Friday, November 25, 2011

November News

Okay, where have I been? Well in September my computer was
not working, and the tech people waited until the next month to
even bother to come and fix it, and didn't do such a great job,
because I had to ask the computer tech guy at my job what
I should do!
As you can see, I am back. I'm going to be making a lot of
changes to this blog. My book reviews are just going to be
on the websites I post them, which are Amazon, Goodreads,
and Shelfari, when I do, you'll see a link here to take you
to the page.
I will be a published author in 2012. I've signed a three
book deal with Desert Breeze Publishing. My first book
will be out in February, the second in September. So I
am busy writing, editing, etc.
So this blog will be all about my books, and books I
read. As for the writers tips, I am waiting until I see that
the marketing and promotion strategies I use work well,
and then I will start a group, sell a course, I am not sure
what until 2012. So There you have it! I have to go, and
keep stopping back and see the changes.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Rapid Publishing

O.K. the promotion of my ebook series did not go as planned :( so I am trying again in September. I have a revised version of Rapid Publishing that will be on Kindle as well. Having said that, books 1-4 will go on this month, and the last three will be in September. Instead of buy one get two free, it is going to be buy one get one free from now on with any book of the series. The free book will always be a pdf, not a kindle or Smashwords book.

After this, I will no longer be doing nonfiction books for writers. I'm working a lot now on my fiction books, three which have be contracted, yes I'm going to be published! More on that as the details are finalized.

Monday, August 1, 2011

News And Reviews

Well, my 'launch' for Rapid Publishing didn't go as I thought it would. I am going to have to do much more planning ahead and tell more than just two or three groups of people. However, I did get one glowing review of the ebook, so I'm hoping for more later on.  I will try again with the launch later this month when more of the ebooks are released. On the positive side,  I have written a 3 book Christian fiction series that  is going to be published! Yahoo!!! More on that, as things go under way. I have written a book review that you can check out anytime you want. Wreath by Judy Christie. I will try to put something on that page at least once a week. Twice when I have more time. Until next week....

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Rapid Publishing Is Now On Kindle

Rapid Publishing + Bonus MaterialI really must apologize. Rapid Publishing has been on Kindle since the last week
of June. I am just now getting together a marketing campaign. This is the first of a series of e-books for writers.
What is it About?
Rapid Publishing is all about getting your book, well, done quickly. Too many writers spend a long time writing their books. You can get your book completed in as little as a week, or a month with careful calculated planning. The first in this series will tell you how to read fast, write fast and get published fast and tools to use. 
Who Is It For? 
Originally I had intended this for people who want to self-publish, or for those who want to begin writing for profit. There are many priceless resources I have found just by being on certain mailing lists, or surfing online that will benefit published writers as well.
Where You Can Buy It
It is $2.99 on Kindle or you can buy it through Paypal and get the PDF for $2.99. Total Pages: 16
Keep reading to find out how you can get more books in the series for free.
The Rest Of The Series
In order, here is the rest of the Rapid Publishing Series.
Rapid Publishing: The Best Way To Sell Your Books
Rapid Publishing: Rich Author Vs. Poor Author
Rapid Publishing: The Secret To Getting Anything You Want
Rapid Publishing: Fabulous Websites For Authors
Rapid Publishing: Free Software For Writers
Rapid Publishing: E-Publishers Directory
The Best Way to Sell Your Books And Rich Author Vs. Poor Author will be on Kindle next week and if you want a PDF, you can buy it through Paypal. So, Here's the deal...
Buy Rapid Publishing and get other ebooks in the series *Free*!
If you buy Rapid Publishing on Kindle or Paypal on the following days: July 24-July 31st, you will get three bonus books:(PDF only)
#1.Rapid Publishing: Fabulous Websites For Authors(Value: $2.99) Free
This is a list of my secret  stash of websites that can help authors sell and promote their books. Many of these I found just by surfing the Internet. Writers Courses, social networks, free publicity(I'm talking television),  web tools, Royalty free and public domain images for your books,  or if you prefer ready made covers, Royalty free music, and free royalty free music for your book trailers and much more!
Total Pages: 12
#2.Rapid Publishing: Free Software For Writers(Value: $2.99) Free
Various kinds of software available online for free to write your books more easily. One software lets you   create novels, comic books, games, music videos, podcasts and more!
Total Pages: 5
#3. Sit Down And Write That...BestSelling Novel(PDF) Free
From This is a great book for beginning writers. Learn how to do research, the basics of writing, writing fantasy, childrens' books, fiction and nonfiction, Copyright, query letters, how to find a good agent, titling you books and more.
Total Pages: 71
Just buy from either link below, send me a copy by email of your amazon/Paypal receipt, and I will send you the links for the three bonus PDF ebooks.

