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Thanksgiving was great! The loss of the Oregon State Beavers to the Oregon Ducks was horrible, but now I can concentrate on my writing. In particular, some of my prep for marketing my Civil War book, but even more interesting to me at the… Continue Reading “Back to working on the Seashell Book”
I hike up the hill to the mail box. There inside is an express envelope from American Book Publishing. My heart leaps and I am smiling as the dog and I head back down the road to the house. Even when Elliott does a… Continue Reading “That first Pristine copy from the printer!”
One of the great things about doing e-books is the instant feedback given by computers to your wishes and needs. When I first put my Civil War book , Rough Enough on Kindle some 18 months ago, the satisfaction of completing the project to… Continue Reading “What to do while you wait for the book to be Printed”
A book is like a small business start-up when it comes to having inventory to give away, sell, or send out to a wide range of reviewers. Unless you are a well known author already, you are very likely going to have to… Continue Reading “Following the PR trail of “Rough Enough””
Now that you have written that cover letter to send out with with the Galley Proof copies, you want to get feedback before sending it out to 500 pairs of critical eyeballs. Bounce your cover letter off of a few close friends or your… Continue Reading “Getting Feedback on that Cover Letter for Galley Proofs!”
I am finding that writing the cover letter to send with my Galley Proofs and early release books is a delicate yet very important task in pushing the marketing of my new Civil and Indian War book, “Rough Enough.” Putting down the facts:… Continue Reading “Writing the Cover letter to send out with Galley Proof Copies”
One of the big things we all talk about on the book market groups is the question of how to improve the market for your book in advance of it’s release date. Here’s how I plan to do it! With my new non-fiction Civil… Continue Reading “For a New Book – Sending out Galley Proofs”
In my book, “Rough Enough”, Richard Clow at seventeen years of age seems to have been eager to head off to fight in the Civil War in 1864 with his 100 day enlistment followed by a three year reenlistment in the early weeks… Continue Reading “Veterans Day: Thinking about military service in the context of the book “Rough Enough””
See and order my new Civil War Book at this site! http://www.pdbookstore.com/comfiles/pages/RichardMcBee.shtml “Rough Enough: Including Richard H. Clow’s Letters and Diary from the Civil and Indian Wars, 1865 – 1875.” At the tender age of 17, Richard Clow leaves to fight in the Civil… Continue Reading “The New Civil War Book “Rough Enough” is Posted on the Internet!”
Let’s see you pragmatists and probability analysts out there – stock market up, jobs up , housing starts up, real estate market up, wars down…. I could go on. Do we switch horses in the middle of things getting better? I think not. Any… Continue Reading “Better off with a new political horse and course? I think not!”
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