Need to Survey Your Readers? Try Google Docs

google formsLast month, I wrote about using surveys to communicate with your readers. I specifically suggested using Google Docs to create a survey.

This month, I thought I’d show you how to go about making a Google Docs survey. It’s pretty easy, but we’ll walk you through it. Continue reading “Need to Survey Your Readers? Try Google Docs”

How to Write for Medium.com Part Two

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by Dale E. Lehman

In my last post, I introduced you to Medium, an ad-free platform for readers and writers. You’re no doubt champing at the bit to earn money for Medium stories, so let’s get started. Follow me as I guide you through the authoring tools.

After logging in, your profile image appears in the upper right corner. Click this to drop down your profile menu. You’ll see a number of useful tools are here. Let’s start with “New Story.” Click that to access the editor.

Continue reading “How to Write for Medium.com Part Two”

How to Write for Medium.com Part One

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by Dale E. Lehman

Readers and writers are flocking to Medium.com. Join the flock! With an Alexa rank of 272 as of this writing, Medium is free of advertising, sponsored content, and other annoyances. It’s all about quality writing, great stories, and keen insights. As a writer, you’ll reap many rewards from a Medium membership: read a variety of voices on a range of topics, put your writing in front of the world, and even earn money. Continue reading “How to Write for Medium.com Part One”

Tutorial: Enabling X-Ray for Your eBooks on Amazon

kindle ereaderSome of you may have seen discussion board and/or Facebook posts flying around recently about X-Ray for authors.  What is it? Well, in KDP’s words it’s “ … a unique Kindle eBook feature that allows readers to learn more about a character, topic, event, place, or any other term, simply by pressing and holding on the word or phrase that interests them.”

In plain terms, it’s a feature that, when turned on, allows Kindle readers to tap on a highlighted word or phrase in an eBook in order to learn more information about it.

It can be a fun option for readers and authors alike, and is easy to set up through the KDP dashboard. Navigate to the book you want Continue reading “Tutorial: Enabling X-Ray for Your eBooks on Amazon”