Tag Archive | Marketing

Write More, Market Less: The Proof

I read an article with a bunch of self-publishing stats last night. To me, it was a lot of common sense stuff, but if they only decided to print this part, its all any writer needs to know. The Top Earners group spent more time writing than they did marketing, and those in the group […]

A New Marketing Rule I Think I Just Made Up

Even if I didn’t, it worth mentioning. We all know about the power of word of mouth, that wonderful form of advertising where a friend tells another friend to buy something. For me, it’s the primary way I buy anything. There are far too many options and not enough time to vet them all. Once […]

Don’t Flunk the Interview

The other night my wife and I went out to dinner and because the weather was so nice, decided to take a walk.  The restaurant where we ate was in a mall, kind of like an outlet, with a big open area leading to all the stores.  Of course we stopped in the Borders.  Even […]

Kindle 100: The Holy Grail

No matter what kind of an author you are, it doesn’t take long before you start hearing about the Kindle 100.  For anyone hearing about this for the first time, I’ll explain quickly.  This is the list of the top 100 ebooks.  Not by genre, the top 100 period.  The best of the best so […]

Christmas Booty

It’s a given in my family that for Christmas, you always get some books.  This year my wife bought me two really awesome books that will help me on my author journey, so I thought I’d share. The first is called We Are Not Alone by Kristen Lamb.  It’s a social media guide geared for […]

I’m pooped and I’ve just begun

I haven’t been at this self-publishing thing for very long.  I started looking into it back in July or August and have been putting much more effort into building my platform since October.  Mostly I’m on twitter, but now I’ve got the blog here and the ParaYourNormal one I do with Carolyn McCray.  I’m also […]