Conventioning: A Promotion Idea

This summer I will attend SoonerCon 2017 as a media guest. I attended two years ago in this capacity, and I had a pretty good time, but I don’t think I utilized my market potential very well.  My appearance this year will be a bit more useful to building a brand because I’ve hit onContinue reading “Conventioning: A Promotion Idea”

My Abysmal Facebook Promotion Ad

Last week I posted that I was going to try out a Facebook ad to drive traffic to my Amazon page where my book was listed at a Kindle countdown price of .99 cents. I’ll have to admit…I had high hopes. Well, I quit the ad yesterday. I’d spent a little over $100 after aboutContinue reading “My Abysmal Facebook Promotion Ad”

The Terminarch Plot Is On Sale for .99 Cents!

Today begins the week long .99 cent promotion of “The Terminarch Plot”.  It is the first installment of “The Five Rims” series of books set hundreds of years in our future, a time when the human race has dwindled to less than 50 souls after their tyrannical empire fell at the hands of four racesContinue reading “The Terminarch Plot Is On Sale for .99 Cents!”

How I’m Using Facebook Advertising

Well, The Terminarch Plot has been available for 6 weeks and my sales are pretty dismal.  I’m undaunted, however.  Recently I was paid for an editing job and that gave me some capital to throw at the problem. Rather than throw money around willy-nilly (which would be irresponsible) I decided to spend some time doing researchContinue reading “How I’m Using Facebook Advertising”

4 Reasons Why Facebook Is Not Useful for Authors

Let’s face it. Authors, especially independent authors, need to promote themselves. However, there are ways to promote and ways not to promote.  Social media is a way to promote yourself as a writer, but it can also be a double-edged sword.  Of course, Delilah S. Dawson wrote a fantastic article about the misuse of socialContinue reading “4 Reasons Why Facebook Is Not Useful for Authors”

3 Web Tools for Free Promotion and Beta-Reading

As an indie author, I am always on the lookout for ways to promote my books and make them better.  This week I found a few tools on the web that could potentially help me with this process.  As always, I thought I’d share: Wattpad – I had heard about this site a long timeContinue reading “3 Web Tools for Free Promotion and Beta-Reading”

Handing Out Promo Cards at Conventions

I have a wonderful friend who has agreed to hand out promo cards for my new book (which is free) at Dallas Fan Days this coming weekend.  I am blessed with such wonderful friends who would hand out a hundred or so cards to various celebrities, published authors and convention goers. I created this promoContinue reading “Handing Out Promo Cards at Conventions”