Category Archives: Marketing Advice

Ten Most Important Ways to Market Your Ebooks

  On March 12, 2016, I gave an informal presentation before the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Maryland. My topic was “Ten Most Important Ways to Market Your Ebooks.” A YouTube video of my … Continue reading

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How I Do It — An Interview

  THE ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT AUTHORS (ALLi) has just published an interview with me as part of their weekly series: “How I Do It: Indie Authors Share the Secrets of Their Success.” Writers struggling to write, publish, or break through … Continue reading

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I Acquire a Literary Agent

I’m happy to announce that I’ve just engaged literary agent Sarah Hershman, of Hershman Rights Management LLC, to represent and sell subsidiary rights to my Dylan Hunter thriller series. In hiring Ms. Hershman, my primary aim is to publish more … Continue reading

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Interview with John Clarkson — Author of Crime Thrillers

  Back in the 1990s, browsing in a bookstore, I happened upon an intriguing-looking thriller titled And Justice for One, written by some fellow named John Clarkson. The back cover copy opened with an irresistible teaser: “If someone you loved was the … Continue reading

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My Upcoming Workshops on Writing and Marketing Books

I want to give you a heads’ up on my upcoming public workshop presentations about writing and marketing books. * On Saturday February 28, I’ll be giving a workshop on thriller writing at the annual Bay To Ocean Writers Conference, … Continue reading

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Authors — Is It the Best of Times, or the Worst of Times?

  Among many ongoing debates about the health of and prospects for the book business, few arouse the passions of authors (or divide them) more than perceptions of their prospects for success in today’s marketplace. Most recently we’ve seen moves … Continue reading

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Interview with Richard Bard — Author of Bestselling International Thrillers

  A few years ago, just as I was getting HUNTER launched, I was fascinated to witness the soaring success of another indie author, Richard Bard. His debut thriller, Brainrush, had a fantastic premise, and it was racking up fantastic … Continue reading

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Interview with Wayne Stinnett — Bestselling Adventure Novelist

The Self-Publishing Revolution has produced a lot of rags-to-riches stories. One of the most recent and inspiring is the success story of Wayne Stinnett. Reviewers are comparing Stinnett and his nautical protagonist Jesse McDermitt to the likes of author Clive … Continue reading

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Authors Behaving Badly

  In an excellent blog post, bestselling author and writing teacher David Farland takes on purveyors of plagiarism, fake reviews, purchased reviews, review-swapping schemes, attack reviews, etc. Reader reviews are enormously helpful to authors. Honest reviews often encourage browsing buyers … Continue reading

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The Best Book Marketing Advice Ever?

  I don’t know exactly how I missed this brilliant talk by Simon Sinek of several years ago. But for authors who are struggling to find more readers, his 18-minute presentation may contain the most valuable marketing and branding advice … Continue reading

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