Tag: blogging

How to Make a Book Banner for a Book Blog Tour

I wrote up a post about how much I love book tour banners over at new Adult Addiction and since I have Range and Magpie Bridge releasing on April 1, I went ahead and made up the banners to go with the tour that will run from April 1-30. I’ve got a lot of sign-ups for the tour – which is pretty cool because I was thinking if I got ten or twelve blogs to do a two week tour […]

Posted February 11, 2013 by Julie in Marketing, Release Day, self-publishing / 1 Comment

Productivity Check – January 2013

I was going to do a Marketing Monday this week, but I’m swamped and when I went to do it yesterday, I felt like I was rushing a subject that I really wanted to spend a lot more time on and that’s Goodreads.  It’s a major resource for authors and I don’t think that most quite know what to do with it.  I’ve used just about every feature on GR there is, I’ve run ads, had giveaways, did events. I […]

Posted January 8, 2013 by Julie in Productivity Check / 0 Comments

Sci-Fi Fantasy Blog Hop Sign-Up

If you’re interested in being part of our giveaway hop please sign up using the Linky below. All bloggers participating will get an entry on the Rafflecopter! It would totally make my day if you decided to participate!  🙂    You will be sent all promo info via e-mail and it will take about 30 seconds of your time to copy and paste the post on January 30th!CLICK THE BANNER TO LEARN MORE   Please follow and like us:0

Posted January 7, 2013 by Julie in HOPS / 3 Comments

Five Basic Tips for Marketing Your Book

Mention the words marketing and promotion and you might send certain people into anaphylactic shock, that is how much authors loathe doing either. No me though.  I consider myself if not proficient in both marketing and promotion, at the very least, effective.  This is not due to my Indie fiction sales, but instead to years of marketing my non-fiction on my own websites, as well as on larger marketplaces which are not Amazon.  I’ve sold more than 50,000 books doing […]

Posted November 27, 2012 by Julie in Marketing, self-publishing / 3 Comments

Printing Covers

I’ve been struggling with trying to get the covers for Clutch, Fledge, and Flight to print true after they get sent to Createspace, but it just wasn’t happening.  My awesome camera can make just about anything look good, but that middle book has a cover that is almost black in normal light.  Fledge and Flight were even worse.  No way was I printing them like that. I enlisted Scarlett Rugers for some help in adjusting the color and her recommendation […]

Posted October 4, 2012 by Julie in Release Day, self-publishing / 0 Comments

Friday Productivity Check

What the heck did I do this week? Well, here’s the run-down: Put out a new printable called Viruses Put out a new printable called RNA Translation Wrote and created an interactive online course for Viruses (Private link, sorry!) Wrote two scenes for the fourth book in my series – these are the very first two scenes. So basically, I started a new book. Wrote two blog posts on this blog (my author blog) Wrote two blog posts on the […]

Posted July 27, 2012 by Julie in Productivity Check / 0 Comments

I’m So Excited to be Blogging! YEAH!

Not. I hate blogging and I’ll tell you why. Number Uno – I can never keep up with it.  I start out with the best intentions but you know what happens, you get tired of trying to think of things, the dog gets an ear infection, your new book needs to be edited, blah blah blah. Numeral Two – I don’t get WordPress. I’m a Joomla guru through and through, but WP – just not my thing. Three – Uh, […]

Posted July 20, 2012 by Julie in Useless Junk / 0 Comments