Not sure if it happened while I was sleeping or today, but Amazon launched Kindle Vella! I have two stories featured there. One is under my pen name Simone Cummings (Find Unfettered here). The other story featured is Galaxy on Fire. It’s a story about an end of an empire that has been through many[…]
Camp NaNoWriMo musings
Old habits die hard.
It’s 10:30pm during NaNoWriMo and I’m working on my project. I save (backup) and quit, realizing this is Camp NaNo, and I can relax.
I hadn’t planned on doing Camp NaNo this year. I have quite a few projects going, but I need to write the fourth and final installment of the Faerie Tales series before I can move on to my other projects.
Authors can use Pinterest as a marketing tool.
When I first heard of author branding, I rolled my eyes. I was at a three-day writers’ workshop, learning about the essentials of story craft through panels, participating in critique groups, and attending panels about different aspects of the business of publishing. The presenters were a small press and a cover artist. It was quite[…]
How many reviews do your books have?
The answer matters and here’s why.
Investing in your indie author business doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Advertisements don’t have to be costly to be effective. All it takes is research and knowing where to place your money where your dollar (or whatever currency you use) is most effective.
Getting reviews, even bad ones, is a good thing. Readers tend to flock to books that are being read and talked about by others.
Plotting A Novel Versus plotting a Series I have found myself among the growing number of authors on Tiktok. No, I’m not dancing around or doing skits. I’m part of authortok and booktok where readers and authors do our nerdy thing and talk about books. The Tiktok creator @ginnyauthor addressed authortok asking about how authors[…]
Revisions are taking longer than planned, but I’m at the midpoint of Eastside Hedge Witch. I love this story and Miriam so much. I’ve cut so much but wrote new scenes and chapters I’m really proud of. I like the new look and the way the story unfolds, and I think readers will too. Hope[…]
As an indie author looking at social media to market may seem overwhelming. There are so many trending platforms that come and go. Your job is to find the best place for you. Here are four ways to help you strategize: 1. Assess your target audience. Where is that demographic on social media? That’s where[…]