Category: Marketing

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

Gift Card Giveaway Hop

WIN $25 GIFT CARD TO WAL-MART OR PAYPAL CASH! I have TWO MORE blogs with a $25 gift card in this hop: Stop by I Am Just Junco to get a $25 gift card to Best Buy Stop by New Adult Addiction to enter to win a $25 gift card to Amazon THE HOP The Gift Card Giveaway Hop is hosted by Kathy at I Am A Reader Not A Writer and is Co-hosted by Mary from Sweeping Me, and […]

Posted December 11, 2012 by Julie in HOPS, Marketing / 2 Comments

The Epic EPIC Fail that is Facebook Pages – Marketing Mondays

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had to work around using Facebook to market these days due to the Pay to Play nature of the business.  It’s like Chicago-style politics came to social marketing, and I’ll tell you what – I’m not interested. I get it, if you’re Pepsi or Coke or any other billion dollar corporation, this whole deal is just par for the course.  You pay for advertising all the time.  I pay, sometimes.  But if I […]

Posted December 10, 2012 by Julie in Marketing, self-publishing / 2 Comments

The Game-Changing Nature of Tweets (Or how NOT to build a Twitter account)

Yes.  You read that correctly.  I’m going with game-changer. I started using Twitter in early 2009 – just as this whole tweet thing was taking off. I bought a $7 guru pamphlet called Twitter Goldrush by Dana (last name unknown).  She put it up for sale in the Warrior Forum (I was big into internet marketing back then, I was just about to build my online classroom – which is now, three years later, being redesigned).  I don’t even think […]

Posted December 3, 2012 by Julie in Marketing / 0 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

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


Goodreads Book Giveaway Clutch by J.A. Huss Giveaway ends January 19, 2013.  See the giveaway details at Goodreads.  Enter to win AUTOGRAPHED I Am Just Junco TRILOGY + Swag (Mug, Postcards, Stickers, and Bookmarks) Picture yourself standing at the edge of a dock… Now picture yourself lost in your own head, utterly unsure of yourself, surrounded by people who want to use you, take you away, or simply kill you. This is Junco Coot, aged 19, year 2152, daughter of […]

Posted November 19, 2012 by Julie in Marketing / 0 Comments

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

Fake it till ya make it

Friday seems like the only time I have to do any blogging for myself these days.  This week I had blog posts by Tier, Lucan, and Junco.  If you haven’t visited the website yet and read the comments under the posts, you’re missing out on some funny stuff!  These characters are so fun outside of the story!  Sometimes the blog posts are interesting – Lucan’s was this week (How to Make Junco Love You) but mostly it’s what the team […]

Book Launch Prep

This week’s productivity check is going to be a little different.  You see, all three books are now off to my awesome editor, RJ Locksley for the final read-through.  And I’m not quite sure what to do with myself tonight!  Tomorrow and Sunday I will write like mad to make some progress on the fourth book (called RANGE).  I’ve neglected it for two weeks now and it needs some serious attention.  That Junco is doing all kinds of crazy things […]

Posted August 25, 2012 by Julie in Marketing, Productivity Check / 0 Comments