Blurbs, for those of you who might not know, are the quotes you often see on book covers, praising the book in question, the author or previous books. There is a lot of work that goes into getting not just blurbs but the right blurbs, It wouldn't help much to have a Stephen King blurb… Continue reading The First Blurb for WHITESANDS is in!
I am going to tell you something about the plan I have for the book I have coming out in September. But first... some background info. I've been working on a book for a few years, on and off. With work and kids and everything else it was a bit of a slog to complete.… Continue reading The New Journey – Day 1
What follow is a post, verbatim, from the Valancourt Books Blog, posted on Saturday, October 27, 2018 and reprinted here simply to help them get the word out. Between print books, Kindle e-books, and Audible audiobooks, these days Amazon accounts for at least 90% of our sales. Although our books are available on plenty of… Continue reading Valancourt Books Give Amazon an Earful
If you are on Instagram, you should take a look at something called #circleofbookishfriends It's booky-thing (of course) where you get a prompt like "Favorite author" or "Women Wednesday". The posts are, more often than not, Stephen King or horror-related, as the people who started the Circle of Bookish Friends (I think it was mother.horror)… Continue reading Just Some Fancy Books – Instagram
You wonder what's going to sell your book, right? Of all the books you have on your shelves, how many did you buy because you saw an ad for it? A book trailer? Well, last week I saw, black-on-white what it is exactly that moves the most books from bookstore shelves. I'll show you. Chances are,… Continue reading A Word-of-mouth Book Marketing Case Study