Category Archives: Sales

Ian Irvine: Marketing for Authors, Part One

Today we have the indefagitable Ian Irvine, who is sharing is hard-won wisdom with us. Take it away, Ian … Internet Marketing Basics for Authors A.         Introduction Building a strong presence on the net is a long-term proposition. Unless you’re … Continue reading

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Book Trailers — Are they worth the effort?

This week George Ivanoff, Award Winning author of the Gamer’s Quest series (YA fiction) talks about book trailers …. Watch out for the give-away at the end of the post.   There has been much debate about the relevance of … Continue reading

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How writers can create their own luck

Professor Richard Wiseman (no I did not make up his name) is a psychologist who writes about luck, deception, the paranormal, humour and the science of self help. I came across the principles behind his book The Luck Factor several … Continue reading

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Blitzing the book trailers …

This Sunday we have a ‘call back’. In an interview with AA Bell, author of Diamond Eyes, she tells how the music that inspired her while writing the book led to a collaboration, that has created a killer book trailer. … Continue reading

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Computer Games, Academics and the Unquantifiable!

The Little Sister from Bio Shock 2. Here’s a New Scientist article on how Games Developers are using academic research : ‘Using data mining to study how gamers play existing titles, though, can give developers instant rewards, such as identifying … Continue reading

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