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HE CAME FOR ME

BOOK ONE IN THE PROTECTOR SERIES

http://www.amazon.com/He-Came-Book-One-Protector/dp/1447875591/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1422879701&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=he+came+for+me+book+one+in+the+protector+serieshttps://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82996
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/he-came-for-me-book-one-in-the-protector-series-c.-m.-brown/1113030642?ean=2940011475573

HE CAME FOR MINE

 BOOK TWO IN THE PROTECTOR SERIES

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82996         http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/he-came-for-mine?keyword=he+came+for+mine&store=ebook




Thursday, 21 February 2013

L. DIANNE WOLFE GUEST POST AND CASSA STORM'S COVER REVEAL

RACHEL MCCLELLAN IS ALSO HOSTING ME TODAY 

FOR THE PROTECTORS OF AIDENSDEIN BLOG TOUR FOR 

HE CAME FOR MINE BOOK TWO IN THE PROTECTOR SERIES!


L. DIANNE WOLFE HAS JUST RELEASED 


HOW TO PUBLISH AND PROMOTE


Publishing and promoting made simple!

Have you always dreamed of publishing a book but didn’t know where to begin? This book walks you through the steps of identifying markets, budgeting, building an online presence, and generating publicity. Get the whole story on:

·           Traditional publishing
·           Self-publishing
·           Print and e-book setup, formatting, and distribution
·           Finding your target audience
·           Generating reviews and media interest
·           Networking and developing an online presence
·           Promotional materials and appearances

Uncover your ideal publishing path and numerous marketing options before you begin. Writing is your dream. Give it the best chance for success!

Publishing/Marketing, 214 pages
$14.95 Trade paperback ISBN 978-0-9827139-5-2
$4.99 Ebook ISBN 978-0-9827139-9-0
Available in all Ebook formats

 I have invited L. Dianne to my blog today asking her to give us a little taste of what we will find inside the cover of her new book. With her experience and knowledge you won't be disappointed, and I am sure you may pick up a few important tips!
  
L. Dianne is also a host for my Blog Tour, promoting 'He Came For Mine, Book Two in The Protector Series and you will find my guest post over at her site today:
  
She asked me to discuss my publishing and promoting tips to keep in line with the theme of her new book. 

I hope to see you over there!


Carolyn


Timing of One’s Book Release

In life, timing is everything.

If you are signed with a traditional publisher, they will set the release date for your book. Several factors influence their decision: the best time to release the book, their marketing budget, and their publishing schedule. Sometimes the release date is 2 to 3 years in the future. While this might be frustrating, it provides you ample time to build your platform and establish your Internet presence. Proper marketing takes time to set up as well as execute.

If you are the publisher, then you will set a release date. While you may be eager to bring your book to market, don't short change your window of opportunity for promotions. Four to twelve months from the time the book begins professional editing to its release provides you ample time. If you rush a title to market without properly establishing and promoting yourself or the book, your success will be limited.

Take these points under consideration when setting the release date:
  • Does the book tie in with a holiday, such as Mother's Day or Halloween?
  • Does the book tie in with a specific event, historical or current?
  • Will it benefit mostly from Christmas sales? Or is it better suited as a beach read?
  • Will the release date provide several months or longer for early promotions?
The industry divides book releases into quarters. The fourth quarter (October – November – December) tends to be the busiest as publishers strive for Christmas sales. The first quarter boasts the least amount of book releases.

Taking your target audience’s buying habits as well as the current market into consideration, when will your book receive the greatest amount of attention? When will your target audience be the most eager to buy your book?

Remember, timing is everything! 
That book is your dream. 
Give it every opportunity to succeed.


L. Diane Wolfe
Professional Speaker & Author

Known as “Spunk On A Stick,” Wolfe is a member of the National Speakers Association and the author of numerous books. Her latest title, “How to Publish and Promote Your Book Now,” covers her publishing seminars in depth and provides an overview of the entire process from idea to market. “Overcoming Obstacles With SPUNK! The Keys to Leadership & Goal-Setting”, ties her goal-setting and leadership seminars together into one complete, enthusiastic package. Her YA series, The Circle of Friends, features morally grounded, positive stories. Wolfe travels extensively for media interviews and speaking engagements, maintains a dozen websites & blogs, and assists writers through her author services..



