Writers4Writers: It is with great excitement to announce the Writeres4Writers group. I have teamed with talented writers: Stephen Tremp, C.M. Brown, and Christine Raines in an initiative to promote writers and their books (that’s you)! What will make this monthly event very unique and powerful is that each month writers can reach large audiences of potential new buyers that are beyond their sphere of influence. People they would normally never reach. The rollout date is Thursday, December 6th.
Our Mission:• Help writers bring awareness of their book(s) to tens of thousands of new people• Help writers reach Amazon Top 100 in at least one category (i.e., suspense, free, etc.)• Increase sales of their book(s) after the promo is over• Drive new traffic to their blog and increase following• Create verbal and viral buzz.
Nancy Thompson, author of the recently released The Mistaken, will be the first recipient. We’ll post more information in future posts throughout November. Mark Thursday December 6th on your calendar and feel free to use the Writers4Writers badge too!
There’s a Twitter hashtag #W4WS, a FB page, and a linkylink. You’ll find all of that HERE.
Nigel Mitchell of the Geek Twins releases Dead Links, a sci-fi thriller novel.
Available for Amazon Kindle.
A millionaire dives into a bonfire of his own creation. A popular psychologist is shot to death by a jealous husband. A woman starves to death next to a kitchen full of food. The owners of popular websites are dying, and freelance journalist Amanda Katt wants to know why. Could it have something to do with Araknee, one of the most popular sites on the Internet? When Amanda Katt sets out to answer that question, she gets more than just another story. Someone has found a way to make a website more addictive than any drug. It will make people go anywhere, do anything, and kill anyone to protect it. As Amanda races across the country to unravel the mystery of the website’s power, she finds herself plunged into a world of death and deception. She soon discovers that Araknee is everywhere and so are its followers, and that she’s the only one who can stop it before it’s too late.
Orycon34 Apocalypse How?
I was able to go to my first ever sci-fi con last Saturday. The Husband Unit and I drove over the Cascades to Portland. After registering, and using our gaming names on our badges, we headed over to the dealer room. First folks I met were a group of indie sci-fi writers. We chatted for quite awhile and I bought some books. Of course. I’m looking into joining up with them for marketing, etc…
There were many great artists and a Klingon.
We bumped into a dude we’d met at the Ren Fair in July. He makes handstamped pins and took special requests. So, he made the “jousting champ” pin for the winning knight next week.
Then we headed over to sit in on some panels. The first was for Firefly by Dark Horse comics where I discovered I am way more of a Firefly geek than the Husband Unit. Anyway I sat in a room with folks that had worked with Joss Whedeon. Cool! We even chatted about how great it would be if Joss directed the next Star Wars.
After that, we went to a panel given by some scientists on Twilight Planets. It was really fascinating, and I took notes. Fodder for future stories.
Then we met the author of Logan’s Run. Ooo! And Husband Unit went and chatted up Daniel Wilson who wrote Roboapocalypse. They’re making a movie of his first book and his second just came out.
There were lots of panels for writing and many, many writers. I passed out a lot of business cards. I’d definitely go next year, hopefully as part of the indie sci-fi author group.
This weekend I’m getting ready for the jousting tournament next week. Huzzah! I confess to being a bit more nervous about this launch. Backworlds is finding its audience. Hetty has to find hers. Once she does, I think she’ll do fantastic. So, I hope you’ll help me give her a big push.
Did You Hear?
Amazon will no longer allow authors to leave reviews for authors. I’ve heard they’re even deleting existing reviews from published authors. This is their solution to the review scandal our less scrupulous colleagues had engaged in. What do you think?