JB’S JOURNAL FOR WRITERS

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“PAY TO PLAY”

JB’s Journal for Writers is a weekly newsletter dedicated to the writer who never has enough time and is crushed by information. The journal highlights important information to help writers sell books.

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LAURIE VINCENT – AN AMAZON SECRET

I wanted to share a few tips with this group about posting a book on Amazon to help gain more recognition when readers are doing searches for books and you want your book noticed. Amazon allows you to use 7 search words when you first post your book, and sometimes that can be difficult to choose the “right” 7 search words. What I have learned that you CAN do is “stack” your search words (Amazon counts the number of commas as a single search word). So in the past, if you have used search words like: Mystery, Murder, Thriller, Suspense — Amazon would count that as 4 words because you have used three commas. What you actually can do is “stack” words to expand the universe on your search words. Example: Murder Mystery Thriller, Romance Suspense Supernatural, Ghost Haunted House Psychological — are actually considered 3 “search” words recognized by Amazon. Obviously you can add more, but remember to count the times you use the commas, as that will trigger a single “search” word.

This will definitely give your book the ability to be more readily discovered during a reader’s search for a certain new book.

THE BOTTOM-LINE EXPLANATION OF THE MASS FAILURE OF AUTHORS…AND HOW TO AVOID BEING AMONG THEM

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17 CHANGES INDIE AUTHORS CAN EXPECT IN 2017

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3 SUREFIRE WAYS TO VALIDATE YOUR BOOK IDEA SO IT WILL SELL

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HOW TO SPOT AND AVOID, “PAY TO PLAY” PUBLISHING CONTRACTS

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 SETH EXCERPT FOR YOUR READING ENJOYMENT

“I liked Seth.

The book and the man.”

Ray Simmons

READERS’ FAVORITE

 

It happened on DEA Quinton Templeton’s watch. And everything changed.

Garcia was driving Angel home to her condominium after she’d flown in from Mexico on a Gulfstream G150 business jet. Traveling on the inside lane of East Randolph Street, Garcia pushed down the turn signal in preparation for a left turn onto N Field Blvd and Angel’s residence on E Benton Place. Oblivious to traffic, Angel was on the phone thanking Manuel for the comfort of her return flight home when a siren behind them exploded in sound. A black, unmarked, Chicago police car lit up with red-and-blue lights. Startled, Angel dropped the phone while Garcia forced the Mercedes-Benz S-Class stretch limousine over the curb onto the grated steel plates in the median strip. Glancing out the window, when the police car accelerated past them, Angel saw two men parked in a vehicle on the other side of the street. The driver, who was watching her with binoculars, dropped the glasses out of sight. Angel didn’t have any doubt. The two men inside the black Chevrolet Suburban with U.S. government license plates were Drug Enforcement agents. Picking up the phone, she said to Manuel, “Policía.”

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One Response to "JB’S JOURNAL FOR WRITERS"
  1. Hmm … the “To” line [above] is currently empty, despite me clicking on the e-mail symbol at the end of the interview. We’ll see what happens … 😊

    An Interesting interview, JB, if this e-ail doesn’t reach you hopefully we’ll get a chance to swap insults o TWC tonight …

    Glad to see I’m not the only one to have some doubts/reservations about the pros & cons of Agents and their (alleged) roles/significance/usefulness. To be fair, I haven’t yet made a serious attempt to persuade a Agent to take me on. In my case it’s mainly because in the UK all the Agent live in London and seem t believe that anyone who DOESN’T live in their cesspool still wears woad and communicates in grunts.
    I have yet to receive so much as an ‘acknowledgement of receipt’ even when I include a self-addressed postcard with a Query / Submission. This is NOT an isolated case. I ave several writer colleagues who live “north of the Watford Gap” with similar tales to tell.
    Battery low, hope to speak to you tonight!
    Paul

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