Tuesday, August 8, 2017

SFF Seven Tuesday: Don't Touch That: The 3rd Rail in Fiction

Happy Tuesday, All! Yes? No? Maybe? It's Tuesday, so I'm over on the SFF Seven Author's blog talking about including taboo topics your work. What do cat turds, asbestos, and crushed dreams have to do with that?

Click over to find out: Don't Touch That: The 3rd Rail in Fiction

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SFF Seven Tuesday: Email Marketing Lists

This week on the SFF Seven Authors' Blog: Email Marketing and Building Your Subscriber List. Shrieks of dismay. Eye rolls and cringes. Allusions to the hunched and wheezing skeeve scrabbling out of the shadows to scream, "Buy My Book." Yep, that was pretty much the reaction of my fellow bloggers to the topic.

Nobody wants to be the spam-a-lamma-dingdong. However, as authors, we do want our books to sell. Emailing people who asked to hear from us is necessary to the business of what we do. So, today, I dust off my marketing cap and offer up 5 Tips for Building Your Email Subscriber Lists. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

SFF Seven Tuesday: Marketing Books Via Rich Media

It's Tuesday, so I'm over on the SFF Seven Authors' blog. This week's discussion is about the value of marketing your books using book trailers, video clips, and rich media ads. Are they better than static ads? Is the investment worth it for a self-pub author?

Stop by and read my two cents on Gettin' Flashy: Can Videos Sell More Books?

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

SFF Seven Tuesday: Writing Long vs Short Stories

It's Tuesday so I'm over that recently renamed SFF Seven Authors Group Blog (was the Word Whores). This week we're discussing our preferences for writing short vs long stories.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Word-Whore Tuesday: Reviews

This week "Reviews" is the topic for the Word Whores. Today, I express my deep, deep love of the reviewer and explain why I won't review books. 

But if you want my two cents on random stuff from shoes to kitchen gadgets, I'm on it.