J. E. Ellis

J. E. Ellis, author of The Essence of Humanity In 1994, J.E. Ellis began writing professionally, from magazine articles to technical brochures to TV pilots. In 2000, he co-wrote and co-produced the film, The Harvesters. In 2007 he wrote the award winning documentary, A Glimpse of Heaven and a Taste of Hell....

Interview With RA Jones

Young Adult/Middle Grade Author RA Jones Shares Tricks, Apps and Tools of Marketing to Kids A Welsh writer with previous success in the adult thriller/suspense market, RA Jones dove into the kids’ market last year with brilliant, spooky fiction for middle grade and young adult readers published by...

O’ the Places Your Blog Can Go

Write it once. Send it many many places. That’s my philosophy of blogs. And with all the apps making it easy to feed a blog from one place to another, it’s just crazy to let it appear in all its glory just once and once only on your website. Make that blog work for you by feeding it to your...

One Step to Killing Your Facebook Page

I’ll never like this guy’s Facebook page, although his cause is an admirable one. And why? Here’s what tipped me off to the fact that this is a bogus page. The man said, at the end of his talk: “and come to our Facebook page and ‘like’ us or ‘fan’ us or...

Free Book a Day by Douglas Smith

Why just publish when you can have fun too? That’s what we said, and so that’s what we’re doing as we publish over 20 books by Douglas Smith. Giving away a free book every day. We’ll be publishing Douglas’ short stories and novelettes over the next few days, and as we publish a...

Author Pre-Pub Checklist

Before You Finish Writing the Book Current Publishing Wisdom Says: Book promotion begins well before you finish writing your book. Don’t wait until your book is published. Get set so you’ll be ready to roll when your book is. But you probably know that. The question is, what exactly can you do...

So you’ve got a new novel out, do you send out a press release? Worthwhile or not?

Yes, write a press release. Get it propagated around the Web via the free online distribution channels. Make sure it has a link back to your site. Keywords. Things like that — so you get some juice from the effort. Lots of press releases are written for the Web, not journalists. But journalists pick...