It’s one of those sites that if you’re a reader, you’re missing out if you don’t visit often or subscribe to the posts. A host of wonderful writers talk about their books and their writing life, and they either have their ebooks available for free, low prices or gift ebook copies to lucky readers. Sometimes, free swag gets thrown into the giftaway basket, so you never know if you’ll walk away with an ebook or an ebook, bookmarks, cards and other goodies.
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Posted by Diane Tibert on September 26, 2012
Have you ever been to a book launch—a physical book launch where you get to meet the author and buy a paperback copy of the publication? It’s exciting, isn’t it? Seeing all those books flying off the table, chatting with writers and readers and sampling little squares. I’m certain there are many happy memories made from these events, for both the writer and the reader.
Book launches were important to get the writer’s name and book out there, and to sell a huge amount of books in a short period of time. Publishers used these events as marketing tools. Even if a person missed the launch, they may make a mental note to buy the book another time, or simply go online and buy a paper copy.
Posted by Diane Tibert on July 2, 2012
When I offered my novel, Shadows in the Stone, for sale on Kindle (Amazon.com), I was given the choice to enrol it in Kindle Select. I didn’t know a lot about the program but opted out of using because it didn’t sound good to me.
The basics of it is:
1) Enrol your book in Kindle Select exclusively. Which means if you have your book for sale anywhere else on the Internet, you must remove it before your book is entered into the program. Period. From what I understand, you can’t even sell it on your own website.
Posted by Diane Tibert on June 3, 2012
Thank you to everyone who hit the LIKE button or left a comment to enter the Shadows in the Stone giveaway.
I put all the entries in a box and my cute, energetic, cat-loving, sheep-herding son picked the name. The winner of the free ebook is: Darlene Foster.
Posted by Diane Tibert on May 31, 2012
When an author is published in the traditional manner by a publisher separate from themselves, all the business part of a book is taken care of for them. This includes getting an ISBN and CIP.
When you’re a freelance novelist—one who self-publishes—you get to do all this yourself…for good or bad.
The acronym stands for International Standard Book Number. This number is exclusive to a book and book format. You’ll find this in the front matter (the pages between the front cover and the first word of the text) of a book, fiction or nonfiction. It’s a 13-digit number which can often appear on the back cover of a book as well.
Here’s what mine looks like for Shadows in the Stone, Book One…The Castle Keepers (bold text added to emphasise point below)
978-0-9868089-7-5 Shadows in the Stone – Electronic Kindle
978-0-9868089-8-2 Shadows in the Stone – Electronic Smashwords
978-0-9868089-6-8 Shadows in the Stone – Book (soft cover)
978-0-9868089-9-9 Shadows in the Stone – Book (hard cover)
Posted by Diane Tibert on April 30, 2012
Names. Our characters need them, but where do we find them? I’ve searched dozens of sources looking for perfect names, ones readers will remember easily and relate with. Often times I do find unique ones that suit the characters, but not always.
Sometimes my adult brain gets in the way of finding a great name. Perhaps I should start letting my kids pick them. They seem to have a knack for discovering the perfect name that describes a character, is unique and memorable. Their names – which are mostly gender neutral – for their pets stand out and make visitors smile.
Posted by Diane Tibert on December 19, 2011