I have heard everyone say over the past five years that you must know your readers, advertise to your readers and build an Email List to advise your readers of your latest publications. Yes, it works for non fiction but not so much for fiction.
I know from various places that quoted impressive numbers of pages opened, pages read, pages where links were clicked, etc, that Email Lists are the best advertising to existing readers. Note the word existing readers, not new readers.
So, I have been reading up on how to get one of these Email Lists going before I can figure out who are my readers. Read more »
I have been working on a cover for a collection of six Science Fiction novelettes for a print copy, and am excited with what I have done so far.
With the help of some other writers, I decided to call it an Omnibus, rather than a collection, because a collection relates to short stories and from the word count, five are novelettes and one is a novella. Read more »
I decided, while waiting for my beta readers to finish my last two stories, to work on covers for the two stories. I drew a translator, an alien flying orb that translates English and other languages into Machani, the aliens in my latest novel.
I had what I think was a productive week, now my cough has settled down and I have more energy.
I edited the latest novel draft and sent off to a beta reader.
I edited a previous novella draft and gave to a beta reader who had been patiently hanging out for the second story in the Sensing Danger series. Read more »
It seemed like August zoomed by while I was not looking, but I did achieve some goals.
In the run up to completing my current WIP, I stopped writing because I knew something was wrong. Read more »
Due to my laptop dying and purchasing a new laptop, as I discussed in my previous blog, I reinstalled Scribus, but got an updated version.
I located my Broken series and opened each into the new version of Scribus.
First I was asked to chose a font to replace the fonts I used in the older version.