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Five books new writers need to read

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Writers and authors are always looking for new books to read on their writing craft. Honestly, most of the time this is a form of procrastination... but since I'm the queen of procrastination I can't really fault them for it. Here are five of the best writing books I've read over these last two years.

1. How to Write a Book in 10 Days: 123 Quick Tips for Fast Non-fiction Self-Publishing

How to Write a Nonfiction Book -- Fast!

Writing is a great way to market your business, build your credibility and personal brand, earn passive income, make money online working from home, and improve your presentation and communication skills. Anyone can self-publish and it can be done at the time and location of your choice! 
Writing Tips: Overcome Writer’s Block and Write Books Readers Love Really Fast!

How to Write a Book in 10 Days breaks down the writing process into three phases and provides actionable tips on improving your writing speed in all three. The three-phase process to writing is (1) determining what to write about given your goals and what readers actually want, (2) getting your thoughts from your head to words on your page, and (3) presenting the words in an engaging and effective way. 
How to Write Faster

If you want to write well and write books that sell, you need to write fast. Writing is like a muscle, it gets stronger when you work it. Writing more books increases your chances of writing a successful book and enables you to get fast feedback so that you can iterate accordingly. Writing more books is one of the best ways to promote your existing books. 
The Self-Publishing Gold Rush

Amazon has hundreds of millions of shoppers, with their credit card information stored, who can buy your book with one click. Self-publishing on Amazon is like putting an infinite number of copies of your book in the middle of the world’s largest bookstore! 

The Internet makes it less necessary to have a high-priced broker like a publisher. If a publisher needs you then you don’t need a publisher, and if you need a publisher then the publisher doesn’t need you. 

It takes very little time and costs zero dollars to self-publish on Amazon. It’s incredibly easy to do, and you can earn up to 70% of the royalties from your book, which is much more than you can earn with a traditional publisher 
A Letter From The Author
People often ask me how I write high-quality books at such high speeds. I’ve written and self-published seven books as of this writing. 

Writing didn’t come naturally to me. I’ve experienced a lot of the challenges I’m going to tackle in this book firsthand. I never even thought I would enjoy writing so much, let alone make it a significant source of income. 

Self-publishing has been an amazing experience for me. It generates a significant amount of passive income. Self-publishing has also led me to high-priced consulting and speaking opportunities and press coverage. It’s made me a better thinker, presenter, and communicator. My books have boosted my professional credibility and attracted customers to my business. In addition, writing has become one of my biggest passions, so I'm very excited to help my readers! 

And yes, I wrote this book in 10 days! 

I’m by no means an “expert” on writing (and you don’t have to be an “expert” on the topic of your book either!). I didn’t go to school for writing. I haven’t been writing for decades. The tips, strategies, tactics, and hacks contained within this book are what have helped me go from zero to writing a few blog posts to self-publishing seven books. I’m confident that if you practice these ideas, your writing speed and quality will increase tremendously.

Pick up this book at Amazon today.

2. Write. Publish. Repeat. (The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success)

Write. Publish. Repeat.
The No-Luck-Required Guide to Publishing
In 2013, Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt published 1.5 million words and made their full-time livings as indie authors. In Write. Publish. Repeat., they tell you exactly how they did it: how they created over 15 independent franchises across 50+ published works, how they turned their art into a logical, sustainable business, and how any independent author can do the same to build a sustainable, profitable career with their writing.
Write. Publish. Repeat. explains the current self-publishing landscape and covers the truths and myths about what it means to be an indie author now and in the foreseeable future. It explains how to create books your readers will love and will want to return to again and again. Write. Publish. Repeat. details expert methods for building story worlds, characters, and plots, understanding your market (right down to your ideal reader), using the best tools possible to capture your draft, and explains proven best practices for editing. The book also discusses covers, titles, formatting, pricing, and publishing to multiple platforms, plus a bit on getting your books into print (and why that might not be a good idea!). But most importantly, Write. Publish. Repeat. details the psychology-driven marketing plan that Sean and Johnny built to shape their stories into "products" that readers couldn't help but be drawn into -- thus almost automatically generating sales -- and explores ways that smart, business-minded writers can do the same to future-proof their careers.
This book is not a formula with an easy path to follow. It is a guidebook that will help you build a successful indie publishing career, no matter what type of writer you are ... so long as you're the type who's willing to do the work.
˃˃˃ What Indie Authors and Thought Leaders Are Saying:
"Two of the best in the biz... A gem for aspiring authors."
-- Hugh Howey
"I have a pretty popular blog on self-publishing, and I've written a couple of books on the topic myself - meaning I've read a lot on the topic and come across lots of different strategies and approaches to building a loyal audience. For my money, this is the best book on self-publishing out there."
-- David Gaughran
"It's tough to find more honest and straight-forward marketing advice than what you'll get from these indie authors."
-- Jane Friedman, former publisher of Writer's Digest
"The most important book on self-publishing I've ever read. "
-- Karol Gajda
"Consider it the most valuable guide book to publishing success."
-- Jim Kukral, Author Marketing Club
You'll Wish You Could Have Read it Years Ago!

