Tag: work yer ass off

Marketing Tip Monday – Tip #2 – How to Sell books with a Takeover

Marketing Tip Monday – Tip #2 – How to Sell books with a Takeover

Well, takeovers are a touchy subject with romance authors these days. Ask just about anyone if they are doing takeovers and they will tell you no. They don’t work. But I’m here to tell you they can work if you do them right. I’m super behind on my current book so I’m going to make this short. So here are the secrets to a FANTASTIC Facebook Fan Page takeover. BTW, you can do this on your own page or a […]

Posted January 25, 2016 by Julie in Marketing Tip Monday / 0 Comments
Quick Update on Reading Order

Quick Update on Reading Order

What is the reading order for your books? The number one question I get is “What is the reading order of your books?” Well, in a nutshell, because I only have about ten minutes to write this as I enjoy my coffee, here it is. (You can find all my books on Amazon, Nook, iTunes, and KOBO using those links to my respective author pages.) The Rook & Ronin series is about a girl who escaped an abusive relationship and […]

Posted January 23, 2016 by Julie in reading order / 0 Comments

TRAGIC Hits the Best-Seller Lists on Amazon!

CHECK TRAGIC OUT ON AMAZON ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE It’s been quite a day – didn’t get much writing done at all and that’s because it was my turn to have a go at Book of the Day over at Ereader News Today.  If you’re not familiar, this is a HUGE reader site that promotes discounted books.  They have a HUGE following and most Indie authors covet a spot on their line-up.  Well, this picture shows why.  My ranking was […]

Posted June 1, 2013 by Julie in Brag, Rook & Ronin, TRAGIC / 2 Comments

Just a shitload of news

Wow – what a week. If you’re on the homepage of this blog, you can see the post below was an announcement for my annual open house at Simple Schooling, which is the subscription website I run for homeschoolers. Before I wrote fiction, I wrote non-fiction. A lot of non-fiction. Anyway, I have two huge promotions each year. In May I run a week long open house where I let anyone come on the website and sample ten of my […]

A Writer’s Life for Me

I’ve been a writer, at least half-time, since 2008.  Wow – time really flies.  It was October 2008, to be exact, so roughly about four and a half years now.  And if there’s one thing I’ll say about writing for a living, it’s that it’s a lot of freaking hours.  Your butt has to be in that chair for like – every waking minute, almost. You think I’m kidding.  No.  Unfortunately, I’m not.  Yeah, it gets better once you get […]

Posted February 21, 2013 by Julie in Marketing, writing / 0 Comments

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

Marketing Diversity: Marketing Mondays

When it comes to making a marketing plan, there are really two schools of thought and I can relate to both of them.  The first is to concentrate on one technique at a time, not wasting energy trying to keep up with all the various social media and marketing techniques out there.  So for instance, you’d get yourself a Twitter account and work the hell out of it until it’s successful.  This might take a while, this might lead to […]

Posted December 31, 2012 by Julie in Marketing / 1 Comment

The Pros and Cons of Marketing Your Book – Marketing Mondays

This is a new series on the blog and it will deal with, wait for it…book marketing.  For this week I’m going to start out slow and give you the pros and cons of marketing your book or books. You’d think that there would be no cons, but that’s not entirely true.  I’m a big marketer – I’m into this stuff. I like to sit around and think up ways to get people involved in my products, and then think […]

Posted November 19, 2012 by Julie in Marketing, writing / 1 Comment

Tree-Leaf-Seed Hits #1

Two minutes before noon, exactly two hours after I uploaded it to CurrClick, Tree-Leaf-Seed is number one!  🙂  Yes, I AM a science-unit-study-goddess.  And to anyone who thinks marketing is a waste of time, I can only laugh.  I hadn’t spent one second on marketing this month until today.  Hadn’t even looked at my royalties all month.  But I looked today – >$400.  Just as a comparison, last month at this time, with just a little attention in the marketing […]

Posted October 15, 2012 by Julie in Marketing / 0 Comments

Bring on 2014

I am an obsessive planner – I just can’t help it.  It’s not even the end of October and I’ve got the next 15 months planned out. I’m an obsessive plotter too, and this is why my fourth book is stalled right now.  I’m playing around with a few different directions and unlike some writers – I see no purpose of writing everyday just for the hell of it.  Either I’m going in the right direction or I’m weighing my […]

Posted October 14, 2012 by Julie in Julie's Crazy Ideas, Marketing / 0 Comments