Posts by A.M. Day

On the Fence–Book Release Parties

Are you on the fence about your book release party choices? We wait, for what seems an eternity, to publish our books online and/or offline. We subject ourselves and our work to grueling hours and the sweat we must pour out for the finished product. But what choices work best for that grand celebration of said work? I have seen many Twitter posts and received lots of online book release party invites. My very first online book party was that of The Ruby Curse by Makayla Yokley. It was an after release party. I had no idea what I was doing, stumbling over Facebook, trying to
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Your Book–Keep Marketing Momentum High

For new authors, the task of getting the word out about a current WIP or an upcoming release comes complete with a separate set of worries than that of writing, drafting and editing. Marketing and promo sounds fun. Some of us start the planning stages before we have the finished product. And that’s a good thing–to know what direction you want to go in, but keeping that momentum up during and after is the trick. Is it enough to simply outline, list what you want and make the proper inquiries? Sure. If that’s your only goal at the time. Having a more
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Recipe For Writing–How to make hearty, savory leftovers

Makes unlimited servings Ingredients *Leftovers: ideas, words, sentences, paragraphs, deleted story scenes *1 part imagination *1 part passion *1 part optimism *1 voice Start with your batch of leftovers, sprinkle in imagination, then douse with passion and mix well with optimism. Simmer to your liking and season to taste with your voice. Best shared with others…serve to the world while still warm. ~A.M. Day
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New Writers Beware–Don’t trust the one with the shiny apple!

“Thanks, but no thanks.”  This is a phrase I find myself saying more often than I care to. As an indie author, it can be a challenge to find the right people for your team. Your team may consist of: 1.) A graphics person for that “just right” cover look. 2.) A proofreader/copywriter to crisp up pages and catch errors. 3.) Someone to format the final manuscript. 4.) A marketing person, if you’re not doing it yourself. 5.) And depending on how busy your schedule is, someone to make sure all these things are running smoothly, so that everything will be ready-set for your projected release date. But, buyer, BEWARE! There is always some damn wolf in sheep’s
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