Category Archives: The Business of Writing

Reality Bites, and Other Interesting Bits

Oh, yes it does. It saddens me to announce the following; I have to increase the price on the Kindle versions of my novels by $1.25. This will take effect in short order. It is not greed that drives this … Continue reading

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On Marketing Your Books

I’ve never been one to learn things the easy way; the school environment just taught me to hate the school environment. I learn best by doing a bit of research – talking to people and asking questions, mainly, and then … Continue reading

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Comments to a reader on Kristen Lamb’s new blog post

One of my readers, Cindy, who is also a new friend, sent me an email about Kristen Lamb’s recent post (titled “Five Mistakes KILLING Self-Published Authors” ) this morning, and asked if I agree with what she had to say. Here’s … Continue reading

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New Markets for Old Content

That title covers not only your book, but the ‘Content’ of your book; all that text that lies between the covers. What you actually market when you sell a copy of your book IS the Content, and as the fairly … Continue reading

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The audio Book version of “The Big Bend” is now available

After three months of work, the audio book version of “The Big Bend” is now up for sale on Audible.com (www.audible.com). It is over eleven hours of listening and priced at $24.95 ($17.46 for members). The link to the book … Continue reading

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Audio book version of “The Big Bend” to be released mid-July

  Several years ago, when I had three of the four Terry Rankin novels in print, I spent a few months researching the costs and difficulties of audio book conversion. At the time the cost alone was well beyond my … Continue reading

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He doesn’t call, he doesn’t write…

…because he has been very busy. And so I have. The last several months have been a whirlwind of busy. Along with working on the ranch (not mine) trimming trees, burning brush, feeding the horses, goats, chickens and dogs, I … Continue reading

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These prices are killing me… so I’m trying something new…

My second novel, “Hog Valley”, will very soon (within 12 hours or so) be available at the reduced price of $0.99. I will hold it at this price for a week – in other words, until the 19th of May. … Continue reading

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Book Promotion and Marketing, Part the Second, and the next Terry Rankin novel is in the works

The time I have spent recently (the last six months of my life, actually) in marketing and promoting the Kindle versions of my novels has resulted in greater reader awareness, and that always results in an increase in sales (provided … Continue reading

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On Marketing and Promoting Your Work

I am a member of a few writers groups and follow a few writers’ blogs, and have been for the last several years. One of the more serious questions facing writers (new, old or middle-aged, experienced or beginner, it makes … Continue reading

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