Posts Tagged ‘writers’

 

Jeff Bennington is a good person to follow if you’re considering publishing….  wisdom abounds on his site —

http://thewritingbomb.blogspot.com/

From March, 2013 —

In Jan 2012 I worked with a couple authors who were having a hard time selling their books, and I helped one of them hit Amazon’s Top-100 in the paid store, and the other came very close. Since that time, I have helped other authors evaluate the basic elements of their Amazon book page that are actually “UN-selling” their book.

Believe it or not, many new and not so new authors are scratching their heads, wondering why their book, as well written as it is, is not selling. They look at their monthly KDP reports, and their Amazon ranking and wonder what’s going on. If that is you, the problem could be that you are on the inside looking in, and are not seeing the big picture. The following is an example of such an author.

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 .. So, like all great blog posts,  I had a fit of creative comedic energy and I just had to poke a little fun at writers (hey, its a lot easier to do this than it is for me to write a simple passage where a character walks out of a room, what can I say).

   Self-deprecating writer humor is a mandatory feature of being a scribbler (or, in my case, pretending to be one),   so here goes……..

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In celebration of the 1 year publication anniversary of my novel – “Shades of Gray”   grab a FREE copy for your Kindle or other eReader device today

and tomorrow (12/23 and 12/24/2012).    Click Here

 

Make your 2012 Holiday season a little more  “Thrilling”  with this Readers Favorite Award Nominee for Suspense  and  Kindle Book Review Semi-Finalist for Thriller/Mystery.

“Combine the TV shows “Breaking Bad”,  “The L Word”, and a dark remake of “The Love Boat”, and you have all the flavors of   SHADES of GRAY.”    (Click Here)

 

 

 

There was a time when I was cool.  I know there was.  I can feel it like one of those distant memories that comes back to you with some clarity and you can glimpse it for a few moments, then it disappears.  Unfortunately, now the level of my coolness is completely dependent upon the whims of my 14 yr old teen queen – and she sets the bar pretty high.  Here is a recent conversation –

Me – “Hey, did I tell you that I now have 36k followers on Twitter.”    TQ (teen queen) –  “That’s not really cool, Dad, you don’t even know those people.”   Me – “Yes I do!  They’re all my BFF’s!”

TQ – “You mean even those folks you swap messages with in Korea and the Phillipines?”

Me – “Uh, yeah!   I’m good friends with all of them.  We chat about how much we love K-pop like ‘Gangnum Style'”   (I then begin to dance around the room like I’m riding a horse and sing the song.)

TQ- “Ok Dad, ok,  …stop dancing, please please stop dancing  ….. .I’m sure you are BFF’s with all your twitter followers (eyeroll).   You should know there is a new acronym for folks like you on social media.  It is  S-M-H .”

Me- “Wow!  Does it stand for  So Macho & Handsome?”      TQ –  “No…..  it stands for  —  Social Media Ho.”    Me – (indignantly) –  “No way!  I’m not a Social Media Ho.”    TQ –  “Well Dad, I didn’t make up the term.  You better

do a little checking on the web and see if maybe you are one.”      Me –     “Challenge accepted.”  

    

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reposting some info by the well-informed queen of snark, Rachel Thompson, who

went to BEA this year and sent back these thoughts, which are best enjoyed with a martini in hand –

TOP 5 LESSONS FROM BOOKEXPO AMERICA 2012 (BEA12)