What’s a blog hop, you ask? It’s like a giant game of tag to help readers discover authors who are new to them. For this hop, authors are answering 10 questions about what we’re working on now. This week, I’m it! I was tagged by Kimberly Llewellyn. Visit her blog to see who else she [...]
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When I started, I was a neophyte in self publishing and Internet marketing. My goal was to hack my way into the scary jungle, to blaze new trails, and to send back dispatches to help others find their way. The journey has been more exciting, and rewarding, than I ever dreamed possible.
One of the most frustrating parts of prepping my Word .docx for print-on-demand publishing by CreateSpace was formatting the headers.
Goodreads is a very popular website where readers and reviewers convene to share their love of books. It’s also a powerful tool for authors to connect with those readers and build lasting relationships. But where does an author begin to be a part of this community that can seem complex and daunting?
I’ve only been on Pinterest a short while, but every day I’m discovering nifty little tricks that help me use this site as a powerful promotional tool. I thought I’d share three of them. 1) You can tag other Pinterest users by using the @ symbol followed by their Pinterest user name. You have to [...]
by Guest Author, Sherri Browning Erwin By now, most authors recognize the importance of establishing a presence on Facebook and Twitter to help drive promotions that can lead to sales. But what about Pinterest? What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a virtual pinboard, a way to organize and share things that you find on the web. [...]
I know many authors who recoil at the very thought of promoting ebooks. I suspect the reason is that many authors think promotion equals endlessly tweeting “Buy my ebook!” The good new is: that is not what I mean when I talk about effective ebook promotion. The bad news is: effective promotion is more complex [...]
It was a year ago this month that my world changed forever thanks to the ebook revolution. April 2011 was when my sales exploded. I have been reeling – in a good way – ever since. This journey, however, started long before that. It started in the fall of 2009. Back then, I had one [...]
Last Friday started out on a high note for me. After days of jumping through hoops to get the soundtrack to my novel, At Last, to go through, I discovered it was live at Amazon. Cause for celebration. I posted the news to Facebook and was about to post on Twitter when I heard the [...]
If you read my last post, Making a Music Soundtrack for a Novel, you know At Last, my new ebook release from Amazon/Montlake, has a companion soundtrack. It includes eight romantic American standards that were recorded by the amazingly talented Barbara Calderaro specifically to go with the story (since my heroine is a singer). The [...]