FREE eBook Promo! & Here’s Why….

#‎FreeFriday‬ and Saturday 7/17-7/18 Read: http://t.co/OK0GFdB6J3 ‪#‎RRBC‬ Why Give Books Away Free? When I first published my book, I was dead set against giving it away for free. Something about spending years of my life on something and then just handing it out gratis didn’t sit well with me. What I didn’t comprehend then was theContinue reading “FREE eBook Promo! & Here’s Why….”

Book Marketing Blunders

How a fellow blogger solved the mystery of my lagging Euro sales.   We all need a little help now and again especially at book marketing. I freely admit to being a novice. I literally learn everything the hard way because it just suits my personality. My novel SECRET AGENT OF GOD has only beenContinue reading “Book Marketing Blunders”

Boost your writing enthusiasm; attend a Writers Conference.

Who should attend? Because I thought I needed a finished novel to attend a writer’s conference, I waited until I had what I thought was a complete manuscript before attending one.  In actuality, that may have been a mistake.  The knowledge I gained from attending the conference helped me to redirect my writing efforts, toContinue reading “Boost your writing enthusiasm; attend a Writers Conference.”

Query Letters: Quantity or Quality?

I met a writer at a conference who said he sent 300 query letters before self-publishing.  I read some of his work, he is a good writer; but is writing 300 query letters a good strategy?  Based on my research over the past several years, I would say that quality is always better than quantity.Continue reading “Query Letters: Quantity or Quality?”

#Putting Some Win in Your Sales

Question for the week:  Can you sell your words without selling your soul? If you directly show the desire to sell something or worse, call yourself a Salesperson, can you escape negative connotations?  The word Salesman calls to mind images of polyester leisure suits, used cars and telemarketers hawking something you don’t want, refusing to take no for anContinue reading “#Putting Some Win in Your Sales”

Getting to know your ABC’s: Author Websites, Blogging and Contests

Thought for the week:  If you do everything you’re told, will you win a prize in the end?  Reading the writers magazines and listening to industry guru’s the word is you need to build a platform to succeed as a writer in today’s marketplace.  This is a terrifying prospect to those of us who are technologicallyContinue reading “Getting to know your ABC’s: Author Websites, Blogging and Contests”

The Starting Line

Thought for the week:   If I freeze at the start, I will surely never finish. I write for sanity, but I run for fitness.  I seem to lack coordination for any other form of exercise.  I have tried group exercise classes, perhaps you have seen my kind, the one capsizing in the warrior pose, knockingContinue reading “The Starting Line”

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