Added by Vashti Quiroz-Vega on May 17, 2013 at 5:03pm — No Comments
I recently received my ninth unsolicited review for DROP OUT ( http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005FX0K7U ) on Amazon and I am quite pleased with the five star rating and comment. It seems the book is really having an impact on people. I’ve been getting fan email (for the first time) and reading a lot of discussions on…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on May 13, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments
Attention writers looking to book promotions for their novels or are considering paying for one or more of the thousands of marketing opportunities out there, watch out for booksandauthors.com. They solicited me without my having any previous knowledge of them and I decided to try it. I know, I know, at this point I should have been smart enough to know better.
Having had a particularly bad sales day, their…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on May 9, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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I was asked the other day if I thought I was a successful author. Instead of a simple yes or no answer, I found myself rather perplexed by the question. If by definition a successful author supports themselves wholly by their craft, then the answer is no. If by definition a successful author is one who has legions of fans and gets world-wide recognition, then the answer is no. If by definition a successful author is one who enjoys the writing process, the…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on April 29, 2013 at 3:13pm — No Comments
“James’ entry into Sahel’s life had at the very least unleashed an ability to communicate with those living on other levels of life. Through holding…Continue
Added by Martha A. Cheves on April 25, 2013 at 7:41pm — No Comments
Well, the bookgorilla promotion for SILENT INVASION didn’t go as well as it had for DROP OUT, but I still got down to the 5,000 rank on Amazon. I’ve come to believe that the majority of book buyers who purchase a book because of an ad on a website are older readers compared to the middle-grade/YA readers. I’ve always done fairly well on promotions for my thrillers, but my other genres seem to mostly sell by word-of-word.
Added by Neil D Ostroff on April 24, 2013 at 3:18pm — No Comments
I’m back from vacation and for the first time that I can remember I got absolutely no writing done. I always vacation in the Florida Keys and I always spend many hours sitting by the water creating, but this time I didn’t. Why?
I used to be obsessed with hitting the big-time with my books. I dreamed that I’d be that one percent of one percent of writers who actually earn a living from their craft. I spent…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on April 17, 2013 at 3:36pm — No Comments
Bantam Dell A Division of Random House, Inc.
Published July 2007, 341 pages
From my personal library
Rating: 4 - Really liked this read
"I had a wife. Her name was Hailey. Now she's gone. And so am I."
Added by Michelle Lancaster on April 8, 2013 at 2:56pm — No Comments
Published June 2010 by St. Martin's Press
Rating - 4 Really liked this one
Read this in approximately 24 hours and really enjoyed it. The last couple of installments in this series seemed to be…
Added by Michelle Lancaster on April 8, 2013 at 2:53pm — No Comments
Coming September 2011 from Texas Christian University Press
By C.W. Smith
TCU Press 268 pg
Submitted by Taylor Made Press
You know when some horrible accident occurs and you can't look away? Something that commands your reluctant…Continue
Added by Michelle Lancaster on April 8, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
By Greg Olear
HarperCollins 312 pgs
"Fathermucker" sounds rather suspect. I feel a touch profane when I say it. Harmless. I am a little confused but nevermind.
"Fathermucker" is the perfect title for this gem. This book is about a father mucking around, trying to hold it together. Josh Lansky is a husband, erst-while screenwriter, and stay-at-home father to Roland, a four-year-old boy with Asperger's,…Continue
Added by Michelle Lancaster on April 8, 2013 at 1:31pm — No Comments
By Samantha Sotto
Broadway Paperbacks (Random House), 296 pgs
Shelley and Max meet on a tour of very personal and specific alternative European history. Shelley is a recent American transplant to London, trying to escape the death of her father and her mother's consuming grief, and Max is a tour guide from AD 79. Time travel and immortality are trendy in popular culture and this is yet another addition to the cannon, although…Continue
Added by Michelle Lancaster on April 8, 2013 at 12:12pm — No Comments
Added by Martha A. Cheves on April 6, 2013 at 8:38pm — No Comments
After just 24 hours my novel DROP OUT went from #285,000 on Amazon to #4,000. As of this post it's at about #6,000. What an exciting ride to watch the numbers go up on a minute by minute basis. I hope everyone can get a chance to take a look at it. It may just change your perspective.
Two years ago, after amicably parting ways with my literary agent of four years, I decide to take destiny into my own hands and publish my books in eformat. I had a huge collection of completed and professionally edited novels and decided that publishing one every three months seemed feasible. So, that’s what I did.
Little did I know I was on the cusp of an indie publishing revolution. My books were available at the right time, for the right audience, and at the…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on April 4, 2013 at 2:21pm — No Comments
Been working hard on my latest manuscript (still untitled) though the Easter weekend did muff up my writing schedule a bit. I also have a big promotion coming up for DROP OUT on April 4th with KND’s new Book Gorilla newsletter. I paid extra to be on the premier front page and be exposed to @ 20,000 opt-in readers. Will it be profitable? I guess we’ll see. I need to sell 150 books to recoup the cost.
I’m also trying a new promotion with a site called…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on April 1, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments
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