Archive for January, 2014

Get Book Reviews, Continued

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

We’re still talking about how to get many reviews for your fiction or nonfiction book. Here are three more ideas: 1: Locate appropriate publications and websites and ask for a review. You probably have magazines in your genre or topic on your own book shelves. Start there. Scan magazines at your local library and bookstores. […]

How to Get Many, Many Book Reviews

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Today, I’ll share three tips for getting book reviews. Look for more tips tomorrow. 1: Write a book that reviewers will want to review. Now this sounds like a big fat no-brainer, doesn’t it? But think about it. What more could you do to make your book in progress more appealing to reviewers—more appropriate for […]

Yes You Can Get Your Book Reviewed

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Every author has heard the term Book Review. Many of them consider a book review to be an honor bestowed only on the famous and the lucky. Some are aware of the pre-publication book reviews, but have been duly warned that these reviewers will NOT review books by unknown authors. Is this your belief? Okay, […]

Blog Book Tour

Monday, January 27th, 2014

So what does one do after she has produced and published 2,000 blog posts and 42 books? In my world, she keeps on keeping on. I’ve finished Book number 43 (look for it to debut next month), and this is my 2001st blog post. I’m also planning a blog tour to promote my growing number […]

Post Number 2000!

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Did you see the balloons float past your windows this morning? Did you see the fireworks bursts and hear the cheering? What’s all the hullabaloo about? I, Patricia Fry, have been writing for publication for over 40 years and I’ve produced 65 issues of the SPAWN Market Update. (A meaty newsletter for members of SPAWN.) […]

How I Promote My Novel

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Tomorrow is the big day. I will virtually release thousands of balloons into cyberspace to celebrate my blogging milestone. I’ve been bringing you information, news and resources about writing, publishing and marketing for over eight years—in fact, 98 months to be exact. I’m still giving out prizes to those who can guess how many posts […]

Your Email Subject-line

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Do you think before you hit “send?” Do you proof your emails carefully? Do you check the spelling, tone and clarity of your emails? Most of us do. But are your emails being read? If not, it could be because of what you put in your subject-line. Consider the emails you receive—which ones do you […]

How Long Should You Promote Your Book?

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Are you spreading the word about your book using all manner of promotion? Or have you found one that works so well, you’re spending all of your time with it? Either scenario could be the right one for you and for your book. I generally advise authors to go out and speak, write articles (or […]

How to Find Your Writing MoJo

Monday, January 20th, 2014

I’m not getting very many correct answers to my question: What blogging milestone is coming up for the Matilija Press Publishing Blog? Here’s a hint. I’ve already reached the 1,000 blog mark. Remember the prizes are: Free manuscript evaluation by Patricia Fry A $5 Amazon gift certificate. A copy of “Publish Your Book” (print or […]

Promote Your Book at a Memorial Service?

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

How tasteless is that? Now wait, that all depends. I attended a memorial service yesterday in a luxurious home in a rather casual, friendly atmosphere and there was some gentle promotion going on. As far as I could tell no one was offended. In fact, it appeared that the people involved in the conversations were […]