Well, my latest Kindle promotion has come to a close. Based on the results, I'm disappointed but there were many aspects of this that are my own fault and the rest I leave up to indie author suppression across social media due to pay to play and the ass backwards algorithms that make it impossible … Continue reading Full Disclosure | Marketing My Books at $.99 Was a Complete #Failure
Help! Haha I did it! Maybe a few beers at a cookout today helped but here I am! I hope it gets better...and easier...and less awkward!
HAPPY SUNDAY! Recently I stumbled upon a new smart phone APP called Periscope by Twitter. If you haven't seen it or tried it yet you really need to check it out. Periscope allows you to see or share what you're doing in real time from anywhere in the world. Yes, it's live streaming anywhere in … Continue reading I’m So Excited to Have #Book #Scents on the #Blog Today!
Good Morning! I just wanted to stop in and give you all a quick update on my Thunderclap progress. As of this writing, the stats are: SUPPORTERS 70 of 100 70% of goal supported SOCIAL REACH 106,096 People TIME LEFT 11 days Ends Apr 21, 12:00 PM EDT As you can see, I still need 30 … Continue reading #Thunderclap Promotion Update – I Can Still Use Your Help
https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/24769-hoist-the-colors-mates Hey everyone, Sorry to interrupt your day…well okay, no I’m not because I really need your help with something. I have a new book launching on April 14, 2015 and I’m trying something new this time called Thunderclap. First of all, it’s FREE and EASY. You just click on the link and sign up … Continue reading DEMONS & PEARLS On #Thunderclap! Can You Help Me Hoist the Colors?
As you know, if you follow my blog, I'm taking part in an interesting exercise in crowd-funding. After doing a bit of Googling, I noticed that there appears to be some confusion as to what the purpose of crowd-funding is and why people do it. In my case, I'm doing it to raise money to … Continue reading I’m a Little Disappointed Tonight – Albeit Not Too Surprised
I finished my PubSlush campaign last night and it has been approved! First, here's a little video to give you more information about PubSlush and their mission. The Pubslush Cause from Pubslush on Vimeo. I'd be ever so grateful if you'd go take a peek at it and perhaps even register as a fan to … Continue reading PubSlush is Complete and Ready to Go – Let’s Do This!
I've been both busy and lazy for a few days. I've just recovered from pneumonia and a bit of exhaustion set in. I realized I was pushing myself too hard, so besides a few hours at the Inn Saturday evening having some hard apple cider with my favorite crew, watching pre-season football, I slept this … Continue reading Sorry for my absence. Here’s my excuse note…
With this PubSlush campaign ramping up for launch on September 1st, I'm faced with so many decisions as to how I want to use the funding (IF I get the funding I need) to market my new book. There are as many opinions about how to market your book as there are books to sell … Continue reading Your Book: Social Networking Versus Conventional Advertising-What Say You?
I guess in some ways it still is. Two years ago before I'd even finished my first novel, I read a now long-lost article about building an author platform. Boy was I confused! I hadn't even finished my first novel at the time and I knew zip about publishing so in between writing, I read … Continue reading Remembering When a Platform Was Something People Stood on to Give A Speech