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Thoughts (both coherent and incoherent) of a new Indie writer finding her way through the.. self-publishing industry

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  • on May 16, 2012
    Visit me at my main website:http://www.shainarichmond.com...
  • Wix.com - A Word of Caution
    on Feb 26, 2012 in Wix flash
    This blog post has sat in my "drafts" for quite some time, mostly because I didn't feel like dealing with a bunch of IT people coming in here and leaving comments to tell me, "Yes you can optimize Wix for i-devices! And yes, you can optimize it for s...
  • Don't Be Lazy
    on Oct 14, 2011
    There's a reason why corporations have departments that handle specific responsibilities. Marketing does the marketing. Accounting / Finance handles the general ledger activity and financial reporting. Human resources handles all responsibilities rel...
  • The Best Advice
    on Sep 13, 2011 in self-publishing bad writing
    I'm not the kind of person who "hates" anything, really. Especially people. I believe in killing people with kindness, and being nice even to those people who don't deserve it. "Hate" is a strong word, as is "love." I'm very careful when I use either...
  • Tips, tricks, and a rant of some sortNone of this is original. It's all been said by someone else. But that doesn't mean that a handful of you won't need a reminder, or that you simply haven't heard it before.1. My last blog post was about setting up your own URL, and I recommended Word...
  • Tips, tricks, and a rant of some sortNone of this is original. It's all been said by someone else. But that doesn't mean that a handful of you won't need a reminder, or that you simply haven't heard it before.1. My last blog post was about setting up your own URL, and I recommended Word...
  • If your readers can't find you...
    on Jul 11, 2011 in Wordpress self-publishing advice
    I interact with a lot of writers on a daily basis due to the number of excerpts I receive for posting at my blogs. I don't mind answering questions. In fact, I love to help people if I can. But I have to admit... sometimes y'all are frustrating. It h...
  • If your readers can't find you...
    on Jul 11, 2011 in Wordpress self-publishing advice
    I interact with a lot of writers on a daily basis due to the number of excerpts I receive for posting at my blogs. I don't mind answering questions. In fact, I love to help people if I can. But I have to admit... sometimes y'all are frustrating. It h...
  • Really? Are you kidding me??
    on Jul 2, 2011 in Amazon author page I'm crazy rants
    Some of you have dealt with me in the past. You've received random encouragement from me, maybe. You wonder - "who is this weirdo, and why is she telling me this?"Well, my Myers-Briggs Personality score is ENFJ.  And it describes me to a T. I to...
  • Really? Are you kidding me??
    on Jul 2, 2011 in Amazon author page I'm crazy rants
    Some of you have dealt with me in the past. You've received random encouragement from me, maybe. You wonder - "who is this weirdo, and why is she telling me this?"Well, my Myers-Briggs Personality score is ENFJ.  And it describes me to a T. I to...
  • The Case for Free eBooks, part 2
    on Jun 18, 2011 in free ebooks
    I started out writing this earlier, but it ended in a different place. You know how it is...So, I'm going to just copy and paste what I wrote on a Goodreads forum this morning. I will flesh out some parts of this later.  It was in response to so...
  • The Case for Free eBooks, part 2
    on Jun 18, 2011 in free ebooks
    I started out writing this earlier, but it ended in a different place. You know how it is...So, I'm going to just copy and paste what I wrote on a Goodreads forum this morning. I will flesh out some parts of this later.  It was in response to so...
  • A wonderful dream makes all the difference
    on Jun 14, 2011 in work stress writing
    I usually keep my blog posts between this blog and my author blog separate, but this one felt like it needed to be posted both places. Maybe some of my writer friends can relate... here it is:****I apologize for any and all errors. I should have my h...
  • A wonderful dream makes all the difference
    on Jun 14, 2011 in work stress writing
    I usually keep my blog posts between this blog and my author blog separate, but this one felt like it needed to be posted both places. Maybe some of my writer friends can relate... here it is:****I apologize for any and all errors. I should have my h...
  • The Case for Free eBooks, part 1a
    on Jun 6, 2011 in reviews free ebooks
    I just woke up this morning to find out I had another review. Also, my Smashwords sales have been better than ever lately. I attribute this to the fact that I promoted part 1 of my series for free at http://www.getfreeebooks.com.  I've heard fro...
  • The Case for Free eBooks, part 1a
    on Jun 6, 2011 in reviews free ebooks
    I just woke up this morning to find out I had another review. Also, my Smashwords sales have been better than ever lately. I attribute this to the fact that I promoted part 1 of my series for free at http://www.getfreeebooks.com.  I've heard fro...
  • The Case for Free eBooks, part 1
    on Jun 5, 2011 in promotion advice free ebooks
    Since I run a blog to promote free eBooks, I get a lot of flack from some authors, telling me it's wrong to give away books.Some of what I hear on a daily basis:- "I write to make money, not give my work away for free." - "I don't work for free." - "...
  • The Case for Free eBooks, part 1
    on Jun 5, 2011 in promotion advice free ebooks
    Since I run a blog to promote free eBooks, I get a lot of flack from some authors, telling me it's wrong to give away books.Some of what I hear on a daily basis:- "I write to make money, not give my work away for free." - "I don't work for free." - "...
  • Hoppin' Around
    on Jun 4, 2011 in promotion
    Do you see the cute little frog on the right side of this page? Are you an Indie author? Then join the blog hop!! I won't post the link here - I'll make you work for it - scroll down and look to the right. :)You also may want to join this group:In...
  • An Introduction
    on May 21, 2011
    If you haven't seen my new "I Love Smashwords" blog, this post will make no sense to you. Just an FYI. We don't work for Smashwords. We're both just passionate volunteers who have day jobs."Who are you people and why did you start this website?"My na...

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