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by MHPHILLIPS
October 24th, 2012, 2:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Free or $.99 for Teaser Short Story
Replies: 3
Views: 1416

Re: Free or $.99 for Teaser Short Story

In case anybody is interested, I have decided, once the short story is ready for upload to offer it for free...This decision is based on several sites feedback, including this one concerning this subject. The successful writers who have responded indicated that a free give-away can potentially lead ...
by MHPHILLIPS
October 18th, 2012, 4:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Free or $.99 for Teaser Short Story
Replies: 3
Views: 1416

Free or $.99 for Teaser Short Story

The question is whether it is a better marketing, promotion or advertising endeavor to place a short story (about 12,000 words) at all the download retailers at a cost of zero...The assumption is that by offering the story for free, it will encourage readers to familiarize themselves with my two mai...
by MHPHILLIPS
October 16th, 2012, 12:06 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Powers-Sci Fi and Fantasy
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

Re: Powers-Sci Fi and Fantasy

Dear Shipple, One sort or type of power is not derived from science or birth, but by title. 1. Wizard=Many revere or respect or fear someone who has powers that can't be explained... 2. King=He has the power to end someone's existence... 3. Warrior=With a sword or some type of weapon, they can infli...
by MHPHILLIPS
October 15th, 2012, 11:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - OCTOBER
Replies: 28
Views: 5497

Re: The Coffee Shop - OCTOBER

Hi Margo,

Congrats as well...I'd be curious as to how you marketed your writing endeavors with specific concentration on all things internet. Hope you get another 60,000 and beyond...

Matthew
by MHPHILLIPS
October 14th, 2012, 10:35 am
Forum: Books
Topic: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy
Replies: 34
Views: 11892

Re: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy

My feelings are that this type of art is much easier and less expensive to create than cover art for sci-fi, action-adventure et al. But I do agree that this book was to be "not Harry Potter" and for good reasons. Just my two cents (inflation my take even that away) but I feel that Rowling would be ...
by MHPHILLIPS
October 10th, 2012, 7:11 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Major Blunder with New E-Book
Replies: 17
Views: 4623

Re: Major Blunder with New E-Book

While I ponder splitting the story up, I wonder if it is the publishing world and those who abide by centuries old writing concepts that holds back the writer who wants to do something out of the norm. There may be wisdom in a serial, but that is not what this particular author had in mind. Those th...
by MHPHILLIPS
October 8th, 2012, 11:41 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Where have all the Review Bloggers gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 5285

Re: Where have all the Review Bloggers gone?

To those of you who responded who are bloggers, do you have the fan base to exclude indie writers? Would it not be appealing to the blogger with little blog traffic to entice all of the authors who are being turned down by more successful bloggers to a blog site that caters to them? Just a thought...
by MHPHILLIPS
October 6th, 2012, 12:02 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Where have all the Review Bloggers gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 5285

Where have all the Review Bloggers gone?

As some of you may know, recently I posted my first e-book on Amazon. Following what other authors have done and suggested doing, I have attempted to have reviews of my new e-book contemplated by as many review blogs, sites, forums, etc...as possible. In my search for these places, I have noticed a ...
by MHPHILLIPS
October 5th, 2012, 11:41 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: How do you like to use Goodreads?
Replies: 6
Views: 2688

Re: How do you like to use Goodreads?

Have you seen any activity at your blog? Though many successful recent indie authors have blogs, I wonder if it is worth the effort. Many review bloggers have closed their blogs to new reviews or closed the blog all together.
by MHPHILLIPS
October 3rd, 2012, 11:30 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Fixing Book Rankings
Replies: 26
Views: 4866

Re: Fixing Book Rankings

It seems as though there are several topics within this particular post. 1. Whether a seller should manipulate its own top 100 list... 2. Whether it is ethical to do so, whether in favor of an author or not... 3. Whether what is represented on the top "whatever" list is appropriate for all ages... R...
by MHPHILLIPS
October 3rd, 2012, 9:59 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Major Blunder with New E-Book
Replies: 17
Views: 4623

Re: Major Blunder with New E-Book

Hi to all replied to this post... I am very thankful for each of your responses and have to come to terms with the reality of the situation of having e-published a rather long story. There may yet be a reason to make this a serial, but why can't a reader just do that on their own? For the record, I ...
by MHPHILLIPS
September 26th, 2012, 2:31 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Major Blunder with New E-Book
Replies: 17
Views: 4623

Major Blunder with New E-Book

Over the years, I have been visiting this author blog and forum of Nathan Bransford reading, enjoying and hopefully learning a few things about the world of publishing. However, after 6 years and literally concentrating (like everyone else) all my time on my Epic Tale, I think I may have made a mist...