Weekend Wrap-up Dec 24: Christmas Eve

I posted this song on Monday, but it’s worth including today. Whether you celebrate any of the holiday traditions or use this time to just reconnect with loved ones, be safe, be kind, and enjoy the last few days of 2022. This week on my blog: Free Book Friday Dec 23Weird Wednesday Dec. 21: ShortestContinue reading “Weekend Wrap-up Dec 24: Christmas Eve”

Free Book Friday Dec 23

Is promoting the work of other authors a lot of work? Yes. But it is worth it. Each writer has a readership, but those readers are not only going to read one author’s books exclusively. As a perk for signing up for a newsletter, readers get exposed to authors they may never have heard ofContinue reading “Free Book Friday Dec 23”

Weekend Wrap-up Dec 17: Lessons Learned

For three years, my first book, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures, was available wide but I have decided to move exclusively to Amazon*, since I made very few sales on the other book channels. Yes, I made the rookie author mistake of paying to publish my book, but at the time I knewContinue reading “Weekend Wrap-up Dec 17: Lessons Learned”

Free Book Friday Dec 16: How much is too much?

How much of myself am I willing to give away for free? That’s what writer’s and authors always ask themselves when deciding how to market their books. If you publish on Amazon, that number is 10% for Kindle, 20% for physical copy (no idea why the paperback would require more). I think readers should beContinue reading “Free Book Friday Dec 16: How much is too much?”

Free Book Friday Dec 9: Words for the sake of words

The first book of my science fiction trilogy is ~30k words. Book two is slightly longer. Now, it makes sense for all three books to be about the same length. The problem is: Book three, currently in progress, is shorter. The story is done, and it’s not long enough, and I don’t like adding wordsContinue reading “Free Book Friday Dec 9: Words for the sake of words”

Free Book Friday Dec 2: The moment you’ve been waiting for?

Maybe not the moment, but a moment, right? With the second book of my science fiction trilogy out and the final installment to be released in April, I decided that it was time to put The View from Here on sale. Don’t like trilogies? Don’t want to have to read the next books? Not toContinue reading “Free Book Friday Dec 2: The moment you’ve been waiting for?”

Free (on sale) Book Friday Nov 25: Marketing plans that work.

Finally. I tried something that worked. Don’t you hate it when you buy something and then the next day it goes on sale? Then you have to go back to the store and show the crumpled receipt you dredged from the trash, to which two things will happen: No, that second one doesn’t happen, doesContinue reading “Free (on sale) Book Friday Nov 25: Marketing plans that work.”

Free Book Friday Nov 19: A CFL Primer

The Vince Lombardi Trophy (football on a stick), the Stanley Cup (perfect for drinking beer or champagne from), the World Series trophy (way too many pokey things to stab yourself on), the World Cup (a true world series), whatever the NBA gives out, The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy (I had to look that oneContinue reading “Free Book Friday Nov 19: A CFL Primer”

Free Book Friday Nov 11: Books and Snow and Blizzards. Oh my!

Well, it finally happened. It snowed, and boy did it ever. With the ground being cold and temperatures expected to remain below freezing . . .winter has arrived. I’m not complaining. Not yet. Last winter we had record snowfall which lead to me having to shovel a lot, and I mean a lot, of snow.Continue reading “Free Book Friday Nov 11: Books and Snow and Blizzards. Oh my!”

Free Book Friday Nov 4: NoNaNoWriMo (updated)

If I haven’t said this to you before (and I know I have), I’m a slow writer. My first attempt at writing 1600 words/day failed, but as a consolation prize, I did get a novella out of it which turned into a trilogy, or more accurately, is turning into a trilogy. So, while I amContinue reading “Free Book Friday Nov 4: NoNaNoWriMo (updated)”