Added by Mark Miller on March 7, 2013 at 5:00pm —
The Blood To Blood Official Release Blog Tour is coming up!
November 19-30th will be the time when I'll make the rounds of the blogosphere to let folks know about my debut novel… Continue
Added by Ife Oshun on October 14, 2012 at 11:00pm —
This book was one of those that are very unique because you've never read anything like them before. Miss Brewer created a completely different story that didn't involve the common vampires, werewolves, or angels that we see in most YA books these days. Not to say I don't enjoy reading about said mythical creatures, but it's nice to read something fresh-of-the-block once in a while. This book earned bonus points from me just because of that, and I'm very happy to say that I finished it… Continue
Added by shreya gunna on July 7, 2012 at 11:03pm —
I know all you curious ones out there are wondering what I've written, so I've come up with what I'd call a book jacket for this Young Adult novel. I still have some kinks to work out, but this is what I have so far:…
Added by Robin LuBean King on July 6, 2012 at 7:40pm —
Henry Skrimshander comes to Westish College as a baseball recruit. He plays shortstop, the most difficult position. His hero is Aparacio Rodriguez and he carries Aparacio's "The Art of Fielding" as if it was his Bible.
Henry was recruited by Mike Schwartz, the captain of the team. Mike is a catcher and mentor's Henry when he arrives at the college.
Henry thinks good things will come his way and plays shortstop so well that he ties a record for errorless games.… Continue
Added by mikedraper on March 5, 2012 at 9:29am —
COMPREHENSIVE BOOK MARKETING PLAN
I have updated a post I did awhile back. I hope everyone finds it useful! Jan
Start 6-12 months ahead of publishing!!!
1) Join Social Networks, then start a presence (ie: post useful stuff!) and add connections through:
(and yes, start a spreadsheet with all of your usernames and… Continue
Added by Jan Fischer Wade on February 17, 2012 at 4:31pm —
I am excited to share with everyone a guest interview with author and lyricist Bridget Straub! She is one awesome, busy lady! Bridget has co-written the musical “Room to Grow” with Laura Hall. She has her own blog at bridgetstraub.com and has written guest posts for several other bloggers while also blogging for the Studio City Patch. She has completed four novels. The first, “Searching for My Wand” will be published… Continue
Added by Jan Fischer Wade on December 20, 2011 at 6:00am —
Eric is an American who owns a bar and run down hotel in Key Largo. The hotel was damaged in a hurricane and is now separated from the main land.
Shad is Eric's right hand man and bartender. He sees what he thinks is a goat on Eric's island but when Eric rows out, he finds Simone who has come to the island to get away from things. She offers to pay Eric if she can stay there and if he can arrange for groceries to be delivered.
Shad is the person who villages… Continue
Added by mikedraper on December 4, 2011 at 5:53pm —
As the number of self-published books increases at a geometric progression, scams targeting self-published authors are showing up all over the Internet.
We all know how important “spreading the buzz” is to the success of the book you worked hard to publish. Internet scammers know it too and are honing in on unsuspecting . . .
The full article is available at http://sericwachtel.com/blog/
Added by S. Eric Wachtel on September 28, 2011 at 11:31am —
I have met so many wonderful people through BookBlogs and other communities I am a member of. These types of sites are great to meet authors, readers, reviewers, and others in the industry.
So, first, what are some of these sites??? (Note: These are all FREE and generally have a blog feature)
The obvious catch-all sites include Facebook and MySpace. LinkedIn and Twitter can be included as well other poplular sites. However, I want to focus on writing-related… Continue
Added by Jan Fischer Wade on August 26, 2011 at 6:00am —
Okay, first, sorry I haven't posted in awhile - I was on a much needed vacation! So I am back with my next topic - Book Launch Parties!!!
1) First, decide how BIG you want it. A small gathering of close friends? A big 'ol party? (I'd go for both!)
