Category: Marketing

Book Blitzes and Tours for Authors – Interview with Giselle from Xpresso Tours

Book Blitzes and Tours for Authors – Interview with Giselle from Xpresso Tours

I’m very exited to have this interview to share with you today. I know the Indie Book World is changing so fast heads are spinning. And with all this change come doubts about how you spend your advertising dollars, what works, what doesn’t, and it can be overwhelming and confusing. I’ll start this post by saying I’m a HUGE proponent of cover reveals and release day book blitzes. I have been using Giselle for FIVE YEARS. I don’t actually know […]

Planning the Perfect Release Marketing Tip Monday Part 8

Planning the Perfect Release Marketing Tip Monday Part 8

VIDEO ONE – INTRODUCTION: FIND IT HERE VIDEO TWO – COVER REVEALS: FIND IT HERE VIDEO THREE – PRE-ORDERS: FIND IT HERE VIDEO FOUR – GIVEAWAYS: FIND IT HERE VIDEO FIVE – ARC LISTS: FIND IT HERE VIDEO SIX – NEW RELEASE: FIND IT HERE VIDEO SEVEN – DISCOUNTS/BOX SETS: FIND IT HERE We made it to the end! I hope you guys got something useful out of these videos and I hope this last one helps you plan the […]

Posted February 27, 2017 by Julie in Marketing, Marketing Tip Monday / 41 Comments
DEAR SANTA: Bring Me Some Promo Sign-up Form

DEAR SANTA: Bring Me Some Promo Sign-up Form

So last year on New Adult Addiction (my personal book blog) I ran a little promo thing for authors (who are not me) called The 13 Days of Gift Card Giveaways. And I had an overwhelming response from authors wanting to be featured. Unfortunately there were only thirteen spots and it was a rush thing on my part so most of the people on it were friends who saw my post first. So this year I’m gonna do it different. […]

Posted September 18, 2015 by Julie in Julie's Crazy Ideas, Marketing / 0 Comments

I Am Just Junco WEEKEND

It’s an I Am Just Junco WEEKEND!  This weekend all the JUNCO books are on sale and you can start the journey with CLUTCH for only 99 cents! Stay tuned for contests, excerpts, and fun stuff! ABOUT CLUTCH How long can you lie to yourself before it all comes apart? In 2152 the avian race is on Earth looking for something stolen from them decades ago – their genetics. At the center of the search lies the Rural Republic; a […]

Posted June 28, 2013 by Julie in Marketing / 1 Comment

Who’s Your Summer Book Crush? RONIN – Of Course!

Hot sun, hot sand, cool drinks, dark tans. Ahhhh. But your summer won’t be complete until you land a new BOOK BOYFRIEND, right? Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered! SUMMER BOOK CRUSH offers 50+ titles in many genres. This means 50+ chances to (fictitiously) fall in love. And the best part? Each of these gems is only 99¢, but for a limited time only. The SUMMER BOOK CRUSH event starts on June 26th and ends (yes, even the best things in […]

Posted June 26, 2013 by Julie in Marketing, Rook & Ronin, TRAGIC / 0 Comments

MARKETING MONDAY: Making a Kick-Ass Book Trailer

I skipped Marketing Monday last week – sorry.  I was finishing up a new book and that sucked all the life out of me.  Since the last post I did was on cover art and artists, this week I thought I’d shed some light on how I make a book trailer. I know what you’re thinking – book trailers suck, they’re boring, and they have no bearing on sales. Maybe.  That might all be true, but if you have a […]

Posted March 18, 2013 by Julie in Marketing, self-publishing / 0 Comments

Marketing Monday – All About Book Blog Tours

I was not going to do a Marketing Monday today but it’s been a long day of editing and most of it has been awful so I wanted to stop for a while and do something else.  It’s not so much the editing, there’s not that much to fix really, but can I just say some days Scrivener makes me want to bang my head against my desk. I love Scrivener, but come on.  I copy the text from the […]

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

MARKETING MONDAYS: How to Use Goodreads as an Author

Yes, this post is like two months overdue.  I’m so freaking busy it’s unbelievable and I did make a video to put up, but I forgot to do something in Camtasia, then YouTube wouldn’t accept it, and I said screw it. I was just over at Kindle Boards reading a thread about the NYT doing an article on Goodreads, and as per usual, people started talking about how hard it is to navigate.  I don’t understand this but here’s what […]

Posted February 18, 2013 by Julie in Marketing, self-publishing / 0 Comments

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

MASSIVE GIVEAWAY and 99 CENT BOOKS!

SCROLL DOWN TO ENTER THE MASSIVE GIVEAWAY TWENTY PRIZES! SpecFicDaily.com, T.S. Welti, and J.A. Huss have teamed up to bring you another MASSIVE Group Sale and Giveaway. This promo includes 18 book by 18 different authors – ALL books in this list are 99 cents from January 30-February 3rd. You can see all the books in the sale at Specficdaily.com FLEDGE (BOOK TWO) IS 99 CENTS TODAY CLUTCH (BOOK ONE) IS FREE TODAY Tristan J. Tarwater – Self-Made Scoundrel T.S […]

Posted January 30, 2013 by Julie in Free Promotions, I Am Just Junco, Marketing / 2 Comments

Winter Constellations

Yes, I’m bragging a little because I spent fourteen (FOURTEEN) freaking hours marketing yesterday for various promotions I had going.  Simple Schooling released two new products yesterday – a printable Microscopes unit (now sitting at #14 at CurrClick) and a new Complete Course – Winter Constellations. I made the original unit of Winter Constellations last year – as I did with all my “Classical Nature Study” units.  But I didn’t make an interactive unit on purpose so I could make […]

Posted January 29, 2013 by Julie in Brag, Marketing, Productivity Check, shizz / 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

Featured Indie Book: CLUTCH – I Am Just Junco #1

FREE TODAY ON AMAZON CLUTCH is the Featured Book over at Indie Author News today!  Check out the article below: Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: New Adult Science Fiction CLUTCH (I Am Just Junco Dot Com) by J. A. Huss. CLUTCH is a deeply emotional, character-driven thriller that begins a journey of self-acceptance and destiny for the heroine, Junco Coot. She’s flawed, but honest. She makes mistakes and gets defeated, but refuses to quit. She’s spent her whole […]

Posted December 26, 2012 by Julie in Free Promotions, I Am Just Junco, Marketing / 0 Comments