Rapid Publishing + Bonus Material

I must have a copy of your receipt before I send you the links for the free ebooks, and you must buy on the dates specified, because these bonuses will not remain free.  This will most likely be the only nonfiction series for writers I will ever do. If I learn anymore tips, I'll  only be sharing it in a private group.  So, if you are a writer or you want to be a writer, request to be my friend on  Facebook. Since I don't know you, send me a message along with the request, in one or two sentences what you like about Rapid Publishing.

E-Book Profits-Why A Sample Chapter Can Send Your Profits Soaring!(Part Two)

 And I continue with the ideas.....

*  You could give the sample chapter with the full version of the product which is password protected.  Readers who enjoy the test version and decide to go full length simply give credit card details through such as ClickBank and move to a ‘Thank You page’ which provides the password for the full book already in their possession.  (Knowing the full length book is sitting there, tying up space on their desktop, just screaming out to be opened and read, is all the incentive most people need to get that password fast!)

*  You could write an article based on your full length info product, but leave the reader dangling somewhere between casting the article to one side and buying your book.

Ways to do this:

-  Leave questions in your article which are answered in the full length title.  Make readers curious, give cryptic clues, leave the most vital information for Part Two – the paid-for product!

-  Offer articles to editors and publishers of print and online publications and end with questions that are answered at your web site where readers can buy books related to the subject of the article.

-  Get readers to subscribe to your eZine where you’ll answer those niggling

questions and in autoresponder follow ups you’ll promote your main book to the very limit of temptation!

*  The free sample gives credibility in you and your writing ability.  People know the book has  -  probably  -  already been written, and is of similar quality to what they’ve already sampled.  If they have money and they like your work, they’ll buy.  Probably!

*  The sample chapter can include a contents listing for the full length version, where readers can check length (yes some people still believe quantity outshines quality) and you can induce sales with tempting chapter titles and snippets.  It’s a good idea to give the page numbers on which certain highlighted features occur, especially where pages run into triple figures (again, never mind the quality, feel the width), and chapter headings are themselves deliciously vague.  Like this:

“Here’s a sneak preview of ‘1001 Easy Ways to Get Rich Overnight!’

-  How to live in a luxury home without having a mortgage and never having to pay a penny rent (Chapter Twenty Four, Page 201)

-  The four letter word that gets you everything you want out of life, and more!  (Chapter Twenty Five, Page 273)

-  How to get a brand new car and drive it away without having to pay!  (Chapter Twenty Six, Page 307)

-  Four words that guarantee you free travel for the rest of your life!  (Chapter Twenty Nine, Page 406)”

*  People will retain your sample chapter far longer than they will normally keep a sales letter, especially of the printed variety or on a web site with a domain name they’ll soon forget.  So although the majority of people will buy the full length product quite soon after receiving the freebie, you might still get a steady trickle of sales later when busy people find time to read your sample chapter.

Never forget the most common reason of all is to tempt readers of the free infoproduct to click on the link on the very last page where they find your order form and BUY YOUR BOOK!

