Tag: book marketing

$100 GIVEAWAY and How to Launch Your Book

$100 GIVEAWAY and How to Launch Your Book

GIVE ME SOME SHOPPING MONEY GIVEAWAY! ROUND THREE! Every week this month I’m teaming up with a few of my favorite author friends to help you win $100 AND FIVE SIGNED BOOKS! This week’s giveaway is sponsored by: Shay Savage Lacey Silks Cristin Harber Blair Babylon JA Huss And every giveaway post also has an author tip. Last week was about writing great hooks and you can read that HERE. Today’s author tip is “HOW TO LAUNCH YOUR BOOK!” AMAZON […]

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 […]

Writing Tip Wednesday – Sex Scenes

Writing Tip Wednesday – Sex Scenes

SCROLL DOWN FOR A SPECIAL $25 GIVEAWAY! Welcome to Video Eight of The Perfect Story. In this video we’re going to talk about writing sex scenes. I’m gonna do my best to explain the difference between erotica and erotic romance, what readers want and expect in a sex scene and how to make the most of them in your story. I’ll also talk a little about limits. Because DISTRIBUTORS HAVE LIMITS and you need to know them before you start writing sexy […]

Posted October 4, 2017 by Julie in Writing Tip Wednesday / 9 Comments
Writing Tip Wednesday – Settings and Series

Writing Tip Wednesday – Settings and Series

Welcome to Video Five of The Perfect Story. In this video we’re going to talk about world building and how to plot a series arc. Sorry that it’s a week late. Lots of cool shit going on right now for me – but all of it requires my time so WTW had to wait. I will try and release the next video (Pacing and Suspense) next week on schedule, but can’t make any promises.   If you’re just coming in […]

Posted May 24, 2017 by Julie in Writing Tip Wednesday / 9 Comments
Writing Tip Wednesday – Hooks and Endings

Writing Tip Wednesday – Hooks and Endings

Welcome to video three of The Perfect Story. This video is about hooking your reader and writing a great ending and concludes basic story structure.  From this point on I’ll talk mostly about craft, so if you still think you need some help in structure, check out those books below. Here are the links to the previous writing videos in case you missed them. (and excuse my typos/mistakes… I literally made this video last night at midnight) Beginnings Middles and […]

Posted April 19, 2017 by Julie in Writing Tip Wednesday / 11 Comments
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
Planning the Perfect Release Marketing Tip Monday Part 6

Planning the Perfect Release Marketing Tip Monday Part 6

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 SEVEN – DISCOUNTS/BOX SETS: FIND IT HERE This week is all about building momentum for your new release using all the other stuff I’ve already talked about. Next week we will discuss one more aspect to The Perfect Year – how to […]

Posted February 13, 2017 by Julie in Marketing Tip Monday, new releases / 13 Comments
Planning the Perfect Release Marketing Tip Monday Part 4

Planning the Perfect Release Marketing Tip Monday Part 4

VIDEO ONE – INTRODUCTION: FIND IT HERE VIDEO TWO – COVER REVEALS: FIND IT HERE VIDEO THREE – PRE-ORDERS: 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   This week’s post is all about running giveaways and takeovers. Please keep in mind that what I’m saying in this video mostly pertains to romance. But if you’re in another genre you can […]

Posted January 30, 2017 by Julie in GIVEAWAY, Marketing Tip Monday / 22 Comments
Planning the Perfect Release Marketing Tip Monday Part 2

Planning the Perfect Release Marketing Tip Monday Part 2

VIDEO ONE – INTRODUCTION: 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 This week’s video is about planning a cover reveal. Some of this might be new to you, some might be old. But the reason I’m spending a whole video on it is because it’s part […]

Posted January 16, 2017 by Julie in Marketing Tip Monday / 22 Comments
Planning the Perfect Release Marketing Tip Monday

Planning the Perfect Release Marketing Tip Monday

I finally got my shit together with this marketing stuff. I made this course last summer but I’ve been too busy to do anything with it until now. It’s a nine-part video course on how to plan the perfect year of book releases. And best of all, it’s FREE.99 🙂 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 […]

Posted January 9, 2017 by Julie in Marketing Tip Monday / 31 Comments
Marketing Tip Monday Seven Self-Publishing Mistakes I Made That You Might Want to Make Too

Marketing Tip Monday Seven Self-Publishing Mistakes I Made That You Might Want to Make Too

Well, yes. We all make mistakes. I make a lot of them, and usually I’m a cynic in the best of times, but honestly, my mistakes have made me what I am today. So I’m going to share them with you and see if you might want to make the same mistakes I did. There is no such thing as failure if you learn something new. And by the way… BRAND NEW web design! Check out the whole site if […]

Posted June 7, 2016 by Julie in Marketing Tip Monday / 3 Comments
How to Launch a Book – Marketing Tip Monday (on Tuesday)

How to Launch a Book – Marketing Tip Monday (on Tuesday)

How do I launch a book? I remember doing a Google search on this very sentence way, way, way back in 2012 when I was getting ready to publish for the first time. Guess what? I didn’t get an answer. I have read some pretty comprehensive posts about how “other” people launched a book and those have helped. But generally there is no one way to launch a book. And you can do everything some random successful author does and […]

Posted May 3, 2016 by Julie in Marketing Tip Monday / 0 Comments
Marketing Tip Monday – Tip #3 – How I Got “Discovered” in 5 Easy Steps

Marketing Tip Monday – Tip #3 – How I Got “Discovered” in 5 Easy Steps

Discoverability is the new self-publishing buzzword these days. “You have to be discovered” is the siren song for Indies. Some authors maintain that Amazon Kindle Unlimited (KU) is the answer, some authors maintain going wide and selling on all platforms is the answer, some authors want to scam their way up the charts with formatting tricks, some authors try and trick potential readers into thinking they are the next “Big Thing” by purchasing fake “Social Proof”. All of it works. […]

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