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My latest product – Shadow Journal

You probably know that I’m a huge fan of James Scott Bell.

He publishes a blog post every Sunday, and I usually read them and learn.

One Sunday last year, he mentioned a “shadow story” and for me that was instant attraction. It made so much sense to me that I began using it in my own work.

Soon after I developed my own tweak, and Shadow Journals were born.

Now I write them daily, and it meant increased motivation to write, a better understanding of all my characters, including the villain.

What’s more, I began using my shadow journals to warm up readers to buy my book. People loved it (and so did I, of course).

I’m really excited about this ebook. I honestly believe that it can make your fiction sparkle and add a new depth to your stories. I know it did to mine.

Check out how you can use the shadow to make your fiction shine http://malka.biz/shadow-journal/

My latest product – Shadow Journal

You probably know that I’m a huge fan of James Scott Bell.

He publishes a blog post every Sunday, and I usually read them and learn.

One Sunday last year, he mentioned a “shadow story” and for me that was instant attraction. It made so much sense to me that I began using it in my own work.

Soon after I developed my own tweak, and Shadow Journals were born.

Now I write them daily, and it meant increased motivation to write, a better understanding of all my characters, including the villain.

What’s more, I began using my shadow journals to warm up readers to buy my book. People loved it (and so did I, of course).

I’m really excited about this ebook. I honestly believe that it can make your fiction sparkle and add a new depth to your stories. I know it did to mine.

Check out how you can use the shadow to make your fiction shine http://malka.biz/shadow-journal/

Stupid me, forgot the most important

I got an email from Margi, who said:

“Just to say that I followed the lead for the very useful book promotion course within the time span, but it was not ten dollars! Great shame because it looks excellent…”

I told her to use the coupon code I’d sent her. Then I went looking for the code. Erm… After ten minutes or so, I finally figured it out. I’d only sent it to one person in private, and I remembered it as if I’d sent it out to everybody.

Okay, so you only have today to get this deal, and now let me share the part that Margi read AND the coupon code.

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You probably know the feeling of confusion when you’ve finished writing a book.

Now what?

Yes, sure, you need to edit, proof, and publish it, but then what? Market it? Pay for Facebook ads?

What if it still doesn’t sell?

That’s a nightmare for a lot of people, and writing books becomes an expensive hobby.

If you’ve ever written a nonfiction book that hardly sold, only to see other, similar books ranking well on the best-seller lists, you know how frustrating it can be. Grrrrrr!

I just finished a book yesterday

So I’m in that situation now. I’ve written it in a new category under a new pen name. I want it to do well.

How do I increase its odds?

I wanted to get the answer from someone I knew had published successful nonfiction books, so it was only natural to turn to Ian Stables, who’s made a Udemy course about the top three things that sell most Kindle nonfiction books.

I snapped it up for only $10. Normally it goes for $145.

In the course, Ian goes over the three things that he found helped selling books. Optimizing these three areas means that your book continues to sell and stays in the best-sellers. No further promotion needed.

Give your book the best start possible. The price is still low for the next 18 hours.

Check Ian’s course here https://goo.gl/FzNmsk

Here’s the coupon code: BREAKTHRU

Stupid me, forgot the most important

I got an email from Margi, who said:

“Just to say that I followed the lead for the very useful book promotion course within the time span, but it was not ten dollars! Great shame because it looks excellent…”

I told her to use the coupon code I’d sent her. Then I went looking for the code. Erm… After ten minutes or so, I finally figured it out. I’d only sent it to one person in private, and I remembered it as if I’d sent it out to everybody.

Okay, so you only have today to get this deal, and now let me share the part that Margi read AND the coupon code.

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You probably know the feeling of confusion when you’ve finished writing a book.

Now what?

Yes, sure, you need to edit, proof, and publish it, but then what? Market it? Pay for Facebook ads?

What if it still doesn’t sell?

That’s a nightmare for a lot of people, and writing books becomes an expensive hobby.

If you’ve ever written a nonfiction book that hardly sold, only to see other, similar books ranking well on the best-seller lists, you know how frustrating it can be. Grrrrrr!

