Thursday, July 14, 2016

Two Appearances at the California Writers Club this Month!

On Saturday, July 9, I appeared at the California Writers Club High Desert Branch in Apple Valley to discuss book promotion and answer questions from the audience about publicity.

The crowd was friendly, enthusiastic, and attentive - my thanks to all for a great time there!

Next Saturday, July 23, I'll be talking about book publicity again at the California Writers Club Inland Empire Branch at the Family Community Library, 215 E. C Street, Ontario, CA 91764, from 10 a.m. - noon.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016

It's a Winner!

Good news! The Tao of Book Publicity is a finalist in the following book award competitions:

10th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards

2016 International Book Awards -  Business: Writing/Publishing

The Tao of Book Publicity Blog Tour Begins

Many thanks to these fabulous book bloggers for hosting me in interviews and featuring reviews of The Tao of Book Publicity:

Monday, April 4, 2016                                   
Fiction Dreams

Monday, April 4, 2016
Night Owl Reviews

Tuesday, April 5, 2016                                  
Michelle Booth Author

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Spiritual Media Blog
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Freda’s Voice
Freda Mans

Wednesday, April 27, 2016                                       
Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews

Friday, May 6, 2016                                                   
Writers and Authors

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Pen in Her Hand

Sunday, May 29, 2016                                                 

Friday, June 3, 2016                                                  
Savvy Verse & Wit

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Authors and Writers

Coming Soon:           

Deal Sharing Aunt                                             
Becca’s Spiritual Book Blog

Celtic Lady’s Reviews
Cosy Dragon
A Day in the Tangled Skeins of My Life 
I Heart Reading
Book Mistress Blog 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Tao of Book Publicity: A Beginner's Guide to Book Promotion

I've been busy the past few months putting together a book for authors called The Tao of Book Publicity: A Beginner's Guide to Book Promotion.  

In The Tao of Book Publicity, I outline the basics of book promotion and explain how the business of publicizing a book works. Designed for beginning authors but also useful for those with some experience in book publishing, The Tao of Book Publicity provides information on the importance of writing a good book and the need for developing a platform, as well as how-to explanations for developing publicity material, including front and back cover text, press releases, Q&As, media and blog tour queries, and newsletter and media lists. 

The Tao of Book Publicity also covers social media, book pricing and sales, book tours and media interviews, and author websites. In addition to explaining how book publicity works, this valuable handbook explores practical topics such as publicity costs, timing, and considerations when hiring a publicist. 

Simple, straightforward, and informative, The Tao of Book Publicity includes expert advice on all aspects of book promotion and is a go-to reference guide for beginning and experienced authors alike.

You can purchase a copy by clicking on the title here: The Tao of Book Publicity.

I hope you find The Tao of Book Publicity to be an important addition to your collection of guidebooks on book promotion and marketing, and will share your thoughts about it on Goodreads and Happy reading!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Favorite Daughter Featured at Mysterious Galaxy Local Author Meet & Greet on Saturday Aug 15 at 12 Noon

I'll be signing copies of Favorite Daughter, Part One at the Local Authors Meet & Greet at Mysterious Galaxy this Saturday, August 15, from 12 - 3 p.m. If you're in the area, stop by and say hello!

Event date: 
Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 12:00pm
Event address: 
5943 Balboa Avenue
Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92111

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Favorite Daughter, Part One Wins Best Historical Fiction at 2015 San Diego Book Awards

So pleased to learn that Favorite Daughter, Part One has won the award for Best Historical Fiction at the 2015 San Diego Book Awards Association, along with Mike Sirota's, Stone Woman (tie). Congratulations to Mike and all the other winners and finalists in this year's competition - it is an honor to stand among you!