Free Book Friday March 16: In Conversation with M.J Dees

M J Dees was born and raised in Kingston-upon-Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire. He has worked in a variety of jobs in a variety of countries and is currently living in São Paulo, Brazil. In Conversation With: M.J. Dees Today I have the pleasure of sitting down with author, M.J. Dees. Thanks forContinue reading “Free Book Friday March 16: In Conversation with M.J Dees”

Weird Wednesday: Apt Poetry/Apt Cartoons

I drew on of my “The Untitled” cartoons last week, but posted a different one because is was funnier. While editing/formatting my next poetry book, I remembered a poem I wrote last year during the 30 poems/30 days challenge. the prompt read: Poetry Prompt: Write a poem in the form of a news article youContinue reading “Weird Wednesday: Apt Poetry/Apt Cartoons”

Free Book Friday March 11: In Conversation with PD Alleva

PD Alleva writes thrillers. Whether those thrillers are Sci-Fi Fantasy’s about Alien Vampires attempting to subjugate the human race, or steeped in a haunting mystery, or an urban paranormal fantasy, PD always provides readers with a profound, entertaining, and satisfying reader experience, in a new genre he has coined as alternative fiction. In Conversation With:Continue reading “Free Book Friday March 11: In Conversation with PD Alleva”

Weird Wednesday: Newsletter Lite / New Cartoons

Do you know when ‘lite’ become an adjective? Oh. Sorry, I was waiting for an answer. I don’t know either. I do know that putting the word ‘lite’ before or after a product makes people buy more and often consume larger amounts because it sounds like it’s better for you. I recently changed my newsletterContinue reading “Weird Wednesday: Newsletter Lite / New Cartoons”

Free Book Friday Feb 4: Newsletter Dilemma

I’ve been thinkin’. Uh-oh. I think I will be changing my weekly newsletter to a bi-weekly one. Why? Two reasons: I don’t want to inundate my subscribers with emails My open rate may increase (my current open rate is ~35%) It’s a lot of work coming up with relevant content It’s an opportunity to doContinue reading “Free Book Friday Feb 4: Newsletter Dilemma”

Weird Wednesday/ Inktober Day 13 (Roof): Nothing to See Here

Roof with no wallsOffers shelterWalls with no roofOffers…nothing All previous drawings: https://linesbyleon.com/inktober/ Weird Wednesday: Nothing to See Here Well, not nothing as you already figured out, but what’s weird is that I don’t feel like writing anything today— “Maybe you should plan out your posts in advance…”“Shush, you. Maybe you want to write today’s post?”“MaybeContinue reading “Weird Wednesday/ Inktober Day 13 (Roof): Nothing to See Here”

Free Book Friday: Author’s Newsletters- Worth the free book?

What is your experience with free books from authors? Many of the offerings from the promotional campaigns that I are involved with through BookFunnel and StoryOrigin are “reader magnets”, short sample books of an author’s work. Sometimes they are like the “Look Inside” feature on Amazon book pages (the first 10% of a book), oftenContinue reading “Free Book Friday: Author’s Newsletters- Worth the free book?”

Newsletter Success: Benchmarks

Earlier, I wrote a post about paring down my email subscriber list (The Purge). I went from 97 subscribers to 48. Sounds like a lot doesn’t it. That’s half my list. So yeah, it Is a lot. I started my newsletter to keep my readers entertained between my writing projects and to give them someContinue reading “Newsletter Success: Benchmarks”