The Lafayette Campaign: First Reviews!

Horse Race 110I’m happy to report that the launch of my second cybersecurity thriller, titled The Lafayette Campaign, a Tale of Deception and Elections, is off to a great start in a couple of ways. Continue reading

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Author Poll Results: Which promotional methods produce the most sales?

Pie Chart 1163While the sample set was not large, the results were interesting. Thanks to those that participated in the poll I posted last week. Continue reading

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Poll: What Promotional Methods Work Best?

question mark 109A week ago I posted a piece here titled Book Promotion: What Really Works? and promised to pour the results of your feedback into a poll that I’d then post for broader participation.

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Writing a Book Proposal (Remember Book Proposals?)

Review 110Once upon a time, when someone was done writing a book (or even before), they tried to find a publisher, or an agent and then a publisher, willing to take on their book. Of course, that was eons ago – say, oh, five years or so. Now we’re in the self-determining Age of Self-Publishing, and although you can read a thousand blog entries and promo pieces on exactly what you MUST DO to self-publish, the must-dos of the agented sale era have passed into dust as surely as the portrait of Dorian Gray.  Such as? Such as writing the perfect book proposal (the what?)

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Book Promotion: What Really Works?

Jurista 110These are the best and worst of times for authors. We can publish and promote our own books, and there are almost endless ways to go about doing so. The problem is, most promotional methods either don’t work well (or sometimes at all), or they need to be done in just the right way to be effective. How is an aspiring author supposed to know what’s worth trying and what’s a total waste of time? How about we find out the answer together?

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Remembering Those you Love: You’re Not Alone

You're not along 90Sooner later, mortality catches up with every family. There’s no good way out of this life, but some ways are more difficult than others. The process can be long, and often it’s painful. Sometimes it can even be degrading. Being given the ability to walk down that last road with dignity is a gift beyond value. Thankfully, there are some wonderful people in the world who have made it their life’s work to make that possible.

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An Interview with Nico Laeser, Author of Skin Cage and Infinity

Nico Laeser 120A month ago, I posted a review of Nico Laeser’s excellent novel, Skin Cage, a novel written in the first person from a most unusual perspective. The choice of that viewpoint, as well as the degree to which the author succeeded in accomplishing what can only be described as a challenging task, left me more than usually interested in conducting an interview. Happily, Nico said yes.

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