Pick up this book on Amazon!

3. Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should (Let's Get Publishing)

2012 WINNER - BEST NON-FICTION (DIY/SELF-HELP) - INDEPENDENT E-BOOK AWARDS

Based on Amazon Reader Reviews:

- TOP RATED IN "PUBLISHING & BOOKS"
- TOP RATED IN "AUTHORSHIP"
- TOP RATED IN "WRITING REFERENCE"


"You won't make any money from self-publishing."

MYTH!

The internet has revolutionized every business it has come into contact with, and publishing is no different.

For the first time, these changes are handing power back to the writer. It's up to YOU if you want to profit from them.

Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should.

This guide contains over 60,000 words of essays, articles, and how-to guides, as well as contributions from 33 bestselling indie authors including J Carson Black, Bob Mayer, Victorine Lieske, Mark Edwards, and many more.

It covers everything from how the disruptive power of the internet has changed the publishing business forever to the opportunities this has created for writers. It gives you practical advice on editing, cover design, formatting, and pricing. And it reveals marketing tips from blogging and social networking right through to competitions, discounts, reviews, and giveaways.

If you are considering self-publishing, if you need to breathe life into your flagging sales, or if you want to understand why it's a great time to be a writer, Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should will explain it all.

Praise for Let's Get Digital:

"Let's Get Digital is a must read for anyone considering self-publishing." -- JA Konrath, bestselling author of Trapped, Origin, and Whiskey Sour.
"Even with my background as an indie writer, I picked up several valuable tips...this is simply the best book about the ebook revolution that I have read." -- Michael Wallace, bestselling author of the Righteous series. 

"Credible and comprehensive. I'd recommend it to any writer who is considering self-publishing or anyone interested in the current state of publishing." -- Big Al's Books and Pals - 5 stars.

"It should be THE starting point for anyone considering self-publishing today. This book is a Pixel Pick, and should be considered required reading for any Indie author." -- Pixel of Ink.

The follow-up to Let's Get Digital is out now. Let's Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books is available from Amazon (cut-and-paste into your browser): amzn.to/LGVisible

Praise for Let's Get Visible:
"Let's Get Visible is the best tool I have discovered for a writer to push sales and visibility to the next level, and an indispensable addition to the library of any indie writer. If you're an indie writer and you're not buying this book, you simply aren't playing this game to win." -- Michael Wallace, bestselling author of The Righteous.

"Gaughran distills complex subject matter and explains it in a way that anybody can easily understand, and takes the guesswork out of promotion at Amazon. He removes the mysticism and gets you as close as anyone outside of Amazon will probably be to understanding how stuff works behind the curtain." -- David Wright, bestselling author of Yesterday's Gone.

"If you are a self-publisher looking to improve your ability to get eyeballs on your books, I can't recommend this title highly enough. The book contains many ideas I've used successfully and several I'm now excited to try." -- Cidney Swanson, bestselling author of Saving Mars.

"Let's Get Visible offers a precise understanding of Amazon's systems and a real strategy authors can use to improve performance. An invaluable resource." -- Jason Letts, bestselling author of Inevitable.

Get this great book on Amazon!

4. Let's Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books (Let's Get Publishing)

Take your sales to the next level! The author of the award-winning, bestselling Let's Get Digital is back with an advanced guide for more experienced self-publishers. 

