Today, I'm proud to reveal Lauren Clark's book cover of PIE GIRLS!
Princess, Southern belle, and spoiled-rotten social climber Searcy Roberts swore on a stack of Bibles she'd never return to her hometown in Alabama. After eloping with her high school sweetheart and moving to Atlanta, Searcy embraces big city life Carrie Bradshaw-style. But now, Searcy has a teeny, tiny problem: Her husband's had a mid-life crisis.
May is How To Sell Self-Published Books Month here on Catherine, Caffeinated. Last week I poured a bucket of ice-cold water over your dreams in Read This First (which, thanks to Freshly Pressed, is the most popular post ever on this blog), and then explained why I think you should go guns blazing for the launch of each book…
Have you read Stay Tuned by Lauren Clark? It won the WritersType First Chapter Competition in October 2011, was in the top 5 Finalist for the 2012 BookBundlz "The Book Pick" contest and was awarded the 2nd place in the 2012 ROYAL DRAGONFLY ebook Awards. What an accomplishment! I bring you an interview with the author, Lauren Clark and her upcoming book…
I've christened May "How to Sell Self-Published Books Month" here on Catherine, Caffeinated. This is something I've wanted to do for a while, and I figured that after last month's shocking lack of blogging, this would be a good way to make up for it. It's going to be a mix of new long posts, new short posts, replays and interesting links, all served with an Americano with an extra shot in it.
I've christened May the How To Sell Self-Published Books Month here on Catherine, Caffeinated, but before we get into the nuts and bolts of marketing and promoting your book, we need to have a little tough love session first.
At my most recent workshop I started off by saying to the participants that my aim for the day was to send them home with everything I wished…
I have been guilty of each and every one of these bibliophile misdeeds. To avoid making these mistakes, it helps to be cognizant of what they are and how they may put-off your love of reading. My list is, of course, not exhaustive. Please feel free to add other ways in which your enthusiasm for the written word has been destroyed or derailed.
1. By taking too long to finish reading a particular book – many a decent book have been utterly destroyed for me Continue reading →
When I have to put down a really good book and take care of the rest of my life – weekend play dates, glamorous laundry duty, homework management – I often find myself thinking about the story I have left behind. Particularly, I wonder about the characters – their mistakes, motivations, and dreams. And I always snatch the first few moments I can to zoom through the next dozen pages. (Yes, that’s me in the carpool line with my Kindle!)
There are few authors I really don’t care for, but Nicholas Sparks has made the top of my list. Two reasons: (1) a recent author interview with Sparks in which he was so self-absorbed that it made me laugh and (2) his new novel, Safe Haven.
To his credit, Sparks is a best-selling author and a generous philanthropist. Millions of readers loved A Walk to Remember and The Notebook. Unfortunately, his latest work is little more than a blending of Sleeping with the Enemy by Nancy Price and Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen.
The novel follows Katie, a young woman who runs away to Southport, North Carolina Continue reading →