Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

 Guest post by Lois W. Stern

on vacation LOIS STERNGoing on vacation? Bet you can’t wait! But with a little advance planning, you can combine your “fun in the sun” with a few book marketing ideas.

Here are five ideas to set your marketing wheels turning.

1.Think of a topic for your presentation that relates to your books, but one that isn’t just about selling books.


My current books are filled with inspiring, true stories that come to me through an “Authors helping Authors” project I initiated four years ago. I decided that along with sharing some of these inspiring stories, my workshop would center on How to Write a Winning Short Story.

  1. Create a flyer or post card with your name and head-shot, title of your presentation, and its proposed length. Be sure to include your contact information: phone and e-mail address.

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  1. Find a venue for your workshop.


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You’re off to a great start, Jason. Happy touring!



It will be a big three weeks on tour for my three current releases and the push for my upcoming book – “I, Hero: Nathan Returns”

Another Sunset

I, Hero: The Beginning

As Life Goes: Elementary

I, Hero: Nathan Returns

Be sure to check out all the details via BLOG TOUR – AUTHOR, JASON ZANDRI.

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Wattpad: How You Can Begin Reaching Your Audience

Archer's Aim

I've been enjoying Wattpad recently. If you haven't, maybe you should give it a try. I’ve been enjoying Wattpad recently. If you haven’t, maybe you should give it a try.

Last week, I wrote about what Wattpad can do for you now and I’m following up today with more information. As mentioned last week, I uploaded a prequel short story to The Bow of Destiny entitled, What Is Needed to my Wattpad. Today, I’ll share some a bit of what I’m doing with it and other content as well as some pointers and ideas from other blog sites and news articles.

Help Thunderclap my appearance on Beyond the Cover

Trading Knives 1What Is Needed has done well in the last week with a number of reads, several votes and some nice comments. One thing I did during the past week is add it to a fantasy genre club that allows weekly posts of content. When using one of these clubs, keep in mind that there may be…

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IWSG Day- What Are You Doing to Drive Traffic to Your Blog?

Paving My Author's Road

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It’s that time again. It’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. A day where I and other IWSGers post every first Wednesday of the month. To share and encourage, and talk about our doubts and fears. And our successes. As we continue paving out author’s road on this neverending writing journey. And who do we have to thank for creating this writer’s haven? Founder and creator, Alex J. Cavanaugh.

You can find out more about the group by clicking the badge. And don’t forget to check out this month’s co-hosts: Charity Bradford, S.A. Larsen, AJ, Tamara Narayan, Allison Gammons, and Tanya Miranda!

PS Our hashtag on Twitter is #IWSG

You might’ve noticed something different with my blog today. No, wait, it’s rather glaringly obvious. I’m experimenting with my posting time. I’d always scheduled my blog content to publish Mondays and Fridays at 8 am. Although, I’m currently posting once a week on Mondays now.

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Promo?? ugh…

Sheryl Hames Torres

Whoever thought up the word PROMO spelled it incorrectly. They gave it one too many letters. Surely, in truth, this must be one of the vilest cuss words known. A body should be able to use this word to reduce some evil person to tears.

The art of promotion has changed worlds since I first started this game, and since I took YEARS off, I’m having to learn all over again, and I am…slowly.  In the last couple weeks, I’ve learned I have to do blogs.  :-/ That may prove…trying. LOL You all know how much I LOVE blogging. Yeah, not. I’ve been given many differing suggestions on making this as painless as possible. We’ll see.

One of the new promo tools I’ve discovered is Pinterest. Now this I’m having fun with. I’ve set up a separate board for each book I have out and each I’m working on. This…

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Using the Radio to Sell Books

Shelley Wilson Author


There are a multitude of platforms available for an author to push their products, meet like-minded folks and share the joys (and woes) of writing. I, for one, love using Facebook and Twitter. My blog is another platform that opened up an online community that I happily call my extended family.

My three kids, on the other hand, prefer YouTube, Instagram and the latest hot message service to hit the school yard, such as snap chat. They follow Vloggers and tune in religiously to see what Zoella and Alfie have been up to this week. It’s another world!

We tend to, and by ‘we’ I mean me, stick to what we know. I avoid Linked In like the plague as this always seemed far too mature for me (and I’m 43!). But I do adore Pinterest, with its visual and creative vibe.

Last week, I was introduced to another platform…

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