If you're interested in reading my novel, Still Water, I have a review campaign going on at Booksprout. FOR READERS: this is FREE to join website and only requires that you leave a review in return for reading whatever books you choose from the website. This is great for folks who don't have a lot … Continue reading Free Copy of My Book for Reviewers on Booksprout!
Taking my class, I ran across the idea of running ad promotions and the techniques involved. So I looked at the provided links, and it turns out that some of the popular platforms really aren't that expensive, Bargain Booksy for example, which is flagged on multiple lists as a 'buy whenever your 30 days waiting … Continue reading Booksy Ads
My New Writing Plan for this Fall
Taking all of the classes I'm doing right now has thrown a wrench in my plans for writing this fall. So, here is what I'm currently planning to do. This is of mild interest to most folks, at best, but makes myself accountable here, in front of you. Biggest priority: Writing three short stories, one … Continue reading My New Writing Plan for this Fall
Publish and Thrive
If you're an author, and you want to buy ONE class on how to publish, I'm thinking Sarra Cannon's Publish and Thrive is the one. I'm 100% serious about this. I spent all weekend at my in-laws' house, and there was nothing to do, so I was going hard at her class and... wow. So … Continue reading Publish and Thrive
Revamping My Cover?
As part of one of my classes, they did an evaluation of my existing book on Amazon, it's blurb, and how it ties into the genre I'm trying to portray. The blurb, they flagged as sounding too much like a thriller or a mystery and missing the genre mark, but gave some good suggestions for … Continue reading Revamping My Cover?
Take ALL the Classes!
I am taking a RIDICULOUS number of online classes right now related to publishing and advertising, and they're going well. A bit further down I'll break down which ones I'm taking. I mean, they're a huge time sink, but I'm liking them so far. Which is kind of funny because I hated college. I love … Continue reading Take ALL the Classes!
So... I'm taking a class on Amazon ads. And I dutifully did my homework and set up an ad and put it in for moderation. It was flagged for my book being EROTICA. Ya'll. Ya'll, you've seen my blog. You might have read my book. Can you visualize me writing erotica, much less sharing it … Continue reading Amazon Ads
Shiny New Embosser!
And the final purchase I made in this batch of 'publishing' purchases was an embossing tool with my logo. It is GORGEOUS. I ordered it from this listing on Etsy, and it's both well made and promptly delivered. The box: It's blurry, but it's this logo: The embosser itself is pretty good sized: Why is … Continue reading Shiny New Embosser!
I Have a Logo and a Stamp!
Okay, ya'll, I'm really stoked about this. I commissioned a logo and an author stamp. The logo for, well, everything, and the author stamp is my face for the 'author' page in my book and signings. So, ready to see some shinies? First of all, here is my logo: One of my gaming friends did … Continue reading I Have a Logo and a Stamp!
Brooke’s Character Portrait
Just a quick tease of a post to show you that Brooke's portrait is almost complete. Look at those eyes! She's lovely! Does she look like you'd imagined her?