Category Archives: Marketing

Why Isn’t Your Book Selling

So you spent the last eight, twelve, eighteen, thirty-six months, working, slaving, sweating and bleeding into your manuscript pages. Your characters are so real they are now a part of your life. The plot is honed, buffed and not a … Continue reading

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It’s a Marathon Not A Sprint

Who am I kidding? That bit of news from my title is older than the hills themselves. Still every once in a while it is necessary to hear the obvious from fellow authors. While we all have visions of our … Continue reading

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A Penny for Your Review

Or how about 99 pennies? The little nugget from the net below hit my RSS feed today from Gizmodo.com. Authors’ services are now offering reviews. Create Space already has an option to pay for a professional review but unlike that this is for … Continue reading

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Why Book Marketing is Like Gardening – The Savvy Book Marketer

http://bookmarketingmaven.typepad.com/book_marketing_maven/2012/07/why-book-marketing-is-like-gardening.html This is a great post from The Say Book Marketer. In the on and off debate on how much marketing can help a writer I like this analogy. I think many writers are in danger of either paying too much … Continue reading

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How to Write a Back Blurb

One of the harder parts of getting my books ready for the shelf was coming up with a good blurb for the back of the book. I am still experimenting with different ideas. You want to entice the reader to … Continue reading

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It’s the Little Things That Add Up

Last night I took part in the City of Mesa’s 2nd Friday Steampunk Street III. Myself and fellow author Michael Bradley set up a table for our latest novels right on Main Street. We met a lot of interesting people … Continue reading

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Are Libraries Good for Authors?

http://www.rachellegardner.com/2011/11/are-libraries-good-for-authors/ This was a guest post on Rachelle Gardner’s blog that I really agree with. I think libraries have much more to offer authors than they take away. Especially for the new up and coming author libraries can be the … Continue reading

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Indie authors can succeed: Blog Post

This was a post I came across in http://www.novelpublicity.com. Some of the tips are very useful for getting the word out there about your work. I know I have employed several of them. http://www.novelpublicity.com/2011/08/indie-authors-can-succeed-what-terri-did-and-how-you-can-do-it-too-part-2/

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Is Blogging a Waste of Time

I came across this post from Meghan Ward about the role Blogging may play in interesting a publisher. I think to that end you may be just spinning your wheels but any activity that gets you writing and making connections … Continue reading

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Publicize Your Book With Picbadge

I found this on Novelpublicity.com. Put your Facebook profile page to work for your book. I plan to give it a try myself. http://www.novelpublicity.com/2011/09/creative-book-marketing-tip-add-a-picbadge-to-your-facebook-and-twitter-profiles/

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