As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve decided to give the Pearl Island Trilogy a fresh new look. When I first released these stories as ebooks, I was limited to stock art. Finding images that worked was very difficult. I was also trying to stick with a look that was similar to the original […]
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I have great news for fans of the Pearl Island series. I’m finishing up a new story, Lie to Me, which will be Book 4 in this popular series about the colorful St. Claire siblings who run a bed and breakfast in Galveston, Texas. In honor of the new release, I’ve decided to give the […]
I just returned from the 2013 Novelists, Inc. conference in Myrtle Beach, SC and I’m more energized than ever by the opportunities available to authors. Not just indie ebook publishing, but audiobook creation, print on demand, and foreign markets. The merchandisers were there in force, talking directly with the authors about platforms they provide to […]
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 […]
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 […]