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How to Promote your EBook like a pro, One day MarketingCourse in Feb, and the latest on my Steamy Chapter!

  • How to set up an author platform
  • News about my Hawaiian eXtra steamy chapter download
  • Marketing your eBook course with Joanna Penn in Feb
  • And self-pub talk – A year of what’s, when’s and how’s of self-publishing for those who have no idea!


HOW TO SET UP AN AUTHOR PLATFORM and PROMOTE YOUR BOOK LIKE A PRO

And why it’s important! Bolstablog has some really useful links and tips about social media and why even publishers expect an author to have a following nowadays. Read more here – and do use the tips – there are so many, it’s probably a whole day’s work to plough through it, let alone action it! But an excellent starting point. Thanks, Phil Bolsta, for some awesome short cuts to knowledge!

SELF-PUBLISHERS ON SELF-PUBLISHING

Some very relevant and illuminating viewpoints on the state of the industry right now for those new to it, or old hands, some very interesting reading here.

JOANNA PENN’S ONE DAY COURSE IN FEB

Again it’s in London, and Joanna and colleagues are going to bring us some super tips on how to market your eBooks once you’ve published them. I’m really looking forward to it – I’ve booked the time off work already, and I hope to see you there! Tweet me @debbieflint if you’re coming too! To find out all about it and to book, go here.

HAWAIIAN UPDATE

Ok, hands up, so I missed my deadline of 31st December for my Hawaiian eXtra, steamy download. Sorry! I’ll blame it on the dog. Well, the running around as a result of the poor hound losing an eye after a nasty injury, to be frank. But no more excuses – it will be done in January! Honest! So keep checking back in on this website to find out more, and do please think about subscribing to my weekly newsletters to make sure you don’t miss anything! Last week’s was all about the original story of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer if you missed it! Go to my home page to read last week’s post if so!

READING IS GOOD FOR THE BRAIN

And in case you missed it, here’s a very interesting article about how reading affects the brain! Apparently, ‘Reading a gripping novel causes biological changes in the brain which last for days as the mind is transported into the body of the protagonist’. See – reading my romance novels could make your brain think you’re really Sadie, having a steamy affair in Hawaii! Or increase your brain power! Lol!

MORE ON QVCUK.COM – if you like this post, you’ll always find more on my weekly QVC blog, just go to the blogs tab at the top of this site.  This week’s (3rd Jan) post brings some hot recommendations for books or audio books to help stick to those New Year’s Resolutions, to tie in with my new Monday night show ‘Back to You’, where it’s all about you after the mad Xmas period. Join me 9pm every Monday in January on QVC UK if you need some inspiration!

Best wishes

Debs

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Hawaiian Affair Steamy or Hawaiian Affair PG versions are both available on Amazon in either eBook or paperback.

Hawaiian Escape, the prequel is also available on Amazon in eBook or paperback.

Till the Fat Lady Slims is my 2002 weight loss book all about eating like slim people do, following Food Freedom technique.

The Valentine’s Surprise is a short story proving it’s never too late to find your Sir Galahad!

The Italian  is Named!

Last week I told you I was writing a scene in my new book (the prequel to my first novel) which featured a Hot Italian guy and asked you what he should be called? Thanks to all of you who told me your thoughts - on here and on facebook and on twitter - and I have to say, against my initial judgements I’m going to go with the majority vote - Alessandro! Lady G, eat your heart out – in MY novel, he’s going to be an Italian God (or is it a Roman one?) (and does it matter which he is, he’ll be gorgeous! ). The scene is in a luxury hotel after he’s taken our heroine for a drive in his Ferrari, somewhere in the beautiful hillside of Tuscany… Maybe he’d look a bit like this…

Hot italian guy

 

 

 

Hawaiian Prize (working title) will be out end of November, with a facebook launch party on Thursday 28th – shared with my writing pals – more news soon!

 

 

 

   

Book of the Week – Resisting Nick

Well, I promised you a steamy freebie and there were a fair few volunteered to me when I asked for suggestions this week online.

I almost chose this one – 'Dating a Cougar' – but after comparing the reviews it was just beaten by Kris Pearson’s novel from October 2012, currently free on Amazon, (thurs 27th) AND - importantly  riding high in the charts.

  

Resisting Nick'Resisting Nick (Wicked in Wellington)'  is about a hot boss with a troubled past and his temporary PA who arrives at his fitness club. See what you think and let me know!

 

  

 

P.S. - I loved the ‘warning’ at the bottom of the write up for 'Resisting Nick' – must add one of those to my own steamy novel Hawaiian Affair! My equivalent would be – ‘warning, contains sex in luxury cruisers, hotel rooms and under waterfalls!’ hehe!

And thanks so much to the latest reviewers on Amazon – it’s reached 70 out of 79 five stars now!

  

 

 Interesting Interview in Bookseller with Top Agent Carole Blake

One of my favourite agents on social media, top tweeter @caroleagent is featured in the latest The Bookseller mag, discussing her strategies for looking after her clients, and how the new platforms are helping break new authors. When the link is available to the online edition, I'll repost it. Meanwhile, do see if you can read the whole article in the pages I've posted at the bottom! *

 

And Finally - reminder about the upcoming dates for my own titles.

 

**Countdown – Hawaiian Affair paperback – PG Version – 3 WEEKS (MID OCT)

 

**Countdown – Hawaiian Prize – paperback and eBook – one version – 7 WEEKS (end Nov)


Best wishes and pop by next week for more fab tips - including why Jackie Collins chose to self-publish!

d

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* Carole Blake's '50 years in publishing' article in The Bookseller -

Carole Blake's article in The bookseller

 carole blake part two

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