Monthly Paperback Giveaways on Goodreads

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

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Working on young adult time travel

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!

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Some lovely writing journals with Mandala Design now on Amazon

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 by Grace Brannigan

Write in Me Journal

Write in Me Journal by Grace Brannigan

Write in Me Journal 2

Write in Me 3 by Grace Brannigan

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New Coloring Books for Adults with Baroque Letters of the Alphabet — Grayscale images

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).

Baroque Coloring Book by Grace BranniganDetailed Alphabet Coloring Book

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.

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Smashwords announces new distribution Channel with Gardner Books

Smashwords today announced a comprehensive distribution agreement with Gardners, the UK’s largest book wholesaler.

The agreement significantly expands the global footprint of the Smashwords ebook distribution network, enabling Smashwords authors and publishers to reach hundreds of online retailers, public libraries and academic libraries.

On October 22 Smashwords will begin delivering 230,000 ebooks sourced from the over 100,000 indie authors and small independent presses to 400 ebook stores powered by Gardners operating in 32 countries and serving customers in 138 countries; 2,000 public libraries in the U.K.; and 400 academic libraries in the UK, Europe and Middle East.  The agreement excludes Smashwords erotica titles.

Read the rest of the story here: Smashwords Blog

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Creating a Universal URL for your Kindle book on Amazon Reblogged from Jo Michaels Blog

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

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Advertising and Marketing Info for Authors – Some links

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

Coloring Books for Adults

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