Needed: Your Opinion (About Book Promotion)

My SFNovelist colleague, David B. Coe, has a great post up at SFNovelists today, asking readers and writers what they most look for in book promotion.  David discusses the (long and impressive) list of things he’s doing to launch his next book, THIEFTAKER, which will be a new book, in a new series, published under a new name (D.B. Jackson).  He concludes by asking people to talk about what book promotion works best for them. Here’s...

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Maryland Adventure – Washington Romance Writers Retreat

Whew!  What a whirlwind weekend!  From the pre-retreat booksigning until my return home on Sunday afternoon, I spent the three-day weekend surrounded by friends (new and old), talking endlessly about writing, reading, romance, publishing, and all aspects of the book world.  The retreat was inspiring (you’ll see the results of some of my thoughts sooner, rather than later) and (for this introvert) exhausting. In one quick list, here are a...

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Booksigning – Turn The Page Bookstore (Boonsboro, MD)

On April 27, 2012 at 11:30 a.m., I’ll be signing books at Turn the Page Bookstore, 18 N. Main St., Boonsboro, MD 21713. This event is the kickoff to the Washington Romance Writers’ annual retreat.  You don’t need to be a member of WRW to attend the booksigning.  (For those not in the know — Turn the Page is the bookstore owned by Nora Roberts’s husband.  It’s located practically across the street from the inn...

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Marketing for Writers, the WRW Way (Plus, Cake!)

Last weekend, I attended the monthly meeting of the Washington Romance Writers.  OK, I didn’t attend the whole thing; I needed to leave at the mid-day lunch break.  But the part I did attend focused on Marketing for Writers and presenters Denny S. Bryce and Alethea Kontis had some great information to impart. At this point in my writing career, I’m pretty opinionated about marketing for writers.  I have strong feelings about what...

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Writers on the Loose, Alexandria Edition

If you’re like me, you get to know a lot of people online.  You feel as if you know them well – you converse with them (electronically) on a regular basis.  You have agreements and disagreements.  You come to value their senses of humor or their dedication to causes or their willingness to fight for their careers or whatever. Often, I never meet my online friends in person.  (Sure, some of them end up at an SF convention, or a...

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