It seems ludicrous from way down here on the ground, looking up into the stratosphere and seeing my inspirations floating by on their puffy white clouds of publishing success. Kevin Hearne. Chuck Wendig. Jim Butcher. Neil Gaiman. Why would any of these authors want to read my book and give me a blurb? Up and… Continue reading Day 22 – Dear Role Model, You Wanna Read My Book?
First, some gratuitous self-promotion. LOOK TO YOUR RIGHT! See that link there? Where it says RISING is Coming Soon? It’s a sign-up for publication information on Rising: Book One of the Adept Cycle. SignUpNow! 😀 Now, back to your regularly scheduled blog post…. Yesterday’s discussion centered around publishing. Today, I’m going to talk about marketing.… Continue reading Day 21 – Beyond Belly-Button-Lint-Picker Offers – Marketing Basics
How often do you look for a specific publishing house image on a spine when you buy a book… especially when you’re downloading said book to your Kindle?
This is a test. This is only a test. If this were a real cover, it would be a lot more exciting and a lot less… sucktastic. I have a novel written. I have a typesetter, and a publisher and a cover artist… who happen to be one-in-the-same. Courtney over at Ravensong Digital Publishing makes amazing… Continue reading Day 15 – I’ve Got My Cover Covered!
I’m a habitual editor. I admit this. Like… probably AA style…. “Hello. My name is Shanan, and I’m an editor.” I pick every nit off ever word. I examine it up close and determine if it’s going to sprout a louse or a lion. My editing microscope reaches far and deep. I’m ridiculously critical of… Continue reading Day 14 – Editing
I’m really not patient sometimes. Especially if I’m excited about something. You know, like my debut novel being in the hands of beta readers, and waiting to hear feedback. Did you hear that? It was the sound of a clock ticking. Backward. Heavy sigh. I beta read for people, too. I have one open on… Continue reading Waiting for Beta