Writing Tips



Writing a novel is not for the feint of heart.  It is a huge undertaking that can take months or even years to complete, depending on the amount of research and detail you need to you put into your work of fiction or non-fiction.  Even knowing this, it can feel like it's taking too long to complete your novel, or that you'll never finish.  If you feel that way, it may benefit you to read a few tips and tricks on writing and promoting your fiction in order to speed up the process without diminishing your book's quality or value to your readers.

One of the ways you can speed up the process is by creating an outline or a breif synopsis of the plot as well as short character descriptions. This can help you get your ideas down so that you do not have to continuously stop and think, What happens next? 

Of course, utilizing a good novel planning and writing book, like Ultimate Novel Planning Workbook: Worksheets for the Writer, Ready, Set, Novel!: A Workbook, Outlining Your Novel Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises for Planning Your Best Book (Helping Writers Become Authors 2) and Ready, Set, Write: Level 1, may help keep you focused and on the productive writing path.

For more writer tips and tricks, keep reading.  You're sure to find some ideas to help keep you on the path to publication.




Free Social Media Schedulers

If you’re having trouble keeping up with your social media posts, a social media scheduler can make the task easier. Here’s a list of completely free social media schedules: IE: Not a free option. Just free.

woopsocial1. WoopSocial

WoopSocial is the most comprehensive of this list. They allow you to schedule Twitter and Facebook posts as well as Instagram posts if you can get your Instagram account to link to the site. I have yet to be able to successfully get my Instagram account to link, and I’ve probably tried 50 times over the last several months.



Pros of WoopSocial

  • No limit to scheduled Tweets

  • Scheduler is reasonably easy to use

  • They offer detailed analytics in their paid plan

Cons of WoopSocial

  • Their scheduler has a tendency to go down, so it’s good to have a backup plan.

  • No bulk upload feature




2. TweetDeck

TweetDeck is actually owned by Twitter. They purchased it in 2011, so it’s fully integrated into the Twitter platform, which makes it more stable than other social media schedulers. The downside is that it only works for Twitter. To get posts to other social media platforms, you’ll have to use something like IFFIT.



Pros of TweetDeck

  • Completely Free

  • Schedule Unlimited Tweets

  • Schedule Tweets for Multiple Twitter Accounts

  • See other Twitter things, like Notifications and Activity


Cons of TweetDeck

  • Scheduler is Clunky. Time and Date Don’t Hold, so it’s a lot of clicking to schedule a post.

  • You’ll need to do something else if you want to schedule to Facebook, Instagram and Pininterest

  • No Bulk Uploader – Scheduling for the entire month is probably not feasible due to the time it would take to schedule hundreds of tweets.


Unfortunately, these are the only two completely free, unlimited social media scheduling options that I have been able to find. I recommend WoodSocial over TweetDeck just because it’s more versatile, and the scheduling platform is much easier to use (when it works). As of this post, WoopSocial’s scheduler has been down for five days. The exact problem is that the “schedule” button lags between posts, so you have to refresh the entire page for every social media post. Hopefully, they will fix this in the coming week.

As an independent author, figuring out the best way to promote your book can be difficult.  Thankfully, there are new mediums being invented all the times, and one of the easiest ways to spread the word about your new book may be videos.

Ways to Promote Your Book via Video

All you need to create your book promotion video is a cell phone or a webcam.  In most instances, you do not need the services of a professional videographer.  Though, you may choose to hire a company to make your videos for you if that makes you more comfortable.

YouTube has a reach if a person can use it correctly. Using it as a platform for questions and answers or book readings can be a powerful tool for people to know the author. A person could ask for questions on Reddit and answer them on YouTube. Going on with other video creators may also help, especially if they have an established author platform.

Facebook Live

Facebook Live is another way to do a question and answer video. This will give the chance to answer questions as they come in. This will give a strong sense of knowing the author. Instead of worrying about video edits, a person just needs a good background. like a blank wall.

A video is a powerful tool. While an author can be powerful with their words, a video does more for connecting with the readers. It is a powerful tool that anyone can use.

Updated Feb. 8, 2020 (Partially.  Keep in mind there are more than 140 agencies on this list)

So, You’ve Written a Book and Now You’re Hellbent on Submitting to Agents

Good luck. Let me just be extremely honest. I found this to be a spectacular waste of time. In fact, it ate up a year and a half of my life that I cannot get back.  However, if you want to do this, take a massive look at the lists I used.  This is accurate as of 2018. As you probably already know, these guys go in and out of business all the time. I would recommend copying and pasting the agency names into your search engine to get the most recent website and contact information.  There are also a few agent websites that I listed at the end.