I just finished a book yesterday

So I’m in that situation now. I’ve written it in a new category under a new pen name. I want it to do well.

How do I increase its odds?

I wanted to get the answer from someone I knew had published successful nonfiction books, so it was only natural to turn to Ian Stables, who’s made a Udemy course about the top three things that sell most Kindle nonfiction books.

I snapped it up for only $10. Normally it goes for $145.

In the course, Ian goes over the three things that he found helped selling books. Optimizing these three areas means that your book continues to sell and stays in the best-sellers. No further promotion needed.

Give your book the best start possible. The price is still low for the next 18 hours.

Check Ian’s course here https://goo.gl/FzNmsk

Here’s the coupon code: BREAKTHRU

Oh shiny

My husband shops for groceries every Monday and Thursday.

We have a tradition. He calls home when he’s leaving the shop, and Nefnef and I go out to greet him. Then Nefnef jumps up and says “hello” and checks out Cyril’s bag to see what he’s bringing home for goodies.

Except when there’s a cat out there. That’s her “shiny”.

We all have them, right? It’s so easy to get distracted, and we want to do something different or want new things all the time.

But there’s one constant in all this. One thing every normal human being on the planet strives for:

Happiness.

How would you like to contribute with your take on this? What if you could spread happiness to as many readers as possible?

Now, you can. Because I’ve written a guide about how to write a happiness book yourself. This is, of course, a highly popular category on Amazon.

Go and check it out here http://malka.biz/happiness-book/

What happens when we don’t look

Last night, while my husband Cyril and I played World of Warcraft, we suddenly noticed something odd.

Silence.

This is unusual, if you have both an active 3-year-old Shikoku dog and a 7-year-old Siamese cat, who both enjoy a good game of pet-battle.

My husband opened the door to the corridor, and there they were, fighting in silence. Because they know that we stop them if we find out what’s going on. (We stop them, because we fear the dog will go too far and not be aware of her strength.)

That’s how it is, in life as well as fiction. There’s always something going on off-stage, and sometimes that’s the little “something” that gives the story depth.

If you know how to explore it.

Tomorrow, I’m publishing a new fiction product which I call “Shadow Journal: How to Write Better Stories and Make Your Villain Sell Your Book”.

I’m proud of that product, because discovering the Shadow Journal has made writing fiction much more fun to me. Several times I discovered things about my characters that changed my writing, and which I otherwise wouldn’t have found. And then I use the method for soft-marketing as well. People love it.

More about all that tomorrow. If things go as planned, you’ll see an email from me 10am EST with a link to buy the book. You’re in for a fun experience.

See you tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

How to avoid costly mistakes with your Regency Era books

Have you been considering writing a work of fiction set in the popular Regency Era?

If so, I don’t blame you! These books can be wildly successful, as demand from readers seem unquenchable. If you write well in that category, you can write your own ticket.

The problem, of course, is that Regency readers are a nit-picky bunch. They expect you to know the era, down to the smallest details.

Get something wrong and they’ll let you know about it. That can mean scathing reviews for all the world to see. Ouch.

But who has the time to do all the tedious research into the Regency Era to avoid these pitfalls?

I have good news…

You don’t have to spend one minute on any of that. I’ve done it for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s what I spent countless hours researching and putting together in what I call Painless Historical Fiction: Regency Era:

  • Royalty of the time
  • Women
  • Inheritances
  • Historical Timeline
  • The Poor & Working Class
  • Married Women’s Rights
  • Marriage & Courtship
  • The London Season
  • Titles & Peerage
  • Transportation
  • Women’s Clothing & Hairstyles (and Hats)
  • Men’s Fashion
  • Hygiene
  • Cosmetics & Toiletries
  • Food
  • Hobbies/Sports
  • Crime & Law Enforcement
  • Regency Vocabulary

I’ve even included a ‘Bottom Line for Writers’ portion at the end of each section to give you a kind of cheat sheet (short version) distilling all the main points.

