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Amazon Advertising – How to set one up

Do they really work? Well for me they do.  If you are thinking of following the steps below to set up an ad I would suggest you do something first.  Go to Amazon, put in books and then write your category in the search bar.  This will bring up 400 pages of books in your… Continue reading Amazon Advertising – How to set one up

Amazon, Book Clubs, Goodreads, Indie-Authors, Kindle Books, Promotion Values, the value of promoting your book

Let’s get our books noticed… and make some money!

Amazon kdp select and Advertising Some people don't rate Amazon, a friend of mine has stopped buying from them due to their tax evasion policies... however, let's face it, Amazon is a book lover's paradise and they are, after all, the world's number 1 book seller.  So as indie authors we really are losing out… Continue reading Let’s get our books noticed… and make some money!

Amazon, Book Clubs, BooksGoSocial, Indie-Authors, Kindle Books, Promotion Values, Reviews, the value of promoting your book

Amazon kdp Select & advertising – is it worth it?

   Yes! Well in my experience anyway, and I've been an indie author for three years now.  In fact yesterday I removed some of my books from various other sites - from which I had zero sales, and put my books back onto kindle select. The reason? Well to make money of course.  The main reason… Continue reading Amazon kdp Select & advertising – is it worth it?

Book Clubs, BooksGoSocial, Born to Be, Christian Fiction, Goodreads, Indie-Authors, Inspirational Story, Kindle Books, Manchester, Mombasa, Reviews, World War 2

Grace in Mombasa – two endorsements

I'm so excited to say that I will probably have the kindle of Grace in Mombasa up by Friday 23rd November - a whole week early! I'd like to share with you the two endorsements that I have had for the book. Tracy Traynor’s writing transports you from World War 1 and 2 England to… Continue reading Grace in Mombasa – two endorsements

Amazon, Book Clubs, Christian Fiction, Dyslexic, Goodreads, Indie-Authors, Inspirational Story, Manchester, Mombasa, Reviews, World War 2

Only 3 weeks to go…

When you've spent most of your life... and you're 57 so that's a pretty long time... thinking that you're stupid and rubbish and an idiot, it can be hard to change.  I do believe I've come a long way to getting over low self-esteem but then in times like this, that old nagging voice "you're… Continue reading Only 3 weeks to go…

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Review – Antiques and Alibis, by Wendy H. Jones

I have to begin by saying I think the book cover is great!  If you want a picture to draw you into a story, this one certainly does.  Its atmospheric black and white picture of a moonlit street simply shouts mystery and intrigue, a very good start for a detective novel! As the blurb tells… Continue reading Review – Antiques and Alibis, by Wendy H. Jones

Amazon, Book Clubs, Born to Be, Christian Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Fairies, Goodreads, Indie-Authors, Kindle Books, Oracle's Quest, Reviews, World Building

Reviews by kids, for kids.

Love my latest review, which is by Autumn aged 14.  Nearly all my reviews are by adults and I was really happy to receive this one through the website Reviews by kids, for kids. Idi & The Oracle’s Quest by T N Traynor ISBN 9781496043931 Reviewed by Autumn (age 14) for Reader Views Kids (7/18) If… Continue reading Reviews by kids, for kids.

Book Clubs, BooksGoSocial, Indie-Authors, the value of promoting your book

Should we go to writers conferences?

Until this weekend I wasn't sure about writers conferences, plus I have discovered I am a terribly indecisive procrastinator!  I'm not sure, I'm going, I've paid, I've canceled, I've repaid... seriously, I must have driven the organizers crazy.  (Sorry Tanja!) Before today if you had asked me about a conference I would have answered you with umm's,… Continue reading Should we go to writers conferences?

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The Innkeeper’s Son ~ K C Herbel

Images shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing As a Christian, I love it when I find a book full of morals.  One of my all-time favorites is the Narnia series by C S Lewis.  Clive Staples Lewis (1898–1963) states that Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of… Continue reading The Innkeeper’s Son ~ K C Herbel

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Ruin’s Lot by ID Johnson

Over time, many authors have painted a different image of angels and demons.  I loved the film Michael with John Travolta drinking, smoking and smelling of cookies... ingenious.  Also, really enjoyed Constantine with Keanu Reeves, which was intriguing and spellbinding.  And City of Angels with Nicolas Cage, which was lovely and moving.  These are just to name… Continue reading Ruin’s Lot by ID Johnson

Born to Be

Audiobook now available.

