As I get reenergized and rebooted in my writing career, my publisher and I have made the decision to permanently drop the eBook prices of both my books. So if you’ve been waiting to read either because of price, now is the time…especially Prophetess, because I know it was $6.99 before.
On a related note, I’m in need of some blurbs that I can add to the Amazon page for Prophetess from published authors. If you’re a published author and have read it, I would be very appreciative if you would send me something to use. Or, if you’re a published author and would like to read it, contact me and I can probably arrange a review copy. Thanks!
I’ve been given the go ahead by my publisher to hire a PR Manager/ publicist to handle all aspects of writing and author publicity for me. Responsibilities would include: scheduling book signings, appearances, in-person and radio interviews, online interviews, guest blogs, speaking engagements, and any other approved publicity item. The PR Manager would work closely with me in scheduling to maximize exposure for my current books and upcoming releases.
Compensation. The PR Manager/ publicist will start with 20% of all royalties on sales figures that exceed the baseline of sales prior to starting. In other words, if the PR Manager’s efforts show an increase in sales from what was happening without the PR Manager, then the PR Manager gets paid.
The ideal candidate should be outgoing, creative, love books, and (preferably) love my books. They should also be somewhat local to me (south Mississippi) and having a working knowledge of what kind of publicity opportunities are available within two hours of me.
This is a great opportunity for someone to earn a little extra money and to get involved in the wild, wild west world of the publishing industry. If you’re interested, send me an email at email@example.com.
I’ll start my Vault series with this nice little gem. It was written around 1994, and I was around 15 or 16 at the time, as best I can tell. This original copy is printed on an old dot-matrix printer.
I’ve been told that many of my blogs may come across as venting and negative, though I’ve scoured the last year of posts and only found two. Be warned, this may be such a post. But writing can be very therapeutic, and what’s a blog for anyway? It’s no secret to those who know me that I’ve been in somewhat of a slump, possibly even depression, over my writing career. I’ve spoken about this at length with my wife and with some writer friends who feel the same, but I’ve not yet put down exactly how I feel and the things running through my head here on my blog for others to see…namely fans who are wondering why my next book isn’t out yet and other writers who are quietly feeling exactly as I’ve been feeling. And once I’ve said my piece here today, I’ll speak nothing more of it.
The writing industry has changed drastically since my first book released June 1, 2011, and the industry is continuing to change. I wrote earlier this year about how the publishing industry bubble has burst, and indeed it has with the gluttonous excess of books being “published” every day. Supply and demand has devalued writing and writers to ridiculous levels. I’ve even written about what the future might look like for indie writers, if the writing industry follows such trends blazed by the music industry.
Yet while these things weigh heavy on my mind, they don’t tell the whole story.