I met with the committee putting together the yearly event, Literary Harvest, for the Central Oregon Writers Guild last week. I volunteered to sell the chap books during intermission and to take the photos. It’s my first photography gig [unpaid], but cool. I shall practice portraits on the cats and Husband Unit over the next week.
I’m also in the group tallying the scores on the entries for the contest. We’re meeting this afternoon.
The presentation on marketing last week was really powerful. One thing I did was print new business cards.
I’ll be handing them out at the sci-fi convention in Portland this November. I hope I finally get to go.
I had heard of QR Codes before — those funky looking square things for smart phones — but hadn’t used them. I’ll be sure to put them on everything I print from now on. I also put them on my FB and Twitter headers. Got a few messages that people used them and liked that I did that. You can get QR codes for free.
News from Other Writers
Roland Yeomans has a new book out, Ghost of a Chance, and a contest.
CM Brown has a new release, He Came for Mine. Book 2 in her Protector Series. She has a contest running until end of next week promoting her beautiful book.
Brinda Berry is in book 2 of the Wild at Heart anthologies. The proceeds go to benefit the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (TCWR) in Arkansas. Check out the awesome covers.
Laura Eno is part of From Stage Door Shadows, a collection of short stories. I’ve noted several blogosphere writer names on the list of authors in this anthology. Awesome.
Today is Christine Rains party. Stop by and celebrate. Happy Birthday, Christine!
Still madly working on Boomtown Craze. Several fans have nudged me this week on FB and Twitter to get my fingers in gear. Nothing like a little pressure from the fan base for some motivation.
The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear should be completed by Wednesday and ready to go. I tweaked her cover, redid the blurb, and am gearing up for the next launch. Category is decided: New Adult Urban Fantasy [with a contemporary sci-fi twist].
One of my astronomy pals last week was telling me about Google Play. He has an Android. Apparently, it’s the equivalent of iTunes for Androids and Blackberries and the like. Has anyone uploaded to Google Play?Funny when I Googled it, I didn’t find much information. I found how to upload, but was wondering if anyone has any experience distributing through them.