Monday, December 16, 2019

Mermaid Story Available for Pre-sale on Amazon

Fantasy readers get ready to place your order for the new mermaid book, a novella by debut fantasy author Beka R. March.

You're about to get a brief introduction to a new clan of merpeople called the Merquaticans. Please be sure to leave a review about the book and let the author know your thoughts.

Now that the new Tell Us the Mermaid Story novella is available for pre-ordering, you might think you missed the opportunity to request a free gift copy. Well you're wrong. If you'd like to be one of the first to read and review this exciting new mermaid tale, simply click the link and send your request before December 31st, the official launch day of the book.

·YES: I want to receive an AMAZON gift copy, so I can leave a genuine and honest review.

 YES: I want a free .PDF copy, so I can make a social media post and a genuine, honest review.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Sometimes Patience is Needed Before Launching Your Novel

Have you edited your manuscript before turning it over to the professionals?



If the new novel you successfully finished writing is at the pre-launch stage, then no doubt, the headache of editing and revising is finally over. 

But if you have a manuscript you’ve only recently finished writing, then your editing work is still ahead. You will need to exercise patience before launching your novel.


Editing Considerations

There are a lot of different editing considerations when it comes to perfecting your manuscript and making your book the best that it can be. 

Before you completely shrug off the responsibility, and pay someone else to perform the task, I suggest reading the advice in this Medium article:

 As this thought provoking material brings out, the fact that you plan to hire an editor to go over your manuscript, shouldn’t mean that you make no effort at all to clean up your writing.

Bringing in Professionals

I think this article made an excellent point as to why you should edit your own manuscript before bringing in the experts.

It mentions that doing so will help prevent the need for a professional to make excessive edits and go overboard.

“Too many changes that are not your own could lead to sounding like someone else’s voice.”


Patience Before Launching

It’s okay to be excited about releasing your novel, but try and exercise a little patience. In the long run, you’ll be glad you did. Take a few minutes and read the above-mentioned article, along with the references the article cites. 

This will help you have a better appreciation for the kind of editing and revising that you should be responsible for, before you get the professionals involved.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Successful 2019 Nano Authors: Where Do You Go with Your Novel From Here?

Deciding how to launch your new novel can be a huge pain in the butt!

If you're a successful 2019 National Novel Writing Month participant, you'll probably be ready to launch your new novel soon. In case you thought the writing was the hard part, then brace yourself for a shock. 

Marketing and promotional activities can be just as challenging as it was to finish writing the book!

Novel Launching Plans

Now that your novel, novella, novelette, or short story is ready for publication, how will you introduce it to the world? Every author has their own idea about what they want to accomplish during the initial launch period. 

Whatever your objective is (announcing the release, promoting a discount, obtaining reviews, etc.), you won't be able to accomplish it without having some kind of launch plan. 

You'll need to decide which services to use, whether you choose the ones that are free, affordable, or downright costly. Personally, I suggest a combination of all 3 (or at least the first 2).

Follow this rule of thumb, namely that it doesn't pay to put all your eggs in one basket. Even if you think you've found the perfect book marketing service or website (like, it doesn't hurt to hedge your bets. 

In other words, try to utilize as many book marketing and promotional resources as possible. Don't leave things to chance when it comes to the successful launch of your new novel, now that the "hard part" is over. [Yeah, right!]

Mermaid Story Available for Pre-sale on Amazon

Fantasy readers get ready to place your order for the new mermaid book, a novella by debut fantasy author Beka R. March. You're about...