Edit: Oops! Got a little trigger-happy with the “publish” button. I intended to add some comments first. I’ll keep it short. A friend on Twitter shared this article with me this morning, and I had to pass it along to all of you. Mark Coker released some statistics that may greatly impact the way you choose to market your stories. I strongly urge you to read this article.
Once again, I find myself sharing a post from my friend Nicholas Rossis, award winning author of the epic fantasy Pearseus series. It’s a wonderful article that includes a handful of recommendations and painfully easy things you can do to increase your marketing presence this holiday season.
Taylor of the Written Word Media has written an excellent post titled, Holiday Book Marketing: An Author’s Guide to Black Friday and Beyond that lists all the remaining holidays of 2015. Why is tha…
Each day I wake up and check my social media accounts, and each day I see the same question asked with the most frequency (and fervor):
What’s the deal with Necromancer Falling? When’s it coming out?
The short answer is “soon”. But, there’s more to it than that…
While checking out Nicholas’s blog this morning, I noticed he shared a wonderful infographic. It shows how long it took all of our favorite writers to achieve some measure of success; how old they were when they began writing, age when first published, age when they published their most famous work, and age when they achieved that mythical “success” we always talk about. Check it out at the Source link below!
If any of you are going to be in the Austin, TX. area this weekend, October 17-18, stop by the Texas Book Festival and say hi! And please feel free to bring your copies of Necromancer Awakening for me to sign.
In the latest case of “don’t believe everything you read,” the New York Times recently published another attempted hatchet job on Amazon, though it was an indirect hatchet job. As if they haven’t proved, time and again, that they’re a shill for “big publishing”, they decided to trot out some sales figures that appear to show a decline in the sales of e-books.
Except, they forgot one thing. We’re not idiots.
I’d like to share another article with you that Joe Konrath dropped on his blog yesterday. He points out seven things we each need to remember about this writing and publishing gig, and they’re spot on. Click the link below for the original article.
There is a long-standing myth that not only does self-publishing cost an arm and a leg, but that the risks far outweigh the benefit.
This myth has been debunked so many times, yet it keeps cropping up. In fact, as recently as three days ago, I took part in a Facebook conversation on this very topic. Much heated discussion was had, and it became apparent that facts weren’t heavy enough to outweigh emotions. Even after revealing my itemized list of costs for publishing Necromancer Awakening, I was flat-out told I was either forgetting something, or being outright deceitful. It was as if people wanted to hear that self-publishing is prohibitively expensive!
Well, guess what? It’s not.
I was pleased to get a notification today from Joe Konrath’s blog (linked below). He and Barry Eisler tackle this very issue in today’s post. It’s well worth the read.
I’d like to extend a warm welcome today to Andy Peloquin, writer extraordinaire, hot wing aficionado, Selena Gomez fan, and overall very tall guy (he’s 6’6″!). Andy joins us today on the launch of his latest novel, The Last Bucelarii (Book 1): Blade of the Destroyer. He gives us a personal reminder of why we, as writers, cannot afford to be anti-social. We are all too susceptible to shrink away from society and work on our writing. But we hurt ourselves (and our writing careers) by doing so.
Speaking of Blade of the Destroyer, just look at this gorgeous cover!
From the Jacket:
The Hunter of Voramis is the perfect assassin: ruthless, unrelenting, immortal. Yet he is haunted by lost memories, bonded to a cursed dagger that feeds him power yet denies him peace of mind. Within him rages an unquenchable need for blood and death.
When he accepts a contract to avenge the stolen innocence of a girl, the Hunter becomes the prey. The death of a seemingly random target sends him hurtling toward destruction, yet could his path also lead to the truth of his buried past?
Before we get to Andy’s insightful post, I’d like to let you know where you can purchase a copy of Blade of the Destroyer:
Amazon Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Blade-Destroyer-Last-Bucelarii-Book/dp/1515038955/
Now, let’s hear from Andy himself!
In a world…where people tweet with hashtags, and other people fail to read them, there can be only one outcome.
From the makers of Hashtag Blindness Part 1 and Hashtag Blindness Part 2, comes the explosive conclusion1, Hashtag Blindness 3: Electric Jamboree: On Twitter, No One Can Hear You Scream: Redemption: Age of Irony.2
1 Not an actual conclusion. This crazy train never stops.
2 Subtitle tested well with the male, 20.5 – 21 year old, stoned, neckbeard demographic.
Read on, for the extended trailer.