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Do I Need An Agent?

Do I Need An Agent?

The question every writer must ask themselves. Recently I was in the hallowed position of having one or not. My choice. After reading up on the subject, I decided that since I was contracted with Heartsong Presents I didn’t need an agent. HP contracts are pretty standard and having an agent wouldn’t do me much […]

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Don’t Wear Yourself Out Over It

Don’t Wear Yourself Out Over It

The first several times I attended ACFW, I was determined to wring every penny’s worth out of my conference experience. Every kernel of knowledge, every opening to network, every opportunity to pitch. And I exhausted myself. In 2008, I rode to Minneapolis with Linda and vowed to do different. I searched out times to rest […]

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Stalking Agents & Editors

Stalking Agents & Editors

Since ACFW is just around the corner, I’m going to stick with conference preparedness. Good news, if you don’t get the appointment with the agent and editor you want, all is not lost. We’ve all heard the stories about writers following agents and editors in the bathroom and slipping their one sheets under the stall. […]

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The Proposal

The Proposal

No, I haven’t posted the wrong post on the wrong blog. I’m not talking about a wedding proposal which I often feature on my real life romance blog. I’m talking about a book proposal. The ACFW conference is an awesome experience. If you’ve never been, you’re in for a treat. The friends, the fellowship, the […]

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Give away my work???

Give away my work???

Being a new author with only a few publishing credits to my name I have wondered about the sanity of giving away e-books for free. Pro’s and Con’s Let’s start with the Con’s. You spent a lot of time writing that novel. Shouldn’t you get something in return? If you give it away and it […]

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One Sheet Tutorial

One Sheet Tutorial

Most of the posts I’ve done on marketing and publicity have been geared toward the published author. But since many of us are pre-pubbers, and trust me—I remember those frustrating days, I thought I’d do a post on promoting yourself pre-sale. With the ACFW conference coming up, numerous hopeful writers will be offering up their […]

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#1 Marketing Tool

#1 Marketing Tool

At least, in my opinion: a trifold brochure. When I have a book signing, speaking event, teach a writing workshop, or mail out a promotional copy of one of my books to a reader, I have brochures ready. At book signings, I give them to customers when they walk in the store or where ever […]

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21 Apr Posted by in Marketing Ideas | 6 comments

The Road to the Finish Line

The Road to the Finish Line

Fresh from a great writer’s conference, an aspiring fiction author makes plans to finish her race. This, my friends, is what’s called an “elevator pitch”, a tag line that tells you what my blog will be about. This is one of the many things  I learned that I will need to market my story, even […]

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Looking Your Part

When I was in cosmetology school, after three weeks of training the students went out on the floor. That meant, we cut, styled, permed, and colored real people’s hair eight hours a day. Clients came to the school for services at a reduced price because we were learning. Several of the students were avid primpers–including me. I never […]

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Recipe for a Successful Booksigning

I once dreamed of my first booksigning. Lines of readers dying to meet me wound all around the block, friends and family there for support, and consistently selling out of books. Reality hit when my first book was published Print on Demand back in 2001. The lines didn’t form, I was amazed at the friends […]

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