July 2015


I am sharing another great post by A.S. Chung– at http://pigeonholebooks.com/ There is some great information on this page. you may want to follow this blog.

Pigeonhole Books

A.S. Chung B&WPosted by A.S. Chung.
Award-wining author of children’s picture books A Brand New Day: about divorce and Wishful Wedding: about LGBT equality and same gender families. Creator of Pigeonhole Books and blogs about self-publishing, writing, online book marketing, peer bloggers and illustrators.

4 SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS EVERY AUTHOR MUST HAVE Picture1
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Did you know that there are over 200 social media platforms? 200!

It is impossible to be consistently active on even 10% of what is available. I am sure I don’t need to tell you that marketing your indie book without social media is online suicide. Whether you are savvy with the computer or not, it is a necessary evil. I am also sure most of you know which are the top players in the market and would presume that most indie authors are already participating in some of these platforms.

If however you are not and…

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I am sharing this interesting post by A.S. Chung.
Award-wining author of children’s picture books A Brand New Day: about divorce and Wishful Wedding: about LGBT equality and same gender families. Creator of Pigeonhole Books and blogs about self-publishing, writing, online book marketing, peer bloggers and illustrators.

Pigeonhole Books

A.S. Chung B&WPosted by A.S. Chung.
Award-wining author of children’s picture books A Brand New Day: about divorce and Wishful Wedding: about LGBT equality and same gender families. Creator of Pigeonhole Books and blogs about self-publishing, writing, online book marketing, peer bloggers and illustrators.

INSTAGRAM FOR SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS
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Instagram is perhaps the most underutilised social media platform for authors. In this post I would like to explore this notion and perhaps give you food for thought about possibly incorporating Instagram as part of your social media marketing.

WHAT IS INSTAGRAM?
Instagram is blogging with pictures instead of words. You are telling a story through photos and short videos via a mobile platform.

THE BEAUTY OF INSTAGRAM

  • It is FREE
  • It is a different way of communicating to readers and allows you to connect with a very different market
  • You can share your photos on…

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Chris Lemme Author

When writing my first novel, Finding Bartholomew, the biggest fear I had was that the sex scenes would be misconstrued as either gratuitous or simply in poor taste. Why would I write such sexually explicit scenes unless I’m just another pervert pushing smut, right?

So I was a bit surprised that after reading my first final draft (I’m done, right?) my editor told me, “That sex scene with the main characters is really good. Write more like that!” He went on to point out the obvious (sex sells) and reaffirm why I wrote that first scene at all. It develops the characters.

A major theme of Finding Bartholomew is the main character’s fear of himself. Of expressing his true feeling towards the women in his life. Of not even looking inside himself to know what his true feelings are. This aspect of his personality is most evident in his sexual…

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Another fascinating interview with an author. I haven’t read The Man Servant yet, but it is on my Kindle in line to be read. From the reviews I’ve read, I am looking forward to reading it.

Sacha Black

Michael Harwood

If you would like to be featured in an author interview, drop me a line.

I had the pleasure of meeting Michael through my interview with V G Lee a few weeks ago. I am really delighted to present a fellow LGBT writer Michael Harwood.

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It’s always interesting to get to know other authors on a more personal level. I am reblogging this AUTHOR INTERVIEW with ADAM DREECE

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Welcome, welcome!  Today we have Adam Dreece from Montreal, Quebec here to visit with us.  Adam has several books to his name, so at the end of the interview I’ll point you to his Amazon and website, where you can explore his writing for yourself.

Adam, why don’t you get us started with a little bit of history about yourself, and where you are from?

  • I’m from Montreal, Quebec and currently live in Calgary, Alberta. Moving to Calgary was like coming home, for the first time.
  • You wouldn’t be surprised to hear that a world-class computer science university educated guy, who has worked in Silicon Valley and lead multi-million dollar teams, created a startup, would you? What about a literary startup? What about a guy who treated his writing career like a startup? Ah, a bit unusual, isn’t it? That’s me we’re talking about.Discovering Dungeons and Dragons at a young…

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I am finding so much valuable information on this website. I had to share this with my writing friends who, like me, are trying to get reviews.

MM Jaye's HEAs

I connected with paranormal/steampunk writer, Ichabod Temperance, earlier this year during a cross-blog critique event where he bravely submitted his excellent work for constructive criticism. Ichabod has written five novels: ‘A Matter of Temperance‘, ‘A World of Temperance‘, ‘For the Love of Temperance‘, ‘A Study in Temperance‘ and ‘In a Latitude of Temperance‘, all available on Amazon.

In this guest post, the man himself, will give us insight into his steep review-seeking learning curve. And steep it was!

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In Review with Temperance

Hello my friends! My name is Ichabod Temperance. I am very new to writing and self-publishing, but would like to share a few thoughts on the battle to gain reviews.

Our story begins with a boy writing a book. The silly chap thinks that writing the book is all that he has to do and believes that publication, sales…

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MM Jaye's HEAs

Yes, you read that right. Today, I have invited a self-published author who has achieved a feat. In March, she was outlining her first book, and at the end of May, she had sold over 12,000 copies, reaching No. 11 in the Kindle bestsellers list. The paid one. Are you okay? Need a glass of water? I’ll wait.

Rebel is a stepbrother romance—the scorching hot trend right now. Still, 9 out of 10 bestselling authors of that sub-genre have a long backlist of books and a strong author platform (trust me, I checked). Today, I brought to you the other … one.

When I checked out Rebel by Kim Linwood and saw that she’s a first-time author just starting her author platform, I had to connect with her. Kim is very sweet and approachable, and it turns out that this is her first interview! Well, we’ll take advantage of that…

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