FREE Ebook Guide: “Marketing Partnerships for Authors” by Author/Artist Dk Walker

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As an indie author, I have spent many years reading about writing, all the way back to high school, in college and in the present, to comprehend everything that is expected to be mastered for the success of a novel.  Like many of my indie colleagues, I still struggle to get my work ‘just right’ and no matter how much I have learned, I know there is always room for improvement. Without question, I have not been able to retain all the information I have ever read, but I do recall many of the different techniques offered and suggested.  After years of chasing my publishing dream, I finally know where my limitations are.   Aside from writing interesting stories and agent-ready query letters, at least so I have been told, my greatest issue after the fact has been with marketing and promotions.  As mentioned earlier, I remember a lot of this information from early on, and though these rules change or improve somewhat as the publishing industry grows, knowing how to reach a targeted audience is an absolute must for those of us who are doing this on their own and finally have a chance to make the grade.  What really gets me about that is the fact that most of us already know something about Marketing, we may just need a little reminder.  This is where Dk Walker’s free ebook guide, “Marketing Partnerships for Authors” comes in handy.

10706545_857787924245729_1004537334_n“Marketing Partnerships for Authors,” for me, was like a refresher course of information I knew but had forgotten, to understand where I stood with marketing, realize what limits I was putting on myself with marketing, and offered valuable information on how to engage partnerships with readers, writers and promotions in order to help my work become a more universal success.  Just that simple, but it made all the difference in my world to be reminded of some very important techniques that I had somehow allowed to get away from me.

You don’t really have to take my word for it, but I will suggest that you give this book a read.  After all, it’s free, and you never know what you may be missing and/or have forgotten in regards to the many hats that indie authors already wear throughout the process of making their work a success.  To get your copy, please follow this link.  https://enelpublishingservices.leadpages.net/1st-incentive-offer/

Best wishes on your success!

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About the author:

10707948_857787684245753_873699131_nDK Walker, born and raised in Washington D.C., is an author who’s cut from the old school cloth of storytelling.  He is married, father of two and is fond of saying that life has been a faithful teacher. The lesson’s he’s learned, he has written about, and hopes to compare notes with his readers one book at a time…

Contact Info;

En El Publishing company: includes typesetting, cover design.

Website: www.en-el-publishing.com

Blogs: http://passionofthepublished.wordpress.com/

Books are available in print at www.en-el-publising.com also available in eBooks on Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and Smashwords

 

“A Year in the Life” by author Tracy James Jones

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Hello to all of my reading friends and colleagues.  I know I have been M.I.A. on here for a good while now, but trust me, I have good reason.  But before I get into all of that I would like to share with you this quote I found a link to early this week.

 “Becoming a writer is not a ‘career decision’ like becoming a doctor or a policeman. You don’t choose it so much as get chosen, and once you accept the fact that you’re not fit for anything else, you have to be prepared to walk a long, hard road for the rest of your days.” ~ Paul Auster

Thank you, Mr. Auster, I couldn’t have said it better.  The only thing I would add to it is that if you are a reader/book reviewer, and guest judge for novel award events, that hard road is gonna have some lovely bumps in it along the way as well. With those words in mind I have to share with you a long list of projects that I somehow managed to juggle over this past year.

For starters, this year has been crazy busy with me reading novels and stories for at least three Novel Award events.

1. Reading for the RONE’ (Romance Novel Awards – event held in Vegas but I missed it because I went to the coast – Biloxi, Miss. – with my family). Check out my cool badge in the sidebar. I love it! http://www.indtale.com/2014-rone-awards

2. The Rainbow Novel Awards (LGBT Event). One last book to read for this one and am I done! http://www.elisarolle.com/index.html

3. And I’m still not sure how I got the job, since December 2013, I’ve read over 80 submissions for the AARP/Huff-Post 50 memoir contest. One of my favorites actually ended up as a top 10 finalist. (Yay!) The winner gets a big cash prize and will be published by Simon & Shuster. How cool is that?  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/25/memoir-contest_n_4323330.html

