Why you need a Marketing Plan

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open bookI’m back with a Monday Marketing post!

So let’s talk about marketing!  One writer I spoke to informed me that they hadn’t really got any ideas for marketing and just wanted to get lots of books published.

Now this is one way to go, however if you want to be a professional writer, sell your books, then you do yourself a disservice if you don’t at least consider some form of marketing.

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#48 – The Tale of a Quest Down a Hallway

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Once upon a time, there was a boy named Zane who woke up feeling very ill. He hadn’t really eaten anything unusual the night before, nor did he have any signs of a cold. He just knew something wasn’t quite right. It was a strange feeling to wake up with; he knew his name, he knew that he was still “him” but he didn’t feel like doing any of the things that he usually enjoyed doing. He thought about playing with his remote-controlled car as that usually cheered him up, but, today, that thought just made him feel tired. He thought about the characters and meanings in his favourite stories but even the thought of lying down and reading a book created less excitement than he had ever thought possible.

To check if she might have some answers, he called his mother into his bedroom, who checked his temperature and…

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#51 – The Tale of the Darkness of a Cave

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Once upon a time, in the cave of a mountain with a name that nobody could pronounce, there lived a young bat known as Vincent. During the day, Vincent felt very comfortable as all the bats he had ever known were sleeping in the cave with him. However, every evening just after dusk, Vincent’s friends and family would stretch their wings and fly out of the cave in search of insects to eat. Vincent always loved listening to the sounds of their wings as they rushed past him, but the cave became very quiet once they had left and it was then that Vincent usually felt very lonely. This was because Vincent was too scared to leave the cave and had never ventured outside of its walls.

Every night, Vincent’s friend, Ash, would bring him back some food and would ask him if he would join them the next night…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – Jena C. Henry, Patricia Salamone, Mae Clair and Adele Marie Park

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With so many authors to feature before Christmas I am going to do a very brief weekly update later in the day so that I can fit another book fair into the schedule.

The first author with a series of books that would make a wonderful gift for those about to retire, or those who have retired and are looking to get up to mischief. The Golden Age of Charli: RSVP is the first book in the series by Jena C. Henry.

About the book

Charlotte McAntic spent her thirties, forties, and even fifties in peace and harmony aligning her marriage, mortgage, careers, and children. As she stumbles into a new phase of life—also known as the Golden Years—Charli cannot help but wonder where the gold and her husband, Pud, are hiding.

Pud is happily cruising down the retirement path that, for him, leads straight to the golf course…

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Smorgasbord Christmas Posts from Your Archives – The 13 Trolls of Christmas! by Carol Taylor

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Time for the second of Carol Taylor’s Christmas posts from her archives and this time something a little darker.. but still fun.

The 13 Trolls of Christmas! by Carol Taylor

What fun..We all love to regale our children and grandchildren with tales from Christmas past…most real, some imagined and we all…Come On…Admit it!

We have all stooped to bribery, corruption or just plain tall tales to make the kiddiwinks BEHAVE!

Forget boring advent calendars….

Icelandic parents enthral their children (and scare) them into being good with tales of the Ogress living in the Icelandic mountains.

She is one scary Mumma, described as half troll/animal and the mother of 13 naughty boys known as the “Yule Lads”. Grýla lives in the mountains with her husband, her thirteen children and a black cat.

And that cat is pretty scary too….

Old Icelandic folklore states that every Icelander must receive a new piece…

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