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K Mathew Talks Books

Today we are joined by an author who is building up quite a reputation in the self-publishing world.

Writing under an number of different names K. Matthew, Scarlet Delorne, Marla Braziel and my personal favourite Sky Corgan, with most of the books aimed at the erotica market Kyler Mathews is quickly establishing a firm foothold, with a growing world wide readership.

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Why Focusing on Kindle Ebooks Makes Good Marketing Sense for New Authors

As a new author you obviously want to get as many people as possible to read your book. Given this goal, at first glance it may seem equally obvious that you want to sell your ebook on as many online ebook retailer sites as possible.

I’d like to explain why this is not necessarily the best response, and to add that my opinions are based on my own experiences.

To start with, unless you are blessed with a personal assistant, you will have to be the publicist for your own book. It’s a trade-off – each hour you spend promoting your book is an hour you spend away from writing your next book.

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EBook Review- Detonate – David Green

David Greene - Detonate

David Greene - DetonateDetonate is a thriller by David Greene, which does everything a thriller should! It is fast moving, with enough twists and turns to keep you interested and turning the pages! I enjoyed finding out more about the protagonists as the story went on; Tyrone King is soldier turned private investigator who unwittingly becomes embroiled in a plan involving terrorists, New York and the Statue of Liberty.

 

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Ebook Review – Season of Sin – Stacy-Deanne

When given this book to review, I hadn’t read anything bar the odd newspaper for a fair while. But, having a tiny baby in the house though means my nights are currently spent not sleeping, and so over the last couple of nights, I have grabbed my Kindle and whilst a very small person convinces me the only place to sleep is planted firmly on my chest I have read The Season of Sin!

Well crafted characters and a plot line that steams along at a decent pace well describes this book. With all e-books the first port of call when reviewing has to be the basics – how well written, laid out and punctuated is the book (being able to so easily self-publish means the e-book market has far too many hastily written and published books) – The Season of Sin well and truly passes muster, being well written and well edited.

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Ebook Review – Marked – Marta Szemik

Marked is the first book in the Two Halves series, and does a good job of setting the scene for the rest of series.

Its a very easy read, and with the emergence and popularity of fantasy/sci fi books, I am sure among the young adult readers it fits in very well with the prevailing trend. The book is a novella, which means it is shorter than a novel, but longer than a short story (110 pages in this case), and it does have the feeling, as you read it that you are reading a very long prologue! This is possibly a very clever move on the part of the author, as if you enjoy the novella and love the characters you will doubtless go back for more!

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Scarlett Rugers – Book Covers Uncovered

We have been really fortunate to be able to get some time with Scarlett Rugers, Artist, Illustrator, Book Cover Designer and even a painter of words.  

There is no doubt that a brilliant novel can be made even more shiny and bright with a fabulous, well designed and thought out cover, and we wanted to ask Scarlett about the process, and how an artist like herself can help.  Look out tomorrow for a piece by Scarlett on "Making a Bad Book Cover Look Good", an unmissable read for anyone embarking on publishing their first book.  

 

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Ebook Review – The Baby Trap – Sibel Hodge

5-stars

The Baby Trap made me laugh, made me cry, made me cringe and cross my legs! I loved it, I understood the subject, having lived much of it; but the author is able to still entertain you and ensure for every rueful tear there are more smiles to be had. You don't need to have been through infertility or that absolute need for a child to enjoy The Baby Trap, its well written, funny, poignant and clever enough to stand up as a novel on its own.

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The Unruly Guide to EPublishing

We have at RazberryJuice taken an interest in online publishing, praising the Kindle and EReaders, reviewing ebooks and speaking to authors. It seemed to us the next logical step was to speak to Suzanne Fyhrie Parrott of UnrulyGuides.com a DIY Self-Publishing resource, offering guides, kits and tutorials for the self-publishing author. Her site condenses down the self-publishing process into easy to understand terms, providing tips, tutorials, and tools, as well as step-by-step videos making the process a lot less painful.

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