Wouldn’t this book make a wonderful Christmas present?
Jemima Pett, guest blogger on The Story Reading Ape’s blog published an article about the “trouble with series” which I think, provides us with helpful information on what to consider when writing a series. Thank you, Jemima!
One of the best things to do as an indie author is to write a series. People like reading them, and it makes your author page look much better when you have more than one title to your name.
For most of us, writing our first book is a Big Thing. Finishing it, whether after six months or six years, does not immediately change your mindset into ‘published author’. It’s often only much later that you read the advice about series and start to think of the sequel.
Even the most successful authors fall foul of this. I was at a Crime Writing event last year (Noirwich), where the well-loved British writer Elly Griffiths confessed that she had never expected her first book, The Crossing Places, to lead to the long run that is the Ruth Galloway series. If she had, she wouldn’t have packed so much into…
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Toni Pike, guest blogger on The Story Reading Ape’s blog informs us about why authors need a business card. Thanks so much Toni and Chris!
If you’re a published author and don’t already have some business cards, it might be worth considering. They are one of the cheapest and easiest ways to advertise your books, and a convenient way to give anyone you meet the information they need to find them. Having a business card also makes you appear more professional.
People will often express interest in your writing, but can easily forget the details after they finish the conversation. With your business card in their hand, they are much more likely to proceed to the next step and perhaps to a sale. It also gives you an easy and convenient way to provide people with your contact details and a place to find your buyer links. Quickly handing over a card is far preferable to searching for a pen and scribbling the information on a scrap of paper.
Various online sales outlets allow you…
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On The Story Reading Ape’s blog I found a guest post today, written by author Annette Rochelle Aben in which she informs us how to use internet radio. Thank you for this very helpful article, Annette!
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Greetings! I am Annette Rochelle Aben and in addition to writing and publishing books, I am also an internet radio show host.
That’s right, you can visit my network The PerspectivePower on BlogTalkRadio and enjoy my podcasts right this very moment!
Oh, and I do suggest that you FOLLOW the network, so you can stay current with my programs.
So, how did I come to start The Perspectivepower Radio Network?
Back in 2009, I wrote a book called: Perspective, it’s all about replacing one thought with another (available through my Author Central Page on Amazon) and I wanted to get some free marketing.
Now, I don’t remember how, but I had heard about Blog Talk Radio and thought, as I had a radio background already, that I would investigate. I was so glad that I did.
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Chris, The Story Reading Ape, is an amazing book cover artist. He as well offers the opportunity to see your new book cover in 3-D. Now he’s added the chance of more 3-D book promo configurations and displays them on his Website. Go, check them out, and maybe you’ll decide to have your next cover designed by our Furry Friend!
Chris, the Story Reading Ape has published a blog post on how to make your blog book promos more effective. I thought this is an excellent advice for not only beginners, but as well published authors. Thank you, Chris.
Whether you are posting on your own blog or through someone else’s
PLEASE REMEMBER TO DO THE FOLLOWING:
Always show the book cover…
Always schedule your post to go live about one hour after Your Publisher has actually activated it
i.e., to give YOURSELF time to CHECK it has ACTUALLY been activated.
Most potential readers will NOT call back later to check if it is now active.
They will forget.
You WILL lose Sales…
Establish the time to post by comparing YOUR timezone time AND DAY with your Publisher:
use SPT Standard Pacific Time (Seattle, Washington State)
use SPT Standard Pacific Time (Los Gatos, California)
PACIFIC STANDARD TIME ZONE IN GREEN
PROVIDE MORE THAN YOUR COUNTRY AMAZON OUTLETS LINKS
Get and display a UNIVERSAL Amazon Outlet Link
Give the links for Amazon in:
UK (.co.uk) – USA (.com) – Canada (.ca) – Australia (.com.au)
I’d recommend you…
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The Story Reading Ape posted an amazing author’s book today: Loretta Livingstone. I enjoyed the blurb and the books quite some of what I’d like to read. Check it out and enjoy.