Increase Visibility for Your Book, Parts IV

Book News Publicity

Contests During 2016, I decided to look into ways to increase visibility for our books.  I looked at different marketing options and chose four to explore further: presentations, Facebook ads, e-mail lists, and contests.  So far we’ve talked about presentations, Facebook ads, and e-mail lists.  This week we finish up the series with Contests. Contests.  Almost […]

Increase Visibility for Your Book, Part III

Book News Publicity

E-Mail Lists During 2016, I decided to look into ways to increase visibility for our books.  I looked at different marketing options and chose four to explore further: presentations, Facebook ads, e-mail lists, and contests. Last week we discussed presentation and Facebook ads.  This week we will talk about e-mail lists. E-mail Lists.  Publicity experts […]

Increase Visibility for Your Book, Part I & II

Book News Publicity

During 2016, I decided to explore ways to increase visibility for our books.  I looked at different marketing options and chose four to try: presentations, Facebook ads, e-mail lists, and contests. I’d like to address these options in more than one post as there is so much to share! Presentations.  First, I did presentations in […]

Book Sale!

Book News

Looking for the last minute gift? From now until the end of the year, Raven Books is offering their entire selection of books at 20% off.  You will need to submit the following code in order to receive the discount: F75UC9.  Feel free to share this code with your friends and family.   Raven Books has […]

Press Releases

Publicity

Wanting to share your good news? Perhaps you won an award for your writing; or maybe you have a presentation coming up. You could always contact your local newspaper and pay for an ad. However, a broader audience can often be found with a press release. A press release is basic information about your news or […]

Pressing It

Book News Publicity The Industry of Self-Publishing

Just wanted to take a minute to share some publicity our company, Raven Books, received this week.  Currently, we have six books, two of them award-winners.  What a great boost for our self-publishing business.  Look for my next post, where I will be discussing press releases and how to optimize your coverage. Book smarts: Retired couple […]

Why Self-Publish?

The Industry of Self-Publishing

Authors often wonder if there are advantages to self-publishing other than the obvious agent/publisher issues. You’ve probably heard that publishers don’t accept books directly from an author, and the agents necessary to make connections with publishers are taking fewer authors unless they have a proven track record. But there are many advantages to self-publishing and […]

Self-Publishing is Not a Stigma

The Industry of Self-Publishing

How would you like to join the likes of Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling,or Beatrix Potter? Or maybe you are a little more contemporary in your style, like E.L. James (50 Shades of Gray), Lisa Genova (Still Alice), or Andy Weir (The Martian). These are just a small sampling of famous authors who began their writing […]

Amazon Textbook Creator

Textbooks

Thrilled isn’t the half of it! Having created a book full of tables, charts, graphs, and step-by-step lists, I was concerned it could never be an e-book at a reasonable price.  I was greatly surprised how easy it was to create an e-book format that maintained all my formatting and displayed all the visuals I had […]

It’s Ready!

Book News

The book, Self-Publishing: Sharing the Secrets, is now available from Amazon.com, both as an e-book and a print book.  It is fully indexed, complete with a glossary and checklists you can copy to use when you are submitting your book for copyright, ISBN, publishing, or marketing. Print:  https://www.amazon.com/Self-Publishing-Sharing-Secrets-Phyllis-Moorman/dp/0996399054/ E-Book: https://www.amazon.com/Self-Publishing-Sharing-Secrets-Phyllis-Moorman-ebook/dp/B01H42FOG6/ To give you an idea […]