a lot to learn. It’s not easy to navigate, especially if you’re trying to figure it out by yourself.

In response to that, many online businesses have bubbled up, proclaiming to “help the author.” If only that had always been true! It’s not uncommon to hear of authors who invested their trust and finances in a “helpful resource,” but ended up with a substandard product. In short, they got rooked.

No Wonder You Don’t Trust Us!

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