​A Comprehensive Literary Agencies and Agents (Single Agent Literary Agencies)

They also accept other genres other than thriller, so take a look at their websites. This is the basic list of agents (litereart agencies) that I worked through between December 2016 and March 2018. When working through this list move quickly. I know there is some debate on how fast you should move through these lists. You should not do them all in one night or one week. My advice is to divide it up over 60 or 90 days and get it done. You will be waiting anywhere from six to 12 weeks for responses and/or timeouts or longer. So, get it done and move on to your next book. You will need it completed by the time you get all your rejections back so you can start over. I worked this list three times in a year and a half. It's also important to note that while I say this is a list of thriller agents/agencies, many of these agencies accept more than thriller books and have multiple agents that specialize in a variety of categories. When I worked this list, I was specifically looking for thriller, suspense and crime agents.

  1. Aaron M. Priest lit agency - Thre are currently 8 agents here that cover a variety of categories.
  2. JLDelbourgo - There are two agents working at this agency.  The owner is Joelle Delbourgo. Carrie Carter is an associate agent and probably the "gatekeeper".
  3. 3 Seas - There are two agents working at this agency, and they accept Romance, mystery, paranormal and fantasy, westerns, women's fiction and YA/MG. Be aware that their romance categories are highly truncated. (If I recall correctly, this agency was a lot bigger in  2017/2018)
  4. Aevitas - Looks like a flash-based/Wordpress website.  May run slow in some browsers. They have more than 20 agents that accept a variety of genres.
  5. AKA Literary - New agent as of 2017/2018.  Take a look at where she's placing her books because I didn't see any "agent only publishers" on her list when I last looked). There is no agent name listed on the website. However, the agent is Terrie Wolf.
  6. Albert T Longdon - Agent at Three Corners Literary. You'll probably come across him first on Query Tracker. He's also listed in the Publishers Marketplace.  I've never been able to find a website for this guy. On my agent list, he was probably a last ditch effort to find representation because I always went after the agents with websites first.
  7. Annie Bomke  -Single agent literary agency
  8. APL (pande) - These guys have a double branding.  Officially it's APL literary agency, but they can also be found under Pande. Ayesha Pande owns the agency. There are 6 other agents, and they have partnered with some agents overseas.
  9. aponte literary
  10. Barbara Bova - extremely old website. This is still coded in HTML. The website lists 5 agents/employees, and their bulk email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It is a single page website with almost no information. The hyperlinks on the agent' names simply indicate additional email addresses. You may be able to find more inforamtion on Query Tracker.
  11. Barbara Braun Associates, Inc. - Single agent agency. Accepts fiction and non-fiction.
  12. Barbara Casey Agency - Single Agent, accepts fiction, nonfiction and picturebooks.
  13. BELCASTRO AGENCY - Currently employs 4 agents. Owned by Sharon Belcastro. They only accept submissions through Query Manager. They're agents cover a multiple of children's and adult fiction genres. No erotica though.
  14. Bent Agency - Founded in 2009. Employs 13 agents. They accept fiction, nonfiction and memior.
  15. Betsy Amster Lit enterprises - pay attention to her exclusions.  What she does not accept contradicts what she does accept. For example, she accepts books on social issues but not political or religious arguments.  She accepts women's issues and women's fiction but not romances. She accepts history but not westerns (which could fall under historical, depending on how you wrote it.)
  16. BJ Robbins lit - Single agent. Owned by BJ Robbins. Represent authors in a multitude of categories, including literary and general fiction, select genre fiction (mystery, suspense/thriller, historical), sophisticated young adult fiction, and nonfiction with commercial appeal, including biography, memoir, history, health, travel, sports, African American, science, pop culture. They do not do not represent screenplays, plays, poetry, science fiction, westerns, romance, techno-thrillers, religious tracts, dating books, illustrated children's books, middle grade, or anything with the word "unicorn" in the title.
  17. Bond Literary Agency - Owned by Sandra Bond. Represents adult commercial and literary fiction, mystery/thriller/crime fiction, and YA fiction in all categories. She does not represent romance, adult science fiction, adult fantasy, poetry, children's picture books, or screenplays. In nonfiction, she represents narrative, science for a general audience, business and history. Keep in mind that she has language that indicates that if you are not already a "superstar", she doesn't want you.
  18. BookEnds - Employs 11 agents. BookEnds represents fiction and nonfiction for an adult audience. In fiction our agents specialize in romance, mystery, suspense, thrillers, science fiction and fantasy, women’s fiction, historical fiction, literary fiction and upmarket fiction. They are also seeking nonfiction in the areas of memoirs, history, food, current affairs, business and career, parenting, pop culture, and general nonfiction. BookEnds Jr, represents fiction and nonfiction for the young adult, middle grade and picture book markets. In fiction we are looking for contemporaries, romance, science fiction and fantasy, historical fiction, graphic novels, horror, thrillers, and mystery.
