Author’s Marketing Journey, pt 3

Today, I focused on connecting with bloggers, either requesting reviews of my novel, Ivory Tower, or asking to be part of a blog tour. If you have never heard of a “blog tour,” check out this great explanation by children’s book author, Nick Jones, on the Irish magazine, writing.ie, itself a great resource for bothContinue reading “Author’s Marketing Journey, pt 3”

Proof copy is here!

Ahhh, there is nothing like holding your own book in you own hand for the first time. The weight of it, the texture of the cover (matte, in this case), and the sense of accomplishment that comes with it. I always advise my student writers to revel in moments of accomplishment and bask in theirContinue reading “Proof copy is here!”

Author’s Marketing Journey Pt 2 – What is an Advance Info or “Sell” Sheet?

In my last post, I included an image of the Advanced Info Sheet (AIS) for my novel, Ivory Tower. Here it is again, in case you missed it: This document is used by publishers (like yourself) to inform venues, magazines, reviewers, and distributors about a new work. It’s also called a “sell sheet” among otherContinue reading “Author’s Marketing Journey Pt 2 – What is an Advance Info or “Sell” Sheet?”

Jan. 1st Release Date!

Atmosphere Press has just announced that my latest book, Ivory Tower, will be released on January 1, 2020! What a way to ring in the new year, ay? It will be available on Amazon January 15, but you can pre-order it now! Ivory Tower is a campus crime thriller about Margolis Santos, a charismatic filmContinue reading “Jan. 1st Release Date!”

My Author’s Marketing Journey

I’ve decided to start blogging about my marketing and promotion plan as an independent author in the hopes that other writers, debarking on the path to publishing a book, might benefit from my process, mistakes, and ideas. First of all, a little about myself. I am a college English professor who has published books before.Continue reading “My Author’s Marketing Journey”