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Added by World of Ink Network on January 24, 2014 at 9:26am —
Interview with Roland Hughes
Tell us your latest news?
I’m currently working on two more titles. “Lesedi” which is a dystopian fiction story taking place between “Infinite Exposure” and “John Smith: Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars.” I began this book as part of the NaNoWriMo project for 2013. While it…
Added by Author & Book Promotions on January 15, 2014 at 2:29pm —
I watched a television special the other morning highlighting the electronics show in Las Vegas and what new products are being launched this year. Some of them were absolutely amazing, like glasses that project images right onto your eyeballs and gaming devices that the user controls with their own muscle movements instead of using their hands. These new devices led me to think about the future of my craft; writing.
Added by Neil Ostroff on January 13, 2014 at 1:15pm —
Now for something different!
The Telephone That Talked is one of the stories in a book called The Shop That Sold Wishes and Magic by Declan Harney.
It is featured on the Tales4All website in its 'Storytime Corner' http://www.tales4all.co.uk/storytimecorner/
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Added by Susan Keefe on January 6, 2014 at 8:20am —
Yesterday, I watched a morning news segment highlighting a couple who were about to lose their house due to foreclosure and how publishing and selling their books on Amazon had saved them. The authors went on to explain that they write romance novels together and once they realized the popularity of the genre due to the success of Fifty Shades of Gray, wrote feverishly producing more than twenty novels in six months. Quite a feat, I might add.… Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on January 2, 2014 at 11:52am —
When I first started to think seriously about devoting my life to the pursuit of publication finding instruction was like walking through a desert. There was almost no information about how to go about getting published (this was prior to the internet). I remember buying my first issue of Writer’s Digest and literally digesting every page. I read the how-to articles over and over and marveled at the process of birthing a book into the world. When I realized… Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on December 29, 2013 at 12:04pm —
Tis the Christmas season and where I live everything is covered in about six inches of snow. It would be beautiful if I didn’t hate the cold so much. Alas, it just gives me an excuse to stay inside and keep writing. I’m about ninety percent finished with my latest novel. A sci-fi adventure that takes place fifty years after humanity has driven off an invading alien force. I’ve been working on it for eleven months to the day and I hope to have it finished and… Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on December 20, 2013 at 11:30am —
Okay, now that my latest promotions are nearing their ends I can safely post my opinions of each of them. As I said from the start, I was trying something new with these latest promotions. Instead of booking one-day sponsorships for large amounts of money on some very popular websites I figured I’d try more long-term placements for less money and see how they fare.
First I’d like to say that I have had some success with sites like Bookgorilla and… Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on December 18, 2013 at 8:54pm —
I’m beginning to reach a point in my writer’s life where it seems that every day a new little surprise happens. Sometimes it’s a sudden, unexpected boost in sales of my books. Sometimes it’s being asked to be interviewed by local media or writer’s blogs. Sometimes it’s communicating with a world famous author on a personal level (which happened recently). And sometimes it’s just discovering someone has placed a great review of your work. Here’s another five-star review.…
Added by Neil Ostroff on December 4, 2013 at 1:00pm —
Just checked my author page and I was very pleased to see another two, five-star reviews. One for my literary suspense, DROP OUT and the other for my paranormal, AFTER have been placed on Amazon. I don’t post my reviews to gloat or brag, and Lord knows very few of us authors are getting wealthy by writing; I post my reviews because I am proud of them.
In this era of authors swapping a review for a review… Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on November 26, 2013 at 12:57pm —
If you follow my blog you know I’ve been trying a lot of the latest online marketing and promotion websites for writers. I started with four last week which are listed on my last post. So far, I have seen an increase in sales for DROP OUT, which is the book that I’m promoting most. Surprisingly, sales for my other books have also increased. I believe this is due to reader’s curiosity about my other material stemming from the marketing of DROP OUT.… Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on November 24, 2013 at 8:00pm —
I have found little time to blog these days, what with conducting a paradigm shift in book production and work. I have two books to finish, with 4 more in the hopper. I suspect I will be busy well into 2014 at this rate.
I have stopped producing book trailers. No one watches them. My energy is more spent in writing and marketing the books I have already published in other ways. I am trying to produce audiobooks of my titles, so I will by too busy to worry about trailers. I may produce… Continue
Added by Theresa M. Moore on November 22, 2013 at 3:24pm —
It’s that time of year again when I try many of the new marketing and promotional websites that have popped up and are available to authors and then my report on the results. So far, I’ve booked out $119.95 worth of services from four different sites for my suspense novel, DROP OUT. Here they are.
The first thing I tried was ebookbooster. For $25 the site sends your title and link to 25 sites that will promote it for free.… Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on November 20, 2013 at 8:00pm —
I have had the opportunity to own and follow John Kremer’s book, 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, for several years.
To say it is an encyclopedia is to understate John’s importance. This book and his ancillary services speak volumes. You have only to open the book and choose one of the dozen ideas on each page. Apply it. Choose another.
Apply it. Do… Continue
Added by John Graves on November 15, 2013 at 3:00pm —
I woke up today to the first snowfall of the year. To some that brings joy, to others (like me) it brings dread. I’m a warm weather soul but I must admit that the cold weather does have some advantages. I get a heck of a lot more writing done.
Everyone knows that it’s tough to sit inside working on a story when the sun is shining bright and the birds are calling you to enjoy the outside. And even if you’re… Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on November 12, 2013 at 1:18pm —
The author of 16 books has discovered that free speech does not count on the Kindle Direct Publishing community forum, where anyone else can say anything they want, but she cannot.
"On reopening my account with Kindle Direct Publishing, I made an innocuous comment which was promptly removed from the thread for no apparent reason. This practice had become routine for others. The comment did not contain any abusive prose and was on topic. After the fifth time this occurred I examined… Continue
Added by Theresa M. Moore on November 11, 2013 at 6:31am —
Like most authors when I’m writing a book I usually write a terrible first draft. Pages filled with scrawled ideas and bland dialogue. I work on this first draft non-stop, sometimes for weeks until I get a good solid manuscript-length of material. But there is one thing I never do, and that is to write the end of the book.
When about eighty-percent of the first draft is written I go back and re-read the… Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on November 8, 2013 at 1:45pm —
Here’s a secret about books. They have their own power to transform. They don’t know if you’re rich or poor, beautiful or an ugly duckling, a wealthy doctor or a poor cabdriver, and they don’t care. A book will take you on an adventure whenever you’re ready, regardless of how you see yourself and as a bonus may even change the definitions. — Martha Carr, author of The List…
Added by Martha Carr on November 7, 2013 at 11:47pm —
Traditional nursing homes, as we know them today, are, for many elderly, a fate worse than death. They are set up based on the medical model, reminding those living within their walls, that they are old, sick, and in need of constant… Continue
Added by Roberta Weathers on November 7, 2013 at 11:45pm —
For the last two days I have been participating in commentary on a thread in its community forums, where the invisible moderators have twice removed one of my posts for even mentioning one of my books in context with the subject of the thread as an example. I was not promoting apart from listing the page the book was on. And it was a book which was published on KDP. Freedom of speech, as far as I know, is not to be infringed upon, especially when the comment contains no abuse, profanity, or… Continue
Added by Theresa M. Moore on November 7, 2013 at 1:00pm —