Happy Wednesday World!
How are you doing? I got a special little present in the mail yesterday. I got myself an Amazon Tablet (it’s the one thing I bought myself from my taxes) to read comics in color digitally (because Kindles can’t handle the awesomeness that is graphic novels for some dumb reason). Definitely looking forward to using that soon. Other than that, this week is very meh. Lots of rain, which is marvelous for this pluviophile!
Anywho, let’s get this thing started.
Every Wednesday I participate in a meme called WWW Wednesday.
This meme is a challenge where you simply share what you’re reading, what you’ve recently finished, and what you hope to read in the near future.
The meme is currently handled by Taking On A World of Words, and anybody can participate.
Simply read the 3 W questions below and answer them should you want to:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
Marketing a book in 2021 can seem like a full-time job, what with the crazy number of things authors seem to be expected to do: social media, blog tours, advertising, price promotions, mailing lists, giveaways, you name it.
But here’s a little secret: you don’t need to do all those things to successfully set your book on the path to success. What you need is a solid plan to find the one or two tactics that will work, and start to drive sales… in a minimum amount of time. And that’s exactly what you’ll find in this book.
Instead of drowning you in information or inundating you with hundreds of different tactics and strategies that eventually prove fruitless, this book will guide you through a step-by-step framework to find the ones that actually work for you and your book, so that you can start marketing more efficiently.
In particular, you’ll learn:
• How to change your mindset and sell more books with less effort.;
• How to write books that guarantee a lasting, profitable career;
• How to get Amazon’s Kindle Store to market your book for you;
• How to get thousands of readers into your mailing list before you even release the book;
• How to propel your book to the top of the charts at launch; and
• How to automate your marketing so that you can spend less time marketing and more time writing,
After helping over 150,000 authors crack the marketing code through a popular weekly newsletter, Reedsy’s Co-founder Ricardo Fayet is sharing everything he’s learned over the past few years in this beginner-friendly, jargon-free guide to book marketing.
Opinion so far:
You’re probably thinking “What the–“, right?
Well, this has been a long time coming. I’ve been neglecting huge portions and realities of marketing, and after creating a new set of ad posters for my current works (I couldn’t have done it without Tammie Painter, and will show those off at the end of the month) I had a come-to-Jesus moment that shook me to the core.
So going forward, I’m going to be mixing in educational reads like these maybe once a month or so, depending on when I can sync up promotions to test out their success.
Anywho, this has been very educational so far and I’m enjoying the extra knowledge. Can’t wait for the detailed bits about ads. I have my note pad ready!
Rosa Ramona Díaz has just moved to the small, un-haunted town of Ingot—the only ghost-free town in the world. She doesn’t want to be there. She doesn’t understand how her mother—a librarian who specializes in ghost-appeasement—could possibly want to live in a place with no ghosts. Frankly, she doesn’t understand why anyone would.
Jasper Chevalier has always lived in Ingot. His father plays a knight at the local Renaissance Festival, and his mother plays the queen. Jasper has never seen a ghost, and can’t imagine his un-haunted town any other way. Then an apparition thunders into the festival grounds and turns the quiet town upside down.
Something otherworldly is about to be unleashed, and Rosa will need all her ghost appeasement tools—and a little help from Jasper—to rein in the angry spirits and restore peace to Ingot before it’s too late.
This was a fun spooky MG read. The plot and concept was great, and while the characters weren’t perfect in my opinion, I still enjoyed myself enough to recommend this one. I highly recommend this for younger readers or less judgmental adults who won’t pick things apart like I did.
Next on my TBR:
Opinion so far:
Up next on the ole TBR is Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken. After reading The Darkest Minds, I decided I’d continue the series. I’ve delayed this read a bit, but I WILL be reading this asap, promise! I’m hoping I’ll enjoy this a little bit more than the first book, otherwise I may not be continuing further.
After Never Fade will be my buddy read of the first graphic novel of Locke & Key by Joe Hill with Misty from Misty’s Book Space. We’re both really excited about this read, for me especially after seeing the show on Netflix (my review here). Depending on when this one gets in for Misty, I may bump this ahead of Never Fade, because that’s what besties do!
Last but certainly not least is The Good House by Tananarive Due. I’ve only read Patient Zero, a short story by Due, but I loved it to pieces, so this was a natural pick for a buddy read between me and Gigi aka The Beachy Reader. Here’s hoping we love it and that it gives us some worthy nightmares!
Wish me luck on my current reading journey, and best of luck on yours!
That’s a Wrap!
Okay folks, that’s my WWW Wednesday for this week.
What does your reading pile look like? Have you read any of the books on my list? Do you have any opinions or feedback on the books I chose? Feel free to share in the comments, and don’t forget to subscribe or follow my bookish journeys!
Happy Reading Everyone!
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