The release of a new novel deserves some show and tell, especially when it is about a marriage counselor having marital problems.
Happy New years to you and yours. Hope the year brings you wealth, good health, plenty of excitement, and good things. New year’s resolutions are a go right now. So let’s have a safe and prosperous start to the new year. Remember not to drive drunk, in fact, don’t drink at all if you don’t have to. I wish you the best, and share the good things that happen to you in the comment section. Happy New Year from Team Alpha – Blessings
It’s that time again. Time to lay out my plans for the upcoming year. To show the world what I’m about to do. Last year I laid out my New Year’s Resolution to complete a novel, Into the Vein. Guess what? I did finish it, published it myself, and actually completed a second book, Unlocking Your Success Gene after that. Coincidentally I also Coauthored VIP and VIP 2 along with Jerrice Owens and a few Authors. As you’ve seen I have started a few blogs, gotten a little noteriety, developed my graphic skills above horrible, and learned a little marketing. So what happens now? I’m still an unknown Author right?
That’s what happens next. Beginning in December I will be making a shift to become a successful and well known Author. The books I wanted are done and I am currently working on Books 3, which is due in December, an erotic thriller. Following that will be yet another one due in April, and another due in December of 2013. BUT in 2013 I will also be compiling a book of poetry that has been sitting in the library of Congress for a few years. I’ll finally finish the other pieces and add them all together.
I also want to work on being visible and marketing myself. Starting in January I will be releasing a few Press Releases either through PRNewswire.com or Prweb.com, I haven’t chosen which one yet. I’ve also created my own Book order forms and Product description sheets for ITV and Success Gene, which you can view on my Facebook fan page, don’t forget to click like and stay up to date. What I plan on doing is going out to Bookstores to get the paperbacks in print and out in stores for your convenience. I will also be getting myself ready to show up at the stores that purchase my books to sign books for the owners. I plan on being on hand to sign the copies that are sold for the first few weekends days. If you’re a bookstore owner local to Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, or Vermont you may want to get in contact before I start my marketing campaign. One thing I have done to get things set up was to contact the CL3 Agency to be my Promoters. By August 2013 I plan on being in every bookstore within the Continental United States and Canada, and looking to break into the International markets. August 2013 is my target date for full recognition and full attainment of the work I’m putting into motion now.
Also I plan on creating a full, cost effective way to help Indie authors, unknown authors, and others break into the market. As wordpress has been limiting the amount of data that can be put onto their free pages I’m finding that I will need to upgrade to keep doing this. As I earn more and am able to stay home from sales I plan on being more effective with the Author interviews I offer, my way of giving back to everyone by presenting new authors and books to readers.
As 2012 comes to a close and 2013 begins to wind into existence it is time to start putting things out there. These are the first of my New Years Resolution. Look for my books on Amazon, author’s page. Next year more people will know who I am. I will be in bookstores and on your shelves and I’m looking forward to presenting you with books to entertain your senses. Hollywood is just a step after that.
Have you visited my Author’s Blogs yet? If not, click the link here and be redirected. If you’re an avid reader you can enjoy reading posts of Author interview, a few book reviews, interviews with characters, and for those of you who know me, interviews with myself. Oh yah, I do that. Of course I continue as I usually do and have some help for Authors as well as material for readers by bringing new authors in every genre.
For the Reader – There will be New Indie Authors, Drama authors, some Romance, African American Literature, African American Authors, Main stream authors (as I build) and a Book Portal for those of you who just want the books without the entertainment. Yeah I like you too, as long as you purchase or download an ebook. This Blog will be loaded with everything you need to entertain that perfectly good brain of yours. Over the next few weeks be on the lookout for changes and interviews. If you know an author you’d like showcased mention the Writer’s Block, with Alphawriter and get them showcased. Take some times to browse more than the opening pages, leave comments for the authors showcased if you like them. Drop me a note or a comment anywhere.
The Book portal features so far only 3 titles, Dr Eugene Walton’s, African Immigrants and African Americans, a well researched documentary. As participating authors join the ranks the shelf will grow giving you a solid collection of readings that will be rotated on a regular basis of upto 100 titles at a time.
For the Author – The much needed fodder for the fire. I have a plethora of services to help you get some recognition. One of those is a Free reciprocal Blog interview exchange. This helps both of us by providing access to each other’s reader base. While some consider it competition I consider it an endorsement of sorts, introducing your own readers to another author and I to mine. Alone we’re small, but together we are larger. There are also marketing packages sold with the Free interview and Book reviews that can help you and everyone who comes on there. Marketing is done and is being done to help situate Aphauthor Blog to explode soon enough.
Bragging Rights – I have to mention this. Contacted by a marketing company that saw, Unlocking Your Success Gene and rated 7 out of 10
What’s next – Purchasing Books and getting ready to market to bookstores directly, that’s right. I’ve started purchasing my Paperbacks from Createspeace.com Once those are in I will be going around to bookstores local to MA, CT, RI, and NY in order to get the word out about my books. I’m also offering FREE book signings as part of the package if Bookstores order directly from me. If they go through Creatspace they can also contact me directly to let me know when they plan on putting the titles on sale and I will do my best to show up on one of the weekend days. Sort of Meet the Author for Bookstores to help them sell what they’ve purchased. You can also book me for speaking events or signings by getting in touch with the CL3 Agency, visit their site and use the contact button. Order forms are available by contacting me from this or the Author Website. Looking forward to becoming a new choice for your bookshelf.