Plug Your Book! Online Book Marketing for Authors, Book Publicity through Social Networking

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Rapid Publishing Series

The Rapid Publishing Series is just a bit behind schedule as soon as it is live on Kindle, I will be posting it here on the blog. You will be able to choose more than one format, and have the option to get a PDF version. This coming week(finally) Three of seven ebooks of the series will be released and the rest will be released each week and will be announced when available for sale.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ch-Ch-Changes On My Blog

As you can see I have gotten with the program and added pages so it will be easier to find what you are looking for when you visit. I'll be doing a different header, also, and will be listing my books starting this month and forever more on the books page.

I've just added a new article, in case you want to see it, so come back often, as I plan to do a lot for this blog!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Non Fiction EBook Series Out This Week

There will be a nonfiction ebook series that will be published this week on Kindle. It will also be sold on other online stores as well.  It is called Rapid Publishing. These books will be for people who want to make a living at writing, and those that want to make more money by selling more books. Though this is geared more towards indie publishing, there will also be some vital information for those who have publishers and/or agents. There are quite a few amazing websites for authors to promote their work. Some of these sites you can use free of charge, and you'll be surprised when you see them.

It will be affordable and offered on different formats, and all will be revealed this coming week. There will also be a contest, along with it. Meanwhile, I have and am still reading several books and will get to posting the reviews on Shelfari and Goodreads after awhile. So, back to my projects and look forward to the first installments of the Rapid Publishing series this week.
Self-Publishing with Amazon's CreateSpace: A Resource Guide for the Author Considering Self-Publishing

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

eBook Profits - Why a Free Sample Chapter Can Send Your Profits Soaring! (Part One)

Why should anyone give a sample chapter or mini-version of their book for free?  The main reason  -  usually to sell or make money  -  isn’t always accomplished at the front end of the marketing process, it often comes later, and brings profits way beyond your best expectations.

Here’s how and why to use the sample chapter technique to generate leads for your info product.

*  To test your idea for a new information product before spending days, weeks, months creating something nobody wants to buy.  If few people request the freebie, your product is almost certainly a no-goer, similarly if the freebie is popular but results in few or no paid-for orders.

*  The sample chapter can be a selling tool not only for its own full length paid-for version, but for other products too, where for example a list or catalogue of additional products is included with the giveaway item.  For instance, the first chapter of ‘The Way to a Man’s Heart: Cooking with Known Aphrodisiacs’ might generate interest in the paid-for version of the book and might additionally direct readers to web sites offering related info products, such as ‘1001 Ways to Be Romantic’, ‘How to Find the Man of Your Dreams’, and so on.  It pays to be careful, however, when including links for other people’s products, and ensure they do not detract from the real reason the sample chapter was given, namely to sell that cookery book.  As for all things in mail order, direct mail, online marketing, you must test response to all your promotions.

*  The first chapter can represent a ‘suck it and see’ guarantee to a product delivered in installments, such as correspondence courses, resell rights packages, and so on.  If Chapter One or Module One isn’t as expected, readers can cancel their post-dated standing order or request a refund of money already paid.

*  Sample chapters can be articles you’ve written for payment elsewhere, where copyright is yours, and the article or series of articles is expanded to book or course format.  A popular article is its own proof of a likely best selling book and you’ve probably completed most of the research already, and been paid for it.

Plug Your Book! Online Book Marketing for Authors, Book Publicity through Social Networking

Thursday, February 3, 2011

It's About Time.....

I am so ashamed to say that February is the first post I have done since last year. Again, I will try-harder this time, to put at least one post a month. I am busy writing up a storm. Articles, books and other projects outside of writing. So, I will be sure to link up, my social networks to this blog, so you can see what I am  doing. You can also check my Shelfari page for reviews new books I have read, also. I've recently finished eight books, and three more are following behind.

So, I will try very, very, hard to hold to my promise to write at least one post a month to this blog. This year, you will find the following:
  • Book Reviews
  • Case Studies
  • My Books(finally, right?)
  • Articles( how to write a book, marketing, etc)
  • Great Links For Writers
So, there you have it. Look forward to more information in 2011!