Archive for September, 2014

What Keeps You From Promoting Your Book?

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

We authors can manufacture a lot of excuses for NOT spending time and expending energy promoting our books. Here are five of our faves: I’d rather write (or I’m too busy writing). I don’t have time. I don’t like to bother people. I don’t know how to promote my book. I’ll start promoting my book […]

Publishing/Marketing News and Views

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Publishing/Marketing News and Views Bringing you the information and resources you need to succeed. September 2014, Volume 2, Issue 7 Editor: Patricia Fry Why This Newsletter? This newsletter has been a long time coming. With over forty years embedded in the world of writing, publishing and book promotion and a good twenty years working with […]

The Process and Power of Fiction-Writing

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

I seemed destined to write nonfiction. The article fascinated me—how could so many different writers treat the same topic in so many different ways? My desire—my dream—was to write articles for magazines. And I did for many years. That’s how I made my living. Over the years, I continued writing nonfiction books and articles on […]

Help for Lagging Book Sales

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Are you a published author? How are your book sales? Have you produced a book that is wanted or needed by a large segment of readers or a strong niche audience? Do you know who your readers are? Do you know where they are and how to reach them? Are you doing everything you can […]

Should You Offer Your Book FREE?

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Well, I finally did it! I signed up for the free book promotion through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) program for my Klepto Cat Mystery series. I was only able to offer the book free for one day—not sure why. But in that one day, there were over 8,000 downloads of Catnapped. And the following […]