Hello Bloglandia! Here we are again. Another round of book cover voting has wrapped up. Although last time our candidates ran a clean campaign and the results went uncontested, I fear the course of democracy may not run as smoothly this time around. If you missed the info about the story these candidates are destined … Continue reading The Votes Have Been Tallied (and there may be some election fraud)
This poll is now closed...if you'd like to see the (contested) results, you can find them HERE. Hello Opinionated Members of Bloglandia! Since you fine folks did a wonderful job at helping me pick the cover of my short story A Feast for Sight (which you can get for free by joining my newsletter team), … Continue reading It’s Time for Another Book Cover Survey
Howdy Bloglandia, Here's the deal...I'm revamping a few things with my author "branding" and want to give a new look to the short story I use to lure unsuspecting humans to sign up for my newsletter. But this make over isn't just about re-branding. See, I just never liked the old cover. While the story … Continue reading Opinions Please….Quickie Cover Survey
Hello Bloglandia, Whether you find it a bunch of ridiculous glad-handing or not, award season is upon us. But before we start drowning too deeply in gold statues that look like murder weapons from an Agatha Christie novel, I've got my own competition to wrap up. If you'll remember, about a month ago, I went … Continue reading And the Winning Cover Is….
It's not often in this politically-charged world that I dare ask anyone's opinion, but it's come that time in the book production process when I'm seeking input, opinions, thoughts, and comments. Of course, I'm trusting that you guys are all kind enough not to turn this into a sound bite-riddled shouting match unlike most "debates" … Continue reading Opinions Please! Book Cover Survey
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 now that The Bonds of Osteria has been unleashed upon the world and I had a wee bit of a success (relatively speaking) with the launch, I'm left wondering where to go from here. Plus, given that we're now halfway through 2018, it seems like a perfect time to re-evaluate what in the world … Continue reading Where to Go from Here?
Part of the Book Marketing Makeover I mentioned last week has involved taking a long hard look at the books in my Osteria Chronicles series and accepting that, although the books themselves are well written, the covers and descriptions don't quite cut the proverbial mustard. So, over the past several weeks, I've been studying other … Continue reading The Marketing Makeover Begins with a Book Cover Survey!
Sometimes you get an idea in your head for a project and it turns out super spectacular. Other times, you need to call in the troops for a bit of assistance. The latter is the case with my latest collage whose current name is "Wonky Windmill." I'm hoping my fabulous readers can help de-wonkify this … Continue reading Time for You to Help the Wonky Windmill