Come on in and discover the world of Talia... Very happy to announce that book 1 is now available on audiobook.  Have a listen to Steve, I think he's done a great job! I'm looking forward to the next two already. Click here to buy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx6AoE9IJk8  

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Are book promotions value for money?

My experience with OnlineBookClub.org  I decided to pay to advertise my book with Onlinebookclub.org. I paid $598.00 for their Book of the Day deal. In the days running up, I began watching the rankings of other books that were the ‘book of the day’.  I was quite excited to see a few of them rise… Continue reading Are book promotions value for money?

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Book Review – Bion by Alexi Ferreira

Wow, I am so enjoying the Elementals MC series and I just had to stop and blog about it! The cover may slightly giveaway the fact that these books are about drop-dead gorgeous hunks. Oh yes, girls, these are fab escapism books that are hot, hot, hot. I find these books easy to read with… Continue reading Book Review – Bion by Alexi Ferreira

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AMAZON – INDIE-AUTHOR HATER?

We are sensitive people us indie-authors.  I know I for one, practically fall apart when Amazon 'hit me' with another veto, whether removing reviews I received or those I have given. I do feel that Amazon has taken an underlying - almost sub-conscience, decision to get rid of us, well the ones not selling thousands… Continue reading AMAZON – INDIE-AUTHOR HATER?

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Book Review: Dreams, Destinies & Denials. Book 1 in the Dragon Echo series

I loved this book. About a third of the way through it I realized the writer had created a beautiful tapestry, and that he was telling the story like a Grand Maestro conducting the flow of life through his intricate characters. I fell in love with Charity and Straken and watched in gripped fascination the… Continue reading Book Review: Dreams, Destinies & Denials. Book 1 in the Dragon Echo series

Born to Be

Book Review: What does it mean to be a black sheep? by Kristina Gallo

This book appealed to me straight away, due to its aspirations to help people. Blacksheep, outcast, dunce, unwanted, loner and weirdo.  Name tags that hurt and prevent us from growing into strong, beautiful people.  I called myself dunce for a long time, nearly 40 years, actually.  It is liberating to come out from underneath the… Continue reading Book Review: What does it mean to be a black sheep? by Kristina Gallo

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Book Review: Write Treatments to Sell by Ken Atchity

Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing I seem to be reading such a lot at the moment, I thought I would start putting my reviews on here. So here we go... first one.  Treatments that Sell by Ken Atchity & Chi-Li Wong This is is a very thorough book, guiding you through the… Continue reading Book Review: Write Treatments to Sell by Ken Atchity

Born to Be

Now on Kindle www.amazon.co.uk or www.amazon.com

Now available to buy in paperback or on Kindle.  Idi & The Oracle's Quest is a curl up on the sofa book whilst you get caught up in the magic. A bewitching tale spun around the transformation of an orphan boy to a preeminent magician. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Oracles-Quest-Born-Be-Book-ebook/dp/B01C1UDQKC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1457463174&sr=8-1&keywords=Oracle%27s+Quest

Oracle's Quest

It’s a no limits fantasy

I look at Idi, the main character in my story 'Oracle's Quest' and I smile.  He is on a journey: he thinks by finding out who his parents were that he will discover who he is.  Abandoned as a baby and having no name he was nicknamed Idiot which over the years gets shortened to Idi. … Continue reading It’s a no limits fantasy

The Limitations of Magic

“Oracle’s Quest” Copyright © 2012 by Tracy Traynor All rights reserved

Hi there Thank you for stumbling across my Blog and let me warmly invite you to the wonderful world of Talia! Idi & The Oracle's Quest is book 1 of the "Born To Be" Trilogy, Idi & The Talisman of Talia is book 2 and Idi & The Sirocco Witch is book 3. I am… Continue reading “Oracle’s Quest” Copyright © 2012 by Tracy Traynor All rights reserved