By that, you should know I have not had time for much of anything else.  I won’t have the heart to read anything else for a good while.  Mental overload is the best way to describe what is going on in my crazy head.  I’m suffering from too much information as it is, but I have loved every minute of it! (Smile)

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 Upcoming Event(s):

It has been a while, but I am very happy to report that I am about to take part in a fantastic blog/radio interview.  This one is hosted by J`son M. Lee, a man who wears many hats in the entertainment business, including owner of Sweet Georgia Press, a media, news, and publishing company based in Baltimore, Maryland.  http://www.sweetgeorgiapress.com/ I am beyond words in thanks for the opportunity to be interviewed by J`son for his live broadcast on September 24th.  Please check out the post and if you would like, please tune in to the show.  I am beside myself with excitement over this event and hope I don’t embarrass myself from being so thrilled!

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 For those who are not familiar, I was one of the indie authors featured in last year’s IndieVengeance Mass Book Signing Event in Dallas.  That was an extremely wonderful opportunity for me and getting the chance to hang out with so many authors that I had only met online was beyond amazing.  We had authors from coast to coast USA, plus 1 from Canada, and 3 all the way from Australia!  If you missed it, you can read all about it here:    http://tracyjamesjones.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/indie-vengeance-day-weekend-begins/  or search my blog for ‘Indie-Vengeance’ and all the pages will come up.

So now, again in October 2014, the IndieVegeance Day Event is on again.  Though we may not have all of the authors in appearance from last year’s event, we do have a big mixture of returning authors and one young lady, who came out to see us and is now a published author herself, will be included in the mix.  A few new authors will be joining us as well, including a children’s author from Spain!  How about that?  Check out the promotional photo below.  If possible, we would love to see you there!

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October 25th, 2014, I will have a solo book signing in Denton.  I am also working on at least three other events in the Dallas area, so please stay tuned for more details.  Should I have one close to home, I will certainly be sure to pass that information here, twitter, and my Facebook author page.

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 My final news has nothing to do with writing or reading at all, but it is a feature event that will showcase me and my book “Secrets & Lies.”  The occasion is a gallery photo exhibit this November in Syracuse, New York.  Before I jump all out of my skin over it again, let me share the story of how this came about…

It was sometime this summer that I met an up-and-coming New York Photographer online.  At the time, he had a fundraiser going for him to be able to travel across the United States taking photos of transgender and gender non-confirming individuals for a gallery event and possible table book.  The point of the project was to showcase these types of people and what they have to offer the world outside of their sexualities.  On his website he had a form for people who would be interested in being in his project to fill out with their personal stories. Well, being that I was on break from reading at the moment, I filled out the form.  Next thing I knew I was on his list because he said he loved my story.  (Wow!)  So, he left New York – Syracuse – August 18th and traveled the northern states all the way across to L.A.  On his way back, he traveled the southern states, but when he found he could not make it through Texas because he wanted to spent time with his family in Oklahoma before heading on to Little Rock, Arkansas, he asked me to meet him in Oklahoma City to take my picture.  How cool was that?  (It was a great weekend for pictures and I had a blast). Now that his travels are finally over, he has posted that he will be showcasing those he had photographed in a gallery event in November, and I will be featured in this event!

The event is called The Transcending Gender Project and if you would like to know more about it or would even like to be a part of it, please following this link:  http://www.transcendinggender.org/   Sorry to say that I will not be able to attend the event in person, at least not this one, but I will share one of the photos and the information about the gallery event.

HeadshotWhere: ArtRage Gallery

http://artragegallery.org/

505 Hawley Ave.

Syracuse, New York 13201

When: November 8th & 9th, 2014

P.S. – If you are in the Syracuse area, please stop by the event and be sure to tell the Photographer, Rhys Harper, that you got the information from me.  He will love that!

