I’m so excited about this! I’ve wanted to be in one of Ophelia Bell’s Valentine’s Day takeovers for a very long time, and I’m in! If you’ve never been to a Facebook Takeover Event, you’re missing out on a ton of fun and some great prizes. Plus, you discover new authors, find great books to read and have fun interacting with everyone.
Want a Blog or Website but Don’t Know How to Get Started?
Every business should have a website. Small or large, if you are selling something or providing a service you need a website so customers can find you. Studies show that people under 40 use their phones or computers to search the internet for what they need. That means millions of people are looking for you. No matter what you sell, a good looking website is the perfect way to gain customers.
Gadgets and Gizmos of Setting up a Website
Widgets, footers, menus, domains, link-backs… No one is born knowing how to put together a great blog or website. When I set up my site, I needed a lot of help. I watched “how to” videos, and read articles and tried to understand it all. I didn’t understand any of it. Once a friend helped me set it all up, I was able to learn from there. Now I can create whole sites that are interesting and fun to read.
To Blog or Not to Blog
You don’t have to include a blog, but creating one doesn’t hurt to keep your site active. You can write about anything you want, your product, your services, the weather, your dog, daily life… If you’re an author, you can write about what it’s like to create stories and be sure to use my monthly writing prompts for inspiration. The sky is the limit.
I love to build websites. If you want a blog or a website, but you don’t know how to set it up let me know. If you have a blog idea but don’t know how to go about writing it, I can do that too. I research and write articles on just about any topic. Just tell me what you want, how you want it to look, what you want to include, and I’ll create an article for your blog.
Let me help you so you can get back to the business of your business.
I made my own website. Nothing looked the way I wanted it too. I was lucky to find Sherry. She knew her way around WordPress building my book site, and I spent that precious time building my book — while not breaking my bank. Her step-by-step directions are a big help, and now I can post and move things around myself. She’s always available to answer questions or fix something I mess up.
I’ve done it! I’ve done it! After 13 years of spending every waking moment at the computer learning and writing stories, I’m finally ready to publish. I started this journey with the hopes of publishing historical romance because I was tired of spending my money on crappy books.
Little did I know the first thing I published would be a contemporary romance about voyeurism and exhibitionism. Voyeur in the Mist was a three-year project that took on a life of its own. The whole story came about on a dare. I thought voyeur in the mist sounded like a great title for a romance book. The next thing I knew, I was dared to write it and write it I did.
Three years of working on the story, putting it away in the back of the closet, and hauling it back out to make it shiny. I’ve done my homework, gotten critiques and beta reads. I think it’s ready for the world. The cover was a gift from a friend, who just so happens to be the co-owner and editor in chief ofMugwump Press. Thank you, Megan Lewis. Taylor Fox did the formatting and all of the graphic advertisements. Then I just followed the step-by-step instructions to publish it on Amazon.
I give you, Voyeur in the Mist.
Some women dream of flowers, of romance. Susan isn’t one of those women. Her secret dream is to be watched through her bedroom window. As a high school teacher, she tries her best to hide her desire, but her inner exhibitionist wants out. A chance encounter at the Dentist’s office might just be what Susan needs to finally get what she has always dreamed about. Now all she has to do is to convince the mysterious man to help her.
Justin’s life as a molecular biologist is on the fast-track to a promising future. He enjoys his quiet life, dating no one in particular, but that all changes when he bumps into a pretty young woman with kinky sexual ideas, that skirt the law. Her exciting inclinations arouse him, filling him with an undeniable urge to join in her escapades.
Will they risk everything for an exciting sex life or play it safe?
Marketing is the number one tool for reaching readers. Readers equal customers. Without marketing, who will know you have a book for sale? Gone are the days when you did your job and wrote the story, and the publisher did their job and promoted it. Continue reading “Author Branding and Marketing 101”→