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Tag Archives: books
2018 Favorite Novels
According to Goodreads, I set my goal for 2018 at 36 books. What was I thinking? Between those I edit and those I write, I don’t have time for pleasure reading. By the end of the year, I logged in … Continue reading
Posted in Reading, Reviews of exceptional books Tagged 2018 Book List, Alton Gansky, Betty Thomason Owens, Book Favorites, books, Candice Sue Patterson, Emancipation Warriors Series, Jane Lebak, Janice Hannah Thompson, Jennifer A Davids, K.M. Weiland, Kathrese McKee, Lynne Wells Walding, Marissa Shrock, Michelle Griep, Naomi Musch, novels, Pegg Thomas, Seven Archangels Series, The Harbingers Series 10 Comments
Bell Bridge Publishing
At the Bridge to Publication Conference, I had the privilege of meeting Pat Van Wie of Bell Bridge Books/Belle Books, the house that handles C. Hope Clark’s mysteries. Pat said that Amazon laughed at them not long ago for calling … Continue reading
Posted in The Business Tagged 121 Artisan Bistro, Bell Bridge Books, Belle Books, Book Publishers, books, C Hope Clark, fiction, Fiction Publishers, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Pat Lewin, Pat Van Wie, vegan 4 Comments
The Canopy Bookstore
How do you like our logo? It looks better in “person.” I think I’ve mentioned before that MSB and I so enjoyed selling books at the festivals last year, that we’re going to go to more festivals this year and … Continue reading
Posted in Personal, Promotion/Publicity/Marketing Tagged books, Canopy Bookstore, festivals, Promotions, sales, self-publish, small publisher, Texas 14 Comments
Autographed E-Books Through Kindlegraph
Did you notice my new button in the sidebar? It says that I can “Kindlegraph” your books–actually personalize and autograph any of my books that you want. Cool, right? If you hit that button, it’ll take you to Kindlegraph, where … Continue reading
Posted in Promotion/Publicity/Marketing, Reading Tagged books, e-books, Evan Jacobs, Give the Lady a Ride, Kindle, Kindlegraph, novels, Public Speaking for Newbies, Twitter 6 Comments
The Brass Verdict, by Michael Connelly
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly My rating: 4 of 5 stars For a while now, I’ve been squeezing into my meager reading time books Donald Maass used as examples in his writer’s manual The Fire in Fiction. Connelly’s The … Continue reading
The Angst of a Diseased Author
Some comment in some post on somebody’s blog jinxed me. I don’t remember anything about it other than the commenter said many authors release only one book. He said they suffer from “second-book-itis.” I asked him to define it, but … Continue reading
Posted in Personal, Promotion/Publicity/Marketing, Writing Tagged books, diseases, marketing, Promotions, writer, Writing 20 Comments
What’s Polish for “Sold-Out”?
Five thirty in the morning. That’s what time you have to arrive on Main Street to get your booth ready for the day’s festival browsers. Don’t even ask what time you have to get up. Every year, the Polish community … Continue reading
Posted in Promotion/Publicity/Marketing Tagged books, Bremond Texas, festivals, marketing, Polish Days, Polski Dzien, Texas 15 Comments
A Call to All Readers!
For authors, promoting our books is the hardest task, particularly for newbie authors who are self-published or with a small publisher, but also for those with large houses, since so much of the marketing is being shoved onto the author’s … Continue reading
Posted in Promotion/Publicity/Marketing Tagged book promotion, books, marketing, novelists, promotion, reading 10 Comments