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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Social Media for YA Mystery Authors and Readers — GoodReads

Some of my favorite readers reach me through GoodReads, including teacher Tim Averill, who makes great suggestions of new young adult (YA) books to read — he’s in the midst of teen readers daily at work and he sees what’s … Continue reading

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Crime Bake Master Class: from Diane MacKinnon

Anatomy of a Bestseller by Diane MacKinnon  At the start of New England Crime Bake 2013: 12th Annual Mystery Conference for Writers and Readers, I was excited to attend Hallie Ephron’s Master Class: Anatomy of a Bestseller. As a writer … Continue reading

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Takeaways from YA panel at Crime Bake

During the New England Crime Bake conference a couple of weeks ago, I sat in on the panel titled “High School Murder: Writing the Young Adult Mystery.” Our own Julie Hennrikus moderated the panel that consisted of: Peter Abrahams (aka … Continue reading

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