"Dollars & Sense: The Definitive Guide to Self-publishing Success" is a step-by-step actionable road map to increasing royalties for beginners and seasoned professionals alike. Divided into three sections; Producing a Sales-Friendly, Professional eBook, Establishing & Leveraging Your Social Media Platform, and Selling Smarter, Not Harder, "Dollars & Sense" walks authors through the process of creating then actually selling their eBook.

I'm thrilled to take part in the Indie Book Collective's Menage a Blog. This month, I'll be reviewing two books- Dollars and Sense, and Eden Baylee's latest, a collection of erotic novellas entitled Fall Into Winter. 

To win a copy of either book, just post a comment on my blog. Want to win a Kindle? Leave a comment on any of the author websites during the tour to be entered in the grand prize drawing. Don't forget your email addy, so we can get in touch with the lucky winners!

Indigo Skye Reviews...

Dollars and Sense: The Definitive Guide to Self-Publishing Success

by Carolyn McCray, Amber Scott, and Rachel Thompson

I found this book to be very helpful and informative. It is clear and concise, and the steps they outline are simple to follow and well explained. Their section on "Selling Smarter, Not Harder" is an excellent resource for emerging authors and seasoned professionals alike.

The world of publishing is changing at light speed. Luckily, we've got these three ladies to help navigate the uncharted waters of self-publishing success. I would recommend this book to anyone who has ever considered self-publishing- Dollars and Sense doesn't disappoint. I am thrilled to feature this book today, and it is with pleasure that I award it my highest rating- five stars.

About the Authors...


In between naptimes and dishes, Amber Scott escapes into her characters’ addictive lives. She often burns dinner, is a sucker for chocolate and still believes in happily ever after. She makes her home in hot Arizona with her two children, husband, and one day, two cats.

Author Links...  (for readers)  (for main contact)

Twitter: @amberscottbooks




Carolyn is the Founder of the Indie Book Collective, a group dedicated to helping authors use social media to its fullest potential to sell their books.

The #IBC exploded within 4 months to have over 5,000 members and its work has already been covered in major, national publications.

She has been described as an eBook marketing guru (others’ words not hers), a volcano of eBook knowledge (again, not her words), and the Borg Queen (ok, maybe she coined that one herself).

Each one of her novels have reached bestselling status on and her super controversial thriller, “30 Pieces of Silver” topped (as in #1) the Men’s Adventure category, #3 in the War sub-genre, and #183 overall (out of about1 million books) in the Kindle Top Bestsellers.

Carolyn also has contributed to Digital Book and has been covered by the Huffington Post (Books). Carolyn appeared on a panel with Jane Freidman at SXSW regarding the future of digital publishing and will appear on several panels at the NY Indie Book Event (7/2011).


Rachel Thompson (aka RachelintheOC) is the author of the consistently 5/5 star reviewed humorous and at times, poignant, collection of essays, A Walk In The Snark (released 1/2011), which recently hit #3 on the Amazon Humor/Parenting & Families Kindle list (beating out the likes of Jenny McCarthy!), after just a few months of release and has consistently stayed on the Amazon Top Humor Lists.

In May, 2011 A Walk In The Snark hit #1 on Smashwords Entertainment Bestseller list also.

Rachel is also one of the cofounders of the Indie Book Collective, an organization with over 6,000 members which is dedicated to helping authors utilize social media to the fullest to sell their books. The Collective offers free workshops, a live advice radio show, innovative programs such as Blog Tour de Force & Bestseller for a Day, and so much more to its members.

You can find Rachel most days on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, giving daily tips on the IndieBookIBC Twitter stream, contributing posts to the IBC blog or her own popular blog, giving free social media workshops for writers, promoting her current book or working on her next book, The Mancode: A Survivor’s Tale. She lives in the OC aka Orange County, CA (home of Disneyland). Somewhere in there this redhead in a sea of blondes fits in being a full-time wife and mom to her two young children and just one husband. She loves coffee, dirty martinis, and sleep.

Rachel and the IBC were recently profiled (April 13, 2011) in the Huffington Post Books section regarding social media and ePublishing.

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