2) Once you have decided that, move on to WHERE to have it! Of course, a bookstore is an obvious place. But if you want something different, think about places where you don't have to pay rent for. Or, is there a place… Continue
Added by Jan Fischer Wade on August 23, 2011 at 6:00am —
If you don't have someone else managing your publicity, its up to you to get out there - make it happen!!!
Of course, local bookstores should be your starting point. Visit them in person, act professional, and be prepared. Take your book and collateral materials to provide to the manager or person in charge of events. Collateral materials can include:
Postcards (see my earlier post about swag and bling for your book)
Added by Jan Fischer Wade on August 9, 2011 at 1:33pm —
Well, we all know the saying, you gotta spend money to make money. So there comes a point in develping a marketing plan for your book that you need to decide if you will pay for advertising. If so, how much?? And where??
One place to order advertisements to appear on other sites is BLOGADS - an ad broker of sorts - one account for as many blogs that you want to advertise on… Continue
Added by Jan Fischer Wade on July 26, 2011 at 7:00am —
I am so thankful that Terri Main has let me post her wonderful article about Twitter!!! I hope you find it as useful as I did! THANKS TERRI!!!
TWITTER 101 by Terri Main
First, think about twitter like a scaled down facebook with just a newsfeed. Each status is just 140 characters. It's an announcement service so to speak, although what you are announcing may range from how you are feeling to prayer requests to a new blog post to a sales message (be careful of… Continue
Added by Jan Fischer Wade on July 22, 2011 at 7:00am —
My first book (technically a novella) ! Reviews welcome. Continue
Blood & Water chronicles the life of an American lobster-fisherman haunted by his father’s ghost.
Henry Michael Fischer wanted nothing more than to be like his forefathers; become a lobster-fisherman, get married and have a son of his own to carry on the family tradition. But when Henry suspects he is being haunted by his father’s ghost, he must lay the past to rest, even if it means…
Added by Ephraim Rodriguez on July 21, 2011 at 11:10am —
This post will take a closer look at book blog tours. According to author Alyice Edrich, "Blogs...can easily be found through the search engines and often have a loyal base of readers. And more importantly, they’re viral. Great posts are often picked up by other bloggers and linked to through articles and websites. You can take advantage of the power of blogs by going on a virtual book tour." Source: Host Your Own Event: Take a Blog Tour… Continue
Added by Jan Fischer Wade on July 19, 2011 at 7:00am —
The main place I go to order any printed material is Vistaprint.com. Open a free account and get on their email list. They send out weekly emails with huge specials in them - usually FREE postcards, business cards, fliers, invitations, etc. There are so many options, and creating your personalized bling is very easy! You can use their stock images or upload your own. They do have a small upload fee, but you don't have to pay it until you actually checkout where you order an item that… Continue
Added by Jan Fischer Wade on July 15, 2011 at 7:00am —
I picked up this book at ThrillerFest's Debut Author event last week and read the whole thing on the flight home to California.
(out of 5 stars)
science thriller; religious/political thriller
Tech rating (out of 5):
SUMMARY (from… Continue
Added by DrAmyR on July 11, 2011 at 3:56pm —
In preparing for the February, 2012 release of my YA contemporary romantic fantasy VEILED VIRTUES by Muse It Up Publishing, I created a marketing plan that I would like to share, and if it is beneficial to anyone, please comment! Also, if you have other ideas, please let us know by sharing via a comment. Many of these are free!!! I will be posting other helpful information soon, so please friend / follow me to get the latest scoop!
1) Generate buzz / author recognition via… Continue
Added by Jan Fischer Wade on July 8, 2011 at 4:30pm —
Award-winning, first-time novelist Marisel Vera pens an honest, heart-felt, often sad tale of an idealistic, naïve Puerto Rican girl named Felicidad who goes to America to be with the man she loves.
The story, told from an author omniscient point of view, begins in the early 1940’s in the Puerto Rican countryside and ends about ten years later in…
Added by Mayra Calvani on June 22, 2011 at 9:24am —