Well, after months of planning, promoting, pushing the book to friends, influences, and media, the day has finally arrived: my novel is officially born into the world! It’s exciting but also a bit troubling: Why happens now? Will people buy it? Will they like it? I don’t know and will just have to see. IContinue reading “Official Release Day for Ivory Tower!”
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Ivory Tower is a #1 Best Seller!
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!”
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!”
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”
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!
The “Blurb” – A Writer’s Marketing Journey, pt 6
Everyone knows the ‘blurb,’ aka the quote usually on the back cover of a book that tells readers what’s go great about this particular book and why they should read it. But not every wrier may know how important and useful blurbs are. What is a ‘blurb’? In short, the blurb is a short paragraphContinue reading “The “Blurb” – A Writer’s Marketing Journey, pt 6″
Problems with the new proof
If I could put a frown emoji here, I would. (Not really, ha ha.) But I must admit that it’s frustrating to receive a new proof of my novel and still find problems in it. Let me just say here that I am confident that my publisher, Nick, will fix it and make sure thingsContinue reading “Problems with the new proof”
An Author’s Marketing Journey, pt 4
I’m learning that marketing and promoting your own book is a long haul or, if you prefer a sports analogy, a four-quarter game. Although it is tempting to skip “Marketing Monday,” or whatever time you’ve set aside to do this PR work, perseverance is more than half the fight. For Its Own Sake One ofContinue reading “An Author’s Marketing Journey, pt 4”
What happens at the proof stage of publishing?
In my last post, I announced that I got the proof copy of my novel, Ivory Tower, in the mail from the publisher, which was great. Proof copies let you take one last look at your book–the physical book itself–before it goes out to the world. Whether you are publishing with a big house orContinue reading “What happens at the proof stage of publishing?”
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”