Tag Archives: Thrillers

Branding (and Re-Branding) for Authors

The desirability (or even the concept) of establishing a brand may not come naturally to many authors. Branding may appear to have nothing to do with authorship, or seem to cheapen the author’s craft, or represent an intimidating task to … Continue reading

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Max Power Recommended Read Awards 2015

One of the great things that happened to me as a writer this year was being invited to join a great author’s support group on Facebook called the Indie Author Support & Discussion group. It’s chock-a-block full of great writers … Continue reading

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Do Free Book Promotions Work? (Part I)

For years now, the prevailing wisdom in self-publishing has been that periodically pricing a book at free for a few days is a great way to build an audience. More recently, many authors are reporting that giving away thousands of … Continue reading

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Writing a Book Proposal (Remember Book Proposals?)

Once 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 – … Continue reading

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Sample Chapters Posted from The Lafayette Campaign

As promised, here’s an earlier than planned look at the first few chapters of my second Frank Adversego cybersecurity thriller, called The Lafayette Campaign, a Tale of Deception and Elections. It’s a timely ride piggybacking on a U.S. Presidential election, … Continue reading

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Hallelujah! Book Two is off to the Editor

The old line about the joys of boating holds that an owner’s two happiest days are when he buys a boat and when he sells it. An author feels the same way about a book, although you have to up … Continue reading

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How Many Drafts Does it Take to Make a Book? (and sample chapters)

Some authors dread revising, while others find it hard to stop. Back in the day when authors found publishers and then mated for life, I expect it may have been easy to know when to call it a day and … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Night in the Hill Country (Felipe Adan Lerma)

One of the significant advantages of self-publishing is that the author has the freedom to write the book that he or she wishes, rather than conforming to a formula that a publisher (rightly or wrongly) has decided the marketplace will … Continue reading

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My Thanks to Recent Reviewers

I wanted to give a big Thank You to those readers who have recently posted reviews of The Alexandria Project. Where they are also authors, I’d also like to provide links back to their sites so that you can learn … Continue reading

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Why GoodReads is even Better for Authors than Readers

I was pleased to learn today that my book, The Alexandria Project, was chosen as a September Book of the Month by the GoodReads “A Good Thriller” group, which currently has 1,262 readers. Many thanks to those GoodReads members who … Continue reading

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