Tomorrow marks the paperback launch of my second book, Shiny Broken Pieces, and the wrap of the Tiny Pretty Things series. It’s been three years now since I officially became an published author. And in those three years, I’ve learned a lot. So herewith, for those of you anticipating debuts of your own, the good, the bad and the truly heinous. Everything changes. Damn straight it does. I mean, you’re published now. You’ve seen your […]
Tag Archives | Promotion
This week Kelly and JJ talk about promotion and getting the word out about your book, including whether or not to put money into your own promotion, hiring a publicist, making swag, or putting out a newsletter. We also announce a brief hiatus for the month of March, but we’ll be back in April with our next Query Critique episode, so send us your queries!
This week Kelly and JJ (and JJ’s dog) discuss author platform and brand. JJ is also tackling spring allergies, but it’s fighting back and winning. Also, the difference between “further” and “farther!”
Writing as Art and Publishing as Business. I’ve been trying to get my thoughts around this topic for a while now, or rather, I’ve been trying to get my thoughts organized enough to write about it. To be honest, I’ve never had that much difficulty separating my art from business, possibly due to the fact that I was embroiled in the business side of publishing for years before I started seriously pursuing publication myself. But […]
I’ve been meaning to write a detailed blog post about how to make a book trailer for years now, since I made one for my first novel, Fair Coin. So that was back in… 2012. Yikes! This isn’t that post—not quite. Consider this more of an introductory overview of the process, and if people are interested, I will break the process down further in a series of subsequent posts to make a more comprehensive guide on tools and […]