Annotating and Having Fun With Data

Being able to share data in a number of different ways is one of the perks of living in the digital age. Warning: this post is for the fellow geeks out there. Annotation Online I'll start with sharing some cool annotation tools. According to Library Journal: Web annotations are an attempt to recreate and extend …

Indie Author Marketing: Analyzing Facebook and Twitter

I'm a big fan of data. I love reading about all the ways people are gathering analytics on books, how data helps drive decisions, and being able to know how effective people are at reaching out to others. And that's why for the past month or two, I've really enjoyed getting to know Facebook and …

Indie Authors: Gathering Data and Marketing Your Work

You may already know, but I'm a big fan of data. It's so useful, and can help streamline and make book marketing so much more effective, among other things. One great way to collect data is to do surveys. One great example of how survey data pays off is musician Jim Bianco's album, Cookie Cutter. NPR …

Indie Authors: Tracking Book Sales

Earning a living as an indie author is very difficult. There are no advances, and books compete with well-known authors as well as other forms of entertainment, such as movies, TV shows, and music.A couple years ago, many people claimed that most self-published authors earned less than $250 (even only a few traditionally published authors sell …