Spring Chills? Suspenseful May Reads.

I'm happy to announce Password is featured in a Suspense/Mystery/Thriller fair. If you like a little chill to go with your warm spring temperatures, you'll want to check these stories out. Click the picture above, or visit this link. There's something for everyone in this book fair. I do hope you give some of these … Continue reading Spring Chills? Suspenseful May Reads.

Fast Fifteen with Author Bob Giel

Sometimes I think these things come in waves. Today, I'd like to introduce another author to you for my Fast Fifteen feature. This is another Oghma Creative Media author, Bob Giel. Bob was born in New York City and is now a New Jersey resident. He's lived in several areas of the Midwest but has … Continue reading Fast Fifteen with Author Bob Giel

‘Tis the Season for Fiction Folly

I don't participate in very many promotions. Maybe that's to my career's detriment, maybe readers appreciate that. I'm not sure. But I do join in once in a while if I have something that's promo-appropriate and I know the quality of one or more of the other authors' works. Today, I want to tell you about … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season for Fiction Folly

I’m Baa-aack! (Catching Up After Medical Leave)

So, this isn't my usual Friday post. No author quote; no links for other posts. Well, that's not entirely true. But I'm not there yet. I'm recovering from surgery and just getting back into the swing of things. As such, there are a few things to catch you all up on. First of all, isn't … Continue reading I’m Baa-aack! (Catching Up After Medical Leave)

One-Sheets and Bios for Writers

Ah, Monday. The I-can't-believe-the-weekend's-over-already-and-I-really-don't-want-to-get-out-of-bed day. Every day of the week. Once I manage to get moving, I'm actually pretty productive on Mondays. It's kind of like a clean slate for me. I haven't blown any goals yet, so it's pristine. (By Friday, I've missed a lot of my to-do list targets, and I'm bummed. But … Continue reading One-Sheets and Bios for Writers

Lots of Writing News Today

Do you ever feel like some days nothing is going on and on other days, there's almost too much to keep up with? Today is the latter of the two for me. First, I hope you'll join me over at Rochelle Weber's site, where Mind Control's hero, Vinnie Falco, has an illuminating interview with the … Continue reading Lots of Writing News Today

Tips for a Successful Book Signing

Want to step up your author marketing game? Consider doing a book signing. Author Mae Clair from Story Empire gives you a rundown of how they work and what you need to do…

Story Empire

Hey, SEers! Mae here today. Got your pen handy? It’s time to sign some books!  🙂

When it comes to book signings, whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, it never hurts to reevaluate your strategy. I realize not everyone has print copies of their books, but that day might linger just around the corner. Then or now, I hope you find these tips helpful.

Let me start by saying I’m far from an expert. I only have two signings under my belt, with a few on the horizon. That said, I’ve learned from the meager few I’ve done. How, you ask?

Know your venue
If you’re going somewhere you’ve never been before, scope it out beforehand so you know the layout. At the very least, research it online and Google Earth the location. If I’m going somewhere new, I always do a practice run first so I know exactly…

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Embedding Amazon Previews on Your Website

Writers will find this tips useful for their websites.

Story Empire

Hello, SEers! Harmony here 🙂

Recently, I had to update my webpage to reflect a book release due out soon. I realised that I had forgotten completely how to make the book previews that I’d done for my other books, lols. So, good old Google came to the rescue. Then I thought that it might be useful for folks if I outlined the process of Embedding Amazon Book Previews into your website here. If you know all this already, then of course feel free to ignore me! The other benefit of sharing this is that, in writing it all out, it might actually embed in this brain of mine! (Miracles have been known to happen.)

Happily, unlike donating digital gifts (including ebooks), this feature works on both Amazon UK as well as Amazon US. Yay! (Sorry, but being in the UK, that’s one of my gripes, ha ha.)

Anyhooooo …

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Curated Content

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm part Irish, so you know I've got my green on. I hope you're wearing green so you don't get pinched. I also hope you take a minute to visit Story Empire today. There's a great post with a list of articles for writers. The best of the best this week had … Continue reading Curated Content

Multiple Fiction Genres and a Guest Post

When I worked in the corporate sector, I was a bit of a corporate identity expert. Today, we know that niche as BRANDING. Essentially, it's a matter of making sure anything you put out (in the corporate world, that means mailers, brochures, letters, user manuals, etc.) is easily and immediately identifiable as belonging to you. … Continue reading Multiple Fiction Genres and a Guest Post