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You can order my novel NOW!

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I'm thrilled to say I found out that my Createspace page is now live!  It's beautiful.  The book can now be ordered worldwide at:

 www.createspace.com/3543701


Once on that page, click ADD TO CART to begin your order.  The softcover is $14.95 plus shipping. This is more exciting than my birthday.  I just ordered 60 copies for upcoming book signings.  And I'm  in the process of sending of the 20 copies to winners of my book in the Goodreads.com Giveaway.

Video reviews from the past + Blog review from today of PROSPECT

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In 2008 during the Amazon novel contest, Megan Bostic (the top video) and Josie Henley-Einion (the bottom video) created these great video reviews of PROSPECT OF MY ARRIVAL.  I share them with you now, in anticipation of my novel's release at the end of September!

Also the review excerpt below is by blogger Becky Kyle.  She is the first to review the brand new version of the book.

Prospect is a strong and different story which is difficult to classify, because it contains both elements of dystopic science fiction along with a touch of Young Adult coming of age. Those of a philosophical or ethical bent will want to discuss the implications of a child's choice on whether to be born along with other aspects of Prospect's near-future world.

Prospect’s character is written so well you want to nurture him and guide him through the best of what this world has to offer. Frankly, from the beginning, I hoped that Prospect would be born because I felt the character’s sweetness and w…

How's your marketing plan?

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Well, anyone who is following this blog knows that you are getting a bird's eye view of one author's road to self-publication.  All roads lead to Rome.  This one happens to be mine.  And part of that journey is packing a good marketing plan.  I have talked to other authors and googled how self pubbers market themselves.  In the end, it's cafeteria style.  I pick and choose what works best for me, my personality,. my work-style.  Here are a couple steps along the way.

1.  Decide to self publish. Work with a good editor and designer
2.  Seek out venues for book signing + possible book reviewers + do book giveaway
3.  Make bookmarks to promote your book, seek out book clubs
4.  Design Evite for book signing
5.  Ask the universe for whatever karmic blessings are due to you

Beyond these steps and any others you come up with -- there is just the importance of keeping your eyes open for opportunities.  A fair amount of the marketing plan will be unplan-able.  You'll make it …