Category Archives: Marketing

Let’s Keep In Touch by Stacy Hoff

Recently I went to a writers’ conference. Many of the classes at this two-day event focused on book promotion. I agree that promoting books is a necessary evil for any author. (Most authors just want to write novels all day … Continue reading

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The Impact of Book Contests by Stacy Hoff

  My mind is fixed on the calendar. Why? Because very soon I will find out if the second book in my Building Love series, HOTTER THAN THE CARIBBEAN, will win the 2018 Las Vegas Romance Writers’ “I HEART INDIE” … Continue reading

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Book Launch Pre-Flight Check By Stacy Hoff

Often I feel like more of a pilot than I do an author. That’s because lately I’ve been running countless pre-flight checks for the launch of my new book, JOCKEYING FOR YOU. I’m running out of time! The book is … Continue reading

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Getting Published, Making Money & Falling Off a Cliff by Stacy Hoff

For most fiction writers I know (primarily in the women’s fiction and romance categories) becoming a published author is akin to running a marathon filled with buried land mines. For those aspiring to race on this crazy road anyway, I … Continue reading

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Book Market Maven Launch by Jenna Jaxon

There’s a new blog in town that may be of great interest to writers especially, but to readers as well who want to keep abreast of what’s going on currently in the book world. The blog is called Book Market … Continue reading

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Learning a New Trick: Cover Creation

This old dog learned a new trick over the Thanksgiving holiday: how to create a book cover using Microsoft Word. Now, I will be the first to tell you design is NOT my forte, however, things all just came together … Continue reading

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KDP Select: A Personal Experience

A couple of weeks ago I did a post on my blog about my experience with the KDP Select program. And I wanted to share that experience with all of you as well. I’m trying to see if my encounter … Continue reading

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Cover Design Redux by Stacy Hoff

Book covers are like people—they both get face lifts. Does prettier wrapping work? I have the perfect opportunity to find out with SEASON OF LOVE, my romance anthology with Gerri Brousseau, Merry Holly, Bobbi Lerman and Stephanie Queen. We were … Continue reading

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Short Stories Are Like Smart Cars (And I’m Taking A Ride) by Stacy Hoff

Until I learned about the publishing industry, I had no idea that commercial fiction writing had so many rules. I struggled to learn the precise definitions of genre and sub-genre categories, as well as their prescribed word-counts. That was several … Continue reading

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MY FIRST BOOK-SIGNING EXPERIENCE – PART 1 by Stacy Hoff

On March 14th I had my first book signing event ever. I was scared stiff to read four small pages of my first book, DESIRE IN THE EVERGLADES. Me, facing a large audience? Ack! Between my anxiety over this event, … Continue reading

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