April 6, 2017

Celebrating My 3rd Year at Cycon

When Spirit came out on March 11, 2015, I focused in on marketing and looked for any opportunity I could find to promote the book or […]
March 24, 2017

An in-depth review of Legend

Legend's first and so far only review comes from the person who helped it mature as a beta reader. Does this invalidate the review in any way? No, because I didn't compensate her for her help or the review in any way. And she didn't see the final copy until it was published.
February 11, 2017

Free Giveaways: Authors really can’t afford them

Experts tell authors to treat their writing like a business for tax purposes and sanity reasons. Consumers expect them to give their works away for free. No business can survive with that ROI model, why should authors have to?
January 16, 2017

Email marketing from a web developer’s POV

Email marketing is a proven way of getting the word out. Done right, it increases sales. Done wrong and its deadlier than a gun to a marketing campaign. Here's some insight from a developer who's been around the block with this tool.
January 13, 2017

Should authors have a blog? – Tim Grahl

Asking yourself if you need to start or continue a blog when thinking about your author platform is definitely the wrong place to start. It creates excuses. You and your blog need a purpose.
May 14, 2016

A few changes

I’m now officially writing two blogs. This one, which will still remain technology and writing-focused and the one I’m writing on my Stars of Heros website, which focuses […]
April 11, 2016

Monday slush brain

This weekend was the 2016 Brain to Books Cyber Convention on Goodreads. Last year, it was a modest gathering of with booths, giveaways, and a few others […]
June 30, 2015

Feeling like I finally arrived

When does an author know they are an author? Well, that depends. Some would say it’s when they make it on the New York Times bestsellers […]
March 31, 2015

Book promotion is no longer just about social media

Free Call for Self-Publishing Success Academy has some pretty valuable information on what direction authors should take in trying to publicize their books. Social media is still […]
March 9, 2014

Twiends vs CoPromote

As the time grows closer to my book being submitted to the publisher then published, I know it needs to be marketed. Marketing has changed a […]
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