Category Archives: Promotion & Publicity

Who Reads YA Novels? Surprising Results.

The classical definition of a Young Adult novel is any in which the protagonist is of high school age.  So, while some may disagree, technically, Treasure Island and Lord of the Flies are YA novels.  Also, YA novels are traditionally … Continue reading

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An Interview with Me

Eva Coppersmith interviewed me for her blog over at Eva’s Sanctuary.  She also reviewed The Blizzard and, I’m happy to report, gave it her highest rating.  So, if you want to learn more about me or read her opinion of … Continue reading

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The Care and Feeding of Bookstore Staff

Authors need to support libraries and bookstores.  Here is an enlightening article by author and bookstore owner Emma Straub.  Self-publishers, in particular, have an uphill battle getting into bookstores.  If and when you do, here are some tips to increase … Continue reading

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Getting a Foreword or a “Blurb” from a Famous Person

A great way to attract attention to your book is to get an expert in the field, or a celebrity or media “star,” to write a foreword for your book or at least provide a quote (“blurb”) you might use on the … Continue reading

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Getting the Most From Your Press Releases

Whether you self-published your book or are simply trying to further promote your book released from an established publisher, press releases are one way try to obtain media coverage for your book, book signing, speaking engagement or anything else that … Continue reading

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First Place Badge from You Gotta Read Videos

The folks over at You Gotta Read Videos sent me this ”badge” in recognition of the romantic trailer (as opposed to the deamatic trailer) taking the top spot in their September contest.  Thanks again to all of you who helped make it … Continue reading

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Getting Your Book in Libraries

A week or so ago, I was in my neighborhood library on another project but I decided to jump on one of their computers and look up my book.  I knew The Blizzard was part of the library’s collection and, … Continue reading

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The Blizzard Wins September Trailer Contest

The “romantic” trailer (as opposed to the “dramatic” trailer) captured 36% of the total 584 votes cast in the September trailer contest over at yougottareadvideos, to win the first place, coming in ahead of the second place finisher by 37 … Continue reading

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Writing a “Guest” Blog Entry

There are numerous ways to gain publicity for your book on the Internet.  One is to go on a “blog tour” during which you are interviewed by various bloggers concurrent with the release of your book.  Naturally, this takes planning.  … Continue reading

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Hints for Getting Publicity on TV

Probably a dream of every author is to got on national TV (or even local TV!) in order to publicize his/her book. If you are a self-publisher without the advantage of a publicist paid by a national publisher, you know … Continue reading

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