Do you know I always have giveaways going on over at Goodreads? I offer 1 romance giveaway, and usually a coloring book and/or children’s picture book. Check it out. Free to enter.
Here’s my author page on Goodreads. You have to be signed in to get there.Grace Brannigan on Goodreads
Time Runners is the second in the series of young adult time travel. I have an entire series of romance time travel, Once Upon a Remembrance (free everywhere) Soulmates Through Time and Treasure So Rare. The series follows the Remington’s moving back and forth through time to find the loves of their loves.
My YA titles, Time Chaser and Time Runner, are not romances, but they are in a way off-shoots of the romance series. The YA titles, novellas, are about the children of the characters in each of the books. It’s been fun to write, but I’ve gotten a little side tracked this year as I worked on other projects so now I’m planning to finish Time Runner by January 1, if not before.
I’m easily sidetracked by new projects, and that’s been the case since March of this year. I began working on art-related writing projects which have been a load of fun. 16 Mandalas in Glorious Color, all fully colored Mandalas for your art projects. I’ve also been busy creating children’s picture books, and I began a series of coloring books, and last but not least, my writing and sketch book journal series. It’s been a load of fun creating these series, but now, back to the writing!
I’ve combined some of my art designs with my love of writing. Some lovely writing journals on Amazon. Write in Me Journals with Mandala design covers. 160 ruled pages. What a great holiday gift or a special occasion gift for the writer in your life! :-)
Write in Me Journals on Amazon
Write in Me Journal
Write in Me Journal 2
I’m very excited with my new coloring book I’ve put together for adults. “Detailed Alphabet Coloring Book: 25 Baroque Grayscale Images.
25 Grayscale alphabet letters for your coloring pleasure. Intricate, detailed, stunning, created circa 1650 in the Baroque era!
These images are in the public domain and sourced from Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
From the Public Domain Review: Libellus Novus Elementorum Latinorum – designed by the Polish goldsmith Jan Christian Bierpfaff (1600-ca.1690) and engraved by fellow-countryman Jeremias Falck (1610–1677).
Bierpfaff worked as an apprentice at the Mackensen family of metalworkers in Cracow, a group “who introduced the Dutch auricular (‘shell or ear-like’) style of ornament into the Polish gold and silver workshops”. The influence is baroque stylings of the grotesque. The result is wonderfully surreal, the writhing forms hovering somewhere between the monstrous and floral.
Here’s a fantastic idea. I’m in the process of updating the links in my Kindle books so readers can find my other books to read. Author Jo Michaels has written an excellent post over at her blog about how to get a “universal” URL link created so no matter what country someone is located in, they will be directed to the correct Kindle store from your book! This is way above cool. Thanks Jo for a great, informative post. Here’s Jo’s blog post.
Jo Michaels’ blog
The magic question. Where and how to effectively advertise to get the most for your dollar. What kind of exposure would you as an author like for your books and/or product? How do you discover an effective means that lets potential buyers and readers know about you?
It’s the hottest topic I see in seminars, podcasts and online classes right now. Who wouldn’t enjoy more sales or even their first sale, depending upon how long you’ve been in this game. I have been writing a long time. There’s so much going on in social media, you could literally drive yourself crazy trying to hit it all. I decided to stick to two basic advertising mediums. I use Goodreads advertising/giveaways and Facebook. Both require time and effort. Facebook alone could be a part time job to test, research, try new ads, see if they work. It’s all time consuming and takes away from the creation part, which of course is what I’d rather be doing.
You as the author know your books and hopefully your audience. So here are some links to what I’ve found are some useful advertising and marketing strategies that have worked for others.
Using Facebook Advertising with Mark Dawson at The Author Biz
Lindsay Buroker on Goodreads Giveaway and Book Promotion
Even though this link is a few years old, I think it’s still relevant. Jane Friedman Goodreads tips
And last, where else would you start with Facebook than their business page. Facebook Business Page
I have a new Facebook page for my coloring books and I intend to also set up a twitter account for the same. I’m still getting it organized, but hop on over and like the page. My latest Goodreads giveaway will be posted plus new publications! ColoringBooksForAdultsInfo on Facebook