  19. Books & Such - Employs 5 agents. They are non-specific in what they accept, and it includes: Adult fiction and nonfiction, Teen and young adult fiction and nonfiction and Middle grade fiction and nonfiction.
  20. Bradford Literary Agency - Employs 5 agents. Accepts fiction, picture books and illistrators and non-fiction
  21. Brandt & Hochman - Currently employs 8 agents. Types of fiction and nonfiction are dependent on the agent. Lots of bragging going on in the agent profiles. It may impress you, but it doesn't impress me. I like down to earth and gritty, serious and determined. They list that their authors have won various awards, like the Nobel Peace Prize, Faulkner award, etc.
  22. Brower Lit - They offer literary representation and subrights management.  There are 3 agents at this agency. They seem to specialize in YA, but they also take niches, like serial killers, psycholigical, women's fiction and historical fiction.
  23. Carol Man - Employs 8 agents. Genres and specialties are dependent on the agent.
  24. Chalberg and sussman - Employs 4 agents. Types of material are dependent on the agent.
  25. Chase literary - Single agent. Site is written in first person.  The agent's name is not listed. You have to go to Query Tracker to find out the agent's name is Farley Chase.
  26. Cheney Associates, LLC - Employs 4 agents. What they accept is dependent on the agent.
  27. Corvisiero Literary Agency - Employs 12 agents.  What they accept is dependent on the agent.
  28. Curtis Brown LTD - Employs 14 people. Not all of thsoe appear to be agents.  What they accept is dependent on the agent.
  29. D4EO - Employs 8 agents. What they accept is dependent on the agent.  Contains a clause that says they may have passed your work around, so you cannot submit to a second agent once time has elapsed.
  30. Darhansoff & Verrill - Employs 4 people. 2 appear to be agents. They are most interested in literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, sophisticated suspense, and both fiction and nonfiction for younger readers. Please note we do not represent theatrical plays or film scripts.
  31. David Black Agency
  33. DeFoire & Company
  34. Don Cogdon
  35. Donald Maass Literary Agency
  36. Doug Grad Literary
  37. Dunow, Carlson, and Lerner
  38. Einstein - Iffy....  feels like a children's agent to me to spite what it says.
  39. emma sweeny
  40. Empire Lit
  41. Ethan Ellenberg
  42. Eyebait Literary Agency
  43. fairbank Literary
  44. Fletcher & Company
  45. Folio Lit
  46. Foundry
  47. Fox Literary
  48. Fraser-Bub
  49. Fuse Literary
  50. G Agency, LLC
  51. Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management
  52. Gelfman Sneider
  53. Glass Literary
  54. Greenburger
  55. Harvey Klinger
  56. Helen Heller Agency
  57. Hershman Rights Management
  58. Hill Nadell
  59. Holloway
  60. HSG
  61. http://www.dystel.com/
  62. http://www.kimberleycameron.com/
  63. Inklings
  64. Inkwell
  65. Innisfree Literary
  66. Irene Goodman
  67. J&S
  68. Jaberwocky - Mostly sci-fy, like 99% to spite what it now says.
  69. Jane Rotrosen Agency
  70. Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
  71. JET Literary Associates, Inc.
  72. JNA
  73. John Hawkins
  74. Jud Laghi Agency
  75. Judith Riven
  76. JVNLA
  77. Kneerim & Williams
  78. Larkwords
  79. Launchbooks  - careful, says thriller, looks like sci-fy
  80. Laura Langlie Agency
  81. LDLA
  82. Leshne Agency
  83. Liza Dawson Associates
  84. Liza Royce
  85. Loretta Barrett Books, Inc
  86. LPA
  87. Lucinda Literary
  88. Margaret McBride
  89. Maria Carvainis Agency
  90. Mark Falkin - ehhhhhh, read this guy's website closely.
  91. Marsal Lyon
  92. Martel Agency
  93. Matthew Carnicelli Lit
  94. McCormick Literary
  95. McGinniss Associates
  96. Meyers Literary
  97. MMQLIT
  98. Movable Type
  99. Nelson Agency
  100. New Leaf
  101. Paul Levine - Try him.  Don't expect much.  If he requests your manuscript, you will be waiting 3-4 months.  Not kidding.  then, he will reject it with  - not for me.
  102. Peter Lampack Agency
  103. PLGB
  104. PLM
  105. Prospect Agency
  106. PS Literary Agency
  107. Red Sofa - Try them.  Don't expect much.  I really think these guys are primarily romance agents.
  109. Regal Hoffman (RHA)
  110. Richard Henshaw Group LLC
  111. RLR
  112. Root Literary
  113. SALKIND Greg apu
  114. Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
  115. Serendipity
  116. SG Literary
  117. SGGLIT
  118. Spencer Hill
  119. Starlight Literary Agency
  120. Stonesong
  121. Stringer Lit Agency
  122. Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency, Inc.
  123. talbot agency
  124. talcott Notch
  125. The Angela Rinaldi Literary Agency
  126. the book group
  127. THE EVAN MARSHALL AGENCY - Research this guy before submitting.  If I recall correctly, he likes to make fun of query letters on his social media.
  128. The Friedrich Agency
  129. The Gernert Company
  130. The Karpfinger Agency
  131. The Knight Agency - these guys look to be primarily romance to spite what the site says.
  132. The Literary Group International
  133. The Rights Factory
  134. The Rohm Agency
  135. the Seymor Agency
  136. The Unter Agency
  137. The Whalen Agency
  138. Triada
  139. Trident Media
  140. Veritas Lit agency
  141. Vicky Bijur
  142. Victoria Sanders
  143. Waverly Place - Read the site.  Decide for yourself. I wasn't impressed.
  144. Waxman Leavell
  145. Westwood Creative Artists
  146. Wolfson
  147. Writers House
  148. ZSH

