Monday, May 30, 2005

Promoting

Promoting a new novel can be a difficult task. It can also be a rewarding one as well. I find it more rewarding than difficult. Along the way, you have the opportunity to meet a lot of new and interesting people.



These new fans and supporters can sometimes become friends for life. If you ever consider writing a novel, you will find that the path is both rewarding and challenging.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

More Novels

There are so many new novels being published yearly. How do consumers make their choices? Some consumers purchase novels based on The New York Times Reviews. Other consumers purchase novels based on television promotions. Some consumers based their novel purchases based on recommendations. Others base their purchase based on other media outlets profiles.
While still other consumers base their novel purchases through personal recommendations.

It really does not matter what motivates you to buy a new novel this weekend. What is important is that you buy.

Those Days

There are those days when even an author needs to take off. This weekend are those days for me. I personally need time to relax and regroup. I am working on a new project right now. I will still try to keep posting for my readers.


If my post fall behind, it is because I am extremely busy at the time.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Reading

I started reading this novel. I only read the first chapter. I have been so busy. I want to get back to reading. I hope I will be able to catch up on some reading during this memorial day weekend. Lately, I have been spending the majority of my time on my computer.


I am in the process of starting a large promotional campaign for my novel, Strange Fruit In A Small Town. I will keep all of my readers informed of my progress.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Summer Hiatus

Your favorite tv programs will be on a hiatus this summer. There are a few new shows thatt will be making their debut. The majority of the shows, however, will not return until the fall


Why watch reruns when you could read a novel. Reading is fun and educational. There are a great new lineup for this summer reading. A wide variety of novels will be hitting the stores.


You can even order from one of the online bookstores. Read, read, read.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

What Are You Reading This Summer?

What are you reading this summer? I hope you have your reading list ready. It is time to list those novels you have been putting off reading.



Read, read, read.

Read this summer.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Looking For Books

If you are looking for books, you can find them everywhere. There is no best place to look. There are online and offline bookstores. There are offline bookstores in every state and country. The internet, however, is open to everyone. Anyone with a computer has access to books.

What most people have problems with is choice. Which books do they choose to read? Do they choose the books that have gained media attention or do they choose books from unknown authors?

The reader would probably choose books, from unknown authors, if they new how to find them. There must be a way to get these bright talented authors books before the public. What a waste to have such talent hidden.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Cruise

I decided to take a little cruise today on the web. I found a great site that I have never seen before. This site would be perfect for every author of a novel.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Ebay

Ebay list of new novels is growing. Ebay has become a marketing outlet for new authors. For your next reading experience, why not see what ebay has to offer.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Just Stepping In

Today I do not have any reviews or comments regarding novels. It has been a very busy day.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

The Hit List

The hit list of new novels will be released this summer. All of the major and minor publishers are profiling their hit list on their main web page.

The hit list of new novels are also being profiled on Amazon, Alibris, and other online bookstores this summer. Maybe this summer will be a time to enjoy a lot of reading.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The Star Wars Craze

People are lining up at cinemas waiting for the arrival of the stars wars trilogy. This is the end of the star war era and star war fans do not want to be left out of the loop.

Just think if a new unknown author could receive that much attention for his/her novel.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Took The Time To Observe

I took the time to observe today the different ways prospective new authors were promoting their novels. I discovered that some choose to write short stories on blogs. I think this is a good idea because it strengthens their writing ability.

I also notice how some of these prospective new authors were announcing on their blogs that it was their dream to become a published author. Some choose to list their real names while others are writing under a pseudonym. Which avenue works best is hard to tell at this point. It is up to the individual to pursue their dreams in the manner they feel comfortable with.

Monday, May 16, 2005

What More Can I Say

What more can I say about new authors and writers? I have already spoken on the subject. I know I will constantly be harboring on the subject because these new writers and authors do not have a voice in mainstream media.

If I can be that voice I will. So for the next year or so, I will be their voice. Who knows, I just may be their voice until I die. I am not the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, or the new York times. Whatever I can do, however, to get these new writers and authors voices heard I will do. This will be my indefinite forum to pursue this goal.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

My Novel

My novel will take you on a wild journey. It will make you sad, happy, glad, cry, jump for joy, and experience every other human emotion known to mankind. Every word will entice you to read more.


Come on this journey with me and read my novel.

Novel Buyers

If you are planning to buy any novels in the near future, why don't you try some new novels by new authors. Some of these new authors have not gained the kind of exposure, for their novels, the way most well known authors have. There are a lot of new novels with good storylines. When you are browsing for a new novel to read, try browsing for novels that have not made it to The New York Times Best Sellers' List.

These new novels are not there, yet they hold a lot of potential. Additionally, when you are browsing for new novels, try browsing in areas that are not in the best sellers' categories. You will also find that some of these extraordinary novels are not listed.

Do not stifle your reading to just those listed in those categories. Branch out further in order to experience a more well rounded reading experience.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Weary Novelist

I attended a writer's conference yesterday and I was a little dismayed by the number of writers who are very disappointed that they cannot get published. Some of those writers fear self-publishing because they feel their novel will not sell. There have been some writers, however, who chose self-publishing and their novels did well.

