Welcome to the Cafe and Bookstore update with new releases, reviews and offers for authors on the shelves.
A new non-fiction guide to book marketing from Lizzie Chantree – Networking for Writers: A Fun Way to Sell More Books on Pre-Order at £1.99/$2.99 for October 29th.
About the book
Are you swamped with book marketing and looking for a way to find new sales? Learn simple and effective networking techniques, to grow your readership and connect with other authors and book lovers, today!
Whether you are a new or an experienced writer, self-published or traditionally published, this book will show you how to grow your readership and author network, through some of the most powerful of all marketing tools – word of mouth and recommendation.
This book will show you:
- How networking can help you sell more books.
- Why author branding is important.
- How networking hours work.
- Specific Facebook groups for writers
- How to utilise social media to grow your readership.
- How not to waste valuable writing time.
- How to make our marketing more effective.
Throughout Networking for Writers, we will explore running or attending book signings, hosting seminars, finding a writing buddy or mentor, author networking groups, social media planning and so much more.
Also by Lizzie Chantree
One of the recent reviews for If You Love Me I’m Yours
If you’re looking for a story that’s relatively short, yet full of memorable characters and twisty changes to the scenes while remaining lighthearted, then this is the perfect book for you.
The two main characters are brilliantly individual, and yet they just work so wonderfully together. I often find in books like this that the Characters become almost the same personality by the end of the book, and i find it quite frustrating. In this case, the personalities remain very distinctly individual from start to very end, with their own attitudes and quirks.
Seeing Dot and Maud work together and encourage one another to reach their goals and realise how amazing they are as individuals was wonderful. They were inspiring without being corny, and the friendship was a delight to read about. Everyone needs a friendship like this in their life!
I love the fact that although this looks like a romance novel (and that cover is gorgeous!) it’s so much more than that. This isn’t just a story about a typical romance, boy and girl meet, fall out, live happily ever after. Instead, we see Dot, Maud and Nate all learning to handle a variety of very realistic and believable problems. The book touches on some sad moments, and they’re handled well, you feel the sadness to your core and yet it doesn’t overpower the wonderful connections being made.
All of the characters are flawed in some ways, and they’re so much more lovable for it because it makes them feel real.
With Humour, realism, romance and life in general, this is an easy to read book that delights from start to end!
Another non-fiction book for the writing community is The Author’s Journey: A Road Map for Writers – From Draft to Published Book by romance author P.C. Zick.
About the book
Do you want to write a book? The Author’s Journey provides the answers to all your questions about producing a book in one handy resource.
From idea to story to published book may seem like a daunting and impossible task. By taking one step at a time, author and editor P.C. Zick breaks the whole process down into doable tasks.
The book provides information on the following topics:
•Steps to preparing for the process of writing a book
•Craft, style, and mechanics of writing
•Elements of story
•How to choose the best publishing route for you
•The three major types of publishing
•Checklist for Pursuing Traditional Publishing
•Checklist for Publishing as an Indie Author
•Step-by-step guide for publishing on Amazon
•Legal Considerations for Writers
•How to start a freelance writing career
•Ways to market your book
•Appendices with sample templates, writing exercises, definitions, and resources
After publishing more than thirty books—fiction and nonfiction—and helping her clients do the same, Zick has pulled together two decades of writing and publishing know-how into a handy reference book for beginning writers. More experienced writers will benefit from this guidebook at any stage of their writing career. She starts by asking the important questions she poses to all of her potential clients to help focus choices for both creating and publishing books.
Finally, a reference book to take the mystery out of writing and publishing a book, whether through traditional channels or as an Indie Author. And if your questions aren’t answered, Zick provides a lengthy bibliography for all aspects of writing, editing, publishing, and promoting your book.
Buy The Author’s Journey today to turn your dreams of publishing a book into reality.
One of the recent reviews for the book
I like the way Ms. Zick organized the information in this book. I will recommend it to my writing students and anyone who wants to publish a book. Zick writes interesting books in other genres, and proves she can do it here. She covers the craft of writing early in the book such as when to use dialect and when not. On page 47, she begins the process of publishing- traditional, hybrid and independent. She takes the reader by the hand and leads you through the steps of independent publishing including how to get your book on Kindle, on Amazon.com. I like the section on Releasing the Muse, getting ourselves in the mood to write. She included an extensive list of references for writers. I am happy I have this book and recommend every writer, especially beginning writers, to make The Author’s Journey, A Road Map for Writers – from Draft to Published Book a part of their library.
A small selection of other books by P.C. Zick
And the third new release is from USA Today Bestselling author Jacquie Biggar – Perfectly Imperfect
About the book
What happens when Miss Perfection clashes with Mr. Casual?
Georgina’s in trouble. The startup money she borrowed from her parents’ retirement fund is long gone and her dream of owning the next big thing in market-to-table cuisine disappeared with it.
Her only choice? Merge her company into the corporate giant, CLO, and hope she isn’t making a huge mistake.
Rhys Turner is his father’s progeny, born and raised to take over the empire when his dad deems him ready. Rhys doesn’t mind the fast-paced lifestyle, though he detests the coldblooded mantra of the corporation- Buy from the weak and sell at a profit.
It’s made his family millions. But now, just when CLO’s reins are within reach, he’s run into the one woman who could change everything.
A delightful mixture of women’s fiction, chick-lit, romantic comedy, and New adult, Perfectly Imperfect has something for every reader.
One of the early reviews for the book
Perfectly Imperfect by Jacquie Biggar has everything to make you happy, romance, witty dialog, quick read, great family, terrific leading characters, a delight to read, and a HEA. Georgina is struggling trying to keep her business going so she takes on a partner who has a business that buys small businesses and closes them down. He sends his son to give her the bad news. It is instant attraction when Georgina and Rhys meet. He has the perfect plan to save her business but before he can put his plan into action, his father shows up unannounced to squash everything.
A small selection of Jacquie’s books
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