Archive for the 'E-Books' Category

An Apology to Readers

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

To those of you who were so kind as to purchase a copy or read a review copy of my first novel, Catnapped, A Klepto Cat Mystery, I apologize for the less than clean Kindle version you received. First, I jumped the gun, broke my own rules and published the book too soon. But I […]

Kindle Novels Are Selling

Monday, August 12th, 2013

If you have a novel in the works or if you’re currently seeking a publisher, I urge you to consider signing up for the Kindle Direct Publishing program (KDP). Here are the facts: Nearly seventy-eight percent of all books produced each year sell fewer than 100 copies. Of course, that’s generally because authors aren’t aware […]

50 Ways to Market Your Ebook

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Are you aware of my ebook, “50 Ways to Sell Your Ebook?” I offer it for sale at my website for $3.95. Here is an excerpt from the Introduction to this ebook: Some of you may recall when the big six publishers looked down their noses at the ebook concept and refused to get […]

Personality Sells Ebooks

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

This is number 17 in my new ebooklet, 50 Ways to Promote Your Ebook. It’s FREE at Go out and talk about your ebook. Now here’s the ebook promotion suggestion you didn’t expect to see here—the one you have been avoiding, you say, “for obvious reasons.” Yes, I’m suggesting that you make public appearances […]

More Resources for Ebook Authors

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Dozens of people have downloaded my freebie, 50 Ways to Promote Your Ebook from Obviously, there is an interest in promoting ebooks. So I thought you might like some of these resources. Here’s a site that lists several free sites where you can promote your ebook. It includes Indie Books List, Flurries of […]

50 Ways to Promote Your Ebook

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Have you downloaded your FREE copy of 50 Ways to Promote Your Ebook, yet? You’ll find it at You may be surprised at some of the promotional activities I’ve included in this ebooklet. I notice that authors of ebooks are either at a loss as to how to promote them, don’t believe they need […]

Ebook No Longer the Ugly Stepsister

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Do you remember when the ebook was the ugly stepsister to the print book? It seems that a fairy princess somewhere has waved her wand and changed the dynamics within the family. The stepsister has been ushered out of the dungeon. She is no longer kept sequestered. In fact, she has become a raving beauty. […]

NEW Book—FREE E-Booklets for Authors

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

There’s lots popping in the offices of Matilija Press and Patricia Fry. New Book on Public Speaking for Authors For those of you who don’t know, Matilija Press is my publishing company which I formed in 1983. I’m getting ready to add book number 34 to my list of published books. This one is going […]

The Ebook, What’s it Good For?

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Have you ever asked this question? Yesterday, we discussed ebooks and whether anyone is buying them. Major publishing experts say, yes. I do not see evidence of this. Today, as my title indicates, I want to talk about what good is an ebook—why publish one—what is the point? I actually have answers to these questions. […]

Ebooks in E-Motion

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Have you read an ebook, yet? Have you written one? I’ve purchased and downloaded ebooks only related to research and resources, except for one novel by a friend. If at all possible, I always buy the print version. I’ve produced several ebooks, however. And I promote them. But they don’t sell very well. What has […]