Self-Published by Choice – 7 Reasons Why I Did It

Nowadays we have the freedom to choose the publishing path we want to go, and which will shape our career. I chose to self-publish. I never querried an agent, or submitted my work to a traditional editor or publisher for consideration. I thought about doing it for a long time, while I was writing learning how to write,Continue reading “Self-Published by Choice – 7 Reasons Why I Did It”

The Special Few Who Get All The Goodies And Freebies

Let’s see if I can ease you into this slowly, ’cause it took me a while to get to terms with whether I should, could or want to create a Newsletter. I mean, what’s in it for me except more work? And more importantly, what’s in it for you? Because without you, it’d be just a waste of pixels. I got mightyContinue reading “The Special Few Who Get All The Goodies And Freebies”

Writing Taglines and Loglines for THE DEEP LINK

I’m getting ready to self-publish my first sci-fi novel THE DEEP LINK soon, and I’m preparing all sorts of materials beforehand, like: bios of various lengths, a synopsis under 1K (in case I need to convince a very busy, professional book reviewer that my self-published novel is worth their time) several versions of back cover copy (or blurbs) asContinue reading “Writing Taglines and Loglines for THE DEEP LINK”

The Difference Between Marketing And Spamming

In one word? Generosity. It’s that simple. Whenever you vet a marketing tool or strategy, ask yourself ‘What’s in it for the others?’ not just ‘How can I turn this into sales?’ What will this offer my readers? (It doesn’t have to be an actual thing like an object; a unique experience, inspiration, fresh perspective or an A-HA moment can be just asContinue reading “The Difference Between Marketing And Spamming”

Guest Post: Author RENÉE MILLER on marketing for indies

Here be a guest post by my dear friend and now freshly baked indie author of asskicking, villainlicious thrillers — Renée Miller. She’s known for her bluntness, her intimidating work ethic and her knack for psychopaths. Give her a warm welcome!   Renée Miller is a freelance writer living in Tweed, Ontario. Small town lifeContinue reading “Guest Post: Author RENÉE MILLER on marketing for indies”