Archive for the ‘Book Marketing’ Category

  I live in Scituate, MA, a suburb of Boston. Scituate boasts of the highest percentage of Irish residents in the country. We have our own St. Patrick’s Day Parade and elect our own Irish (honorary) “Mayor.” The St. Patrick’s Day Parade that takes place in South Boston is quite a spectacle indeed. I mean, […]


“The Woolf: Ranging the cultural landscape” is a fine cultural E-zine coming out of EU, edited by the lovely Jill Marsh, who is also an excellent novelist. Jill’s novel, Behind Closed Doors, is a psychological thriller in a Patricia Highsmith fashion. It is a mesmerizing first of four in the Beatrice Stubbs series. Jill asked some […]


Among the many invocations piled upon the aspiring writer, “write what you know” is usually close to the top. Like most of them, this one can be overly interpreted to the absurd (in either direction); but in the main, I think it’s pretty good advice for Big Issues. I know a lot about the law and […]


If I may be permitted the occasional opportunity to crow, I woke up this morning to this link, supplied to me by my co-author, Susanne O’Leary: It might be only a fleeting instance, no one can predict these things. But I do know that, for this brief moment in time, everything you do to work […]


So much vitriol is going on about “author vs. reviewer.” It’s come down to acts of physical violence now. And it’s casting a pall over the entire indie community. Every time some reviewer gets hassled (or worse), hundreds of us are cringing, thinking, “that’s not me! No, no, don’t put me in the same boat […]


Hello, Friends! I have come into possession (legally) of a hatful of promotional codes that can be used on Audible.com to download the audiobook of Diary of a Small Fish – for FREE! All of the book marketing gurus urge that these be used to generate sales of the ebook version. Run a contest, they […]


A few weeks have passed since Susanne and I announced our collaboration, and I wish to report that the process so far has been superb. Through a series of emails and Skype conversations, we have tweaked and embellished the plot and put up >10,000 words. At this rate, we’d be done with a draft by […]