Category Archives: Marketing Your Book

Novel Marketing Begins Two Years Before Publication

We’ve been following the publishing adventures of Judith Starkston since October 2013, when she signed with Fireship Press to publish her debut novel. Hand of Fire is now in bookstores and has been met with solid reviews. Here’s an example: “But … Continue reading

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Never Give Up

Jenny Milchman wrote eight novels before finding a publisher. It took 13 years. Cover of Snow debuted in 2013 and earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, as well as praise from the New York Times, San Francisco Journal … Continue reading

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It’s Never Too Early to Starting Branding

Kris Tualla retired from teaching school in 2006 after the youngest of her four children started college. She figured it was time to do something for herself, and she wanted to write romance novels. Of course, she had to learn how … Continue reading

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Making it to the Bestseller List

Hank Phillippi Ryan‘s latest novel—The Wrong Girl—reached the Boston Globe Bestseller list within a week of its September 2013 release. I caught up to Hank during a whirlwind book tour. She wasn’t even sure what town she was in until she … Continue reading

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4 Steps to a Winning Book Proposal

Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Four steps is all it takes to write a proposal that will propel your novel to the best-seller list. Not so fast! Michael Hyatt is the former CEO and Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, one of the … Continue reading

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What’s Your Brand?

In my quest to help authors navigate their path to literary success, I’ve learned how important it is for you to develop your brand. I asked an expert how one goes about doing that. Jeniffer Thompson describes herself as an award-winning … Continue reading

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Life is What Happens When You’re Making Other Plans

Betty Webb is the author of the Lena Jones and the Gunn Zoo mystery series. Her most recent books are Desert Wind (from the Lena Jones series, released in January 2012) and The Lama of Death (from the Gunn Zoo … Continue reading

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Answering the Siren’s Call

Jenny Milchman’s debut novel is Cover of Snow, a thriller released in January 2013. The story grabs you by the heart in the first chapter and doesn’t let go until the surprising conclusion. The unexplained suicide of Nora Hamilton’s cop … Continue reading

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