There are over 1.5 million books in the Kindle Store, with thousands more added every day. How do you get yours noticed? Visibility isn't a challenge that can be bested once - it requires continual work. But there are tools and strategies to do much of the heavy lifting for you. 

In Let's Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books, you'll discover how to:
  • Leverage Amazon's famous recommendation engine to take advantage of the various opportunities it provides for exposure
  • Position your books for discoverability on other sales venues
  • Minimize the time you spend promoting so you have more time to spend writing
  • Promote in a cost-effective way that actually works
By using these tips, you will get your book noticed. And getting noticed is the key to growing your sales.

Praise for Let's Get Visible:
"Let's Get Visible is the best tool I have discovered for a writer to push sales and visibility to the next level, and an indispensable addition to the library of any indie writer. If you're an indie writer and you're not buying this book, you simply aren't playing this game to win."--Michael Wallace, bestselling author of The Righteous.

"Gaughran distills complex subject matter and explains it in a way that anybody can easily understand, and takes the guesswork out of promotion at Amazon. He removes the mysticism and gets you as close as anyone outside of Amazon will probably be to understanding how stuff works behind the curtain."--David Wright, bestselling author of Yesterday's Gone.

"If you are a self-publisher looking to improve your ability to get eyeballs on your books, I can't recommend this title highly enough. The book contains many ideas I've used successfully and several I'm now excited to try."--Cidney Swanson, bestselling author of Saving Mars.

"Let's Get Visible offers a precise understanding of Amazon's systems and a real strategy authors can use to improve performance. An invaluable resource."--Jason Letts, bestselling author of Inevitable.

SPECIAL OFFER: You can pick up the award-winning, bestselling Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should for just $2.99 here on Amazon: amzn.to/Digital99

Praise for Let's Get Digital:

"Let's Get Digital is a must read for anyone considering self-publishing."--JA Konrath, bestselling author of TrappedOrigin, and Whiskey Sour.

"Even with my background as an indie writer, I picked up several valuable tips...this is simply the best book about the ebook revolution that I have read."--Michael Wallace, bestselling author of the Righteous series. 

"Credible and comprehensive. I'd recommend it to any writer who is considering self-publishing or anyone interested in the current state of publishing."--Big Al's Books and Pals - 5 stars.

"It should be THE starting point for anyone considering self-publishing today. This book is a Pixel Pick, and should be considered required reading for any Indie author."--Pixel of Ink.

Pick this book up over at Amazon!

5. 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love

"Have you ever wanted to double your daily word counts? Do you sometimes feel like you're crawling through your story? Do you want to write more every day without increasing the time you spend writing or sacrificing quality? It's not impossible; it's not even that hard. This is the book explaining how, with a few simple changes, I boosted my daily writing from 2000 words to over 10k a day, and how you can, too."

New Revised and Corrected Edition for Fall, 2013!
 
Expanding on her highly successful system for doubling daily word counts, this book--a combination of reworked blog posts and new material--offers practical writing advice for anyone who's ever longed to increase their daily writing output. In addition to updated information for Rachel's popular 2k to 10k writing efficiency process, 5 step plotting method, and easy editing tips, this book includes all new chapters on creating characters who write their own stories, plot structure, and learning to love your daily writing. Full of easy to follow, practical advice from a professional author who doesn't eat if she doesn't produce good books on a regular basis, 2k to 10k focuses not just on writing faster, but writing better, and having more fun while you do it.

This updated edition has been professional edited to correct the errors and typos found in the original text. Sorry for the delay, and please enjoy the new, polished version of 2k to 10k!

Pick this great book up over on Amazon!

And don't forget: You can learn how to write erotica for only $2.99! Now is the best time to break into this lucrative genre!

5 of the Best Sex Quizzes Online

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Ever since I was a teen, I've been in love with those quizzes in Cosmo. Whether they taught me what kind of boy I prefer (the bad boy, of course!), or what the best sex position is for me (doggy style, natch), they have always been a fun way to pass a few minutes or even bond with a gal pal. Here are 5 of the best sex quizzes on the internet.

1. What's Your Sex Personality (Ladies' Home Journal)

"If you want a little more rrrowrr in your romps, you've first got to know your current sex style. Are you a tempting tigress more than you thought -- or a little too ladylike for your own good? Take our quiz, and our cues to add more sizzle to your sheets."

