Do Free Book Promotions Work (Part II)

Two and a half weeks ago, I posted a report on the initial results of a free copy promotion I ran, using four of the more effective book newsletter services. That campaign was successful in the near term, resulting in 4,360 downloads of my second book. In the...

Final Blurb, Endorsement and Brief Bio

With the assistance of faithful readers of this blog, I’m ready to send the back cover text for the print version of The Lafayette Campaign off to the cover designer; the same material will go on the book’s Amazon page. My sincere thanks to each of those...

Book Blurb, Take Three

Many thanks to those that have continued to help me tighten up the blurb for The Lafayette Campaign – it’s now much better than my original draft, and also much better than I would have been able to make it on my own. See what you think. I’ve tried...

Is Twitter Worth it?

Ah, Twitter. Either you love it or you hate it. The big question is whether an author in the latter camp can afford to simply ignore it. The answer, I think, is “mostly.” Here’s why. I should start by owning up to the fact that I find Twitter to be,...