A collection of book marketing information from around the web:
The two-week Goodreads giveaway I did for HOW TO SUCCEED IN HIGH SCHOOL AND PREP FOR COLLEGE has now ended. I have mailed an autograph copy to each of the 10 winners.
So far I am pleased with my first participation in a Goodreads giveaway (has to be for a physical book). And I have now started my second one — a month-long giveaway of five copies of my women’s friendship novel MRS. LIEUTENANT. (If you are a Goodreads member, you can click through on the widget on the right-hand side of this post and sign up to win one of the books.)
You can now have a larger image at the top of your Google plus profile. The problem, in my opinion, is that the image is so large that — when a person comes to your Google Plus profile — the person only sees the image (unless that person has a huge computer screen) and nothing below the image.
I am not sure what I think of this expanded image option. I may try it out and see what I think.
Gimp is a free alternative to Photoshop, and I am starting to dip my fingers into learning this software. Yael has been doing all the image creation for Miller Mosaic. But now that she is going to Silicon Valley for an intensive 9-week programming course, I need to learn how to do this for myself.
I’ll be happy if I can become half as good as Yael is with this software as I have several ebook covers that I want to create.
Guest posts around the web:
- My women’s friendship novel MRS. LIEUTENANT got to be featured on Victoria Twead’s site, which requires a minimum of 25 5-star Amazon reviews to be featured. Click here to read this interview.
- I wrote the guest post “Why I Sometimes Worry About Writing Cozy Mysteries” for the Cozy Mystery Book Reviews site. Click here to read this post.
- And finally I wrote the guest post “Book Marketing Is Also Murder” for the site Mystery Writing Is Murder. Click here to read this post.
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Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of fiction and nonfiction books/ebooks, including TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO PUBLISH AND MARKET YOUR BOOK IN THE AGE OF AMAZON and the romantic suspense spy story CIA FALL GUY.
She also has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and is the co-founder of the online marketing company www.MillerMosaicLLC.com