HOW TO PUBLISH AND PROMOTE YOUR BOOK NOW!
BY L. DIANE WOLFE

Publishing and promoting made simple!

Have you always dreamed of publishing a book but didn’t know where to begin? This book walks you through the steps of identifying markets, budgeting, building an online presence, and generating publicity. Get the whole story on:

·           Traditional publishing
·           Self-publishing
·           Print and e-book setup, formatting, and distribution
·           Finding your target audience
·           Generating reviews and media interest
·           Networking and developing an online presence
·           Promotional materials and appearances

Uncover your ideal publishing path and numerous marketing options before you begin. 
Writing is your dream. 
Give it the best chance for success!

Publishing/Marketing, 214 pages
$14.95 Trade paperback ISBN 978-0-9827139-5-2
$4.99 Ebook ISBN 978-0-9827139-9-0
Available in all Ebook formats

“She gives an unbiased take on the advantages and disadvantages of traditional publishing and self-publishing and publishing paths that combine the two… It's the perfect book for those who want an overview to begin the decision-making process.”
- Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning series of how-to books for writers http://howtodoitfrugally.com/

“A must-read for writers planning on self-publishing or any writer who wants the ultimate how-to on promoting. Tons of links, advice, and how-to, whether you're going for print or e-publication.”
- Helen Ginger, author of Angel Sometimes http://helenginger.com/


AND HERE IS ALEX'S COVER REVEAL

FOR THE THIRD BOOK IN BYRON'S TALE!


CONGRATULATIONS ALEX,
IT LOOKS GREAT!

I CAN'T WAIT TO READ MORE ABOUT BYRON'S LIFE! 


CassaStorm by Alex J. Cavanaugh

Release date: September 17, 2013
Science Fiction - Space Opera/Adventure
Print ISBN 9781939844002
E-book ISBN 9781939844019

 

A storm gathers across the galaxy…

Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, his only struggles are occasional rogue pirate raids and endless government bureaucracies. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans.

After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, shaking Bassan to the core and threatening to destroy the boy’s mind.

Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmitting a code that might signal the end of all life in the galaxy. And the mysterious probe that almost destroyed Tgren twenty years ago could be on its way back. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…



11 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank you so much, Carolyn.

And congrats to Alex. Beautiful cover.

Laura Eno said...

Alex is a prime example of building suspense before release day!

Your questions are all so spot-on, Diane! I only wish I could answer any of them... :)

jaybird said...

Big fat congrats to both Dianne and Alex!

Angela Brown said...

It's always great to get helpful tips on publishing and especially for the promoting. For myself, that's the kryptonite to my writing lol!!

And YAY for CassaStorm!

Gwen Gardner said...

I love it, Diane! Timing is everything. I released my book in October, a YA Paranormal, just in time for Halloween!

Congrats to Alex again! He's on my blog today, too.

Hi Carolyn! *waves* Thanks for all the support in W4WS!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad I don't have to worry about the timing. Congratulations on the book Diane - I am reading it now.
Thanks for doing the cover reveal for me today, Carolyn!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Great points about timing your release, Diane! My release dates used to be out of my hands, but with self-pub, I have a lot more to do with it now. Nice tips here.

Carol Kilgore said...

Great post. Totally agree about timing :)

M Pax said...

As many of are learning, there seem to be worse times to put out a new read than others. Great advice, Diane.

Happy weekend, Carolyn.

Lynda R Young said...

A big congrats in particular to Alex. Very exciting!! I love the cover!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Sorry about that, Laura.

Gwen, perfect.

Thanks, Alex.

Elizabeth, that's certainly an advantage.

Mary, sometimes it's trial and error.

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