If readers like the cover, they read the blurb on the back/inside cover to see if their first instincts were right. It’s human nature and there’s not a whole lot we, as writers, can do about it. Or is there? The hardest part, I think, of writing is finding a cover that fits your idea of the contents of the… Continue reading "Cover To Cover – It’s A Writer’s Job"
I’ve quit my regular job to work full-time on my books, but I’ve found that I need at least a part-time job to make ends meet. I applied for a position with one of the local printers. I’m hoping to do desktop publishing with them, but to be honest, I’d probably take any position I can get. This particular printer… Continue reading "Local Happenings"
How do you judge how well your publicity is doing if you can’t see the person’s facial expression or body language? How do you know if your marketing schemes are working? By your book sales, your publisher will tell you. Yes and no. Book sales can be an indication of how your publicity is working, but it could also mean… Continue reading "To Market, To Market, To Buy A Fat Book"