(Perfect) Promotion and Marketing

Do you have $10,000,000 to promote your book? No? How about $1,000,000? A big budget is certainly one way to hit all your target markets and get the recognition for your work that you feel you so richly deserve. The problem is, will you EVER recoup that investment? I know working from a limited budget (and even more limited time) means I have to really think about what I’m going to try next. So what avenues are available to we authors? FREE PROMOTION I actually hesitate to use the word ‘Free’ because there always seems to be a cost of some kind. That cost might be time, it might be doing someone else a favor or it might even be […]

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Still Largely Clueless

I have been writing and trying to market and promote my work for a long time. Note, I said “Trying”. Despite the amount of time and effort I’ve put in to getting my work in front of people and increase my profile, I still feel like I have no idea. Really. No idea at all. I started by writing the best book I could. People have reacted favorably to it. People have asked for more. I have more coming out in August. Maybe that will help. Honestly, I don’t know. I have a new, collaborated series coming out later this year. That might help expand my audience too. Again, not sure. Only time will tell. Then there is the blogging, […]

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Getting to the Next Level

I sent the final (?) edits for Mik Murdoch: The Power Within to my editor/publisher on Sunday. Since that time, I have been thinking of the things I have done and still need to do to move to the next level as an author. So, let’s start with what I’ve done: I blog regularly on my website; I have been working to build my Social Media presence on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other places; I have my first novel out; I have my first edited anthology out; I have stories in several anthologies; I have stories up on Wattpad; I podcast regularly (Get Published, in case you didn’t know); I’ve done sessions at several conventions; I’ve collaborated on a novel […]

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