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 Whew! That was a lot of information, huh?  Yeah, I know.  And the year isn’t even over yet.  I have no idea about any other events, but I promise you all that I will keep you informed as best as I can.  Thank you so much for staying with me throughout this post. You guys are the best.   Big hugs & much love ~ Tracy J.

A Little Help

Tracy James Jones:

A little help for author CP Bialois

Originally posted on The BiaLog:

Hello everyone!
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As most of you know, I’m working toward releasing the third book in The Sword in the Flame series, The Lightwalker, in November. To help pave the way, I’m attempting to set the first book in the series, The Forging to perma-free on Amazon.com and I would really appreciate your help.

All you have to do is:
1. Go here: http://www.amazon.com/Sword-Flame-Forging-CP-Bialois-ebook/dp/B007PK6NTU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1408314311&sr=8-3&keywords=cp+bialois
2. Scroll down until you see the link that says “tell us about a lower price.”
3. Click “Website (online)”
4. Enter this URL: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-sword-and-the-flame-cp-bialois/1114910320?ean=2940044476516 and mark the price at $0.00.
5. Click “Submit feedback.”
If you would be so kind, please repeat step 4 once using each of the following links:

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-sword-and-the-flame-the-forging

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/306871

Let me just say ahead of time that you all rock! Thank you so, so much! :)

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BTSeMag: September/October 2014 Issue

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 Hello Everyone,

The September/October issue of BTSeMag is out!  http://issuu.com/btsemag/docs/sept-oct-2014   In this issue, cover author New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Dianne Duvall shares with us about her Immortal Guardian’s paranormal romance series. Join us as we chat with Dianne about her work, then take a sneak peek at Night Unbound, the latest in her popular series.

Many more wonderful authors including A.L. Jackson, Quinn Loftis, Mary Manners and more.

Don’t miss these entertaining columns:

Our New Column Debut
Bestseller’s Secret
FROM DYSLEXIC TO BESTSELLER…

Chic Trends in Romance
SEXY GOES BUMP IN THE NIGHT

The Hot Hunks of History
DARK DUKES OF HISTORY

The Heat Diva
HOT SUMMER WRAP UP

Ali B. and the Forty Spaceships
TO READ, PERCHANCE TO DREAM…

The Scrying Eye
GHOSTS OF THE PAST… DEMONS OF THE PRESENT

Forever Young
THE RETRO SCREAM: HORROR NOVELS THAT NEVER GET OLD

BTS Goes Hollywood

ALEX BLEDSOE

 
To view this issue please follow the link here: http://issuu.com/btsemag/docs/sept-oct-2014
 
 
Thank you so much.  Happy reading!
 
 

Babs Hightower
Promotions Director/BTS Promotions Team Leader
Babs@btsemag.com
 

“The Lycan Hunter” by Kelsey Jordan

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The Lycan Hunter Cover“The Lycan Hunter”

by Kelsey Jordan

Paranormal Romance

When Alexis James arrives at her first assignment in months, she anticipates the danger and violence rife in her calling as a Lycan Hunter. What she doesn’t expect is a handsome, blue-eyed wolf saving her life and kidnapping her. Surrounded by the enemy, Alexis must not only survive her prisoners but the bonds of a different sort that begin to form against her will.

Mikko Kyran was chosen by the gods to lead his pack, and he has made it his mission to end the eight thousand years of war plaguing his people. The Alpha never suspected that the key to the prophecy ending the Forever War would be held by a smart-mouthed, sexy Hunter determined to kill him.

Can two people from different worlds set aside everything they know about one another long enough to survive retribution from the Hunters, the pack, and the gods? Or will their differences start a war that neither can win?

Written with intensity and depth, The Lycan Hunter is the first in a thrilling new series.

