J. R. R. Tolkien’s 10 Tips For Writers

Sage words from the master of fantasy storytelling. 🙂

Nicholas C. Rossis

Essay Mama is an unusual site, providing students with essays. Even more unusual is the fact that they produced a lovely infographic on Tolkien, with some tips they gleamed from his correspondence. Enjoy!

Infographic by essaymama.com Infographic by essaymama.com

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My Links Worldwide

Ok, so maybe you do need reminding. 😉

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I’ve done the hard work for you. you don’t even have to search. Here is a complete list of all the Amazon pages worldwide where you can find my Kindle books. Just click on the one nearest you to go directly to them. Nothing could be simpler.

USA            http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Eason/e/B003MEA7AY/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1391810789&sr=1-2-ent

UK               http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jack-Eason/e/B003MEA7AY/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1403637845&sr=1-2-ent

Germany    http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Jack+Eason&rh=n%3A530484031%2Ck%3AJack+Eason

France        http://www.amazon.fr/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/280-2910619-3635906?__mk_fr_FR=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Jack%20Eason

Spain          http://www.amazon.es/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/277-9237284-1409746?__mk_es_ES=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Jack%20Eason

Italy             http://www.amazon.it/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/279-3173850-6452712?__mk_it_IT=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Jack%20Eason

Japan          http://www.amazon.co.jp/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/377-0278014-1105143?__mk_ja_JP=%E3%82%AB%E3%82%BF%E3%82%AB%E3%83%8A&url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Jack+Eason

India           http://www.amazon.in/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Jack+Eason

Canada       http://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/184-3433483-4301906?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Jack%20Eason

Brazil           http://www.amazon.com.br/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/182-7535102-2859815?__mk_pt_BR=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Jack%20Eason

Mexico        http://www.amazon.com.mx/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/182-5143004-3863603?__mk_es_MX=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Jack%20Eason

Australia     http://www.amazon.com.au/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/377-2168353-7357751?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Jack%20Eason

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How Many Books Does an Indie Author Sell?

Author rankings and other stuff…




If you self-publish a book, how many copies should you expect to sell?

To me, this number is much higher than many of the popular numbers floating around. I will try to explain why I believe this.

The most popular estimate to throw around may be 100 books. Not per month. Not per year. Ever.

Other popular estimates are somewhere between 300 and 700.

I believe that any committed author should expect to sell much more than this in the long run, and I also believe that most committed authors either do or will.


There are many ways to estimate the average number of books that an indie author sells by analyzing data that’s available.

You could study Amazon sales ranks, both Kindle and print. Sales rank interpretation, though, isn’t quite as easy as it seems. There are seasonal effects; as the number of…

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Indie Author Coat of Arms!

Just what we all need. A Banner to rally behind. 🙂

IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author

Slide6Celebrate Indie Authorship with this colorful reminder of our Independence! If we’re not having fun writing, we’re not doing it right!

Click on the image to print this poster, to go with your copies of Desiderwriter and the Authors’ Anthem. All handouts will be available on the Downloads page, too (see main menu, above).

Please advise if any of the PDFs don’t load or print correctly. I’ve used a large number of decorative fonts in my downloadable documents. If ugly, sans-serif fonts are substituted, it means the decorative fonts didn’t embed properly. Thanks!

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