July 2017

Do You Want To Sell Books? Get Excited!

You’ve probably heard that excitement is contagious. It’s true. Marketers know this. That’s why infomercial salesmen are loud and bouncy. That’s why when a band or movement or whatever want to drum up excitement, they show groups of people excited. Being excited gets others excited. According to psychology, excited people are more likely to act.
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Who Doesn't Love A Good "Bump In The Night" Book?

The Bump in the Night Thriller Bundle, curated by award-winning author Kevin J. Anderson: If you’re ready for summer thrills and chills (ones that don’t even require air conditioning), check out these sixteen suspenseful, fun, and entertaining reads. The bundle books include urban fantasy reads with some of the strangest detectives you’ve ever met. Dan
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One Page Podcast: Blood of Invidia by Tom Tinney & Morgen Batten

Galaxy conquering Vampires, Shape Shifting Warriors, Yakuza Ninjas and Gray-Skinned visitors. Aliens, Vampires and Werewolves…Oh, my! These aren’t cute candy eating extraterrestrials, or your sparkly Tweens Vampires. It’s time for you to run (and your little dog too!) 10,000 years ago, a majestic race of beings waged war across our galaxy. They were the Invidians
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Critiques And Reviews

I’ve been oh so busy trying to finish up a number of projects. Of course, all I want to do is sleep for a week, I’m so tired. That isn’t going to happen anytime soon though. Along with writing there is the necessity of critiques and reviews. I always get a kick out of critiques,
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One Page Podcast: War Demons by Russell Newquist

It is through suffering that the soul is purified. Every soldier brings demons home from war. But when Sergeant Michael Alexander came home to Athens, Georgia from Afghanistan, his war demons started kidnapping local college girls. Things got crazy when Michael tried to stop him. Then the dragon arrived.

Another Week, A Ton More New Projects

Last week was…interesting. Just when I think I’m getting through my to-do list, I add more stuff to it. A project that I had kind of forgotten about was cancelled due to issues over the cover. Then it was uncancelled when another publisher picked up the idea. I’ll be doing the cover for the new
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Review: A Pius Man by Declan Finn

A Pius Man has gotten a bit of an update and has been re-released by Silver Empire Press this month. It’s available in print and ebook on Amazon.com. I thought the book was an great story back when I first reviewed it. It is amazing how some minor edits turned this great story into a
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Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about marketing. Nick Cole has a new course on book marketing he’s pimping and Russell Newquist of Silver Empire Press and Brian Niemeier, have gone back and forth talking marketing. You can find their posts here and here and here. I find it all fascinating since I finally
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Where Did All This Work Come From?

So, there are less than sixty days until I leave for Dragon Con. Which means I have less than sixty days to get a ton of stuff done. Ugh. I am considering taking some time off from everything, except my day job. You can stop laughing now. It’s not that funny. I really am not
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