December 13, 2016

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Steven Ethan Cooke:                 A transgender woman who has been living as a woman and goes by the name Aria.       

Reginald Lamonte Edmonds:   African American detective assigned to...

December 12, 2016

I'm writing a book called She's Not a Lady. I want to try something different to get more subscribers to my website, so I decided to turn the book into a stage play. I'll be posting the scripts on my blog to see how it goes.

Please forgive me, in advance, for messing up...

November 16, 2016

Don’t become a “book-spammer.” Instead, establish personal, helpful, mutually rewarding relationships with your readers.

Many successful self-publishing authors are convinced that paid ads are usually a waste of money. I agree. (Though there are exceptions; see below.)

I...

November 9, 2016

People usually read books that are highly recommended and reviewed. The best advertising is “word of mouth” from satisfied customers. When enthusiastic fans contact you, encourage them to leave an honest review for your book.

Do not go out and solicit reviews from famil...

November 2, 2016

Although your email signature may seem like a very small detail, it can be a very powerful marketing tool. Many of us send dozens of emails every week and newsletters each month. Every recipient of your email could represent a potential reader/fan of your book/s.

Your e...

October 26, 2016

It is essential for authors to utilize social media platforms such as Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, LinkedIn, Periscope, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube and blogs (Blogger, WordPress, etc.) Using these outlets will allow an author to put a face to their work. Authors s...

October 19, 2016

Every book should have a short “About the Author” section. Readers often enjoy knowing an author’s background and inspirations. In this bio, you can include an email addresses, websites, blogs or social media sites that readers can use to contact you and keep in touch....

October 12, 2016

It is an unfortunate misconception that some writers think their publishing company will play a huge role in marketing their recently published book.

Publishers spend a fair amount of money on editing, book layout, cover design, printing and distribution of their author...

October 5, 2016

What author doesn’t love free promotion? Do a Q & A interview of other authors in your genre on you website or blog. Don’t be afraid to share the spotlight, people like a website that is all encompassing. It is very easy to do. Contact a few authors and see if they are...

September 28, 2016

The fact is that most writers don’t get rich off book sells. However, your book doesn’t have to be the only thing you sell. Consider having your book cover or title placed on a Tee-shirt, mug, baseball cap, key chain, or even a mouse pad. It’s a creative way you can ad...

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