Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Non-Fiction Conundrum

In many ways, marketing non-fiction is easier than marketing fiction.  There seem to be more practical avenues to pursue: speaking as an expert, targeting those who are interested in your topic, writing for related magazines, and much, much more.  At … Continue reading

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Reader Appreciation Award

I have been given another blogging award, this time by mypenandme.  Thank you! The rules for receiving the award are: Include the award logo somewhere in your blog. Answer the ten included questions. Nominate 10-12 blogs you enjoy. Provide links … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: Non-Fiction Addition

Call it market research, call it a need for a change, but this time I decided to do a search for “book trailer autism” and discovered this trailer for A Regular Guy: Growing Up With Autism By Laura Shumaker. First, … Continue reading

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What Is Quality Worth?

When I was just starting out, I didn’t have to worry much about making money writing.  I was living at home, going to school, and the most common expenses I had to worry about were paper and ink for printing, … Continue reading

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Review: Heir to Sevenwaters

As I suspect I’ve made quite clear, I’m a big fan of Juliet Marillier’s Sevenwaters Trilogy.  In 2008, a sequel to the trilogy was published, but it was only within the last year that I learned of it and it … Continue reading

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We Need Your Vote!

I’ve been working with a co-author (who is also an editing client) who uses Dragon software to help transcribe material for his book (the one I’m editing).  When he saw that they were hosting a contest to give away iPads … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: Gulliver’s Children

There’s inexpensive and then there’s just plain cheap. Many of us, especially those of us who are just getting started in the publishing world, need to make our trailers as inexpensive as possible.  Often, we want to do as much … Continue reading

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A Marketing Mind from the Beginning

Writing a story, especially a first novel, is a difficult, hair-pulling, teeth-gnashing, vein-popping, knuckle-scraping sort of thing.  There are so many things to keep track of: character development, the main plot line, the subplot lines, consistent descriptions, pacing, voice, theme, … Continue reading

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Nurturing the Muse

When a story idea is tender in our minds, it can be difficult to feed that idea the right “ingredients” to help it grow into a flourishing narrative worthy of telling.  We often try a lot of things to nurture … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: My Sparkling Misfortune

So, when I first saw this trailer, I didn’t have much to say about it.  I figured I’d move on and find one that better suited my kind of analysis.  See, the way I saw it there was little for … Continue reading

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