Hi Everyone! I'm so excited to tell you that The End Begins now has it's very own official site that includes a Goodreads quiz! Want to know more about the book and why I wrote it? Head on over and check it out.
I'm also giving away one free signed copy (has the original limited released cover edition) The End Begins again on Goodreads! To those who enter.
Hi All! I've changed the cover of my debut novel and still have some original cover copies left. So I decided to give one more signed copy away on goodreads. I included the new cover above so you don't accidentally buy the thing twice (Same book different cover).
You've written a great story.
Why don't you try your hand at a few submissions?
(Ignore those negative nancies shouting in your head -you can do it!)
Here's a link to a list of literary magazines to get you started on your journey:
If you get published, drop me a line! I'd love to hear about it. I'd even love to hear that you were brave enough to do submit at least one piece! If you took that first step, congratulations, I'm so proud!
I'll keep this link in the 'writing ideas and help' page, so that we all have access to it later. That way you can visit later and it'll be easy to find.
Have a beautiful week
Hi everyone, I hope you had a great month of October? I sure did. Did you know that I share my cover reveals, chapter sneak peaks with my fans weeks, (sometimes months) in advance of releasing this to the public?
If you'd like to be part of it, head over and sign up on my web site. You'll even receive sneak peek chapters. Some fans might even be lucky enough to receive offers to win advanced reader copies of my future releases for an option to review on Amazon (only if you choose, wouldn't be require of course if you receive a free copy)...and how about bonus cover reveals of my latest books (way before the public does)? ~You'll only be emailed when a new book is being released, free days/giveaways/discounts/etc.
***You'll only receive an update about once a month -sometimes much longer. (Just like you, I hate when people send me constant emails too).
To signup for my email fan club head over to my official author site:
I have started a new facebook page that is dedicated just for your advertising of Kindle Unlimited book trailers. There are other pages dedicated to kindle unlimited authors and readers on facebook. But, I could not find one dedicated solely to Kindle Unlimited Book Trailers. Thus, the page was born.
Drive as much traffic there as you like. Have fun. You are even allowed to invite your fans to post fan videos of your book!
There are a few rules there that I you should read so that everyone has a fair shot at getting the word out about their book. Please feel free to support each other's work by commenting and such. I won't be having too much time to poke around all the time, but beware I do have it set up for spammers. I'll know.
So introduce your book, feature your video, include a link for purchase and roll on and check out others work too. BTW, there are those who don't even have reviews yet, if you have a kindle unlimited membership and they have a great video but no reviews, give em a shot and be kind, take a chance and read their work. and leave them an honest review on Amazon.
This is not meant to be an exchange reading review site.
Amazon frowns on that. In fact, I think it's skating the line too. So, I think it's best that you don't even let the person know you read and reviewed the book. Be a stranger to each other. It's much more helpful and easier to leave and honest review too! Besides, that, be kind to one another. Kisses and talk to you soon.
Here it is: www.facebook.com/tohelpIndieauthors/
P.S. It doesn't have to be a long video. It can even be something small like the one I posted on the site!
I'm in love with the x-ray feature! Boy am I gonna really mess with my readers in the next book! HEE! HEE!
I've completed the backstories of many characters in the x-ray feature of my ebook version! The backstories I share about the characters are a hoot! If you bought a Print version, you should qualify for a free matchbook ebook version: grab it because you don't want to miss out!
If you bought the print version click the print edition (paper back button) on the product page and you should be able to grab the ebook for free!
Good Morning Everyone!
Today I'm going to talk about book trailers and utilizing them online and the why of it: We're competing with a whole new generation of Youtube mentalities.
First, let me tell you that in today's age, you need to think about providing some sort of visual experience to advertising your book -this includes people who are readers at heart!
If you don't believe me: google 'fan made book trailers'. I need not say anything more.
The point here is that giving a visual to your book is so important: Whether it be a vlog of you talking about your book and why readers need to read it, a book trailer, a slogan to match your theme, etc.
