Two weeks before its official release, my novel, Ivory Tower, is #1 on the fiction chart in Oklahoma, according to The Daily Oklahoman. That photo is a screenshot of the online edition. I’m so excited! First of all, thank you to everyone who has bought a copy so far – you’re the ones who putContinue reading “Ivory Tower is a #1 Best Seller!”
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Ivory Tower book launch tonight!
The launch event for my latest novel, Ivory Tower, is tonight at 7pm in the new literary hotspot of the globe, Tulsa, Oklahoma! Hosted by Magic City Books and its Executive Director, Jeff Martin, the evening will feature me reading an excerpt from the novel, conversing with Jeff, and fielding questions from the audience. IContinue reading “Ivory Tower book launch tonight!”
5 Reasons to Have a Book Release Event
Celebration of your accomplishments as a writer is reason enough to have a party at the launch of your publication, but there are other great reasons as well. Here are my top 5: #1) To Generate Buzz Getting people excited about your book will make them want to read it probably as much as anyContinue reading “5 Reasons to Have a Book Release Event”
Writing as a Business, pt 2
Celebrating Milestones As I always remind remind writers (and myself), you have to celebrate milestones, no matter how small, because you never know when they will come around again, if at all. The milestone I am celebrating is recouping the cost of my first 100 author copies. It took me a little over a month,Continue reading “Writing as a Business, pt 2”
Ivory Tower is a Publisher’s Weekly “Editor’s Pick”!
Jenkins has made an impressive start as a novelist. Publisher’s Weekly I’m so excited that I have to share this good news with everyone: my novel, Ivory Tower, has been reviewed and received the coveted editor’s pick star from Publisher’s Weekly! According to the PW website, the star signifies “an unbiased indication of truly outstandingContinue reading “Ivory Tower is a Publisher’s Weekly “Editor’s Pick”!”
Writing as a Business, Pt. 1
We usually think of writing as an art – we spend countless hours dreaming up poems, characters, lines, settings, and a million other things that make writing such a difficult craft. But if you plan to publish or otherwise share your work as an author, even if you don’t plan to write for a living,Continue reading “Writing as a Business, Pt. 1”
When Author Becomes Shipping Department…
As I mentioned in a previous blog about advanced copies, one of the best ways for independent authors to realize the highest profit margin on books is to sell them yourself, either hand-to-hand or through your website. If you do decide to make the plunge into web sales, which often requires an upgraded business packageContinue reading “When Author Becomes Shipping Department…”
Buy books this Small Business Saturday!
This local shopping Saturday, try buying gifts from independent authors like me. My novel is 5% off, and I’ll cover domestic shipping and tax. Get a copy from me before it’s available anywhere else! Click here to buy entertaining fiction and support a small business!
Author’s Marketing Journey, pt. 7 – Advance Copies
I just got boxes full of author copies in advance of my novel’s official February 1, 2020 release date, and the question you (and I) may be asking is, what am I going to do with all of them? The answer is ‘a lot of things,’ because advance copies can be crucial to an authorsContinue reading “Author’s Marketing Journey, pt. 7 – Advance Copies”
Advance copies are here!
It’s such a cliche–the photo of author’s copies when the box arrives–but I can’t help it. It’s such a great feeling! Thanks to Nick at Atmosphere Press, these copies of my novel look great and are ready to go. Now, I’ve got to move them. Aye, there’s the rub, the thick black lining to anContinue reading “Advance copies are here!”