The Doodlebug War: Frank Rides Again!

Pony Express 140I took a little time off the other day from promoting my second Frank Adversego thriller to write the first chapter of the third. Needless to say, it was a lot more fun than lining up promotional discount sales and sending out more mindless Tweets.

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Are Press Releases Worth it? Results and Conclusions

Microseope 110Yesterday I set up a little experiment to see whether paying for press releases can prove to be worthwhile for authors seeking to promote their books. The experiment was based on a press release I wrote, and issued through PRLog.org, one of the established press release services. Today I’ve got the data, so let’s take a look and see what we found out.

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Are Press Releases Worth it?

Smiley Lollipop 110Self-publishing is full of mug’s games (that’s Brit-speak for ways to take suckers in). Sometimes it even seems that there are more people trying to exploit self-published writers than there are Indie-authors. Is selling press releases another one of them? Absolutely. Are there any exceptions to that blunt statement? Let’s see if we can find out.

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The Lafayette Campaign On Sale: Trying out the Discount Game

99 110First off, if you’ve been thinking about reading The Lafayette Campaign, now would be an excellent time to do so, as I’ve dropped the price to $.99 for the next few days. Why? Because I’m going to systematically try out (and report on) the book discount promotional services over the next several weeks. Continue reading

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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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