Monthly Archives: April 2011

Book Awards

One thing I have learned from speaking with published authors, or from their on-line confessions, is this: Unless you are a best selling author with a major publishing company that has budgeted a generous promotion allowance for your book, much … Continue reading

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Readers have questions

Here are some questions (or maybe snipes) I have received that maybe others have wondered about. 1. Why isn’t Belle (the dog) on the cover? She is, you just can’t see her because she’s right behind Chet, trudging along in … Continue reading

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Before you “trailer,” consider this

Michael Kardos provided the following in a guest post to Darcy Pattison’s “Book Trailer Manual Newsletter.” He provides three important points worth considering before you attempt doing a trailer. Book trailers are relatively new, are mainly an internet phenomenon, and, … Continue reading

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Vote now! Which trailer do you prefer?

Last month, one of the trailers for The Blizzard was entered in an on-line competition and came in third. In my last post, I mentioned I’d be entering the other trailer in the contest in a few months. In the … Continue reading

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Thanks for your support in the trailer contest

After holding the lead for the first three days, the original trailer for The Blizzard finished in third place with a total of 96 votes in the You Gotta Read Videos book trailer contest. A big thank you to all … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Marty Martins’ website and blog

Other than an important request at the end of this post, there won’t be a lot of newsy stuff in this inaugural edition. I assume if you found the website, you know enough about me and my first novel, The … Continue reading

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