And so comes to close yet another week; how did ya’ll spend it? Was it fun, was it exciting, was it just.. Meh. We’ve had some stormy weather the last few days. I was driving through Worcester, sputtering anyway when I saw what the nice little storm we had did. Tress down again, reminded me of that snowstorm from last year.
In case you don’t recognize it yet, this is just a rant to say hello. I haven’t blogged in days and I feel lazy and kind of blah, but mostly bad because I’ve been shirking my duties as a wordsmith. Will it happen again? I plead the fifth. Yes I do get in that funky mood sometimes where I’d rather be outside or doing nothing. I am so ashamed, how will I ever face… Time to go outside again 🙂 nice cool breeze out there.
BTW don’t forget to get your FREE copy of my Supernatural / Paranormal adventure; Into the Vein Revelation and Revealer from Amazon. You can get the Ebook download or purchase the paperback. The Ebook download is FREE until either tomorrow or Monday. Hit the like button if you do get the FREE download from Amazon kindle. Don’t have a kindle, download the app to your PC or phone and then get the book, takes a few seconds to entertain your brain. Yes you will enjoy it. If you don’t read, tell someone who does to go check it out. It’s good entertainment, don’t just read the erotic parts, read the whole thing. That’s why I’m not telling ya’ll how any erotic scenes are in it… Yeah I’m good at writing those too :p
Anyway, about to go enjoy the nice cool breeze outside, be back later Peace!
I finished editing, procrastinating, and biting my nails this week. I pulled the Unedited Versions from Kindle and Smashwords :p, and even got it Copywritten. Only thing left to do was edit it and boy did I start out. Into the Vein is available both in ebook from Amazon Kindle or you can get the Paper Version ordered at Createspace. I will be looking for other publishers if necessary and a good publicist since I want the word out. This brings my New Year’s resolution to within 96% complete too.
When I sat down to write ITV I sat down to write a Paranormal Thriller that would challenge every aspect of everything people know and believe while delivering a gripping story. Ehem, there were some heavy editing necessary after I was done, but I survived to tel you about it. I actually had chills writing portions of this book and wanted to add so much more to it. I finally had to just publish it so I could stop playing around with it. Into The Vein: Revelation and Revealer is roughly 480 pages of sheer joy.
I have started a FREE promotion for the Kindle Edition as of 7/24/2012. I definitely wanted to share my work and I’m excited. Amazon made it easy to publish my work and Create Space gave me a lot of places to just go about getting my work in print and even offered a promotion where I could get my book in bookstores, so look fo rt coming to a bookstore near you. If not just order it from createspace.com.
I’m going to throw in a shameless plug here; for all you Ebook readers, I made the book only 2.99, which mean that after the promotion is over it will be $2.99, may leave it there for the ebook. Leave feedback if you get the ebook on amazon and tell people about my book. Spread the word [End Shameless Plug].
Next up, working on the second book in the series; already a good ways in and will not disappoint. I’ve learned something about writing and will translate if over into the second book. Keep me in mind when you order books; will also be looking to release chapters through the Blogs once I get enough time.
For all you Islanders out there on the lookout for the annual Independence day celebrations of the Caribbean Islands, Jamaica is about to turn 50 next month. Jamaicans everywhere are already gearing up for the celebrations, or at least should be aware of it, have been wrong before. What are you planning with August quickly approaching?
On August 6, 1962 Jamaica was officially given independence from British Rule. We have just celebrated the American Independence on July 4th; was everybody under British rule? Geez. Anyway, Jamaica is about to turn 50, as we like to say back home. 50 years of self government, 50 years of Jamaica being Jamaica for the people and not a colony.
One of the more modern and popular voices, Dr. Claire Nelson, can be found at http://icsdc.org.The Institute of Caribbean Studies spends countless hours before Congress on the behalf of the Entire Caribbean diaspora. They advocate for social change and involvement in the Life of Caribbeans in and around the United States. If you’re from any of the Islands of the Caribbean, get to know ICS and Dr. Nelson. You can find information and celebrations being held on the ICS website or give them a call to find out what they’re doing to celebrate Jamaica’s anniversary.
As we also know, Jamaica is a land of diverse people, being Jamaican, I also know the slogan; “Out of Many One People.” Proudly expressed by any Jamaican you meet and ask them. Personally I will be watching for every single bit of information passed out, speeches, celebrations held worldwide; what can I say, I love the internet and readily available information I can find here. Why have it if we’re not going to use it properly?
If I have Jamaican readers, yail mi up no; or readers from the Caribbean or those of you interested in Jamaica or the rest of the Caribbean, please feel free to send me a message through the contact page with anything I can help you with. Please also feel free to leave me a message through the comment section. Trust me, spammers do it all the time. But anyway, to all Caribbean peoples, one love to all Caribbeans everywhere. Nuff love to all else.
Want to highlight your Island’s independence day here. Let me know all about it when it comes up.
Heart goes out to Sylvester Stallone. Yahoo news reported that his son, 36 year old, Sage Stallone has been found dead in a Studio City home. As we know Silvester Stallone is set to release an all-star cast in Expendables 2. Authorities still aren’t sure what caused his death and aren’t suggesting anything as yet. There were no suicide notes found, yahoo news reports, but there were prescription bottles found. The exact prescriptions were not released by the authorities.