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This Way for the Giveaway!!

I’m really pleased to report that gettingsomethenovel has a following of almost 1000 at the time of writing. I just wanted to take the time to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who follows the blog on Twitter and via email. … Continue reading

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The Twitter Hard-Sell

I have a relatively modest following of 500+ on Twitter and my tweeps engage with me fairly often. Twitter is supposed to be a conversation, and there are quite a few tweeps who recognise that. We retweet, we DM, we … Continue reading

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Twitter for Authors

On checking my Twitter feed yesterday, I found a new mention. A follower had tweeted @KikiTerrell with a number of other Tweeps, accompanied by the hashtag #FF. I was floored. I’m the first to admit that I’m no Twitter expert, … Continue reading

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The Little Book Trailer That Wasn’t

Hey All! After being initially unsure about whether a book trailer was a good idea, and then deciding to have one done, it’s a wrap! Benjamin, one of the fantastically talented people on Peopleperhour.com, has just finished the ‘Getting Some’ (sorta) book-trailer and … Continue reading

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Book Trailers – Take 2!

So I just read about Jan Moran’s great news on her blog. She popped up in my inbox as a new Twitter follower and, as I usually do, I clicked through to learn more about her. What an inspiration. First … Continue reading

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Indie Book Promotion – The Dark Side

One of the fascinating aspects of becoming an indie author is, to my mind, the tremendous learning curve in terms of marketing that comes with self-publishing your book. E-books are big right now. Publishers’ Weekly reported that self-published titles topped 764,448 … Continue reading

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Free Promotions – Pros and Cons

So… I tried the free promotion feature available on Amazon Kindle. I prepared for it by making approximately 100 email requests for reviews in the weeks leading up to the promotion. As luck would have it, I only got one … Continue reading

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The Numbers

So…. most of the way through the first day of my free promotion on Amazon Kindle, ‘Getting Some’ has been downloaded over 600 times and is #1 in the top 100 Free African American Women’s Fiction category! http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store-African-American-Womens-Fiction/zgbs/digital-text/6190460011/ref=zg_bs_fvp_p_f_6190460011?_encoding=UTF8&tf=1   Of course, … Continue reading

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What It Takes…..

…. to make it. I was wondering this morning if it’s possible to write the most outstanding book you can, do everything right in terms of marketing and networking (great cover, fetching title, outstanding blurb, appropriate price and excellent use … Continue reading

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How to Choose A Title

You’ve done it. The book you slaved over for the past few months (or years) of your life is finally finished and about to go into final editing stage. Suddenly, somehow, the working title you thought was so cool 70,000 … Continue reading

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