My Newest Non-fiction Project

It seems like there are a hundred books on publishing and many more on book marketing.

The problem with these books is that they treat publishing and marketing as two completely separate concerns.  Their thinking seems  to be, ‘after your book is  published, grab a book on marketing, read it and start doing it’.  The reality of the publishing world is that the marketing has to be done in conjunction with the publishing.  That means if you ignore the marketing until after you publish the book you’ve lost valuable marketing time.
My newest non-fiction project is called (so far!) How to Self-publishing and Market a Book.  It’s a  comprehensive guide to an integrated approach to self-publishing and marketing a book.
I’m about 2/3 of the way through the first draft and I have a street team reading through it to tell me what confuses them.
I’ve tentatively scheduled it for release in the fall.
Next step: get a cover.
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Kids Workshop Review

Here is a new review for my Fiction Workshop for Kids.

It was posted on Amazon in Canada and on Goodreads by Susan’s Reviews.  She gave it 5 stars.

This workshop provides middle school children with a simple, step-by-step approach to creating and developing a short story. All aspects of storytelling – plot, character, scene building, etc., are covered in the various chapters, which have interactive videos to guide the young writers as they write their sample stories.
Useful online worksheets are provided so that the young readers can develop future storylines without having to read or listen to the workshop again, if they don’t want to keep repeating the workshop for each new story they develop. I found this workshop informative and easy to follow, and the videos broke up the written word so that the short attention spans of young workshop writers will be redirected back to the task at hand. This workshop provides all the basic tools to create a full and interesting story, and the author provides and analyzes his own short story at the very end to illustrate how to use the various work boxes.
I highly recommend this workshop, which should prove effective to teach young writers on how to create their own short stories.

This interactive ebook is available on iBooks  and Kindle

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