Please Don’t Feed The Trolls: Grasping the Psyche of a Troll

  Often when you are standing too close, it’s tough to see things as they really are. This is especially true of authors who unfortunately open the door to both praise and harsh criticism with every new release. Today I’m going to address the issue of review trolls, those nasty little buggers who derive joy […]

Tit For Tat Behaviors: Are You Guilty, Author?

  As a follow up to last week’s post on targeting book reviewers, a fellow reviewer friend of mine sent me a link to an argument that she had been following in which an author viciously attacked another well-known and well respected book reviewer/author, who had given this person’s book a one-star rating. While she […]

Ever Considered Crowdfunding For Your Book Project? Know What It Is?

    As a free market girl who loves the indie world, I have always been fascinated by new ways to make life a bit easier for indie authors. And let’s face it, cash (or lack of it)  is always a big elephant in the room! When I first heard about CROWDFUNDING, I was absolutely […]

You Will Be Missed….

  Normally, I post tidbits of information here on “The Author CEO” to help authors get their books to market, but I need to do something different today. My heart is breaking. This morning, it came to my attention that both a wonderful man and a wonderful author passed away this weekend. James Thompson, author […]

The Kirkus Tool: How Are You Using It?

    Imagine This… You go to the store and see a nifty new tool or kitchen gadget. It’s the hot new thing. It’s on everyone’s ‘must have’ list so you grab one. Now it’s all yours. You can already imagine how much easier it will make your life. So far so good, right? Then […]

Interviewing Authors by Tim Knox

  I have been away awhile. I hadn’t even realized it had been 3 months. Life gets busy and often in the way! A couple of months ago, I received an email from a gentleman by the name of Tim Knox. Tim, like me is an entrepreneur, but, unlike me, happens to also be an […]

An Open Letter to My Amazon Author Troll

 THIS IS THE STORY… I recently had a somewhat disturbing experience with an author troll; it started with a review I posted on Amazon.  The review had to do with the length of the book in relationship to price and made the point that the book was not a good value. After stating my opinion […]

Navigating the Shark Infested Waters of Indie Publishing by Alexandrea Weis

I could think of no better way to celebrate Mardi Gras than to invite Indie author Alexandrea Weis, author of paranormal romance and romance novels set in the Big Easy. Her newest release, Cover to Covers, was released last month. Alex has mastered the art of navigating social media, particularly I refer clients to her […]