Archive for February, 2016

Good News for Authors–And Out-of-the-Box Book Promotion Tips

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Publisher’s Weekly announced this week that sixty new independent bookstores were opened in 2015 and they’re scattered all across the US. There are several new bookstores along the west coast and the Eastern Seaboard and all throughout the middle states. I glanced at the list and saw that several have sprouted up across Ohio and […]

Book Promotion Means Taking Advantage

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

I’m not suggesting you take advantage of people and situations in a bad way—but that you take advantage of opportunities that might result in book sales. First, you must be willing to watch for opportunities and recognize them. Then figure out how you can use them to gain a little exposure for your book. Remember, […]

Book Promotion–No Easy Task

Monday, February 15th, 2016

If you’ve been to a writers conference or club meeting, if you’ve read any books or newsletters on the topic of publishing, even if you’ve only spoken to an author or two while on your writing/publishing journey, you’ve heard the term book promotion. Unless you’ve done your writing in a cave without Internet service a […]

Fresh Writing—Beyond the Thesaurus

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

I’ve been writing for publication for over 40 years and I’m aware of the importance of fresh writing. That is, using a variety of words and phrases in your descriptions, explanations, etc. But this has never been as challenging an issue for me until I started writing fiction. Do you spend a lot of time […]