 *Purchase Links*

 Amazon:   http://tiny.cc/2awugx

Barnes & Noble:   http://tiny.cc/pzbwgx

iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-lycan-hunter/id885177180?mt=11

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Kelsey Jordan Headshot *About Kelsey Jordan*

Kelsey Jordan is the author of The Lycan Hunter, the first book in her Gardinian World series. Though she has a preference for all things paranormal and romantic, Kelsey admits she just writes what her muse demands of her. It’s less painful that way. When she isn’t enjoying the momentary benefits of playing god to the many characters that live in her head, she can usually be found curled up with a book, killing something in a video game, or spending time with her family. At some point in the day she is probably drinking more than her recommended dose of coffee, but don’t tell her that. She doesn’t care about recommended servings.

As a Texas native and self-described Air Force brat, Kelsey now lives in Georgia with her husband and their tutu-wearing minion. Book 2 and 3 of the series will be published by Booktrope Editions late Summer/Fall 2014.  To learn more, visit her at:

http://kelseyjordangw.com/

https://twitter.com/KelseyJordan_GW

https://www.facebook.com/Kelseyjordangw

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22053393-the-lycan-hunter

 

 

BTSeMag Feature: “Wilde Riders” by Savannah Young

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Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 6.21.15 PMFOUR WILDE BROTHERS…ONE WILDE COUNTRY BANDWILDE RIDERS is the first novel in a spicy new contemporary romance series about four sexy brothers, their small-town bar and their local country band.

WILDE RIDERS can be read as a STAND ALONE NOVEL or as part of the SERIES.

Cooper Wilde spent his entire adolescence counting the days until he could escape rural northwest New Jersey. Now at 26, he can’t believe he’s coming back. But his late father’s bar, Haymakers, is in financial trouble and his older brother, Jake, has asked for Cooper’s help.

Riley Smith, 25, is fresh out of her Ivy League MBA program and wants to make an impression on her employer, H & C Bank. Her first solo assignment is a fraud investigation on a business loan they made to Haymakers.

Even though Old Town is less than 90 minutes from New York City, Riley feels like she’s stepped into another world in this remote, one-bar town. Riley can’t wait to do her business and get back to the city as quickly as her sports car will take her…until she meets Cooper Wilde. He’s not like the other guys in this rural town and Riley feels inexplicably attracted to him.

If you like your trucks loud, your beer cold and your men hot…you’ll love WILDE RIDERS.

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OTHER BOOKS in the OLD TOWN COUNTRY ROMANCE series:The Wilde One (Tucker’s Story)
A Wilde Night (Hunter’s Story)
Wilde Times (Jake’s Story)


Babs Hightower
Promotions Director/BTS Promotions Team Leader
Babs@btsemag.com

Open Call: Bloggers For BTSeMag

Hello bloggers,
 We are trying to build a bigger blogger system. Thank you for checking us out and we would love to add you to our team!
Babs
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Being a blogger for BTSemag has nice benefits. Become a blogger for BTS and be a team member in the ongoing work to promote authors, as well as BTS Book Reviews emag. Authors who blog are also welcome. Details:

convention_star BTS Street Team member. Sign up and help promote the magazine weekly. Babs Hightower, the Team Leader, will send you posts so it’s easy to have fresh material for your blog and social media. She also will send you the code for the magazine to post on your blog.
http://btsemag.com/community/bts-street-team/
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sent a post after each new issue is out. This will give you fresh info to post. Bloggers are asked to place the emag on their blog.  http://btsemag.com/community/monthly-media-kit-team/
What will you receive? Both groups are eligible for a $25 monthly gift card drawing, a “thank you” from BTS for helping.
convention_star Blog Beat. Every blogger who places the emag on their blog site or website and posts the weekly highlight sent by Babs, will be included in the Blog Beat in each issue. This is a free promotion for the bloggers blog site. Bloggers banner is used, along with a direct link to their blog.
convention_star Win a free half page ad. Each issue 1 blogger from among the group who post the weekly emag highlights and place the emag on their site, will win a free half page ad. This can be a author blogger who showcases their book, or a blogger who advertises their blog or business.
convention_star Authors win a free interview. For authors who are bloggers, we will be doing a drawing each month for an interview on the BTS website.
Write Babs@btsemag.com to get started.

Babs Hightower
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Babs@btsemag.com
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