Tag Archives: book promotion

Got a newsletter? Now what? How to get subscribers…

One of the first questions authors have after opening a newsletter email list account is, “Now what? How do you get people to subscribe?” It’s not as daunting as it seems. I use MailChimp for my email newsletter list, but … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes: what actually happens when you a release book

You want me to do what on release day? Nooooo…. On release day, I dance to a frenetic beat, a la “Maniac” from the movie Flashdance. (See it on You Tube here) I clear my calendar for the day and … Continue reading

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Coming on Thursdays: a look back at science fiction romance…#SFR #ScifiRom #TBT

On social media there is such a thing as Throwback Thursday (#TBT), in which people post old photos of themselves. I got to thinking, why isn’t there a TBT for books? Why not do a feature about backlisted books? New … Continue reading

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Things they don’t tell you about being an author…#writetip

I’ve been writing for more than twenty-five years and have been published since 2009 (twenty-seven or so titles). I had 15 books published by four  epublishers before going Indie in 2014. As an indie, I’ve published another dozen or so … Continue reading

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Taking the summer off…sort of…

I consider writing to be the most important thing I do. Since I went Indie in 2014, I’ve written more than ever before. I used to write about 100,000 words per year. In 2015 I wrote 264,918 words and produced … Continue reading

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One author’s calendar…(desperately) trying to keep track

As an author, I work from home and don’t have many meetings to keep track of, but I do have a lot of assignments and virtual events to schedule. Most of them have at least two dates associated with them … Continue reading

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For authors: 10 tips to get the most out of your ‘snippet hop’

A“snippet hop,” is an online event in which authors present short (6-10 sentences) excerpts from their books and visitors go from one blog to the next to read and comment.  I estimate I have visited thousands of snippet blog posts … Continue reading

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The trials of getting book reviews and scary math…

About a month ago, I began the laborious process of requesting books reviews for my  sci-fi romance, Mated with the Cyborg, which was released on Tuesday. Soliciting reviews doesn’t mean recreating the wheel with each new release, but it does mean tightening … Continue reading

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#SpankA2Z: M is for MEDIA kit…how to do one

Welcome to day 13  of the 2nd Annual Spanking A to Z blog challenge–we’re at the mid-point! Throughout  June, spanking fiction authors will post a blog corresponding to a different letter of the alphabet, beginning with A and ending with … Continue reading

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On the Golden Rule and authors supporting authors…

The Golden Rule goes something like this: do undo others as you would have them do unto you. Treat others as you would like to be treated. Most of the authors I know do this. Some, not so much. They’re … Continue reading

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