Posts Tagged: marketing

I’m still happy I did it

Yeah, I know, my opinion doesn’t matter…at least if sales are my goal. Nevertheless, I’m still glad I chose the cover I did for the first book in my trilogy. A recent spate of potential new readers and reviewers of What if? brought back the issue of the first cover’s apparent suggestion the book is for younger… Read more »

Passing the checkered flag

I’ve crossed the finish line with the last book in my Jeremy Shuttle Adventures trilogy.  The story is complete. Now comes the real adventure. The challenge with all new authors, self-published or small press, is creating enough of a convincing argument to the general public that (a) your writing is good and (b) you’re committed to… Read more »

Working up my cover story

It’s time to go undercover.  Or, more precisely, into the cover. The next step in preparing the book for release is designing the cover and writing the cover copy.  Fortunately, I get aid in the first task, though nothing I can use right away. When I imagined the cover for Book One of the trilogy… Read more »

Hit the deadline or make dead sure it’s a hit

Slipping in a quickie on a happy holidays week! I’m at risk.  I think. My recent rewrite has added 30 pages to the book.  30!!  Normally, I’m trimming pages in the rewrite, so this took me by surprise.  It also challenges me to hit my deadline to get the book released by mid-January. My books are… Read more »

Boy, we sure love free stuff!

We just can’t get enough! My campaign kicked off last Friday on Goodreads, offering a giveaway for copies of the first novel in the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures trilogy, “What if?”.  This will be followed by a similar offer on the second book in the trilogy, “What Next?”, leading to the release of the final book,… Read more »

Kicking off the first promotion

Beginning today, the first of my book promotions start.  In anticipation of the release of the final book in the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures trilogy, “What Now?”, I will be running consecutive monthly promotions through Goodreads, an online community that shares recommendations and reviews of books. The goal is straightforward:  Encourage more readers to enjoy the… Read more »

It’s my blog and I’ll cry if I want to…

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kaR_jfoYL1Q   I’ve been wrestling with writing a new blog for a few days.  Initially, it was going to be a rant on what’s considered realistic writing, but then it occurred to me that a blog like that was entirely self-serving and possibly (probably?) of little interest to anyone else. Normally, I wouldn’t care. … Read more »

Miss Communication

      Miss Communication Is there too much information in our lives?  You tell me after you’ve read these product instructions from around the world…   On a blanket from Taiwan – NOT TO BE USED AS PROTECTION FROM A TORNADO On a helmet-mounted mirror used by US cyclists – REMEMBER, OBJECTS IN MIRROR… Read more »

Good things come in two’s

This was going to be the start of another “themed” week, but I’m going to take a small detour and set that up for next week. The premise was going to be on my “quirks”, be they personality or otherwise.  The thought I had behind that was based on the excellent progress I have been… Read more »

The secret of my unsuccess

May brings many eventful days that always make it a highlight month for me.  There’s Mother’s Day, a long-time favorite even without Mom around anymore (plenty of other Moms still available for me to send cards or greetings), there’s the traditional Memorial Day weekend (not so significant a break these days) and, of course, my… Read more »