This is a question most indie authors would ask themselves at some stage. From the research I’ve done, pre-selling your book before it is released can give you the opportunity to begin building buzz and anticipation. You could get a jump start in sales and start building a fan base. In theory, by the time … Read moreIs it worth trying to pre-sell a book?
I found myself thinking about book covers yesterday afternoon, as I visualised my unpublished books on the shelf of a book shop. 🙂 Whispering Caves isn’t finished yet, but I have always had an image in my mind that I associate with the cover. However, Cat’s Eyes is finished and because of that, I concentrated … Read moreFrom A Child’s View
I’m a writer, but now I’m trying my hand at marketing. I’ve borrowed a number of books from the library, which are giving me ideas to try. All of them talk about the importance of writing and distributing a press release upon publication. There is a specific format to follow. Here are links to some … Read moreAnthology: Press Release
by Anthony P. Palmieri In these days of computers, the internet, digital cameras, and on-line publishing companies, individuals can more easily express their creativity through writing and publishing their own written works. Whether it is a novel, a short story, or a how to guide, having a creative cover is important to help capture the … Read moreDesigning A Cover For Your Book- A guide for self publishers
Whether you self-publish or are lucky enough to get published through the conventional method, the author should always take an active role in advertising (or marketing) their own book(s). This goes without saying. Right? Thing is, we are writers not advertisers, so what would we know about getting our book “out there”? Thanks to Benjamin … Read moreUncommon Book Promotion Tips
I’m taking the 2007 Anthology seriously, and have spent some time each week doing some research on marketing. I’ve created a new category in order to share the information I find, and my experiences. It seems quite daunting at the moment, but I know as these unknown procedures fall into place, in my mind, it … Read moreWrite, Create & Promote a Best Seller
When I first started writing, I was determined to use a pen name. There were three reasons for this 1) I didn’t want to use my married name because I’m divorced (but kept the name for my children’s sake), 2) I lacked self-confidence, and 3) I didn’t want the people close to me knowing that … Read morePen Names
StoryPilot’s Science Fiction & Fantasy Market Search Engine looks like a great place to start looking for that perfect market for short stories and novels. There can never be enough places to try, I say.