Archive for October, 2015

Plan Ahead NOW For Holiday Book Sales

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Authors must think ahead. We don’t just write a book and then market it. We must plan the book; consider the audience and their needs, think about the timing of the project, and design it to suit the purposes. Then we write the book with the audience in mind so that it is cohesive, well-organized, […]

How a Story Takes Shape

Monday, October 19th, 2015

I’ve been penning fiction now for just two and a half years and I’m learning a lot about the process. I marvel at how a whisper of an idea can develop into a cogent story with the proverbial beginning, middle, and end. I have to chuckle during the early stages of my stories as I […]

Book Promotion Mania

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

For a couple of weeks now, I’ve been engaged in promoting my Christmas book—the 13th in the Klepto Cat Mystery series A Picture-Purrfect Christmas. What a wild, crazy, and busy ride. One thing that occurred to me as I journeyed down that bumpy marketing road this time is that my books—and probably yours—have more than […]

From Rejection to Success

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

If you want to know about rejection, ask an author—any author. Others may see authors as confident, successful, and living a charmed life. What the casual observer doesn’t see is the constant rejection from editors, publishers, reviewers, even readers. (Even though the majority of readers may love the book, there are always those who are […]

Want Publishing Success? Join Webinars and Seminars

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Yesterday I had a ball joining Brian Jud for one of his Book Marketing Matters webinars sponsored by APSS (Association of Publishers for Special Sales) and the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. I spoke on “How to Craft a Persuasive Book Proposal for any Genre or Topic.” What an enjoyable way to spend ninety minutes. […]