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Relevance of Writing a Good Press Release

A press release is a written or recorded communication focused at members of the news media, drafted with the intent of broadcasting something deemed newsworthy. Each individual press release announces significant or beneficial information about an upcoming event or one that has occurred.  Press releases act as a free public relations tool, which is particularly favorable for independent authors looking for cost-friendly opportunities to promote their newest title. Characteristically, a press … [Read more...]

Digital Conversion Doyenne Attending Catholic Publishers Trade Show

Since their preliminary meetings, held at America House in New York, the affiliates of the Catholic Book Publisher’s Association had sought to become a professional organization in which supporters would advise and fortify one another in a concerted setting.  Over the succeeding decades, additional corresponding fundamental objectives had arisen as ideals to benefit all members. Virtues like communal support for the shared mission to spread the Word and decipher its meaning for a changing world, … [Read more...]

Marketing & Navigating Social Media for ebook Authors

I love interviewing authors after they finish a book. I hear pride, pain and creativity in their voices when describing their characters and plots.  There is a tremendous amount of angst, drama, fear, late nights and joy while writing. I relish the stories about the book birthing process  and am  surprised when I search the web for the new author's Facebook page, website etc .I come up empty handed. However talented of a writer or a koi pond builder or basement re-modeler one may be, … [Read more...]

Battle That Blogger’s Block!

Why is it important for an author, especially a self-published author, to blog? Let's try to figure out in this blog post. When getting on the social media bandwagon to promote their books, self-published authors go all out on the usual suspects Facebook, Twitter and more recently, Pinterest. LinkedIn gets its share of love too, but mostly it's these other platforms that attract people, or more appropriately, readership, in general. But neglected blogs are a bad sign, a bad signal you send to … [Read more...]

Taking in the Brickbats

When you've written your book and published it it is a labor of love only to you. And maybe to your close friends and family. Do all your readers care for all the effort you've put into it? Probably not. Some readers may not even like your book. But that's expected and you should deal with it just the way you'd deal with the rave reviews you may end up raking in. 1)  Re-post the bad reviews: Pick whatever online/ social media site you're comfortable with, or the one where you're active, and … [Read more...]

Believe, Write, Publish A Writer’s Journey, by Howard Shapiro

In August, 2012 the culmination of three years of work, and a thousand different twists and turns, finally took place.  That is when my debut Graphic Novel, The Stereotypical Freaks was published in paper format. I've gone through two publishers, an agent, four illustrators and hundreds of re-writes to get the book out into the marketplace. It's a happy ending to a story that seemed like it would never end, because in November 2012, I even had the eBook format out on all the major online retail … [Read more...]

Getting A Grip On Going Solo

Can you make a living out of self-publishing? How hard is it to promote your own book? How many copies should you ideally sell to become successful? There's a volley of questions churning in every author's mind when they're considering taking the self-publishing route. Here are some surefire ways to get a grip on it all: 1. Write a good book: Is your book useful, resourceful or helpful to readers in some way? You may have lofty goals for yourself, about selling a certain number of copies a … [Read more...]

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