Pay It Forward! The Road To Successful Self-Publishing Is Paved By David & Goliath Working Together!

So, I’m planning an author’s group promotion event for June. The goal is to hook up with established and start-up authors such as myself and share our resources to attract Sci-Fi readers who might be interested in either purchasing our books or following the progress of our work on a new book and want to be one of the first to receive the finished masterpiece. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve developed a “Reader…

Row, Row, Row, Your Social Media Campaign Boat

Contrary to popular belief, self-publishing is not as easy as 1-2-3! There’s a lot of social media based marketing to be done to build up a following to your book. Not a simple task, especially for nerds who would rather just write than communicate. But, this marketing thing is a critical success factor as they say in the corporate world. A necessary evil for the introverted, a barrier that must be overcome, tamed and trained…

And the Winning Book Cover Illustration Is . . .

A few weeks ago, I put out a contest to get your comments and recommendations on the best book cover for “Heaven’s Ant Farm.” I got lots of views to my blog and I thank you all for your participation and support! So, let go direct to the results! Of the four illustrations, the playing card option got almost all the votes. And that surprised me! Your comments included observations like:1) “…[book] titles are supplemented…

Heaven’s Ant Farm Book Cover- Which One???

So, Jon Stubbington from the UK recently joined my virtual eBook launch team as head illustrator. Well, he’s actually the only illustrator, but the title sounds nice! I like his portfolio of illustrations that offer real life like images of people. Just as important is his approach to helping me select a great book cover for Heaven’s Ant Farm. You can see Jon’s illustration portfolio by clicking here: https://www.jonstubbington.com/ First, a little history… a few…

My Publishing Journey Changes

It has been a while since my last post about publishing my SciFi manuscript Heaven’s Ant Farm. But what with COVID, relocating and other such things, I’ve had to sideline that effort. And, to be truthful, I needed to reassess my strategy for publishing the manuscript. A strategy that, till now, was heavily focused on finding an agent to guide me through the process. Well, as most of you know, finding an agent is like…