Monthly Archives: August 2012

Trailer Time: But Not Really

So, I made my first YouTube video.  It’s not a trailer.  But it is about my book.  Particularly, it’s about raising funds to support the writing of my book. Check it out! Now, if this was a book trailer, it … Continue reading

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Acting on the Plan

If you have a marketing plan, then you’re one step closer to being able to market your work effectively.  If it’s a good plan, then you have work to do before your book hits the market.  But having the plan … Continue reading

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A Taste and a Question: The Sword of Verses

“Keep away from the refugees,” Tham said in that quiet, firm tone Father used to use. Tham said the same thing every time Hele went off to the village.  In her sixteenth year, Hele was a woman now and old … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: Almost Effective

I wanted to see if I could find any trailers for short stories—particularly fantasy short stories—and I found this: It’s actually for a series of short stories, but it’s a quick dose of potential. Thrilling music, a sense of the … Continue reading

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Marketing Asset versus Marketing Action

A marketing plan is an important tool for a writer with a book on the horizon.  Like many of the other marketing tools we talk about, this tool is only effective when it’s done right. In the business world, an … Continue reading

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Review: The Other Human Race

The Other Human Race by H. Beam Piper is the sequel to Little Fuzzy, in which we learn that Victor Grego, president of the Charterless Zarathustra Company, isn’t such a bad guy after all.  Sure, he’s a determined and effective … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: Stolen Pawns, Missing Punch

Writing is a great talent and being able to write is an important part of writing a great book, but when it comes to book trailer, you need some additional skills. Check out this trailer to see what I mean: … Continue reading

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