Saturday, April 15, 2017

New book of Traci Sanders- Tips on publishing, marketing, and networking

Traci Sanders is a multi-genre, multi-award-winning author of ten published titles, with contributions to three anthologies. 

An avid blogger and supporter of Indie authors, she writes parenting, children's, romance, and nonfiction guides.

Her ultimate goal is to provide great stories and quality content for dedicated readers, whether through her own writing or editing works by other authors.

TIP 287: Networking with local authors to
build your fan base

**This tip, and many others on marketing and networking, can be found in Beyond The Book: Tips on publishing, marketing, and networking to build your brand, now available in digital and paperback format.

One way to build your brand in your area is to network with local authors. You can find them on social media quite often. 
On Facebook, you may see a group called “Texas Writers and Readers” or something like that. Or you can do a general search for “writers” or “readers” groups and then ask who lives near you.

You can also Google book clubs (physical book clubs) in your area and connect with local readers and/or writers.
The saying “there is power in numbers” is true. You may find local authors who are willing to do a multi-genre showcase or event with you. Perhaps at a local craft fair or an event hall that you rent. If several authors are participating, the cost could be significantly less. 

The lesser cost isn’t the only benefit to doing a multi-genre event. Having more options for a wider variety of readers will draw more attention to your table or booth. (something for everyone)
Don’t look at authors, even those who write in your same genre, as your competition. View them as allies in winning the war against the bad reputation Indie authors often receive. 

But there are a few things to keep in mind:
  1. Make sure you check out the other authors’ books on Amazon to ensure they align with the quality of yours. You wouldn’t want to be a Christian author who ends up having an erotic romance author show up with suggestive banners or book covers at a local church event you orchestrated.
  2. Make sure you all agree on splitting the cost of the event – table, venue rental, and even decor.
  3. Make sure you don’t overbook your table to the point that some books wouldn’t even be seen.
  4. Make sure you all take part in cleaning the place up when your event is over, to leave a good impression on the leasing representative, for future events.
  5. Try to talk with this person over the phone at least once to get a feel of his or her personality. Is she a Negative Nelly? Is he a Boisterous Bob? Does she run off at the mouth, dropping the f-bomb every few minutes? Does he tell racial jokes or demean women? These are not deal breakers for everyone, but like I said, make sure the people you choose to participate in your event, represent your standards, as they will be interacting with the same potential customers you do. Not to mention, you will be forced to sit beside these people for possibly several hours! Everyone needs to be professional.
Connecting with authors in your home town or nearby towns can be the beginning of beautiful friendships, critique groups, support systems, and hopefully increased sales – if it’s done right.

I've decided to give away two prizes during this tour:
*ONE unsigned paperback copy of Before You Publish - Volume I 
*ONE unsigned paperback copy of Beyond The Book - Volume II 
To enter, all you have to do is email me a proof of purchase of a digital copy of either of these two books during the tour.
I will draw TWO winners total, at the end of the tour.
Please email your proof of purchase (can be a screenshot) to
#new #release #book #amazing #books #tips #publishing #marketing #networking  #amwriting #bookstagram #author #tracisanders #blog #bestseller #sales #amazon #iartg #ASMSG #tbt 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Karen's Grand Giveaway !

Grand Birthday Bash Giveaway!

As April is Karen Mossman birthday month, she is holding a GRAND GIVEAWAY for the whole of the month. This is the prize up for grabs, a LONDON LANDMARK Cross Stitch Coaster with your initial.

 Each one comes with a different landmark and if your initial is shown in one of the pictures, this is what you will get.

All you have to do is leave an Amazon review on one of her books after you have read it. Each review will receive one ticket in the draw
There are several different ways to do this:
**These have to be original reviews, not ones posted at an earlier time.**
Email her the URL or a SCREENSHOT of the review for 1 ticket in the draw.
The draw will close on May 15th to give you time to read the book. You will need to provide her with your postal address if your name is drawn.
During the lead up to her birthday, she's presenting a week of guest authors from 17th April every day through to the 23rd
If you purchase one of their books, you will also get a ticket into the draw. Just email her with proof of order.
Each author will offer you a unique free gift within their blog post.
Please remember to also review any of their books including the one you claimed as a gift.

On May 15th all names will go into a draw, which she may, not guaranteed, but may, do it live on Facebook. The first name drawn will win one of the beautiful London Landmark coasters.
The winner will also be announced on her blog, in her newsletter and on her Facebook Author Page.

#giveaway #free #books #contest #indieauthors #indiebooksbeseen #love #amazing #authors #tbt 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Social Media Rules for Indie Authors

Hello writers and readers, 

Today I would like to introduce a new topic: Social Networks Rules for Indie Authors. 

Well like most people know nowadays social media usage is growing and is now part of our lives. For many of us, using social media sites is a very common thing, most of us share photos with family and friends and we as writers we post our photos of our books for promoting it, connecting with other authors, readers and fans.

I research the best rules to how to use social media and how not. 

1 When you post something on Facebook, Google +, maybe about the last book you have read or something about your book, is because you want a interaction, attention, from others, that's right but you have to reply to everyone that comment your post, doesn't matter who is because this is the basic thing you have to do, don't ignore the comments you get and don't click like because it is rude. 

2 Many writers post on social media Facebook especially, links to their books every day, but this could be considered spam and people ignore it. Instead be social with authors, readers, interact with them  post about your books in groups, then spread it out and doing it all at once swamps friends news feeds.

