The Top 5 Marketing Tips for Your Book

The Top 5 Marketing Tips for Your Book

The Top 5 Marketing Tips for Your Book

Self-published authors know that the biggest row to hoe ahead of them is marketing their book. The writing is hard, the editing is harder, but the marketing of that book is certainly the hardest of them all when it comes to this self-publishing journey. I know. I have been there. But I also have a few tips for you to maybe give you food for thought. First, some people might just want to know what marketing your book MEANS. In my honest opinion, it’s just telling folks about your book. It’s getting the word out. Secondly, some people want to

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Looking for a good book cover

Looking for a good book cover

The weekend flew by for me– did it do that for you, too? Wow. I am finding that the more I work toward a book release the faster the days go by. I spent all of yesterday putting together a mockup of a cover for the caper mystery. It looked pretty darn sweet, but in the end, I didn’t keep it. Why not? It wasn’t perfect. I know that sounds a little huh-worthy, but let me explain. If you listen to any of the big podcasts, The Creative Penn, The Sell More Books Show etc. you will hear it said

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Are you truly finished with that work?

Are you truly finished with that work?

There are a few age-old questions that writers ask. They are not stupid questions, lest you immediately think that. NO question is stupid, and oftentimes, sort of vital when you are uninformed. We might be wise old owls, us writers, but we don’t know EVERYTHING. Even with the Internet, good info is sometimes hard to find. So, what is this funny old question that keeps cropping up? Well, I am so glad you asked! It’s this:  How do I know when I am finished with the piece I am working on? It’s funny but sometimes you think you are finished,

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That Bookstore in Blytheville book signing in images

That Bookstore in Blytheville book signing in images

The Spring Fling book signing was a total hit. We had so much fun at That Bookstore in Blytheville. The owner, Chris, and the clerks who were working there were so good to us. It was amazing to be able to chat with the customers who came in and browsed. We hope to be able to go back maybe in the fall. Here is a pictorial for you of the store and our day there. Click on any image to make it bigger. That Bookstore in Blytheville The tiles outside the front entrance to That Bookstore in Blytheville Our posters

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Writer Groupie Episode 25: Interview with Travis Shortt, publicist

Writer Groupie Episode 25: Interview with Travis Shortt, publicist

Travis Shortt is a publicist with Aspyr Communications. See his website here at this link to see what his business offers. His interview taught me a lot about publicity and you will enjoy learning from him. Travis has a great client list with many achievements. Such accomplished authors encourages us to greater heights with our work and the knowledge that how they got there was due to a good publicity agent, well, you really need to have a look at or listen to this show. I am excited to have Travis on Writer Groupie Podcast. In this episode, we discuss

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