Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Why Write A Book If You Won't Promote It?

Why Write A Book If You Won't Promote It?

People write books and a chunk of them don’t get published—but many do. Of those that get published, only a small percentage are marketed and promoted in a substantial way. A lack of vision, knowledge, resources or courage impacts which books are promoted and marketed well. I often wonder why people go through the effort or expense to write and publish a book, only to let it die a quiet death because there was little or no marketing to support it. If I can impart this nugget of wisdom, it’s this: You should promote and market your book, even if you have a publisher, even if you have to pay for it. Otherwise, there’s a great chance your book will fail or under sell, leaving you with a smaller brand, a tinier circle of influence in the world of ideas, and a greater chance your next book won’t succeed—if it even gets published. 

Read more of this excellent article by Brian Feinblum at Book Marketing Buzz Blog 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Find My Baby by Mitch Lavender (Launch Day)

Today we see the launch of Find My Baby, from Mitch Lavender.

So I hear you ask, who is this Mitch Lavender? 

Over the last few years I’ve read a number Mitch’s short stories in various anthologies and work he has put together, and have always admired his work, and now I can’t help but feel excited that he’s released his first novel. I am a regular visitor to his blog Life in 64 Square Feet which is always entertaining, interesting, and informative. And to be honest, I like his style, his writing has always held an appeal for me, and I can’t wait to start reading Find My Baby.
You can learn more about Mitch here Amazon Author Page 

So what is, Find My Baby all about?

Zachary and Lucy Foxborne have everything they want except a child. As they begin navigating the legal and bureaucratic maze of international adoption from Ukraine, they could not imagine their newly adopted child would be held for ransom by a brilliant and demented hacker, bent on revenge and even darker motives. Finding their baby could cost them everything.

Wow this sounds powerful, I want it, and I want it now,
 you say!

Well lucky you, like I said earlier, today July 1st is the official launch day, and below are the links to where you can get it.

I can’t wait to read my copy - I’ll be posting a review as soon as I do.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy yours.

All the best,
Daniel Kaye x