3  Post fun photos of your books in curious places or events, photos of a book are also a good way of getting the word out. No need to post buying link, just fun pics.

4 Social sharing is good to helping others, it is about interaction, engagement and mutual support, when someone need help do it but cheer them also when they are doing well too, If you share others book don't expect anything in return, just do it as if you like it. Give first, ask later. The best rule of thumb is to give more than you take.

5  Listen: listen and observe, see what’s being said online and how you can participate. Dialog: communicate, remember the cocktail party example.Participate: join in, share stuff, be helpful. Don’t be afraid to share your opinion.

6  Leave your wallet at the door: don’t show up online wanting to make money. Show up ready to share and enlighten. This will take you much further.

7  Be honest: it’s tempting for some to embellish or lie. Who’s gonna find out about it, right? Wrong. The Internet has a way of sifting out the fake stuff and embracing the real messages.

8  Leave your wallet at the door: don’t show up online wanting to make money. Show up ready to share and enlighten. This will take you much further.

9  90% of your content should not be about yourself or your book. You should be sharing other people’s posts, researching and finding useful information online, helping out people solve problems, and making positive relationships by providing value.

10 Build a platform comment on other people’s blogposts or Facebook posts or tweet. Share their stuff. Offer constructive feedback (not just praise). Be a connector – introduce people to each other when they can both benefit from the relationship, even though you won’t profit from it. Do a ton of favors. Focus on building social Karma (always do favors, never ask for them or expect them).

Check also this links that have good info 

Derek Murphy 

I took rules #9 and #10  from his website   

Frances Caballo

Jason Greensides  
inspiration for rule #1 
watch his interesting video below 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Aliens on the moon

Aliens on the MOON? Breakthrough as scientists discover OXYGEN on Earth's satellite. Solar winds are blasting oxygen from the Earth to the Moon in what could be a major breakthrough for finding life elsewhere than our planet.


 Could aliens be on the moon?


Scientists had long given up on finding alien life on our Moon due to its barren, dusty state - but the discovery that there is some oxygen could reopen the investigation.
On Earth, oxygen is, along with water, one of the key ingredients to life.
Researchers have now discovered that during a five-day period of each month, the Moon is showered with oxygen ions from Earth.
During a short period of each month, the Moon passes through the Earth’s magnetosphere – the magnetic shield which protects us from radiation, something that the Moon does not have.

 Solar flares release particles that stream out into space

When it does, the lunar satellite is protected from the solar winds and is instead littered with material from Earth’s atmosphere – most significantly oxygen.
Astrophysicist Kentaro Terada from Osaka University in Japan told EOS: "Our new finding suggests that the Earth-Moon system coevolves not only physically but also chemically.”

 The Moon is showered with oxygen ions from Earth

The research from Terado and could go towards explaining the Moon’s rocks chemical composition.
When scientists analysed lunar rocks in 2006, they found that oxygen levels did not match up to what they should be for a celestial body with no atmosphere and no signs of life.

 The Earth's magnetic shield protects us from solar storms

However, the discovery that it picks up oxygen ions from Earth goes towards explaining the imbalance.
Terada told the Atlantic: "[Earth's] upper atmosphere consists of oxygen ions that are easily picked up by the solar wind and transported to the Moon.
"Maybe some portion is implanted on the Moon, and some portion is lost into interplanetary space."


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Saturday, February 25, 2017

New read: Beacon (Lantern #2) by Chess Desalls

Dear readers, 

I finished to read the new book by Chess Desalls, 
Beacon (Lantern#2) 

Was a good book, the family of Serah don't like her to stay at home so she accept to be the apprentice of Machin, a master of celestial mechanic and glazier. 
Trying to solve to open a globe like a task Machin assigned to her, she's been trapped inside the globe and transports to a new world far from Havembrim.

I liked the idea of the Lanterns with magic globes, hope the author think to write other sequels, because the Lantern theme could have multiple variations.

Here the buying link  

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Amstel Girl for Valentine's day!

Hello writers and readers! 

For Valentine's day a good idea could be Amstel Girl! 

Get involved with relationship between Wesley and Megan, in this amazing thriller based in Amsterdam.
While they start to know each other the couple is into a international intrigue, so they flirt and at the same time they struggle to solve this intrigue.

If you are curious how will end with Wesley and Megan you have to read it  :) 

Will they get married? And will Wes succeed  in solving all the troubles these criminals have involved him? 

#thriller #suspense #amsterdam #canals #montecarlo #kazakhstan  #dangerous #woman #flirt #seductress  #tormented #relationship #international #crime #amazing #books  #author #marcomarek #amstelgirl #amwriting #indiebooks #indiebooksbeseen #astonmartin  #femmefatale #book #detective #sleuth

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Amstel Girl

Hello writers and readers, 

Amstel Girl is my new book and it is available both on e-book format and paperback. 

A thriller story mixed with romance, suspense. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and with trips in Monte Carlo and Astana, Kazakhstan. Wesley will face the underworld  of international crime and the femme fatale Megan will help him  to contrast this powerful organization. 
A wicked love and dangerous encounters with criminals of the underworld, that's what Wesley gets just after his exit from the psychiatric hospital...will he be able to get through it and end up on top? 

Here is the link 

Over than amazon you can find it also on: 




Barnes and Noble 

It is curious that to American readers  the book is written well but  English readers have found it some issues reading it... my idea is... it could be that  some phrases sound normal for Americans  but don't sound  well  for English readers,  the person edited my book is American. 
What do you think about it ?