Today I gave up on Mailchimp. Last night I spent two hours trying to design a newsletter. This morning I spent three more. When I tried to send it some annoying red writing told me there was default text still in it. I looked until I was blue in the face but could find no … Continue reading Mailchimp no more
I just looked at all those 'Follow' buttons on the right side of my blog page and felt guilty. Why should anyone follow me? I don't know where I'm going. Happy New Year
Calibre is a free program that lets you download, read and convert ebooks and even send them to another device. The converting might be the best bit of all. A publisher sent me a book to review in mobi file. I sent it to my kindle address. All I got on my kindle was a … Continue reading In Praise of Calibre
I think I sent my first newsletter today to people who joined my mailing list through Instafreebie and got free books. I think I sent one. I may have sent two. Around lunchtime, I sent a welcome to the mailing list. Then I noticed you can set it up to automatically send a welcome when someone … Continue reading Is there a Mailchimp for chimps?
I Cracked the Meatgrinder! It had to be done. Today I sat down with the word file of a book and followed Mark Coker's step by step instructions in Smashwords Style Guide to get it accepted for all formats on Smashwords. I have previously gone to Draft2Digital and used their converter for my self-published works … Continue reading I cracked the Meatgrinder!
I've been experimenting with my widgets today (see sidebar) and made some progress. The wordpress built in widgets have some pretty good functions. I've managed to add images of my books to the right side and a few other items to make it look more snazzy. In another few decades I'll get the hang of wordpress.
After a red-eyed evening staring at the screen and trying to make MailChimp work on WordPress I wondered if it’s worth it. Marketing is about shouting the loudest but when everyone’s shouting no one can be heard. It reminds me of a stay at a Hostel in central Athens back in 1991 being deafened by … Continue reading On Marketing