The Best Thing You Can do For An Author

Posted by mcm0704 on January 4, 2016 |

The main reason I write so many reviews and host authors on my blog is to help my fellow scribes perhaps sell a book or two. Trying to get a new book noticed in the Tsunami that is digital self-publishing is like trying to put the beach back into the ocean one small pail at a […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on October 2, 2015 |

Thought I would start us off with a chuckle today. I saw this on Facebook and thought it was a hoot. Don’t we all feel like this some days? And I’m especially feeling it this morning after hearing about another mass shooting. Is it ever going to end? For some time I have been saying […]

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Book signings can be fun

Posted by mcm0704 on June 15, 2011 |

The business part of my trip was almost as much fun as the personal part. It is always great to meet new bookstore staff and spend time sharing what kinds of books we like to read and why. Sometimes I am even tempted to buy a book the staff recommends and expand my reading habits. […]

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I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles

Posted by mcm0704 on June 11, 2010 |

The buzz in publishing is all about marketing, branding, establishing a platform and promoting. It’s enough to make a writer’s head spin. Thankfully, there are a lot of resources to help us as we try to navigate our way through an area we are not familiar with, nor particularly comfortable in. Just like there are […]

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Clever Marketing

Posted by mcm0704 on June 6, 2010 |

I just read a STORY in the New York Post online about a ‘novel’ approach to marketing and promoting a book. Jennifer Belle, who’s latest book , “The Seven Year Bitch,” was just released, is the best-selling author of “Going Down” and “High Maintenance.” But she didn’t rely on just her reputation to boost sales […]

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The Wonderful World of Promoting and Marketing

Posted by mcm0704 on September 22, 2008 |

This past weekend was a busy one for me. Saturday I was at a street fair in a small town in Texas where several East Texas authors had a booth to promote our books. Unfortunately, we were off the main street of vendors, sandwiched between a booth selling Mexican food and one selling corn dogs […]

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