Archive for October, 2013

Meet an Author Who Has Done the Right Thing

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

I’d like to introduce another client of mine. Jerry Malugeon is the author of The Black Dog and the Cyclone Racer: Helping Loved Ones With Depression and Bipolar Disorders. I asked him to respond to a few questions. Patricia: What is your background as a writer? Jerry: I have always loved to write. I wrote […]

An Author is the CEO of His/Her Book

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

I have some amazingly informative and thought-provoking posts lined up for the next several days, starting tomorrow with an interview with my client, Jerry Malugeon, author of “The Black Dog and the Cyclone Racer.” This book is designed for the loved ones of those suffering from bi-polar and other disorders. Following this interview I’m providing […]

The Fiction Author Interview

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

It is common for nonfiction authors to be interviewed on TV, radio and all over the Internet. But did you know that there are also interview opportunities for novelists? I’m providing a couple of sites where novelists can request interviews. Locate others in your specific genre by doing an Internet search. http://dir.yahoo.com/arts/humanities/literature/authors/author_interviews http://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Interviews Who reads […]

The Author Interview

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Do you subscribe to Brian Jud’s Book Marketing Matters eNewsletter? You should—it’s a good newsletter for any author with a book to promote. Check the October 28, 2013 issue and you’ll find several very good articles, including one of mine on the author interview. I planned to focus this blog post on things you can […]

How To Approach a Book Reviewer

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Yesterday, we talked about where to find book reviewers. If you missed that post, go back and take a look because I gave you links to book review directories. You will want to access those directories and contact some of those reviewers. The next obvious question is how do you approach book reviewers? Some of […]

Mostly Book Reviews

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Yesterday was a day filled with trouble-shooting tasks. In fact, it took such a strange series of turns and twists that I left this blog post unfinished around 6am, and never found my way back to it. In the midst of the hassles, problems and annoyances, my computer shut off without warning. Wasn’t my fault. […]

The Nitty Gritty of Book Promotion in Today’s Competitive Market

Friday, October 25th, 2013

So far this week, we’ve talked about your book promotion mindset and I tried to drive home the importance of actively promoting your book. But what are some of the activities you can pursue and which ones are best? I’ll give you an idea of the scope of activities in a moment. First, let me […]

Your Book Promotion Attitude

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Book promotion is a lot of things. Let’s see how many descriptive words I can come up with: It is hard work, energy-draining, time-consuming, on-going and it takes some level of creativity. There’s a lot of competition out there for authors who are marketing books. Different authors view book promotion from a variety of perspectives, […]

The Easy Peasy Path to Successful Book Promotion

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

As you put the final touches on your book manuscript, you may be planning your marketing strategy. If you’ve been following along with this blog these past few days, you know that I’d prefer you start that activity as early as possible. However, few authors do. They make sure their wonderful manuscript is carefully put […]

Book Promotion Week For the Willing and the Reluctant Author

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

It’s been a busy week. I took on an editing job and it has consumed me. I do enjoy editing a good book. But it’s hard to keep up with my everyday commitments, such as this blog, when I’m editing. I don’t like to make authors wait for their edited manuscripts for more than a […]