Category Archives: Book promotion

On Marketing One’s Book: A Dialogue

Ahh, the dreaded “m” word: Marketing. For many authors and other self-employed artists, the word creates a feeling bordering on disgust. It might bring to mind pictures of overweight men in polyester suits, hair slicked back, hand out, shark-smile in … Continue reading

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Online Networking for the Social Media Perplexed

Between Twitter and Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram, FourSquare and GooglePlus when is a writer supposed to, well, write? Whether you’re a Twitter quitter or a reformed Facebook addict (Candy Crush anyone?), there is a way to approach social networking to … Continue reading

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The Road to “Writes of Passage”

The Road to Writes of Passage by Hank Phillippi Ryan You have to picture us at Malice—you might have seen us! Not this year, but last. Beth Wasson and Elaine Will Sparber and me sitting at one of those little … Continue reading

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Author Events: To Do or Not to Do, That is Today’s Question

Ever have an experience like this? You hurriedly finish work just in time to scramble around in the kitchen making a quick dinner, inhale it while wondering if everything is packed in your “author bag/box/container” and then throw kisses over … Continue reading

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Marketing a Book: Online vs. Real Time

While chatting with a friend this weekend she asked how my book sales were going. My second suspense novel, ‘Dark Circle,’ was recently released and a frenzy of promotional activity soon followed. While it’s easy to see how “real time” … Continue reading

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Pictures and Mysteries: SinCNE Announces Pinterest Site!

Social media for mystery authors can be a wonderful way to connect with readers. And one of the most enjoyable is Pinterest — but it might be one of the least used, so far, by authors. Yet it is fun … Continue reading

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Social Media for YA Writers & Readers: The Numbers

I have one more post to add in this series, and it will be on using Pinterest — but I want to hold it until after the holiday season. So, here’s some information to think about in the meantime (you … Continue reading

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