Growing Pains…Is It Worth Paying For Advice?

I have been contemplating this for months now. I sign up on an expert's mailing list for some free advice, I am blown away by their knowledge, I look up the 'VIP' package, I almost pass out by the amount they ask. I go through this vicious cycle at least once every two weeks. In … Continue reading Growing Pains…Is It Worth Paying For Advice?

Growing Pains…Blurbs, Again!

This is the third post in a row discussing┬áblurbs, but I am beginning to realize they are unavoidable and the difference between book sales and going back to waitressing. I love waitressing, but I would rather sell books. Vania Margene Rheault commented on my last post about Libbie Hawker's blurb tips. I took notes and … Continue reading Growing Pains…Blurbs, Again!

Growing Pains…Blurbs & Covers; More In-Depth

Since my last post, I have been looking into bestsellers of historical fiction novels. I do not have a novel, I am an author of a novelette series. I feel the best sellers are my best bet for finding juicy blurbs. Some of the novels have over 20k reviews, they hold best seller tags, and … Continue reading Growing Pains…Blurbs & Covers; More In-Depth

Growing Pains…Learning from Example, Why Didn’t I Think of That?

I have been reading and researching many marketing blogs and books this past week. I am trying to 'mix it up,' so to speak. My mind needs to focus on sales, even if my brain has about fifteen ideas for stories. I am slowly learning that I need to stick to my schedule and marketing … Continue reading Growing Pains…Learning from Example, Why Didn’t I Think of That?