Today is the first Wednesday of October and I’m honored to be one of the co-hosts for IWSG along with the amazing Tamara Narayan, Eva E. Solar, Shannon Lawrence, and Stephanie Faris. Don’t be shy, stop by and say hello to the co-hosts and participants.
IWSG is a group for writers to meet once a month and share their insecurities. It’s amazing how one kind word from a fellow blogger and author can help me see the positives and to focus on them and not dwell too much on the negatives.
Today my niggling insecurity concerns my mailing list. I started my list early, which is good, but I didn’t do enough to encourage people to sign up. I’ve been taking baby steps to change that. The biggest adjustment I’ve made is offering a free copy of my novel, A Woman Lost, to all new subscribers. This has helped grow my list substantially. But I need to keep finding more ways to find new subscribers and readers.
While prepping this post, I realized I never officially announced on my blog that if you sign up you’ll receive a FREE copy of A Woman Lost. Ooops. Here’s the signup link. And if you would like to find out more about A Woman Lost, just click here.
TBM’s Monthly E-Book Giveaway
Don’t forget to enter this month’s e-book giveaway. One winner will receive copies of five wonderful books by super cool authors.
Calling all YA author’s!
Derek Murphy is offering an awesome giveaway and opportunity. Here’s the deal:
He’s forming a private group of YA authors who can help each other succeed. He’ll let you leverage his platforms and traffic, and suggest lots of ways the group can work together to share readership and sell more books.
The giveaway includes $7500 worth of book design and marketing help. There are five days till the deadline.
So if you want to be involved and get some unique opportunities to market your YA fiction, sign up on the giveaway page.
One more thing before I’m off to visit other IWSGers. Last week I included a mystery photo and asked who owned a particular house in the Garden District in New Orleans.
Here’s the photo:
Several of you guessed Anne Rice and ding ding ding—you are correct. Rice not only lived in the house, she also included it in her novel, The Witching Hour, one of my favorite books by her.
Thanks for stopping by today!