Penalty Points for Indie Writers

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Media editors often penalize writers who use illustrations or photos in fiction, except, of course, in children’s books. In novels, they consider graphic support “unprofessional.” In the case of indie writers, I believe they are wrong. Here’s why. I was an editor at the Reader’s Digest for many years. We loved pictures with our stories, which were either… Continue reading Penalty Points for Indie Writers

Poison Heartbeats Ad Campaign

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  Every book I write has an “Ad Campaign” using artwork from chapter headings. The “ads” themselves always run with a review blurb and a link to the book. On Twitter, I also use hashtags within the blurb copy. The blurbs change because I have a lot more editorial/reader reviews than pictures. Here are a few… Continue reading Poison Heartbeats Ad Campaign

“Poison Heartbeats” wins Awesome Indies Approval

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Awesome Indies is one of the most-respected guides for good reading in Indie Publishing. It has just sent Poison Heartbeats its notice of approval. They suggest their Awesome Indies Approval (AIA) badge “takes the risk out of buying Indie.” The endorsement does not come easily. The assessor of the book must approve it with at least a 4-star ranking.… Continue reading “Poison Heartbeats” wins Awesome Indies Approval

Wrinkled Heartbeats Ad Campaign

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Every book I write has an “Ad Campaign” using artwork from chapter headings. The “ads” themselves always run with a review blurb and a link to the book. On Twitter, I also use hashtags within the blurb copy. The blurbs change because I have a lot more editorial/reader reviews than pictures. Here are a few examples… Continue reading Wrinkled Heartbeats Ad Campaign

Why don’t more readers review your books?

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Every author loves positive reader reviews, even though they rank far down the ladder as promotional requirements. Email marketing, websites, blogs, book signings, public speaking, social media, awards, blog tours, local media, editorial reviews, and business cards will, individually, sell more books than a good five-star review from a reader. That’s right; a good business… Continue reading Why don’t more readers review your books?

Can a glass of water become a weapon of mass destruction?

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  What happens when ISIL and ISIS decide to turn a glass of water into a weapon of mass destruction? Can Homeland Security plug the poisonous leak with which they want to destroy America? Poison Heartbeats answers these questions in a new novel by Temple Emmet Williams, the second book in his “Heartbeats” series, which… Continue reading Can a glass of water become a weapon of mass destruction?

Are you a Road Warrior or a Cyberwarrior?

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For Indie book writers, only two avenues lead to getting your work into the hands of readers: Road Warrior, or Cyber Warrior. You do not have to take your pick. They combine nicely. But you only have these two choices. It simplifies things. Road Warriors enjoy eye-to-eye contact with their readers. Road Warriors meet their… Continue reading Are you a Road Warrior or a Cyberwarrior?

A writer with the gift of clarity, humor, pathos, and joy

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Swede Among The Rednecks: The Language That Just Won’t Stay Buried by Ulf Kirchdorfer gives readers a glimpse of America through the eyes of one of Scandinavia’s most eloquent authors. In a series of 42 essays, Kirchdorfer observes the ambiguity of America with a wry honesty that lets readers take a fresh look at life.… Continue reading A writer with the gift of clarity, humor, pathos, and joy

Warrior Patient Reclaims Best Seller List

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  On October 28, 2015, Warrior Patient by Temple Emmet Williams made it into the Top Slot on three different non-fiction best-seller lists at Amazon. After a week, it fell back in the ratings. Then on December 1, 2015, after a strong 99¢ discount campaign, Temple’s first book returned to the best-seller lists. The author is in the… Continue reading Warrior Patient Reclaims Best Seller List

Cyber Monday Sale of “Warrior Patient”

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This book will change how you approach the miracles of modern medicine. Read the surprisingly funny story of a person who recovers completely from a relentless series of medical problems, many resulting from the system designed to prevent them. Today, the patient plays tennis, walks, bikes and works out in a gym. Almost miraculously, he… Continue reading Cyber Monday Sale of “Warrior Patient”