Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Facing Demons flyer

What a perfect way to follow up a post about the legends at Beanpole Productions - with a spectacular flyer they designed for Facing Demons! Look at it, download it, show everyone, but most of all - enjoy!

This is a great example of an effective way for any author to market their books. I'll be taking this flyer with me on my Europe trip next week and dropping it wherever appropriate (without littering of course). I've also got bookmarks with a very similar design that I'll give out too.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Amazing Talent Showcase: Beanpole Productions

This is the first of many Amazing Talent Showcases I'll be doing. Each week I'll pick an author, artist, producer or small business whose brilliance and imagination are well worth a mention.

Today's amazingly talented person is Benny Dowie from Beanpole Productions.

Beanpole Productions is a South Australian based film and design studio who "love to create amazing and unique work."

Benny is the founder and owner of Beanpole Productions, and the mastermind behind all the spectacular creations. Beanpole's work involves filming, editing, special effects, and graphic design for a range of clients such as local bands' video clips, US longboard company Orangutang, and most recently a contract to film several promotional videos for wineries across Australia and New Zealand. Benny also does some freelance work and is often called up by other local film production companies who wish to take advantage of his amazing skill set.

So, before I finish up by giving you some links of where to connect with Beanpole Productions and watch all of their epic videos, how about sitting back and relaxing for a few minutes and enjoy the video SLIDE - A longboarding video by Benny which has received over a quarter of a million views on YouTube and Vimeo.

Go find Beanpole Productions on:

Or visit their website at beanpole.com.au

Traditional Publishing vs. Self-publishing

You've written a book and want to get it published but don't know how to go about it. First off you need to decide whether to go down the traditional or self-publishing pathways. Let's take a look at the pros and cons for each...

Thursday, 12 May 2011

More Reviews for Facing Demons

I’ve been working with Irene Watson, managing editor of Reader Views, to get my pre-publication publicity on the right track. Part of this involves Irene and her team sending out galleys of Facing Demons to reviewers from various book review organisations. I posted my first review in April and have since received a couple more, which I’ll post in full here. So far my experience with Reader Views has been excellent, and I would highly recommend their very professional range of services for authors.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Free eBook: Savvy Book Marketing Secrets

Savvy Book Marketing Secrets
52 Experts Share Insider Tips for Selling More Books

Free copies of this ebook are available at http://bit.ly/SavvySecrets

This eBook has been a great resource that I've been constantly referring back to for tips on promoting books and making the most of my publishing journey.
Here you will find articles written by leading publishing experts on topics ranging from online book promotion, social media marketing, speaking and events, publishing and distribution, and a whole lot more.

Below is the contents page to see for yourself exactly what the eBook contains.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Goodreads: All Authors Should Join this Facebook for Book-lovers

Goodreads is the largest social network for readers, authors and book-lovers in the world. There are over 4.5 million members who use the service to share books they've read by rating and reviewing books, adding books in categories on their virtual bookshelves, forming and joining book clubs plus much more.

Basically, Goodreads is the Facebook for bookworms!

Why should all authors (and readers) join Goodreads?

 - It's free to join
 - There is a fantastic Author Program
 - You have direct access to over 4.5 million members who LOVE books
 - You can easily connect with other authors
 - Your books and writing can be reviewed and rated – for those emerging authors, this can be a useful       
   tool to get free advice to improve your writing
 - Free publicity for your books
 - Develop a loyal following
 - Find more books that you might enjoy

Read on to find out about Goodreads' great features...