Hello Bloglandia! Before we get to the guts of this quick post, a little reminder because more than a few people have been scratching their heads over this one... The Undead Mr. Tenpenny will be available as both an ebook and a paperback. in fact, all my books are in paperback format except the Osteria … Continue reading Mr. Tenpenny Makes His Artistic Debut!
Hello Bloglandia! This is a bit of a whiny post and severely lacking in my usual snarky humor, but I'll try not take you too far into the dumps. As the title suggests, I'm having a tough time trying to figure out what's wrong with me. As in, why can I not write faster? Why … Continue reading What’s Wrong With Me?
Hello Bloglandia! I've been interrogated! Wait, no, that's not the right word. I've been interviewed. That's better. That's right, recently Jonny Pongratz, who writes dark tales and reviews books and movies over on the Jaunts & Haunts blog, asked if I'd like to be interviewed. And since I'm always looking for a bit of easy … Continue reading My Jaunts & Haunts Interrogation
Once again I'm questioning if blogging is a worthwhile use of my time. Like a bit of technical deja vu, I swear I've been here before, haven't I? Obviously, the last time I went though this I simply kept plugging away at the blog, but as of late, I've been feeling like my stats are … Continue reading The Blogging Conundrum
So last week I took part in a highly classified research study. The study was funded by some very important group that I believe is run by Elon Musk. Participants were asked to avoid social media for a week and report their results. Those that made it the whole week received a free flamethrower, or … Continue reading An Anti-Social (Media) Week
Since today's post is about my books sales, it could very easily take on a rather dismal tone. But since moaning and groaning isn't the point of this week's indie author musings, I promise I'll try to keep it as upbeat as possible without going all Pollyanna on you. Because even though I'm starting from … Continue reading Time for a Book Marketing Makeover, aka “My Book Sales Suck”
Despite what some folks may believe writing is a lot of work. There's the writing of course which requires research and longs hours of typing or scrawling, there's the revising which is daunting to say the very least and then there's the promoting which sometimes feels as effective as banging your head against a wall. … Continue reading Promoting Your Book: Book Trailers
Face it, if you're an independent author (aka "self-publisher"), it can be hard to get your book reviewed. You can jump through the hurdles of book bloggers, you can send away copy after copy to places that say they review indie books, and you can contact local media to ask for a bit of coverage … Continue reading Getting Reviews When You Feel It’s Impossible to Get Reviews
As you may know from my posts over the past couple months, I've been working hard to create publicity lists for my upcoming release of The Trials of Hercules. This is a daunting process of finding contact information for hundreds of reviewers, libraries, PR sites, book clubs and the like; and even more daunting to … Continue reading 7 Ways to Help a Writer Without Spending a Dime