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
The changes at Mailchimp have taken away most Forever Free Plan features, sending many of its customers to search for a new mailing list provider such as Mailerlite.
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
Although primate-themed clothing is involved, I promise that this post has NOTHING to do with a now infamous H&M hoodie. Instead, it's all about using chimpanzees not only to help me stay on the right side of the law, but also to hand out free stuff**. Oh, and I should put out a disclaimer that … Continue reading Monkeying Around with Marketing
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
Hello Readers! Last week, I started a short series on the extra "goodies" you can use to promote your book. As I said last week and will continue to say, a well-written, well-edited book with a well-designed cover is your primary marketing tool, but a little extra marketing bling can be a big boost to … Continue reading Promoting Your Book: The Media Kit