Thanks to all who bought a copy of DROP OUT. New review from Australia. Check it out.
4.0 out of 5 stars Drop Out, May 24, 2013
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Added by Neil D Ostroff on May 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
It’s raining today. Drops slide down my window like translucent snails. Water puddles in…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on May 23, 2013 at 12:41pm — No Comments
There’s an old saying that more than anything the image of the author helps greatly to sell a book. And although I hate to admit it, I wholly believe that is true. For example, if you had two romance authors sitting side by side at a book signing; one is a beautiful woman with slender legs, an hourglass figure, and a face like Aphrodite, and the other looks like a frumpy housewife… which author’s book would you be more interested in reading? Let’s be honest.…Continue
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Please check out my latest powerhouse novel, DROP OUT. It’s Kindle Fire Department’s Book of the Day! Thanks.
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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
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
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
Where The Rain Is Made, Paranormal/Shifter, Mystic Time Travel
* Nominated for Bookie Award *
* Book of the Month *…
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Friday, April 12, 2013
This spring, as I count the days until April 16 when my middle grade book The Wide Awake Loons is published, GMTA Publishing has released Fireflies by P. S. Bartlett.
P. S. Barlett’s …
Added by Katherine L. Holmes on April 12, 2013 at 3:30pm — 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
It finally happened. I reached the end of my creative juices on my latest novel. At 25,000 words in, I’ve had enough. The book started well enough. I had a great idea and I feverishly wrote the first draft in under three weeks. I let it sit for a few days while I visited the Jersey Shore and then pulled it back onto the screen anxious and excited to begin the revision process. And then thunk!
Plagued by writer’s block for the last two weeks, I’ve been spending my…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on March 24, 2013 at 2:58pm — No Comments
Spring is here and once again the oncoming nice weather will test my resolve to finish my latest novel. I find it especially difficult to keep focus when it’s a beautiful, sunny seventy-degree day outside. But as an artist I must ignore the temptation to enjoy the outside. When I am working on a first draft (as I’m doing now) I find that I can only concentrate on creating original material when I’m sitting at my desk. Something about that particular space and mindset unlocks my…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on March 21, 2013 at 2:14pm — No Comments
It has been awhile since I posted a preview here...I thought it was high time to get my butt back in gear!
Having just finished a round of editing on my newest novel this afternoon...I thought it would be cool to share a little of it with you!
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After the unexpected death of her parents, seventeen-year-old Elizabeth is left with several mysteries to solve. As if adjusting to her new life wasn’t bad enough, she begins to have nightmares about creatures in the woods…Continue
Added by Elisabeth Wheatley on March 9, 2013 at 4:34pm — No Comments
There is a riding wave of enthusiasm and excitement among indie authors that finally, after centuries of struggle, we can now put our books out there on the virtual bookshelf for the world to see and for all eternity. What an incredible concept that a hundred years from now someone might happen upon one of my books and my characters would rise from the ashes of time and thrill a new reader. Or is it?
What is the likelihood that a future individual will happen upon one of my…Continue
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