Showing posts with label Internet tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Internet tips. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Every Writer Needs a Good Editor

"Trish is the corner man every author should have in the publishing ring." I was thrilled to get this wonderful review from Canadian Kevin Zdrill after I helped him with his newest novel Crazy Mixed-up World. (Click here to buy it on Amazon.com.)


"I found Trish by chance while searching the web for an individual who could provide my fiction novel a critical and polished editorial assessment. My chance discovery with Trish was an author’s dream. Trish is a caring, passionate individual with profound editorial skills, a tremendous depth of knowledge in the publishing industry and possesses an amazing warmth to go the extra mile teaching and assisting me with my book to bring it up to industry standards. Having Trish involved with my book validated it had reached its potential as a creditable novel.
A tremendous distinction that separates Trish from so many other editors is that she is a highly accomplished author. Her insight into the industry is timely and relevant.
Any author who has the ambition to elevate the polish of their novel will achieve this goal under the guidance of Trish and her services. My experience with Trish exceeds any university course on writing, marketing and publishing. Trish is a one room classroom that will teach an author on all the aspects required to help in the success of a challenging publishing world. Like any champion boxer, Trish is the corner man every author should have in the publishing ring."

:-)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Are You Using Pinterest?

Pinterest use is growing exponentially, which makes sense because humans are predominantly visual creatures. We use our sense of vision much more than any other of the five (or six) senses. I've done quite a lot of searching on Pinterest, and I found not many authors are taking advantage of the exposure it offers. That's good for me, because I have created several boards showcasing books, including mine, naturally.


I think a lot of people are scared to use Pinterest because it works a little differently and it takes time to learn how to create boards and pins.  Basically, it's like hanging a cork board on your office wall, and pinning photographs or articles of interest from glossy magazines onto it. Others can repin your pins (select something you have pinned on your board, copy it, and place the copy on their board.) You couldn't ask for an easier way to advertise. Also, because it is digital, you can add videos.

I'm still learning, but I love what I've found out so far. Here's a screenshot of my profile, showing some of my boards. 


I will be happy to pin anyone's books onto my boards or help them create their own. 

The titles of mine:

Sizzling Romantic Suspense
Really Funny Romantic Comedy
Awesome Books Set in Africa
Books Worth Buying

I also have a board showcasing each of my own novels, plus a couple of other interesting topics. 

Now I'm starting a board to highlight and link back to my blog postings.

To follow me or access my boards, click on the Pinterest icon at the top right hand side of this blog.

I'd love to include everyone's books on my boards, so please comment with your Pinterest link or contact info.

More info on how to use Pinterest:

http://www.theyummylife.com/Pinterest_tips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtmmGA0M_yk