Wednesday, November 23, 2016
One of the hardest parts of writing a novel is when someone doesn't like what you've created. Recently I attended a writers conference where several professionals gave me advice that I need to change the book cover. The first book cover you see below is my original creation. I spent hours with help from my wife creating something that I thought worked great. Unfortunately too many people disagreed and we had to make a change. Fortunately for me, at the same writers conference, I bought a bunch of raffle tickets and won a free book cover design from Nick Zelinger. At the bottom of the page you'll see the updated book cover for my first novel, The Enraged, to be released sometime in the Summer of 2017.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Picking the image you're going to show to the world for your author page is something that stresses me out a little, especially as the release of my newest novel, "The Enraged" quickly approaches. Do you have fun with it, do you go professional, or just find a picture where you're chillin'? Below are the images I have to choose from or there's another option... I could go take some more pictures. I happen to have a great photographer near by. Here's what I have. I'd love to hear your feed back.
This image is from the cover of my book, "Everything I Touch Turns to SOLD" It's a good professional picture. I'm thinking that maybe this would be the wrong picture to use since it's from the cover of my sales book.
This picture is from my trip to Oahu, Hawaii. It's a little more relaxed. I kind of like it in black and white, but once again, I'm not sure if this is the right picture to use.
Then there's this image. It's the one I use for my work, New Home Sales stuff. My business cards, price sheet and etc. It's also the most recent picture of me.
I could just have fun with it and do something like this. OR...
I could just go full Zombie, looking like something from The Walking Dead. LOL. Maybe not.
Either way, I'd love to hear your opinions.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
I had a fun successful event at Author U in Denver this weekend. I was a finalist in the Draft to Dream Competition and I participated in the Shark Tank where I got some great prizes. Some of the thing I won were Free Book Cover Design, $100 gift card from a publisher, & a Free Edit of my zombie novel "The Enraged". For those aspiring authors of those of you looking to increase your book sales, The Author U Extravaganza is a must to attend.
For more info on my novel go to theenraged.com
Saturday, September 17, 2016
I had a great time at Author U in Denver this weekend. I'd strongly recommend anyone looking to make improvements to their novel attend this event. There are so many industry professionals in attendance and they're willing to spend their personal time with you to teach you. Friends and contacts are made that are sure to help as you go from author to marketing your book for sales.
Here I am chillin' by the fire in my Enraged T-shirt by the fire.
Chillin' with THE Judith Briles by the Author U ice sculpture.
Getting serious before the Author U Shark Tank. It was scary, but I survived and walked away with some great help for my novel "The Enraged"