Making a Hollywood style book trailer can be very cost prohibitive. And if you don't have the platform to push it out there then you are probably wasting your money. Remember the goal here is to make money, not burn it. and if you're not careful when starting out, you'll end up in the hole.
I have good news. There is a company that has made it easy and affordable for you to get a book trailer going that is sharable on most online formats, including Youtube, Facebook, your own site, Twitter, Tumbler, etc.
Most of the trailers are under 30$. (That's right, it's affordable for us budget wise folks!) I gave it a shot and really, I thought it was well worth the money. *(I am not an affiliate or an an endorsement or getting $ for sharing this. this is my personal first impression account at trying them out)
Anyway, here's the site I used:
Here's the result of the two I picked to give you a feel of what to expect on the other end:
Just pick a style and you have the option to play it to see if you like it. Once you find the one that fits your book's genre and theme. Then download your book's cover, add the text you want to display on the screen and pay. they'll send you a link to your file as soon as they've finished and then you just share it where ever you like! You can even add it to your author central page, goodreads, your personal website and facebook, twitter, youtube, etc.). By the way, I got mine back in less than 24 hrs. That's a plus!
If you are tech savvy, you can probably use power point to do the same thing, but beware, make sure that your music doesn't violate copyrights!Beware: Make sure your video is long enough if adding it to certain sites. I had to loop mine above to get it onto some of the pages I mentioned above, because the one above was too short (I doubled it in video meld). The one below I feel is way too long. Go for about 20 seconds -half the amount of text below- and you should be good!)
I did look for a free site for everyone, but the best I could find was fanmade sites. I'm not too sure you could use those for commercial purposes. If you want to make a go at it through power point, go for it. just remember to use royalty free music and all original content!
If you've done this on your own or know of better ways, let me know. I'd love to pass on the info to my readers. After all we're all in this together.
Next Week, I'll be hitting on other ways to show your new book off, and I'll be talking about links and information you need to be thinking about adding to the inside of your kindle books and print books!
And soon, I'll be talking about how to make your own book covers and the mistakes I made, so that you can avoid those too!
Have a great week everyone,
Love to you and yours ~LuAnne
I've been trying out a few new themes for my site. so you may encounter a few issues. I'm a ware of them and it may take me a week or so to fix the bugs! I apologize for any troubles in advance! Don't forget to grab a copy of my The End Begins this weekend. Hurry: I won't be giving away any more copies for a while. So be sure to download it over the next couple of days, so you don't miss out! head on over to Amazon and enjoy!
By the way, Happy and Safe Holidays to you and yours
with much love
Happy Labor Day Weekend Everyone: *Be sure to grab my brand new release for free on Kindle This weekend ONLY! (download It today, read at your LEISURE!)
As you know, this weekend is Labor Day Weekend, and many people use this time to hustle and bustle around.
I sure hope you remember to take care of yourself and take some time to relax too! Hit the stores, hang out with friends and loved ones, but be sure to carve out some down-time during this weekend too.
And, to help start your weekend off right, I’ll be giving away free e-book versions of my THE END BEGINS on Amazon from Thursday August 31, 2017-September 4, 2017.
Here’s the link for The End Begins: Kindle Version Here
Hint: You can always download it this weekend and read it later!
Don’t have a kindle?
No Problem. Amazon offers free apps for that too (computer, tablets, phones –you name it) You’ll be able to use the app to read other books in the future too!
I provided a link below to take you directly to Amazon where you can pick out which technology you want to use to read my free book (and other titles too!) this weekend: Free Kindle Reading App
*Would you like to win a signed copy of my Print Version of THE END BEGINS? Well, starting tomorrow as well, I’ll be running a contest on Goodreads for a chance to win 1 of 6 free, signed copies mailed right to your doorstep!
I hope that you have a safe and dry holiday –And don’t forget to take a rest from all your labor this weekend too!
Tremendous Love to you and yours,
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