Monthly Archives: January 2012

Up Close and Personal–Selling and Speaking

  The real business of business is selling your product to customers ( never mind bookkeeping and taxes. That stuff is easy). The hard part is that you have to sell two items each time you come face-to-face with a … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal–Selling and Speaking

  The real business of business is selling your product to customers ( never mind bookkeeping and taxes. that stuff is easy). The hard part is that you have to sell two items each time you come face-to-face with a … Continue reading

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“Lonesome Cove” is finished!!!

  “Lonesome Cove” is finished, for the most part. I typed the last word not ten minutes ago. What a relief that is. I put in eleven hour days for the last five days and produced on average 4500 words … Continue reading

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“Lonesome Cove” is finished!!!

  “Lonesome Cove” is finished, for the most part. I typed the last word not ten minutes ago. What a relief that is. I put in eleven hour days for the last five days and produced on average 4500 words … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk about Selling and Other Stuff

Marketing, promotion and selling are all separate activities with the same goal of Increasing your market share, and thus your profitability. Nobody has ever accused me of being a guru in any of those fields, which is a good thing, … Continue reading

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Some notes and suggestions on selling your work

  My last post promised a piece on what to do once you have your manuscript completed. So here it is, with no holds barred, no dreams left standing and bring your own band aides. So there you are, happy … Continue reading

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The Free Download Promotion of my second novel, “Hog Valley” has ended

  The free download promotion of the Kindle version of my second novel, “Hog Valley”, has ended. There were 1257 downloads during that period, from all around the world. I got a big kick out of watching the numbers jump … Continue reading

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Free Kindle download of my second novel, Hog Valley”

For all of you Kindle owners out there, my second novel, “Hog Valley”, (5-Star reviews!) is now in its first day of a 3-day promotion – it is FREE. Hog Valley (Terry Rankin)by Gary Showalter (Kindle Edition – Sep 22, … Continue reading

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On Writing for a living (or not)

  I write novels. I could as easily have chosen to write advertising copy,  greeting card jingles, movie scripts, plays, articles for travel magazines, column inches for a newspaper or any of a dozen other lines of work in the … Continue reading

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A very Moving Experience

  I have a strong dislike moving, almost as much as I have a strong dislike for accounting, and washing dishes and folding laundry and cutting the grass. I started to say I hate moving (and all that other stuff), … Continue reading

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