Recently a writer friend asked me to support her Thunderclap Campaign. I had no idea what she was talking about. But, I clicked on the link. It’s a very simple concept and one where writers and readers can support one another very easily. The idea is to ask your friends, colleagues, fans to help support […]
When a New Book Comes Out, There’s So Much to Do!
My newest book will be released on December 12. To many of you that seems like a long time into the future, right? But, it’s not! I got the advanced copies in digital form two days ago and now the work begins. My tips when that new book is released #bookmarketing Click To Tweet Shout […]
Crafting the Perfect Words that Describe Your Book–Blurbs!
This month #Inkripples is dealing with blurbs #amwriting Click To Tweet Inkripples is a toss into the pond. Take a look at the ripples… Add your own… Mary Waibel’s World at Katie Carroll Observation Desk and at Kai Strand’s blog. For those of you not aware, blurbs are the few paragraphs about a book that appear on the back cover […]
How Important is Your Website? A Writer’s Guide
So many writers have weak websites #writingtips #marketing Click To Tweet They spend as little time and money as possible tossing something up there. Then they wonder why their books are not found for review or for purchase. I’m in the process of re-vamping my own website. I’ve explored those of other writers to get […]
Logline, Tagline What’s the Difference?
Fiction writers must create a logline for their books #marketing Click To Tweet Some people call it a tagline. Are they the same? Well, apparently they are not. Both of these “lines” are short descriptions of your book, and yet they are different. Let’s look at how. Book marketeers took the concept of tagline used […]
Can You Judge a Book by its Cover?
I’ve joined a new blog team with monthly themes. This month #Inkripples is talking about book covers. Check out the other bloggers and what they have to say about book covers at Mary Waibel’s World at Katie Carroll Observation Desk and at Kai Strand’s blog. Book covers are often cause writers more headaches than pesky commas #bookcovers […]
Twitter or Facebook–A Good Place for Writers to Hangout?
Writers must work hard at developing their fan base or their platform #amwriting #writingtips Click To Tweet This is no easy task. It takes time and dedication. In the end, however, it’s worth the trouble. One of the choices writers must make is to decide which social medium gives them the best visibility. In the […]
My Interview with David Alan Binder–Full of Writing Tips
Joan Curtis interview with David Alan Binder Joan’s Bio from her website (shortened): Joan is an award-winning writer who has published 7 books and numerous stories. In her mystery/suspense novel, The Clock Strikes Midnight, we meet Janie Knox, a tormented young woman who escaped her home and family after a jury convicted her stepfather of killing […]
8 Tips for Participating in a Blog Tour
One of the most important things you can do to get the word out about your book is a Blog Tour #bookmarketing Click To Tweet The more blogs that highlight your book, the better. Think about it. All blogs have a following. It may be a small following, but it consists of people you would […]
Marketing My New Book–Do’s and Don’t Tips
As I begin the process of marketing the launch of my third book, I look at what I did right and wrong with the previous two launches. Authors can no longer rely on the publisher to market their books #bookmarketing Click To Tweet To get your book out there before readers you must do it […]