Sometimes self-publishing may be the route to take. One never can determine how well a novel will do. Just do your best. That is all that is expected of you and let the chips fall where they may.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Amazon

New Releases:



1. The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time by Jeffrey Sachs

2. Under and Alone: The True Story of the Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated America's Most Violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang by William Queen

3. Strange Fruit In A Small Town by Faye Brown

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Women's Fiction

Today I decided to list some of my favorite women's fiction novels:

1. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

2. Midwives: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian

3. Strange Fruit In A Small Town by Faye Brown

4. What Looks Like Crazy On An Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage

5. I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb

6. Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticut

7. Black and Blue: A Novel by Anna Quindlen

8. Here On Earth by Alice Hoffman

9. Paradise by Toni Morrison

10. A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton

11. Vinegar Hill by A. Manette Ansay

12. River, Cross My Heart by Breena Clarke

13. Mother of Pearl by Melinda Haynes


All of the above listed novels can be purchased at Amazon.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

novels and books

1. ICD-9-CM Coding Handbook Without Answers by Faye Brown

2. Chinch Bugs, Chinky Ping, & Clinie-Berry Beads by Faye Brown, Trillie Brown (Illustrator)

3. TV or No TV?: A Primer on the Psychology of Television by Steurer, Faye Brown, and Hustedt, Jason T.

4. Perspective Made Easy by Ernest Norling

5. Ethical Perspective in the Novels of Thomas Hardy (Literary Criticism Series) by Virginia R. Hyman

Monday, May 09, 2005

Children's Books

1. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson


2. Septimus Heap, Book One: Magyk (Septimus Heap) by Angie Sage Mark Zug (Illustrator)

3. Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funka

4. Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)

5. The Dark Hills Divide (The Land of Elyon, Book 1 by Patrick Carman

6. Eragon(Inheritance, Book 1) by Christopher Paolini

7. The Tale of Despeoaux: being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Somesoup, and a Spool of Thread (Newbery Medal Book) by Kate Dicamillo, Timothy B. Ering (Illustrator)

8. Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson

9. Kira-Kira(Newbery Medal Book) by Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuskin

10. Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #1: Wolf Brother (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness) by Michelle Paver, Geoff Taylor (Illustrator)

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Book Reviews

When an author is considering having his book published, some choose to get it reviewed prior to publication. Those reviews can range from the subliminal to the sublime. Whatever is the status of the review in itself, it usually help the author's book to get noticed.

Book reviews of various books can be found on the internet. Amazon bookstore also has a variety of books that relates to how to have your book reviewed before it is published. any writer who is seriously considering being a published author should consider purchasing one of these books. It will prove to be a valuable asset.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

New Books and New Novels

A wonderful place to find new books and novels are novel writer's groups. Some of these groups provide their readers with a first hand peek at their work before it is actually published. All of the plot is not revealed however, but the reader is provided with a little tidbit that can leave them wanting more.

If a novel reader is looking for something fresh and new to read, then I would advise him to check out a novel writer's group.

Friday, May 06, 2005

The Former Contestant Of The American Idol

The former contestant, of the american idol television show, has written a novel about his alleged relationship with Paula Abdul. He has received a lot of publicity as a result of his allegations. It is no doubt that the publicity will increase the sales volume of his novel.

Most readers love a tell all novel. If his allegations are false, some potential buyers will not care. If his allegations are true, some potential buyers will not care. Most potential buyers just want the story no matter if it is true or not.

If is was not for his appearance on the show, nobody would care if he wrote a novel. Perhaps a good novel is not the novel itself, but who the novel is based on.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Pat O'Brien's Dilemma

Pat O'Brien's dilemma would make a good novel. The plot and the overall theme would become a best seller. The public loves to delve into the private lives of public figures. Maybe one day Pat O'Brien will write a novel about his present dilemma. He should probably do it sooner than later. He is hot right now. Soon his story will be replaced with another juicy story that the public and the media will harp on.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The Runaway Bride

The runaway bride has been in the spotlight for a couple of days now. The runaway bride is the story of a young woman who got cold feet before her wedding. She decided to run away. She told her family and friends that she had been kidnapped. This garnered a lot of media attention. Now the runaway bride faces criminal and civil charges.

This is no piece of fiction. It would, however make a great novel.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

The Desperate Housewife

The desperate housewife is all of the rave today. One would expect that the local station that it is aired on would be grateful for all of the attention the show has been receiving. The desperate housewife would probably make a good title for a novel or some aspect of the novel could concentrate on the concept.

The average reader seems to jump on the newest rave. The desperate housewife is the newest rave. Even Laura Bush got a lot of laughs and publicity just by calling herself a desperate housewife. The crowd loved the fact that she told them President George Bush went to be at 9:00 p.m. As a result, she became a desperate housewife.

A lot of publicity also centered on the fact that Laura Bush stated how she goes to Chippendale after President George Bush is asleep. The media loved it. Every media outlet could not wait to buzz Laura Bush's comments regarding being a desperate housewife.

Just think if new authors received that much free publicity for their new novel. Perhaps Laura Bush could replace Oprah when it comes to bringing attention to new novel releases.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Online Novel Writer's Group

Online Novel Writer's is a forum where writers, published authors, and readers come together to discuss what they are reading and new novels that are about to be released or where new authors can discuss their novels to a new audience. Click here to see.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

An Author Is Her Best Promoter

When an author has completed a novel, it is that author's responsibility to take control of the promotional campaign. After spending so much time and effort in creating your masterpiece, do not leave its success totally in someone else's hands. While it is true that you will need the assistance of others when embarking upon a promotional campaign, you stand to lose more than anyone else if you do not get your novel into your audience's hands.

When I wrote Strange Fruit In A Small Town, I spent a great deal of time on promotion. I spent more time on promotion than I actually spent writing the novel. It is up to you to put your best foot forward in order for you to see your desired results.