Take the quiz here!


2. The Ultimate Sex Quiz (HowStuffWorks)

"Making love. A roll in the hay. The mattress mambo. Doin' the deed. What is there to say about sex? It fuels entire industries, destroys political careers and results in a whole lot of babies. Ready to test how much you know about sex? As Marvin Gaye would say, let's get it on."

Take the quiz here!


3. Have you ever...? (Women's Health)

"When it comes to sex, most people have a comfort zone they usually stay in. But taking a walk on the wilder side can have some spine-tingling benefits. "It's important for couples to keep expanding their intimacy and not get too dependent on the ease of autopilot sex," says sex and relationships counselor Ian Kerner, Ph.D., author of Sex Recharge.

Doing some of the things on this list can be a fun way to keep your relationship strong and protect it from the threat of boredom. (Can you think of a better way to get closer?) And if you're hesitant to throw some of these suggestions out to your guy, don't worry about speaking up--chances are, he'll be suited up and in the game before you can finish your sentence.

"I see many couples who want to try something new in the bedroom, but each person is waiting for their partner to suggest it," says Kerner. "

Take the quiz here!


4. The Ultimate Sex Quiz (Rotten Tomatoes)

"Sex, sex, sex, sex, sex, and guess what?! MORE SEX!"

Take the quiz here!


5. Find Your Perfect Sex Position (Good to Know)

"We've got lots of sex positions here on goodtoknow but short of trying every single one (which might not be such a bad thing), how do you know which positions are best for you and your partner?

We've tried to narrow it down for you with our sex positions quiz, based on your preferences, his size and your stamina levels."

Take the quiz here!

I Used Pickfu to Choose My Next Cover (And I Loved It!)

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A few days ago I made a short post on PickFu and how awesome it could be for authors. At that point I hadn't tried it, but was looking forward to using it to help get the cover right for my first novel.

After that blog post went live, John Li, a co-founder of PickFu, emailed me offering to let me try their website. So I did! I ran two polls, one that was public to the PickFu audience and another that was just for you guys via Pinterest, Twitter, and this blog.

What was really cool is that PickFu gives you analytics about the people that responded to your polls. You'll learn how many were male or female, their ages, and some other cool snippets of info. They can also leave comments on their choice, which helps you decide how to make the winner even better and avoid the pitfalls of the losing option in the future.

I learned a lot from running this poll. For instance, some of you are incredibly squeamish about using a baby on this cover. To that response, I'll point out that for what I am writing it's actually an industry standard. This is a romance novel about an unexpected baby- not erotica. I also found out that the title can be read as totally creepy! The title is one thing I'll be changing, without a doubt.

Which cover design is more sentimental? Which are you more likely to read?

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Which of these covers do you prefer?

I already asked the general Pickfu audience what they thought, and many said the title doesn't accurately portray what's going on. Do you have any suggestions for a better title?

This is going to be my very first novel. I'm just past 22,000 words on it! So I definitely want to get this cover right. 

You can find the poll over at Pickfu, courtesy of free credits given to me by them. If the poll closes before you get a chance to reply, feel free to reply in the comments below or send me an email at midnightclimaxerotica@gmail.com!

Background Noise for Authors

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Most people know, at this point, that background noise can increase your productivity in the right doses. I decided to put together a few of the things I use when I need to focus:

Focus@Will: My personal favorite! I paid for the full version of this one and have no regrets.

Rainy Mood: Like to listen to rain? This is for you!

myNoise: myNoise offers a unique collection of online noise generators shaped to your personal hearing thresholds.

Raining.fm: Another rain noise generator.

Ambient Mixer: White noise machine.

Coffitivity: Coffee shop noises, without leaving the house!

On Running a Reddit Ad Campaign

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As of writing this intro, I'm setting up a $10 ad campaign for Reddit. I'm going to be advertising my book, How to Really Self-Publish Erotica. It's an older title, but still outsells the rest.

I'm going to be releasing a new book on WHY people should be self publishing erotica in the next few months, followed by the release of my first novel. I can't really explain why I want to advertise my how-to book right now, I just kind of do.

My spending is as follows:

$5 for the front page of Reddit, targeted at the US.

$5 for /r/beermoney.