A Comprehensive List of Horror Agents

There are next to none of these guys and most writers can't find them.  Here's the list I was able to put together after weeks of searching.  This list is accurate as of March 2018.
  1. Aevitas
  2. Andy Ross Agency
  3. Annie Bomke
  4. Barone Literary Agency
  5. Bradford Literary Agency
  6. Chalberg and sussman
  7. Cooke Agency
  8. Cornerstone Literary Agency
  9. Corvisiero Literary Agency
  10. Curtis Brown LTD
  11. DeFoire & Company
  12. Don Cogdon
  13. Donald Maass Literary Agency
  14. Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC
  15. Folio Lit
  16. Foundry
  17. Fox Literary
  18. Friedrich Agency
  19. Fuse Literary
  20. Harvey Klinger
  21. ICM Partners
  22. Irene Goodman
  23. JABberwocky Literary Agency
  24. Janklow & Nesbit Associates
  25. Jill Corcoran Literary Agency
  26. Kimberly Cameron
  27. KT Public Relations & Literary Services
  28. Larkwords
  29. Launchbooks
  30. Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency
  31. Literary Group International
  32. Liza Dawson Associates
  33. Loretta Barrett Books, Inc
  34. Lotts Agency
  35. L Perkins Agency (LPA)
  36. Lucinda Literary
  37. Margret McBride Literary Agency
  38. McGinniss Associates
  39. Nancy Yost Literary Agency
  40. New Leaf Literary & Media
  41. Prentis Agency
  42. Prospect Agency
  44. Richard Henshaw Group LLC
  45. Rohm Agency
  46. Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
  47. Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
  48. Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency
  49. SGGLIT
  51. Spencer Hill
  52. Starlight Literary Agency
  53. Stonesong
  54. Stuart Agency
  55. The Seymour Agency
  56. talbot agency
  57. talcott Notch
  58. Triada
  59. Trident Media
  61. Writers House

Additional Agent Lists You Can Use for Free

Query Tracker - Excellent, very up to date, better than Writer's Digest
Agent Query - Not bad, little harder to use.
Authors.com - Not as good
Manuscript Wishlist - Agent's use this.  It's worth looking at when you come across an agent who has a link.  However, you cannot search it with any reliability.

