If you have books distributed through Amazon, you are more than welcome to receive massive exposure on Premium Promotional Services. Over 100 books have already been uploaded to our new cyber bookstore.
Just leave a message (include the title & ISBN) on… Continue
I have a new thing that I do. I spend a half hour a day promoting my books. Once I have accomplished my goal of one half hour, I give myself permission not to do any more promoting that day. If I still want to I can, but I give myself permission to stop.
I do this because promoting can be such discouraging hard work with no end in sight. There is so much to do and yet so little to do. I feel like I am trying to bail out the ocean with a teaspoon. Especially since I have a small… Continue
Today you will learn how to *Conquer All Obstacles*. I’m going to share a HUGE tip that will allow you to Hit Over A Hundred Social Bookmarks With Just One Click (okay…make that 3 clicks). But first, there are some VERY IMPORTANT techniques that must be in place to ensure optimized search engine success.
Quality matters—enhancing your followers’ lives will gain you respect, credibility, and produce even more followers.
You have a chain ring full of keys…heavy, pulling down your arm, jingling as you step. A closed locked door is in front of you. This door is your blog and there’s only one key that will work to unlock the barricade, the solidified wall that’s obstructing your view.
Which key will open the door? Click… Continue
The prospect of the paperback release of 'Legacy of the Ripper', the sequel to 'A Study in Red' came a step closer yesterday, when my publisher contacted me to inform me that the files had been sent to the printers, and that all we have to do now is wait, and keep an eye on Amazon on a daily basis as the book will appear as soon as the printers can get it out and on to the Amazon database. I just love the cover that Deron Douglas at Double Dragon Publishing has produced for the book and can't… Continue
At some point most ask the questions, why am I here; what is the purpose of my life and where if anywhere will it lead. Putting faith or belief aside, be it Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, agnostic or atheist, no one will be able to come up with a provable answer. So what follows is simply a personal opinion, a solution that after considerable thought makes sense to me.
First it is important to put things in perspective by considering size. Most of us are so wrapped up in our… Continue
Getting started on social media can often be deceptively simple – What’s the big deal? You sign up. – or intimidating – Why am I being asked for my date of birth? – or overwhelming – How do I find people to friend or follow?
The truth is that this is a world of official and unofficial rules. It is easier if you start out knowing what’s what, and this is probably especially important if you’re more of an introvert.
Let’s imagine you already use email, search for information… Continue
As I mentioned in my blog post, "Does God Have Caller I.D.?", we authors must employ every legitimate, book-marketing tool available. What if you could send your book jacket as an e-card as often as you wish, with no limitations? Now you can.
This is a question that, as a book marketer, I hear quite often. Authors think "if only I could get on Oprah, my book will become a bestseller!" Well, maybe. It's true that Oprah has helped sell quite a few books, but it's also true that the number of authors Oprah has helped in this manner is very small compared to the number of authors releasing books each year.
Trying to get booked on The Oprah Winfrey Show is like winning the lottery, or getting struck by lightening. It may or… Continue
Okay, I'm not being sacrilegious here, just posing a question to be considered by both true believers and dedicated agnostics and atheists. There is no doubt, being a truly devoted pursuer of dreams, whether as an author or creative/artistic professional, requires a strong measure of belief in one's self, and perhaps even a 'higher power.'
For those who have taken to their knees, on occasion or… Continue