My title is tailored for /r/beermoney and the Reddit audience in general:

With a Little Work, You Could Make Money... By Writing Short Erotica Stories. Put Your Porn Addiction to Good Use!

I also decided to make an image specifically for the thumbnail. I didn't want to put the price in the title, but the thumbnail is the perfect spot.

I went from the image on the left to the image on the right. Reddit thumbnails are resized to 70x70, so it's best to work within those dimensions to get the best product.

I selected the perfect cut of the cover, so that it would contain most of the title and the sexiest part of the image. You'll notice the H in "How" and the A in "Erotica" has been cut off a bit. Those letters can be cut off without severely impacting readability.

I also played with the contrast, to make everything pop more. After all that, I added the price in white text, with a one pixel black outline.

That image was good, but the title of the book still wasn't clear enough. I went in and highlighted the white of the font, and ended up with this image:

The text is much easier to read now. I think this thumbnail will stand out and catch eyes better than if I had just uploaded the cover and let Reddit decide what the thumbnail would be.


The ads are set to run from 5/27 to 5/29. The price for the ads is $0.75 per 1,000 impressions.

I created a landing page specifically for the ad run, which can be found here. I set up Amazon Associates link tags specifically for the reddit ads, meaning any link clicked on that page was tracked and sales info can be watched. I also have Statcounter set up for my whole website, so I have information on how people came to my website, what pages within my website they go to, and their exit links.

The Result:

Kind of sad, actually. I had 14,477 impressions and 69 clicks. Of those clicks, Amazon Associates is showing only 3 clicks on my links so far.

The strange thing is, though, that after the ad was taken down today I had many more sales than I usually get on that book.

The verdict is that I'm not sure Reddit ads are worth it. I did what I could to tailor my ad for Reddit and I don't know if anyone actually bit.

My advice to authors looking to pay for advertising is to take the cheapest option first to experiment before putting all your eggs in one expensive basket. You never know if the ad will be worth it or if your audience just doesn't care.

Big Black Bimbo is LIVE! Get this hot interracial story now!

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A heavy dose of an aphrodisiac leaves Jacinda Loose hungry... for what's in Dane's pants.

Jacinda Loose is a smart girl trying to make it in the male dominated world of bioengineering. She's finally got the internship that will help her succeed. If she can impress Dane Somers enough, she might even get her dream job.

But when a fire breaks out in the lab and Jacinda is shoved into a shelf, she gets dosed with one of the strongest aphrodisiacs in the world. Almost immediately, things start changing. Her breasts feel sore, her body is burning up, and she wants to take off all of her clothes. Not only that, but Dane is looking sexier than ever.

Will Jacinda commit career suicide by seducing her boss?

Excerpt:

“Wait!” She says, standing up. Her head is spinning. “Stay with me! I'm scared!” She pulls Dane closer to her, pressing her body against his. Holding onto him tight, a few tears fall from her eyes. They smell like roses.

“I really have to go. If I don't leave soon, you'll become attached to me-”

Jacinda rubs her hand up and down his leg, cooing into his ear. “Please, stay with me,” she pants. Her soft lips rub against his ear lobe and her eyelashes flutter against his cheek.

He pushes her away and steps closer to the door. “You're not aware of what you're doing. This is just the aphrodisiac.”

“How do you know? Maybe you just have me all hot and bothered. Maybe I'm just naturally turned on by you.” Jacinda unbuttons her pants and slides a hand down the front of them. “Mmm, I'm so wet for you.”

Dane looks at the door again, then locks it. Jacinda pounces onto him, kissing him hard and savoring his taste. He grabs her hair, pulling her head back before biting into her dark neck. It's salty from her sweat.

In this erotic, interracial story you'll find the following themes:

  • BDSM
  • Interracial
  • BWWM
  • Choking
  • Anal sex
  • Degradation
  • Bimbofication
  • BBW

Want to Test Two Different Covers? Try Pickfu!

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One author did something very cool recently. They wanted to test which cover would get the best response for their newest book- so they put it up on Pickfu.

PickFu is a tool that provides instant, unbiased and insightful public opinion on questions that you care about. And I have to say, they do a pretty good job of it. So if you're considering two different options for a cover, and you want to get it right, try out this website. And let me know how it goes! I might be using it soon myself!

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