Tag Archives: Publicity

Completed

So this week I completed the first draft of my Steampunk novel, The Fourth Prometheus. I am quite happy with how it turned out. Now I just have to see what my editor thinks. It could be the start of … Continue reading

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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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Guest Post: How to Write a Book from Beginning to End

For this month’s guest post I have a little bit of information from author Eris Kelli for any writer still on the fence about starting that first book. How to Write a Book from Beginning to End By Eris Kelli … Continue reading

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Is Cover Art a Dying, er, Art?

I came across this article one day and it interested me enough that I decided to continue the discussion here. In the E-Book World, Are Book Covers a Dying Art? As a browser of Amazon and Barnes and Nobile.com I … Continue reading

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Guest Post: How to Conduct a Blog Tour

Guest post from T.K. Harris author of Phantom Dreams Blogs. There are millions of them. Literally. Blogs exist for every passion, every interest. Gaming, cooking, dieting, clubbing, comedy, politics and the list goes on and on. And then there are blogs … Continue reading

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Got Writer’s Block? Let Your Readers Help

I have already written a post about author Silvia Hartmann and the Naked Writer Project. Holly McDowell has taken her writing process for King Solomon’s Wives to the web in a different way. As reported by the Huffington Post Ms. McDowell has engaged her … 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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Designing a Front Cover

Writers are often the last person consulted about the cover for their work. In most cases the publisher turns the responsibility over to the graphic artists in the marketing department. Independent writers are their own marketing department so coming up … 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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