As always in conversations about self-publishing, the subject of marketing your book comes up. I hosted a Twitter chat last week on Self-Publishing, and people wanted to talk more about marketing than anything else. I get this. I mean, we all want people to find our books; we write so people can read our work. … Continue reading Five Reasons Why I’m Not Marketing My Books Right Now
When I talk to people about my publishing plans for my next couple of books, people ask me if I’ll ever query and try for a traditionally published deal. I always say, “No, I’m not writing anything queryable right now.” People can take that a lot of different ways, and mostly that sounds like I … Continue reading To Query or Not to Query
I run a Twitter chat called #smutchat. It's geared toward more than just smut, (though I am a romance author and I like to chat about that too, from time to time) and last night we talked about self-publishing. I said I would recap the chat for a few people who couldn't make it, so … Continue reading #SmutChat Self-publishing Topic Recap!
Thanks for participating in #smutchat tonight! I hope you had fun learning about the self-publishing industry! The giveaway tonight is How to Self-Publish for Under $100 by Cinquanta Cox-Smith. Self-publishing can be expensive--pick and choose wisely! Thanks for playing! Have a lovely evening! a Rafflecopter giveaway
Writers are notorious for giving their work away. "Sign up for my newsletter and receive a free book!" "My book is on Instafreebie!" "Every first book to all my series is permafree." We hand out novellas and short stories like candy. We tweet poems. There is so much free content you could drown in words. … Continue reading Why Buy the Cow When You Get the Milk for Free? Or Something Like That.
It's October first. Well, it might not be when you read this only because I'm a bit behind with my whole life writing this post. Anyway, so when you think of October, you think Pumpkin Spice Lattes, fall leaves, bonfires, hoodies. Halloween. Oh, wait. We're writers. October doesn't mean any of those things, right? What does … Continue reading It’s October! You Know What that Means!
Thanks for participating in #smutchat tonight! Also, thank you for putting up with erratic scheduling this week. I have a friend coming in from out of town next week, and rather than try to work around it, I gambled and changed the dates. I've been busy this week trying to do some editing things for … Continue reading The “What Makes a Best Seller” #SmutChat