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Excerpts for New Releases – Do They Help? By Stacy Hoff

I think I have a bad marketing instinct. It never occurs to me to post excerpts of my upcoming new releases. I have, however, provided excerpts to blog sites I visit, but only when specifically asked by the blog host. … 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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All Aboard for Blog Tours by Stacy Hoff

I’ve recently launched my newest release, DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC. In order to promote it I had to do everything  under the sun marketing-wise. Technically, this should have been no big deal for me. After all, ARCTIC is my fifth book … Continue reading

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I Have Signed A New Book Contract

I am ecstatic to announce that I have signed a contract with Soul Mate Publishing for Book 2 in the Arnhem Knights of New York series.  This book is about King Max’s daughter Noblesse. In the first book, readers meet … Continue reading

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Should You Write What You Love or Follow the Trends?

This is the question all fiction authors are confronted with in their careers. There isn’t an easy answer. When a particular genre or type of novel is in the limelight, a lot of publishers and authors rush to try to get a piece … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Secret #19: A Primer to Self-Publishing

I’m not going to go into details, but I’ll give the basics of self-publishing. I started self-publishing because one of my publishers closed, and they returned rights to me.  Bless them for doing that.  But in the meantime, a bunch … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Secret #18: Publishing and Time

The publishing world has changed dramatically within the last years. Twenty or more years ago, authors searched for the right agent to represent their work to the right publisher. Many publishers were and still are closed to authors submissions. If you … Continue reading

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