The First Blurb for WHITESANDS is in!

Blurbs, for those of you who might not know, are the quotes you often see on book covers, praising the book in question, the author or previous books. There is a lot of work that goes into getting not just blurbs but the right blurbs, It wouldn't help much to have a Stephen King blurb… Continue reading The First Blurb for WHITESANDS is in!


Valancourt Books Give Amazon an Earful

What follow is a post, verbatim, from the Valancourt Books Blog, posted on Saturday, October 27, 2018 and reprinted here simply to help them get the word out. Between print books, Kindle e-books, and Audible audiobooks, these days Amazon accounts for at least 90% of our sales. Although our books are available on plenty of… Continue reading Valancourt Books Give Amazon an Earful

Just Some Fancy Books – Instagram

If you are on Instagram, you should take a look at something called #circleofbookishfriends It's booky-thing (of course) where you get a prompt like "Favorite author" or "Women Wednesday". The posts are, more often than not, Stephen King or horror-related, as the people who started the Circle of Bookish Friends (I think it was mother.horror)… Continue reading Just Some Fancy Books – Instagram

A Word-of-mouth Book Marketing Case Study

The Library at Mount Char

You wonder what's going to sell your book, right? Of all the books you have on your shelves, how many did you buy because you saw an ad for it? A book trailer? Well, last week I saw, black-on-white what it is exactly that moves the most books from bookstore shelves. I'll show you. Chances are,… Continue reading A Word-of-mouth Book Marketing Case Study