Added by Margaret on May 20, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
“I am a successful author and millions are buying my books!” This is what I repeated over and over this morning as I took my daily walk. Did it do any good? Only time will tell. To be perfectly honest I’m not sure I totally understand the law of attraction. I know it’s not enough to just say it and…Continue
Added by Bridget Straub on November 12, 2012 at 11:28am — No Comments
With our book Hungering and Thirsting for Justice due for release next month, my co-editor and I recently received some distressing news. The booksellers that usually carry presenters' books at the national November Call to Action conference will not be setting up a table in the exhibition hall this year. That means that our book won't be available for sale throughout the duration of the conference, but only during times that we're…Continue
Added by Lacey Louwagie on August 20, 2012 at 12:11pm — No Comments
This is 2012, and in April, it will be one hundred years since the RMS Titanic set off on her maiden voyage to New York. We all know how it ended.
People like to celebrate centennial events, but in this case, the word celebrate is sadly inappropriate. This event is commemorated, rather than celebrated.
It seems that everywhere I look, there’s an article about another centennial Titanic event. I knew this would happen. People are fascinated with the ship, and the people who…Continue
Added by Marlene Dotterer on January 9, 2012 at 4:20pm — No Comments
My short story, “The Farm” is available for free over at Amazon’s Kindle store. Yes, it’s only available as an ebook.
It will be $0.00 for today and tomorrow, then it jumps back to the astronomical price of $0.99. Do hurry.
Oh, and tell all your friends. I’d love for the word to get out.
Here’s the blurb:
In the 25th century, the…Continue
Added by Marlene Dotterer on January 5, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
My new book, Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Šimaitė (cover seen above) will appear in four months.
A few nights ago, I had a great conversation with my press’s publicist. Cara told me how she sat down on the couch to leaf through my book and was so drawn in that she ended up…Continue
Added by Randy Susan Meyers on January 11, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments
As soon as you’ve signed a contract, or if you’re self-published, as soon as you’ve established a publication date, it’s time to get serious about promotion. On May 23, 2010, I discussed electronic promotion and this week we’ll talk about hard-copy promotion.
Books don’t launch themselves–they need a big push. Most writers don’t have the luxury of having a big publishing house behind them to handle promotion. Except for really big names, most writers need to do most of their publicity. As soon as you’ve signed a contract with a publisher, it’s time to turn your attention toward promotion. Don’t wait until your book is published before creating your promotion–you’ll want to hit the ground running once you… Continue