Posts belonging to Category Promoting ebooks

How Important are Cover and Price When Promoting Your Ebook? Very!

by USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean Thank you for inviting me here, Julie!  I am a huge fan of your work and am so grateful to you for all your generous contributions to the world of indie publishing. As I write this blog, I am in the midst of a two-week 99 cent sale [...]

How to Create a Facebook Page

Since I wrote my original post on How to Create a Facebook Page, things have changed. So, here are the new instructions (written August 2011) for creating a Facebook Page. After the instructions, I’ll talk about why I created a second Page for my Pearl Island trilogy when I already had an Author Page. Step-By-Step [...]

Do You Love or Hate Promoting Your eBooks?

Are you one of the authors who has to be nudged, or maybe even pulled kicking and screaming, into doing self promotion? If so, you’re going to love this guest post from talented and prolific New York Times bestselling author of paranormal romance, Deborah Cooke. Is Promotion Your Priority? By Deborah Cooke (also writing as [...]

Agents Assisting Authors with Self Publishing, Good Idea?

As more and more established authors go indie, either by e-pubbing their backlist or taking new material straight to ebook, many of us wonder: What will be the agent’s role in this new publishing frontier? That conversation came up repeatedly during the recent RWA conference in NYC. Among the authors I spoke with, everyone agrees [...]

RWA 2011 Wrap up: the Conference within the Conference

This year’s Romance Writer of America conference was an amazing experience for me. I actually feel like I just came home from two separate conferences that happened to be going on at the same time in the same hotel. There was the official RWA conference with workshops, agent/editor appointments, and publisher parties. Then there was [...]

Dispatch from the Big Apple, Tuesday

Okay, technically, it’s Wednesday since it’s after midnight. I’m writing on my iPad by the light of a single lamp since my roomies are asleep. I’m hoarse from talking all day in a bar filled hundreds of women writers and my feet ache from striding around New York in some killer high heels, but my [...]

RWA, Pitching to Agents and Editors in the eBook Age: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

As romance writers across the country get ready for RWA’s national conference in New York, many attendees are anxiously preparing for their ten-minute appointments with agents and editors. Some published authors who have been down that path are offering to help their unpublished sisters perfect those pitches, while others are wondering: Why are writers even [...]

Inventive eBook Promotion: Spotight on Kelly McClymer

I’m excited to bring you this next guest for two reasons. One, I designed the covers for the five historical romance novels she recently converted to ebooks. And two, this has to be the most inventive promotion idea I’ve heard in a long time. So, without further ado, here’s Kelly McClymer. Julie, thank you for [...]

Inventive eBook Promotion: Spotlight on Marsha Canham

Help me welcome today’s guest, Marsha Canham, who’s here to talk to us about something she’s doing to help promote other authors, which in turn helps promote her. That’s an emerging trend I’m seeing with some of the authors who are having consistent success with ebooks. They cross promote with their friends. The challenge though, [...]

Inventive eBook Promotion, Spotlight on Lori Devoti

This will be the first in a series of interviews with authors who are doing some inventive things with ebook promotion that I think can help all of us search for creative ways to prosper in the brave new world of publishing. First up: Lori Devoti. Lori, give us a little history on your own [...]