Bob Hostetler

Bob Hostetler

If I have failed to heed your voice today,
If I have driven any of your thoughts away,
If I have written my own willful way:
Dear Lord, forgive!

If I have written idle words or vain,
If I have worked for earthly gain,
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C. Kevin Thompson

C. Kevin Thompson

You’ve probably heard it said, “To sell more books, a writer must write more books.”

There’s some truth in that statement. If you write more GOOD books, people may stumble upon you in a bookstore or hear about you via word-of-mouth, and, after reading book #4, ask, “What else has this author penned?” And another set of eyeballs has been tapped.

However, is that enough? Do writers of fiction have to spend every waking moment (when not actually writing) Twittering, Facebooking, and whateverelse-ing to get their name “out there”? Rob Eagar, founder of Wildfire Marketing, would say, “Yes, and No.”

He claims marketing should not be hard. But simply writing more stories doesn’t cut it, either.

There are three things he notes in his Writer’s Digest article, dated January 27, 2012, entitled, Tips to Make Selling Fiction a Reality.”

The three things he lists are: 1) Enhance your website; 2) Generate Effective Newsletters; 3) Connect your story to a current event or a cause.

For more details on how to accomplish these, click on the hyperlink above. It’s a short article, but it may help redirect your efforts.

I know it has mine.

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The Serpent's Grasp by C. Kevin Thompson

The Serpent’s Grasp by C. Kevin Thompson

C. KEVIN THOMPSON is an ordained minister, and his published works include, besides several articles in magazines and newspapers, two award-winning novels, The Serpent’s Grasp (winner of the 2013 Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference Selah Award for First Fiction) and 30 Days Hath Revenge – A Blake Meyer Thriller: Book 1.

Website:           www.ckevinthompson.com

Blogs:               www.ckevinthompson.blogspot.com (His Official Blog)

http://www.thehelpfuleducator.blogspot.com (His Blog for Parents of School-aged Children)

Facebook:          C. Kevin Thompson – Author Page

Twitter:            @CKevinThompson

Goodreads:        C. Kevin Thompson

 

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Heartbreak Trail by Susan K. Marlow

 

Heartbreak Trail by Susan K. Marlow

Heartbreak Trail by Susan K. Marlow

Andrea Carter can ride, rope, and cut out cattle with the best of her brothers’ ranch hands. And now—despite her mother’s objections—she wants to test her skills. Read More →

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Janet Perez Eckles

Janet Perez Eckles

Hola from Janet Perez Eckles…Igniting Your Passion to Overcome

God doesn’t promise a day without problems, or moments without trials, but aligned with Him,  He promises a satisfied soul.

Two days ago, even my keyboard felt sticky. The air conditioner decided to stop working. And, in the Florida summer heat, my energy was melting into drops of worry. What if we need to repair the whole thing, what if there is no fix for days? How will this affect my parents who live with us and just reached their mid-80’s?

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Mike Dellosso
Marti Pieper

Marti Pieper

Steamy summer greetings from Marti Pieper in central Florida, where the International Christian Retail Show will begin in about ten days. I met Mike Dellosso, the subject of today’s interview, in a much cooler climate, however—high in the Colorado Rockies near Estes Park, home of the Colorado Christian Writers Conference, where we both served on faculty. I’m delighted to welcome him on this return visit to our CAN blog.

Mike, although I met you not long ago, we didn’t discuss your work. Let’s change that right now. How many books do you have published? What are a few of your latest titles?

Mike Dellosso

Mike Dellosso

I have eight full-length novels published and one novella. A few recent novels . . . Fearless, Frantic, and just released, Centralia. I also have a novel (A Thousand Sleepless Nights) I wrote under a pseudonym, Michael King. Read More →

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