Now, Take a Break and Relax with a Good Book

Thunderstorms and .45s by Stacey Carroll -  ​After gunning down a police officer in front of the Sarasota police station, drug-addled, drug-running pilot, Avia Conn, flees to Michigan where con artist Benton Docks and hitman Brian Colcort are scamming a rich socialite out of her money. Hoping to relax and integrate herself into the heist, she’s thrown into another disaster when they have to shoot the woman in order to avoid being exposed and thrown in prison.
As a writer who is considering self-publishing, you have probably heard or read that you need to promote your book on the book promotion websites. Unfortunately, a lot of the lists circulating across the Internet are for PAID book promotion, even if they advertise FREE in their meta descriptions and tags. In the worst case scenarios, they’ll let you promote your FREE Amazon book for FREE…. Um, free books don’t really help you. They make up about 2 percent of book sales and the momentum doesn't last...

Going through all those paid book promotion lists is a waste of time. I even got caught up in one so far that I filled out all the information, created the account and then got to a paid wall. Now, imagine how irritated I was. So, let me cut down the time and frustration you spend on this task by giving you the actual sites that will promote your book for free.

This is a question I have been trying to answer for the last six months. There’s a lot that goes into promoting a book, even if you plan to only use free options. If you want to win, you don’t want to publish your book, put a pinned post at the top of your Twitter and Facebook accounts and forget about it. You want to put some thought into marketing, even if you have no marketing money.
1. Create Your Cover – get your copy of GIMP or Photoshop and get to it. You need your cover for promotion, and you need it as soon as possible. You really want to have this finished two to three months prior to the publication of your book so that you can do some advanced marketing.

2. Choose a Pre-Order Date – If you plan to do pre-orders, choose a pre-order date that is ahead of your publication date by two to four weeks or longer, but keep in mind that your book will need to be finished so that you can upload it.

3. Choose a Press Release Date – Your press release date needs to be ahead of your pre-order date by at least a week.

4. Choose Your Publication Date – You want to have this planned out well in advance.

Those four above dates are extremely important. You can’t start your promotions until you know all of these dates. You will also want to gear your promotions around these dates.
5. Get Your Author Website – If you do not have a website, you can get one for free. I currently use Weebly, and you can have as many of these as you want. I have an author page, a wannabe writer page and a freelancing website on Weebly. Once you have your website, get some content on it. At a bare minimum, you want a Home page, Author Blog, About the Author and a Contact Page.

6. Get Your Social Media Accounts Sorted – If you don’t have Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Snapchat, Instagram, ect, you need to get them. If you have them, you need to reconfigure them around your new author persona. This probably means changing your website addresses to reflect your author webpage and changing your profile pictures to yourself or your book cover. If oyu need step by step directions, Twiends has recently created a comprehensive guide on how to maximize your Twitter.

7. Get Hootsuite – Hootsuite has done some major limiting of the free account these days, but it is still usable. Your limitations are that you can only have 3 social media accounts linked to it, and you can only do a maximum of 30 posts across those 3 accounts, so 10 each. That is enough to get you 2.5 days of scheduled social media posts. You can’t be online 24 hours a day, so this is better than nothing. Hoostuite will push your posts for you whether you are at your computer or not.

8. Locate Book Promotion Groups and Webpages – There are a ton of them out there. However, you have to be vigilant. Some of the sites require you to pay a fee. Others require that you have X amount of review on Amazon and a certain star rating before they accept you. You won’t have either one of those things prior to your publication date, and you may not have them for months afterwards. If you plan to look on Facebook, the keywords you want are “Author Book Promotions”. Once you get into a few of these Facebook will feed more of them down your right sidebar, and joining becomes a breeze after that.

9. Get Spammy! - If you aren’t used to advertising or are completely against advertising, you are going to have to get over it quickly. The only way people are going to know about your book, is if you get up and scream the title along with your name and provide the links to your published book. You can get creative with it. I’ve gotten creative with it. There are things you can do to make it look less like an advertisement, but the word about your new published book is only going to get out if YOU tell everyone you know and everyone who walks by you and everyone you don’t know.
Now that you have all the information you need to get started promoting your book, sit back and relax with a different good book from author Stacey Carroll. (See what I did there.)

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The short answer is – No. The thinking here is that an editor will be able to spot mistakes you did not see so that you can turn in the absolute best manuscript possible, and this is absolutely true. An editor can help you clean up any mistakes and spot glaring errors, but this does not guarantee you acceptance by any agent or traditional publisher. If they do not like your story or your concept, you are still screwed, and if you paid money to have it edited, you are also out that money. Keep in mind the listed rejection rate for editors and publishers is 97 percent. ​The other thing to remember is that if you are accepted by an editor/agent, they will suggest changes and edits to your manuscript, and the edits could be extensive, undoing everything your paid-for editor just did.  You will also be edited again by the publisher's editor, if you are lucky enough to get accepted by a publishing house.  All of this editing could result in between 50 to 75 percent of your book being completely rewritten.

