Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tips and Ideas to keep you motivated and help you sell more books...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Once Upon A Book Cover Where Dreams Come True

If you're looking for a way to rev up your book sales and you know that your book cover is a part of the problem I encourage you to drop by the New ONCE UPON A BOOK COVER AUTHOR SERVICES page on Facebook. You'll find examples of my recently designed book covers and blog banners. If you're interested in a new cover I'd love to talk with you.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Look Like a Bestseller-Become a Bestseller...

Well, it's not exactly a freebie, but it is a welcome resource for authors that are on a budget or that need a little help to polish their existing or upcoming books.  For Independent Publishers and Authors finding the resources to compete with traditionally published authors can be daunting. Once Upon a Book Cover is a collaborative of creatives who already understand the unique needs of today's highly competitive marketplace.  You'll find a whole host of services affordably priced with the you in mind. 

Whatever does this have to do with me?  My background is in graphic arts and publishing ( magazine publishing to be specific) When both my debut and second novel both became Kindle Bestsellers in a matter of a few months I began to realize that not everyone knows some of the basic marketing techniques that I do.  It's my nature to be helpful, and I've tried to share my ideas with other author friends several of which can now say they are Kindle Bestsellers and others who've seen a great increase in their progress toward that goal.  Am I personally responsible for their successes? No, but by sharing with them and doing what I could, I do believe I helped shave off some of the time it normally takes to gain the necessary exposure to do so.  Book covers are a very important part of the equation, and I'm still amazed to hear an author say they either don't feel they are or don't think they are important at all.  When pricing could be used as a tool for quick exposure, it might have been different, but I doubt it. Readers have always been influenced by covers be it in a good way or bad. 

If you're on a budget but feel your book really needs a makeover, or you're just about to release your next book and need a little help. Please contact me at and let's talk. I am taking on a select number of new clients and would love to discuss your future plans for yourself and for your books. My service goes beyond just designing a cover to trying to give you an edge over your category competition.  If you have the desire, I have a plan and would love to ride with you straight to the top of the bestseller lists.

Then visit me at to find other creatives for your editing, blurb, book trailer and stock photo needs.  The site is growing by leaps and bounds and just waiting for you.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

FREEBIES FOR WRITERS, Saturday Edition: Animated Book Trailers, Reader Survey and More...

This isn't necessarily a freebie, but it is and idea that doesn't cost anything and may work for some of you. I thought it was interesting enough to share.

Let me know what you think about this concept.

Here is a link to the Kindle Daily Nation Survey

I thought it was helpful.

Don't forget to like our Facebook page so you can get the daily updates.

Have a great weekend,

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Update on All the New Ebook Freebies!

Thanks for all of your support while I transition into this new system for connecting you with all these great Freebies for Writers! I'm so excited that the Facebook Page has been really a great tool for this. Look to the Blog here for some upcoming articles and inspiration that will help you do everything you're doing and spend as little as possible.

Now, for the real update! I have included links to the daily ebook Freebies from Facebook. It will only display the first 5 listings by date. Hope this will help you connect with us if you haven't already liked the FB Page... Look to the right of the blog post.

Have a fantastic evening!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Our New Page: Check us out and Like Us to Keep Up with All the Freebies

After much thought I have created a FB page for my Freebies for Writer's Blog. The intent has always been to help others (like me) find Free resources that pertain to or assist in being a writer. This includes but is not limited to the latest writing related or promotion related ebooks on promo for free. The FB page is not a replacement of my blog, but will allow me to share articles and posts rel...ated to research and promotion etc. rather than just being a clearinghouse for the free ebooks etc. I hope that you will jot over and like the page. I have scored tons of awesome ebooks over the past few months and I have learned at least one new tip or technique from even the books that weren't that great!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Freebies For Writers- Tuesday Finds!!! 1-17-12

It's been a little slow on the Freebies for Writers the past week, but WOW over the past few weeks we've scored some fantastic ebooks for our writing business.  Today we have a few ebooks that may raise some eyebrows among some of my more literary endeavored readers/writers.  However, I thought it was important to include these books because in the New Publishing Order, all of us are competing with new "writers" that may have never written before, but feel they have something of interest to share and are looking for quick money.  The reality is ebooks have been around in pdf form for many years and many have made a lot of money selling them on the internet.  We will continue to see this and need to learn that "this" sect of the book producing population may actually have ideas that can help us market our own books. I hope you find a gem today!  Tammie

Traditional Publishing Is My Bitch! (and other inflammatory remarks)

Writing On The Right Side Of The Brain Workbook

The PAC Method For Writers: How Prayer, Attitude & Confidence Can Lead You To A Successful Writing Career
100 Web Sites for Fiction Writers
Greatest Secrets of Successful Commercial Fiction Authors

Profit from the eBook Revolution: How YOU Can Sell A Million Books In A Year...Even if You Know Absolutely Nothing About Writing, Publishing or Marketing a Book

How To Make Quick and Easy Money With eBooks - Even If You Can't Write and Can't Spell

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thursday FREEBIES for Writers!!! Woo Hoo!!

More great Freebies for Writers....

Cash in on Kindle Publishing

eBay 101: Selling on eBay For Part-time or Full-time Income, Beginner to PowerSeller in 90 Days

Instant Confidence: 92 Tips On How To Build Confidence To Develop Self Confidence And Self Esteem
Delicious Cupcakes - Easy Cupcake Recipes

Visiting Greece Travel Guide: Your Ultimate Greece Vacation Package Plan
Mexico Travel Guide: Your Ultimate Mexico Family Vacation Plan
The Great American Adventure
Visit Italy Travel Guide: Your Ultimate Italy Vacation Plan
Visiting Germany Travel Guide Book: Your Ultimate Germany Vacation Plan
New York City Travel Guide: Your Ultimate New York City Vacation Plan (Visiting New York?)
Las Vegas Travel Guide: The Ultimate Las Vegas Vacation Plan (Discover Las Vegas Attractions & Things to do in Las Vegas)
The Book of Dreams - Novel Interpretations of Dreams

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wed. Freebies for Writers A GRAB Bag Of Cool Stuff!

Today is CRAZY Wed. Here on Freebies For Writers. We do after all have a life beyond writing. (or some of us do) These are some freebies to help you do and enjoy. :)

Mine is first. A fun little Balloon Book FREE today only! Grab it while you can save some money and impress your friends.

Do It Like A Pro: Easy Balloon Decorating for the Non-Professional
100 Ways to Find Ideas for Your Blog Posts

Celtic Baby Names

How to ice a cake like a professional for birthdays, weddings and other occassions
Wedding Etiquette & Planning Tips for the New Century: All You Need to Know About Wedding Etiquette Shower, Wedding Activities & How You Can Literally ... Programs Ideas for All Brides & Grooms)

How to Flirt and Drive a Guy Wild (101 Flirting Tips for Women and Girls)

Dora's Essentials - 2012 Calendar
How To be A Writer

The big book of home remedies

You might notice a few strange additions to the list, but use your imagination. These free ebooks are like gold when you are mining for story ideas and ways to make your characters more realistic.  Would love to hear if any of you find something clever for your next book among my picks.

Happy Writing,