Focused, Guided, Professional Workshops for Writers by Lucky Bat Books

Develop Your Professional Writing Career Learn today’s tools. Use them. Write like a professional. Be a professional and build a Professional Writing Career. Learn from the Pros at Lucky Bat Books. Want to dive deep into exploration...

Award-Winning Author and Journalist Michael J. Totten Joins Lucky Bat Books

Welcome, Michael J. Totten! The team at Lucky Bat Books is thrilled to announce that editor, book marketer, journalist and writer Michael Totten is onboard as managing editor. He’s working with fiction and nonfiction writers, putting his prodigious talents and skills to use in today’s publishing...

Looking for Book Marketing?

Meet our new Managing Editor, Courtney Sermone. She’s leading writers into the realms of digital marketing, your book marketing coach and your tour guide to all digital media, from Twitter to the latest, trendiest for readers and writers. Contact her for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION; see what she says...

What We Learned in 2012 – For a Happy 2013

Publishing Notes from the Lucky Bat Books Team We’re approaching the end of a year, beginning of a new one, and what did we learn in 2012? What’s going to matter in 2013? It takes a team—a highly professional and accomplished team—to create a successful Lucky Bat Books. When Cindie and I...

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...

You Need a Business Plan for Every Book

And Selling Your Book is Easier Than You Think When You Have a Plan If you’re in the business of making a living as a professional author, you need a business plan. Maybe you have one for your overall writing business, one with cash flow, budget, action plans – all the bells and whistles of 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...

Why Can’t an Author Launch with Just Facebook?

Questions pop into my head at odd moments.  Is that tree dead or is it just winter? Do they have three chickens or just two at that house on the corner? Do swordfish have ears? Can you launch a book with just Facebook? Minimal Web Assets Needed I’ve always said that you need at least the minimum to...

Entering the World of E-Books, E-Readers and E-Publishing

Just Two Writers Doing Lunch Yesterday, Cindie Geddes wrote the story of Lucky Bat Book’s beginnings. For me, the story was a dance down memory lane. Oh yeah, that was the day, I remembered. The sun was shining. We were eating salads on the Silver Peak patio overlooking South Virginia Street. Oh...