​Is There Ever a Reason You’d Want to Hire a Freelance Editor?

Yes. When you’ve stopped submitting to agents and decided to self-publish. This is when you should hire an editor. Once you’ve decided to go it alone, go ahead and hire that editor. You really want to make sure that your novel is cleaned-up and ready to go before you self-publish. This is when you start throwing your own money into the project. Per sale, you are going to earn more as a self-published author than a traditionally published author, so you will be more likely to make up that money. However, on average, self-published authors sell fewer books.  The good news is that you can publish as fast as you can write, so you'll be able to write and publish more books in a shorter period of time.

​How Much Should You Pay for an Editor?

The price of editing depends on the type of editing.  Developmental edits tend to be the most expensive which prices reaching as high as $5,600.  Proofreading tends to be the least expensive, ranging from a few hundred dollars to a couple thousand.  Line editing tends to fall in the middle.  Of course, you have to think about the fnancial aspects.  Most authors don't like thinking about the business side of the book industry.  Unfortunately, as a self-published author, you have to be both the creative side and the buisness owner.  This means that you will have to think very hard about whether or not to hire an editor.  If you can't afford it, there are plenty of self-editing books available to help you polish your novel and get it ready for publication.

Also remember that anything you spend goes against your bottom line, and you are starting at $0.00. If you spend $2,000 on editing, you are now -$2,000 before you earn a profit. If your book earns you $3 per sale, you will need to sell 667 books before you break even. Do you know 667 people that want to buy your book?

​Can I Just Do My Own Editing?

Yes. This is the most affordable option. It is also the most time consuming. If you are going to do your own editing, put your manuscript away for three or four days and clear your mind. If you’ve gone through the manuscript several times over the last month, put it away for a week or two. You need to forget what you wrote and give your brain a break.

Once you’ve forgotten what you’ve written, pull that bad boy out of the drawer or boot it up on your computer and read it like you are a reader. Anything that catches or is off or doesn’t feel right, mark it, but don’t change it. The highlight feature works well for this. Once you are finished reading it, go back and make the changes.
The bottom line is that it is entirely up to you to determine if you need to hire a professional editor, if you have the money to hire the editor and whether or not you can skip the editor and do all the editing, polishing and formatting yourself.

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  5.  8 Tips on How to Quickly Self-Edit a Novel
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William Wilson is torn as a new clinic director (Kane Devonshire) takes over ESA and continues to sell babies as vampire food. While William doesn’t believe the vampire is worse than Blackwell, his Bonded just might be. The violent redhead has been known to attack every human she encounters. She’s unpredictable, dangerous and might just have to be put down along with Kane. 











Writing a book and publishing a book are only the first steps to author success.  This is because you could have written a great book, but this does not matter if no one knows about it. Thankfully, there are promotional tools and things you can do to help spread the word.

Social media is a great place to promote your book. You can potentially reach thousnads and even millions of people with properly timed and hashtagged tweets and posts. You can also start a blog, create promotional and informative articles and share those across your social media accounts.  There are even sites where you can promote your book for free.

Additionally, there are also several Amazon books available to get you gather book promotion ideas so that you can create your own custom book promotion strategy.  Great Noevel marketing books include:

  1. Novel Marketing: Making Your Author Brand Work for You & Your Books
  2. How to Market a Book Third Edition (Books for Writers)
  3. The Kindle Publishing Bible: How To Sell More Kindle Ebooks on Amazon (Step-by-Step Instructions On Self-Publishing And Marketing Your Books) (Kindle Bible Book 1)
  4. How Your Book Sells Itself: 10 Ways Your Book is Your Ultimate Marketing Tool (Marketing for Authors)
  5. Sell More Books!: Book Marketing and Publishing for Low Profile and Debut Authors Rethinking Book Publicity after the Digital Revolutions
  6. Let's Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books (Let's Get Publishing) (Volume 2)
  7. 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, Real World Edition: Authors: How to sell more books, ebooks, multi-media books, audios, videos, white papers, and other information products in the real world


In addition to the above helpful books, here are a few articles to help you self-promote your books.



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