Archive for August, 2014

6 Must-Have eBooks for Authors

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Are you a new or struggling author? Do you need help or information presented in a clear and simple form? You can now order one or all 6 of Patricia Fry’s “50 Ways” ebooks for authors for $1.99 each at http://www.matilijapress.com. Titles 50 Reasons Why You SHOULD Write That Book 50 Ways to Prepare for […]

Changes Coming to Matilija Press and Patricia Fry’s Books

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

There are changes and updates coming to Matilija Press. Watch for the announcements. We’ll have a new home page featuring just Patricia Fry’s books that are current and relevant to authors and those that are of interest to readers of cozy mysteries and cats. We are about to make three announcements. Catnapped, the first in […]

Write While You Walk

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

There are as many writing techniques as there are writers. I used to write stories in longhand and type them out on a manual typewriter. Even when I finally bought a word processor, I couldn’t think into it. I still did my writing on a steno pad (or spiral-bound tablet). Eventually, I succumbed to the […]

Timing, Tools, and Tenacity

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

This morning I was finally able to remove a splinter or maybe it was a thorn that had embedded itself into one of my fingers. I’ve been aware of this foreign object in my body for a couple of weeks. The spot would swell, turn red, fester a bit and boy was it tender. But […]

Should You Give Your Books Away?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Today I want to talk about giveaways. Recently, one of my clients began planning a blog tour. She decided to make five stops where the blogger would either review her book, interview her, or she would be a guest blogger. Some of the blog hosts suggested that she participate in giveaways and she asked me […]

How to Make the Right Decisions for Your Book

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

There are many ways to conduct research—lots of avenues to the material and information you desire or require for your writing projects. One is to ask an expert. I’m often inundated with questions from clients and I don’t mind responding, if I can. However, many of the inquiries are better satisfied through the author’s own […]

Devise a Marketing Plan

Monday, August 11th, 2014

You should have some idea about how to market a book before ever getting involved in the publishing industry. And you can start preparing for this enormous task before your book is a book. Study books, blogs, and articles about book promotion. Find out how other authors of similar books are promoting them. Determine what […]

Why Do You Need an Editor?

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

All writers need another set of eyes. If you haven’t figured out how to grow them, you’d better consider hiring an editor for your marvelous manuscript before considering publishing. Sure, if you’re going with a traditional publisher, they will have their editorial team go through your book. But they expect your manuscript to be clean […]

Be Prepared to Market Your Book

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Ahhh, book marketing. Now there’s a complex topic that every author who wants to experience success, must address. The truth is, no matter which publishing option you choose, you—the author—are responsible for marketing your book. Always consider yourself the CEO of your book, especially when it comes to book promotion. So what does it take […]

Your Publishing Options

Friday, August 8th, 2014

There are more publishing options today than ever before and it can be downright confusing to any author, let alone one new to the industry. My book, Publish Your Book, gives a concise and thorough overview of your options and the possible consequences of your choices. It’s at Amazon.com in print, audio, and for your […]