This is comprehensive. It’s everything you need to write a great Regency book without fear of poor sales or bad reviews based on embarrassing era-related mistakes.

You get what what you need to become an insta-expert.

Sound good?

Take a look here: http://malka.biz/painless-historical-fiction-regency/

Writing a book that helps others

Have you ever wanted to write a nonfiction book that will help others improve their self-esteem?

You get double the satisfaction: earning from your writing and improving the lives of your readers.

It’s a great category with lots of interest, which means you will have a better chance of selling your book. And that also means you can touch more lives, helping more people.

Pretty cool, huh?

The trouble is knowing enough to really help people. If you’re not an expert with letters after your name, how do you write such a book competently?

You have to do some research, that’s how.

I know… Ugh! So boring. So tedious. What a chore.

You can either suck it up and do that time consuming job yourself, or you can pay someone to do it for you. Or, I guess, you can do what most people do and move on to the next idea. But that leaves you missing out on a lot of potential money and loyal readers.

It’s a quandary. But I have a solution…

I’ve already done it for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

I have a ton of self-esteem research to share with you so you can write a great book that will genuinely help readers.

This research I’ve done is organized for easy use, too. No fumbling around or having to spend valuable time re-doing anything.

Just open, read, plan and write your book.

Here’s where you can get it: http://malka.biz/dfy-self-esteem-research/

Now you have no reason to put off writing that self-help book you’ve been thinking about. You’ll have everything you need. Go for it!

I threw water on my son

When my son was three years old, I was a single-mom with two kids: Him and his 8-month-old little-sister.

After work, I would spend an hour+ in a train, and then I picked up my son at kindergarten. My means of transport was a bike, so I had to shop daily, too. After shopping, we drove home (another 30 minutes) to pick up my daughter.

One of those days, I was putting groceries in the fridge when my son kept begging me for something to drink. He was thirsty. I was tired.

I handed him a glass of water, and he refused. He wanted a soft drink.

I threw the water at him.

That surprised him, and he didn’t pull that stunt again. I know, I’m bad ๐Ÿ˜‰ but I was truly overwhelmed and way too tired to be a television example of a mother who handles everything and smiles at her annoying brats.

You know what can feel overwhelming, too? Having to make an income online if you’re busy doing other stuff as well.

Creating an income stream takes time, because you have to create a lot of content. That means writing texts and creating or buying images.

If the thought of this alone makes you want to faint, then I have good news for you. One of my friends and colleagues, Amy Harrop, has just launched a new ebook that shows you 5 ways to create lazy income streams.

Sure, there is work involved. I don’t believe in Santa Claus or push-button-money-makers. But the workload is minimal.

Amy shows you how you can use public domain content to create five different income streams. I love all five, but even if you only like one of them, you get your money’s worth with this blueprint.

In fact, you should start out with one of them, not all of them at once, make it work, and when it’s up and running and only demands a minimum of maintenance, you can go on to the next.

With this product in hand, you can quickly setup 5 easy income streams…with 100% free content!

Here’s to quitting that feeling of being overwhelmed ==> http://malka.im/amypdprofits

Best-selling author gave one piece of advice

I used to be in a Skype group with several other people, including a New York bestselling indie author.

Back then, I hadn’t even started to write fiction yet, but I asked her what she’d done to get success.

Her reply was short, and the solution is really simple: Get your book in front of as many people as possible.

Simple doesn’t mean easy, as you can see.

Well, back when Kindle started, it was easy. You just gave your book away for free. Today, it costs you advertising, social media campaigns, more advertising, a lot of work getting reviews…

In short: A lot of work and money.

Or you can follow the blueprint Bill Platt has just published. It’s thinking outside-the-box for sure!

Bill shares a free service that can get your ebooks into 1000’s of libraries all over the United States. They are willing to make your ebooks available to millions of library patrons, at no cost to you.

Talk about getting your book in front of as many eyes as possible ๐Ÿ™‚

50% of surveyed library patrons say that once they discover an author they like in their local library, they often buy books from those authors. That means more sales, more readers.

Doesn’t that sound great? Go here for more http://malka.im/bill-library