Cover artists, graphic designers – the masters of the thumbnail. Even though the books are the authors’ babies, the image translation is up to someone else. Someone we might not know. Someone who might not have even read your book. First phase, don’t leave anything to chance. Find commercially free images to give the artists. … More Cover Design
Social Media – the cliques of the internet. While the pack of internet folks moves from one to the next, there’s always some that stay behind. Memes joke about the two sides of Tumblr – of Pinterest. Digital anthropologists study them like physical civilizations. I stare and slink away back to dead bodies. Dead bodies … More Internet Cliques?
A lot of people like things that make their lives easier. For agents and editors, this can be pitch contests. They get hundreds of emails from potential authors a day. The time it takes to read and sort through them (considering the number with incorrect formats, genres that aren’t represented, or big warning signs) – … More Pitch Contests
The majority of humans seem to enjoy watching others. Specifically, interesting others. I mean, the fact that “people watching” exists says an awful lot. It’s why realities shows do well. It’s why youtubers do well. We like seeing what other people do, and if we can do that without being watched ourselves, all the better. … More Debating YouTube
April has been intense. I took my comprehensive doctoral exams, released my second book, and reinforced a book tour. Despite what some PR or marketing companies would tell you, blog / book tours don’t run themselves. The PR/marketing folks also aren’t 100% going to run them for you. Ultimate Fantasy Books (UFB) are a favorite … More Releases, Marketing, and Tours